With the approach of the winter season, many pests seem to find their way into offices and other commercial businesses. Rodents and spiders become especially abundant as they seek shelter from the elements and cold. With pending holiday vacations keeping offices empty, it is important to make sure that offices are pest-free prior to vacations so that pests do not become difficult to eliminate. Commercial pest control is an ideal solution to this issue.
Reasons for Increase in Holiday Infestations
Many different types of pests seek shelter during the holiday season in New England because of the snow and cold weather. These pests often find shelter in attics, basements, and other storage spaces through cracks and openings. It is in these areas that holiday décor is often stored. When the holiday decorations are brought into the office or business, the pests make their way into the rest of the building.
When offices are empty during the holidays, there is no one there to notice and eliminate pests. Pests may be attracted to empty wrappers in garbage cans and other small and easy to overlook attractants. Since many pests multiply at extremely fast rates, just a few pests can turn into a major infestation by the end of the holiday break.
Pests may pose a health hazard to employees and may begin to destroy supplies and cause damage to property. The feces and urine of rodents can cause diseases to spread and can make for unsightly and difficult to clean messes. Insects and rodents may also contaminate food supplies and food storage areas in break rooms or commercial kitchens.
Preventing Holiday Infestations
To prevent future infestations and keep holiday decorations free of pests, all decorations should be placed in sealed, airtight containers after each holiday season. Cardboard boxes may attract pests and serve as a food source. Plastic bags may be easy to rip and contaminate. Tupperware containers and other rubber or plastic storage containers are ideal for stored decorations. When these boxes are taken down, care should be taken to ensure that pests are not hiding underneath or on the sides of the box.
Professional Pest Control
For best results, a professional pest control service can be used throughout the holidays and the rest of the year. By regularly treating and inspecting the building, experts can help to prevent infestations well before the season. If infestations do occur, professional exterminations can assist in eliminating existing pests and implementing prevention methods.
Call 800-272-3661 today to begin protecting your business from unwanted pests!