Pests can be a big threat to businesses. Regardless of the nature of your business, having pests in your establishment undermines your company’s reputation and image. It can also affect the health of the employees and even slow down production. These things are a big no-no in a successful business.
A lot of business owners make the mistake of not paying much attention to their pest problem until things get ugly and even more difficult and costly to fix. There are also some who tried to solve their pest problem on their own, using do-it-yourself solutions or even store-bought remedies that do not actually solve the problem in the long run.
Commercial pest control is an effective way to solve problems caused by termites, cockroaches, rats, and other pests that threaten your business.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should let professionals handle your pest problem.
1. Pests can damage your business’ image and reputation
Imagine a restaurant riddled with cockroaches or a boutique infested with termites. Gross, right? Now more than ever, customers are keener on an establishment’s aesthetics, thanks to social media. In addition, the internet has also made it easier for people to spread information, thus the sight of unwanted pests in your business can turn-off potential customers and might be difficult for you to retain loyal customers. Once the word about your pest-riddled establishment goes out, it can spell trouble for your business.
2. Government inspections require businesses to pest-free
Aside from your business’ aesthetics, government policies for licenses and certifications would require your establishment to be completely pest-free. Restaurants can be forced to close down because of the presence of pests, while corporate and commercial establishments are also required to have termite and pest inspections as part of the government’s certification requirements. It is best to comply with these regulations so as not to cause problems in the future.
3. Pests affect the quality of your products
Pests can destroy anything from food to clothing, and even paper. If you run a food service business, pests can contaminate your dishes, compromising the quality of your food and endangering the health of your customers. Aside from food contamination, cockroaches and mice can also destroy clothes and other fabrics such as carpets and furniture upholstery, which can be a problem for shops and boutiques. Pests can also destroy electronic devices, cables, and wires, making them a big threat to any commercial establishments.
4. Controlling pests on your own is resource-consuming
Some business owners think that they can solve the problem of pests on their own. But the problem with self-made treatments or even the ones that can be bought commercially is that it consumes a lot of the business’s most valuable resources: time, money, and manpower. Creating homemade treatments can take precious time to make, and in any business, we know that time is money. Time and labor are also spent handling pest control when those can be used for more productive activities. Furthermore, commercial pest treatments are not specifically tailored to your environment, making it a hit-or-miss deal that can eat up even more business hours. Lastly, both homemade and store-bought treatments only address the current pest situation and do not help in preventing future infestations, which only leads to even more resources being spent in curbing pest problems.
5. Pests are health hazards
Pests do not only destroy property and belongings but they also pose a threat to our and health and safety. Cockroaches and rodents carry germs and bacteria that can contaminate food products which can make people sick. On the other hand, termites destroy and weaken a building’s structure, making it risky to work and conduct business in. In addition, pests, such as fire ants and fleas can bite and sting humans, while dust mites can cause allergies and asthma.
Undeniably, pests are a huge problem for business owners. These unwanted guests carry with them bacteria that can cause sickness, they can also destroy products and other properties and even damage your business’ image and reputation. A smart business owner will not let the problem of pests get in the way of a good business. Termites North Brisbane Commercial pest control and our other services are the best way to solve your pest problems. Set an appointment with us today.