You’re the first to arrive at the office in the morning; you turn on the lights and immediately notice something scurrying out of sight. You take a few deep breaths and go about your morning routine.
But when you reach into the filing cabinet for some documents and open the drawer, you gasp in horror and disgust – is that a dead cockroach? Yes, its corpse lies stiff and lifeless on top of your reports. And there could be more hiding.
You slam the drawer shut, determined to end this nightmare. And that’s why you’re reading this post about office pest control. So let’s waste no time – here are Dyno-Pest’s 5 proven tips to keep unwanted guests away.
1. Seal any cracks or crevices in the walls and floors
Office environments are challenging and difficult to manage effectively. In older office buildings, there are likely to be multiple entry points through which pests can enter. And the risk of pest infestation is just as high in newly built offices with open-plan layouts.
By sealing cracks and crevices, you’ll reduce the access of pests to the office and prevent the formation of pest habitats, such as nests and hives, inside the walls and floors of the property.
2. Maintain a clean and tidy office
Sometimes an assignment is due and you don’t have the time to go to the cafeteria. So you eat a sandwich while working on your computer. Or your colleagues bring lunch from home and it’s easier for them to eat at their desks. And it’s common to keep protein bars or similar snacks in a personal cupboard.
Little by little, these habits turn your office into a haven for pests, especially rodents and cockroaches. So make sure everyone cleans up after eating and keeps the floor free of food scraps and cupboards clean. And avoid eating at workstations if possible.
3. Establish a designated eating area
This tip is closely related to the previous one. Establishing a designated eating area with a waste bin will make it easier to keep the office tidy and pest-free.
A kitchen or canteen ensures that staff have a comfortable place to eat. But be sure not to leave dirty dishes in the sink.
4. Implement an integrated office pest control system
An integrated pest management system is a holistic approach to pest control that combines prevention, monitoring and control methods to tackle pest problems. Integrating pest management into your office will make it more difficult for pests to thrive.
This system also allows staff to identify existing pest problems and deal with them quickly and effectively before they spread and cause further damage. This, in turn, helps you save money by reducing the need for costly pest control treatments.
In addition, having an integrated pest management system provides you with clarity on what pest control solutions to use and what products are the least harmful to the staff and the environment.
But how can you ensure that this approach meets the pest control needs of your office?
5. Contact a professional office pest control company right away
A qualified pest control professional is the person you should call so that your company and office space have a pest management system tailored to their characteristics.
As soon as you see signs of a pest infestation, you should contact reputable pest control professionals. They’ll be able to assess the pest situation and develop a plan to address the problem. They’ll also be able to provide guidance on preventive measures to help keep pests out of the office in the future.
And these have been our top 5 tips to keep pests away from your office. Some additional recommendations are:
- Avoid leaving standing water, as it attracts cockroaches and mosquitoes.
- Throw food in a covered rubbish bin and empty it daily.
- Make sure your indoor plants don’t attract unwanted guests.
In need of Pest Control in London? Contact Dyno-Pest
Our office pest control services in London are second to none. During the risk assessment, we’ll consider several factors, including the layout, size, and location of your offices and the nature of your business.
Our on-site survey is free of charge and afterwards, we’ll work efficiently to eradicate your office pest problem so that you can go back to work in no time.
No more early morning scares, no more dead bugs in your cabinets, and no more headaches at work. If you need office pest control, contact us to speak to one of our Dyno-Pest surveyors to arrange a free on-site survey of your offices.