You spend a large portion of your day at the office along with all your peers who are doing the same. You may even argue that you spend more time in the office than you do your own home. With several employees going about their busy routines and eating lunches in a small break room or sometimes even at their desk, a workplace can be prone to a pest infestation.
Prevent pests from taking over your office:
Be on the lookout for common signs of pests
You are probably hyper-aware of the visual cues that pests are in your home but seem to leave that thought at the door when you arrive at work. However, it’s essential to keep your eyes peeled for common pest signs in the office because there’s potential for you to bring office pests home with you.
A few signs to look for are droppings, dead insects or skins on the floor, shelves, or window sills around your work area. Pay extra attention to areas where food is stored like the kitchen or break room, since that’s where most pests like to gather and where employees sometimes forget to clean up after themselves. Lastly, if you smell anything unfamiliar or happen to hear strange rustling noises while in the office, it could mean that pests are present and could be actively breeding.
Take precautionary actions to ward off pests in the office
The first step to keeping your office a pest-free environment is to encourage all employees to improve office cleanliness and instill habits that enhance office hygiene.
- Don’t leave food, especially perishables, on your desk throughout the day or overnight. Instead, take it home or leave it in the refrigerator.
- De-clutter your work area frequently. Stacks of folders and papers can make a perfect home to many pests.
- Dispose of waste properly and in a timely fashion.
- Look around for those common signs of pests that we mentioned before!
Pests aren’t getting paid to work in your office, so don’t let them get comfortable. If you notice signs of an infestation, call on the team of experts at Delcon Termite & Pest Control to get the job done right. We offer a full range of services to meet your commercial pest control needs. Give us a call at 702-656-0455 today for fast and effective extermination services!