Bugs are Bad for Business

By: Tim Mcintosh

Bugs are Bad for Business in Southern Indiana

Many pests may also constitute expensive and dangerous Health and Safety code violations.

Pizza Parlors, Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Motels, Office Buildings and all many different businesses need to pay special and close attention to business pest control issues. Bugs or rodents in your business are a sure-fire recipe to turn off customers, upset employees and can lead to problems with health inspectors.

No matter what type of business you own or maintain, basic common-sense precautions should be in place to insure a clean, healthy and safe environment. Things that you need to be concerned about when it comes to business pest control are:

  • Visible insects, rodents, pests of any kind will turn off a customer no matter what kind of business it is.
  • Cleanliness is a sign of a well-run business and a concerned business owner.
  • It is simply unacceptable to allow employees to work in an environment with pests, rodents, insects or other infestations.
  • Pest control problems can lead to health issues that may result in lost productivity, absenteeism or even lawsuits.

How can we keep a pest free environment?

  1. Start by reducing the clutter and cleaning the area. A dirty and clutter office invites pests and critters to hide out. The longer the clutter the more opportunity the pests have to establish and multiply. Keep a clean place of business.
  2. Get rid of leftover food. Nothing will encourage unwanted guests faster than food left out. Dispose of food daily, do not allow it to accumulate anywhere. If you do not have a regular cleaning service, take the food out to the trash or take it home and throw it out. Keep any eating areas cleaned daily
  3. Contract with a reputable Pest Control Company. Don’t wait until you have an infestation to get rid of the problem. A quality Company will identify problems and create a plan of treatment and regularly scheduled check ups to insure that you are always pest free.

What are the things to look for if you are worried you might have unwanted pests?

  1. Unhappy patrons. Complaints of bugs or uncleanliness. This is a sure fire way to know that there is a problem and you cannot ignore it.
  2. Your employees are being bothered by pests. If your employees see ants on the windowsill or get bitten by mosquitoes on their way to their car. If they see mouse droppings by the coffee machine or cockroaches scurrying to a dark corner, chances are they are not going to want to stay with you long. Fix problems immediately when they are brought to your attention by your employees.
  3. Damage that goes unexplained. If you find chewed up wiring, wood damage, damaged plumbing or HVAC duct issues, you can probably surmise you have a problem. Contact a Pest Control company before it gets worse.
  4. Trust your own instincts. It’s easy to overlook the initial stages of a pest control problem or infestation. You’re busy with business and you just don’t have the time. Your focus is on productivity and lowering costs while increasing sales. Don’t forget that bugs and pests can hinder your performance, lead to significant costs and other issues if not treated by a professional company immediately. If you are worried about bugs and pests, get it checked out today.

What should I look for when hiring a business pest control Company?

The best pest control specialists have strong local ties. This is important because the type of pests and the pest behavior varies between communities and geography. 

When hiring a company, ask friends and neighbors about their commitment to customer service. It’s important to use a pest control company that understands the important role they are playing in your business and responds accordingly. 
Another factor to pay attention to is how long the company has been in business. Experience is a major factor in choosing the right company.

Price is important but not everything. Don’t be misled; a lower price doesn’t always mean a better deal. In determining which company offers the greatest value, focus on what they are required to do in their service agreement and make sure they guarantee their workmanship.

The Bottom Line 
Don’t be pennywise and pound foolish. Having an ongoing procedure to insure a clean, healthy and safe work environment is essential to your business success. For you customers, employees, friends and neighbors don’t let bugs get to your business, because BUGS ARE BAD FOR BUSINESS – PERIOD!

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