As a business owner, being overrun by pests that will affect your day-to-day life is likely the last thing you want. Therefore, making use of commercial pest management services is almost a necessity to ensure your business keeps operating all year.
Whether in hospitality, childcare, or the retail industry, proper pest management is crucial. No one wants to find a rat running around their hotel room in the middle of the night or come across a food review from the restaurant they had lunch at a few days ago with the headline “More Than Croutons in Your Soup; Prepare for an Extra Seasoning of Rodent Droppings and Roach Legs.”
Just the thought of pests can send people running for the hills, so the lack of care and preventative measures in your business can have quite a negative impact on your success.
In today’s blog, we will discuss a few critical reasons why your business needs commercial pest management services.
Reduce Health Risks
There are countless pests that can infest human environments (rodents, flies, mosquitoes, roaches, ants, and fleas, just to name a few), and almost all of them are disease carriers. These pests can contaminate food and surfaces or transmit diseases through their bite. Pest control is essential for reducing the risk of disease in your establishment and disrupting the dispersal of vector-borne illnesses, which often come with serious consequences.
Some common diseases found in commercial establishments include Salmonella, rat-bite fever, and leptospirosis.
Pests have a rapid breeding cycle, which means your business can be quickly infested if left untreated. Here are the breeding habits of a few common pests and what the result could be for your business.
- Flies. A pair of house flies can lay up to 75 eggs, which go through a complete life cycle in 10 days, which means you could end up with 100,000 flies in only a month, given the conditions are ideal.
- Rats. Rats produce around 10 offspring in a three-month period. Those offspring reach sexual maturity in just five weeks, which means you could end up with a rodent population of around 1,250 in just one year.
- Cockroaches. Given favourable conditions, a single female cockroach could produce up to 400 offspring in as little as three months. If left untreated for a significant period of time, your business will be overrun with one of the commercial sector’s most hated pests.
Lastly, one of the most important reasons to invest in quality pest management is because it can keep business costs low. Dealing with infestations can often lead to expensive bills to mitigate the situation. Pests can cause significant structural and asset damage to your business, resulting in major shifts in your livelihood.
The team at Pro-Shield is equipped to handle all your pest concerns. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our commercial pest management services.