Pests have become such a normal occurrence, such that we find ourselves accustomed to living with them. Only when our health is threatened, or our business and commercial premises compromised do we actively seek to rid ourselves of the pests. But, is it good to wait for signs of damages for us to start getting rid of the pests, or should we stop the pests from causing any damages in the first place?

The old saying that prevention is better than cure is very applicable in this case. Pests can be a terrible nuisance, especially when they are found in human settlements. In commercial premises and office buildings, pests such as cockroaches, rodents, flies and bedbugs are the most common nuisance of animal and insect occurrences. We may ask ourselves, just how do these find their way to such a place as a commercial or business premise?

Food is almost always the most common thing that attracts these pests to these premises. Cockroaches and rodents for one love to live where there is a lot of food. Commercial premises that will then most likely be hit by them will include almost any premise where food is prepared and stored. The hospitality industry and the food industry are the ones that are often worst hit by these pests. Not cleaning up food remains properly, leaving dirty dishes in the sink for too long, as well as poor food storage all lead to pest infestations in these premises.

Such pests normally are very good at hiding. So how do you tell if your premise has these pests present in them? For a start, you may notice some signs of gnawing present in your foodstuff or in certain corners of the building. These are signs of rodents. You may also spot a cockroach crawling on the wall, meaning that there might be others hiding somewhere. Bedbugs are spotted only when you are changing the sheets or doing the bed.

Spotting these may sometimes be hard. You may have however noticed some tiny black spots concentrated on the walls, in the corners of an office or room, or even realize some sort of odor coming from certain places. You may also notice ants concentrated near where there is sugar, and also where people normally take tea. These are usually indications of the presence of pests. You may thus take steps in starting to get rid of them.

Cockroaches normally love hiding in dark places, where you won’t easily see them. You will thus find in inside cupboards and crevices on the wall. Rodents also love to nest in corners where you rarely go. Flies are very obvious to spot, and bedbugs love places where people sit or sleep. Using an insecticide or pesticide is often the most common method people employ in riding their premises of such pests.


But just how effective are these methods? For starters, cockroaches are very hard to get rid of. They have a way of surviving for up to three months without food! They will thus often migrate to other areas where they will hide and wait for the insecticide attack to end. Rodents, flies and bedbugs are also quite hardy. You may thus spot these pests just a few months after having them sprayed by some insecticide or pesticide.

To successfully rid your commercial premise of these pests, it is highly advisable that you contact commercial pest control services. The companies normally have years of experience in dealing with pests, they will be in a very good position to offer lasting solutions. Where you have an insecticide spray they come with commercial grade products that will effectively exterminate the pests. Where you have staff to fumble around and spray at the pests, they have staff that are skilled at finding the pests right at their breeding grounds and thus completely exterminate the whole swarm of the pests and their nesting ground. Where you have a hard time scheduling when to conduct the pest checks and monitoring, the pest commercial pest control companies have a well set schedule and staff to do the job.

Your commercial premise thus stands to benefit from using the services of a commercial pest control company. Just think of the damages these pests can cause to your business. There’s that business reputation at stake when pests house themselves in your business premise. Think of the scenario where a client is accidentally handed a product that has been gnawed at by rodents. Also think of how disappointing it is when you visit a hotel only to wake up at night scratching yourself from bedbug bites. We cannot go without mentioning the classic cockroach in the soup complaint. A commercial pest control company not only rids these pests, but also conducts periodic monitoring to ensure that these pests are kept in check.

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