As a business owner we know the difficulties in running a business successfully. Constant decisions and staying on top of everything can take up a significant amount of time and any problems can be difficult to recover from.
Most companies don’t worry about pest control until its too late. A proactive approach is the best way to manage pests and keep them from becoming a headache for your business.
What types of pests affect businesses?
Rodents are dangerous pests. Several diseases are spread by them and there is almost nothing that can shut down a restaurant faster. As rats and mice walk, they will get into food prep areas and into supplies contaminating these areas with their feces and other dangerous microorganisms which then spreads to employees and customers.
They can cause significant damage to other businesses as well by eating walls, insulation, wiring, and anything else they come across.
Roaches spread germs and diseases everywhere they go. Once they are in your business, they are difficult to get out as they spend most of their time hiding from humans which makes them difficult to find. By the time you see them they are already in your building in abundant numbers.
Bed bugs are extremely problematic for any buildings that are providing lodging. If customers wake up covered in bites they won’t return and they will quickly write negative reviews on Google, limiting the chances that new customers will visit.
Potential hazards caused by pests
Rats and roaches spread a significant amount of illnesses that can affect your customers such as :
- West Nile Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- Lyme Disease
- And Many More
Pests will spread disease and germs across everything they come in contact forcing you to spend a significant amount of money having your facilities sanitized and destroying the products they have come in contact with.
Rodents will chew through your inventory and even your wiring and plumbing. This can lead to fires or floods of your facility which can be impossible to recover from.
Customers hate pests and certainly don’t want to encounter them in your establishment. Negative reviews and horror stories of insect and rodent infestations can destroy your reputation and drive customers away.
Why use Hannan Environmental Services for your commercial pest control needs?
When you take a proactive approach, you can avoid all these issues. While pest control is not free it is significantly cheaper than trying to fix an issue after it has appeared and affected your business. The cost of repairing damage to your reputation can be exorbitant and that isn’t including the cost of replacing merchandise and doing it all with the loss of revenue from upset customers.