If you work in an office building, then you understand the unique challenges to keeping that space pest-free. It can be a difficult feat. However, with help from Earthwise Pest Management, you can easily keep your office building free from pests and safe for you and your employees.
In today’s blog post, the Sacramento pest control experts from Earthwise Pest Management offer some office building pest control tips. Continue reading to learn more and when you are ready to hire the best pest control company in Sacramento, contact the team at Earthwise Pest Management.
Seal Cracks, Holes, or Other Possible Pest Entrances
One way to help prevent a pest infestation in your office building is by removing any of their possible entrances. If pests cannot get into your building in the first place, then they cannot decide to settle in. Take a walk around the building and seal any holes or cracks in the foundation. Also, check all your windows and screens to ensure that pests like ants and cockroaches can’t squeeze through any of the small cracks.
Empty Trash Cans Frequently
Leaving trash cans full overnight or for days at a time can attract pests to your office building. Trash cans should be emptied at least daily and even more frequently if they contain liquid or food waste since it is more likely to provide a food or water source for pests. When your trash cans are emptied, they should be done so into an outdoor dumpster that is kept away from your building that remains sealed and locked when not in use.
Keep Food in Tightly Sealed Containers
Any food in the office, whether it’s in the break room or at an employee’s desk, should be kept in a tightly sealed container. Also, food that requires refrigeration should be kept in the refrigerator. Although this may seem simple enough, leaving food out on the counter such as donuts, bagels, or cake that were brought in for a special celebration can become an easy source of food for pests.
Check for Leaking Pipes and Standing Water
When pests are searching for a new home, one of the first things that they will search for besides food is a water source. You should regularly check your pipes to ensure that none are leaking or dripping condensation. You should also check for any standing water around your property, both inside and out.
Keep the Office Free of Clutter
If a pest finds both food and water in your office building, the only other thing they need to find in order to survive is shelter. This is where organization plays an important role, especially in dark rooms like store rooms. You should ensure that your store rooms are kept clean and free from clutter where pests could hide and nest.
Clean the Office Regularly
Regularly cleaning the office goes a long way to keeping your office building pest-free. Areas like break rooms where employees eat should be paid special attention to ensure that no crumbs or liquids are left behind. However, the entire office including desks, conference rooms, and executive offices should be cleaned on a regular basis as well.
Hire the Sacramento Pest Control Experts
At Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento, we utilize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process that allows us to minimize our use of pesticides and still safely and effectively remove and prevent pest infestations in your office building. This environmentally-responsible pest management process ensures that your office building will be a pest-free and safe environment for yourself and your employees. Contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management today for a free quote on office building pest control.