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Commercial Pest Control: Why It’s Important

Commercial Pest Control: Why It’s Important

As offices begin to fill with employees and customers again, it’s important to consider the multitude of responsibilities that come with operating a commercial space. One of those responsibilities is pest control. It may fall lower on your list, but it is vital to the safety and comfort of your business and something that should be done sooner rather than later. Not only will it save money, but it will also keep you, your employees, and your customers safe and happy. Your local exterminators at Palmetto Exterminators have put together a list of reasons why starting and maintaining commercial pest control is so important. 

Government Inspections 

The state and federal governments have guidelines and regulations for pest control in commercial spaces, especially if you are operating in schools, hospitals, or any kind of food-related industry. Not only will poor pest management result in fines from these agencies, ultimately hurting your bottom line, but they also tarnish your reputation. News spreads fast, bad news spreads faster. Having consistent and effective commercial pest control will keep your business safe from rodents and pests, and make sure that your business meets all the necessary regulations to keep you up and running. Commercial pest control protects your employees, clients, and reputation all in one fell swoop. 

Health and Safety of Employees 

Another major reason to engage with commercial pest control is the overall health and safety of your employees and your clients. Insects and rodents pose very real health and safety threats. Contact with rodents or certain insects can make your employees and clients sick, and in extreme cases can sometimes cause death. Furthermore, if there is an obvious infestation, employee morale is likely to go down. Nobody wants to work in a place that feels dirty and unsafe. If you want your employees to do their best work, it’s vital to supply them with a working environment conducive to that outcome. Part of that environment includes a space free from pests and rodents. 

Structural Integrity 

Rodents and insects can cause serious damage to commercial structures. Many insects have the capability to destroy wood, carpets, paper, furniture, and more, making a mess and potentially causing expensive and dangerous damage to the structure of the building. Rodents tend to chew on electrical wires, once again causing expensive damage that is hard to fix and in some cases can even start electrical fires which put the structure and those inside it at risk. All in all, vermin can cost you an arm and a leg in property damage if not managed correctly. 

Product Integrity 

Whatever you sell, whether it is tangible or not, pests pose a threat to quality control. They can damage products or machinery that are vital to the success of your business. They can make certain spaces uninhabitable rendering them useless and costly. The cost of repair is obvious, but if you have to temporarily move production somewhere else, that is another cost to consider accumulating without commercial pest control. Part of having a commercial pest control plan is to make sure that you can stay consistent with your customers and employees. 

It Will Save You Money 

At the end of the day, having regularly scheduled commercial pest control will save you money. All of the threats that rodents and pests pose to your business result in costly fines, repairs, value loss, and labor loss. The cost of commercial pest control will end up saving you countless dollars, employees, customers, and nights of sleep. Maintaining your commercial property will also help keep its value.

When you use your local exterminator for commercial pest control, they will put together a customized plan of attack. This ensures that you are getting exactly what you need for your business and your property, nothing more and nothing less. Having a commercial pest control plan also means your pest control expert will come out for regular visits to make sure everything is going well. This will help get out ahead of any rodent or pest threat. Prevention of future infestations is also a benefit of professional pest control. Don’t wait until you’ve already suffered through an infestation to call an exterminator. Give yourself, your employees, and your clients, the peace of mind of knowing the structure of the building and the health of those inside of it are protected from insects and rodents. 

If you own a business or commercial property in the Carolinas, call Palmetto Exterminators today! We are knowledgeable about all kinds of pest control and can’t wait to help keep your business safe. Our staff of local pest experts is ready to help with any of your pest control needs or questions. If you want to learn more about our commercial pest control services, visit online or call today to schedule your free inspection!