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Pest Prevention Tips for Commercial Locations

Pests can cause serious harm to almost any type of business. Structural damage, food contamination and long-term damage to your reputation are some of the major concerns, no matter what industry you're in. And whether your business is small, medium or large, an infestation puts you at risk. Peace of Mind Pest Control explains how you can protect your company's public image and bottom line.

Schedule a Pest Inspection

While some pests make their presence known by scurrying across your floors, others provide few clues -- until it's too late. Carpenter ants and termites often become a financial burden because home and business owners don't see signs of an infestation. And if you spot a couple of cockroaches, you're probably only seeing a small sampling of the population taking up residence at your business. Or maybe you're blissfully unaware of rodents gnawing away at the electrical wiring in a secluded area of your property. An inspection allows a thoroughly trained pest control expert to look for evidence of bugs, spiders, mice and rats having invaded your business.

Many pests can bring damage to your home - here's how termites are harmful:

How Termites Can Damage Your Home

Keep Your Property Spotless

Nightly cleanings help prevent pest infestations by depriving bugs and rodents of their food and water supply. Removing residue from surfaces and keeping floors crumb-free is one of the easiest ways to make the workplace less alluring to multi-legged visitors. Even if you do pay a cleaning crew to maintain your space, employees can help keep pests at bay by wiping up spills immediately. Daily garbage removal is equally important, with so many people tossing dubious refrigerator remnants or the remains of their lunches into the trash. Take care of any appliance or plumbing leaks right away, as these can attract everything from termites, mice and rats to silverfish, roaches and carpenter ants.

Block Pests' Points of Entry

Bugs and spiders can make their way into the tiniest of holes or cracks. Even mice can squeeze their bodies through dime-sized gaps, and rats only require quarter-sized orifices. Make it difficult for pests to enter by taking the following measures:

  • Fill in gaps around pipes
  • Cover vents with mesh screen
  • Caulk cracks in the foundation
  • Seal holes and gaps around windows and doors

Giving pests fewer opportunities to get into your place of business dramatically reduces the odds of an infestation, especially when combined with our tips for making your workspace less desirable inside.

From keeping your business spotless to sealing off entryways, there are many weapons at your disposal in the fight against pests. Contact Peace of Mind Pest Control to schedule an inspection or eliminate an infestation. We serve California communities in Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

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