In a commercial facility, pest management can seem like a very tricky task. Many commercial facilities attempt to handle pest management alone. However, we can tell you from experience that this is a mistake and one that can eventually cost you thousands. The best way to eliminate pests and the environments that may attract pests to your facility is to partner with a commercial pest control professional. At Witt, we are Pittsburgh’s oldest and most advanced pest control company. We are proud of our many years of service to the area, protecting health and property. If you have a commercial facility and you have not yet partnered with a PA pest control professional, we suggest you give us a call immediately. We can offer exceptional commercial pest control services to protect your business, your customers and your bottom line.
At Witt, we know that a large part of pest control is prevention. We offer preventative services to our clients, but we know there are some things that can be done on your own to keep pest populations down. Here are some of our invaluable pest prevention tips for your commercial facility in Pittsburgh.
Clean your facility thoroughly and have a regular cleaning schedule. A clean facility will attract fewer pests, which can save you a lot of money in pest control treatments and services.
Make sure that all equipment and machinery is regularly given a deep clean. Often these parts of the facility go overlooked, so it is important to make sure that everything is washed and scrubbed on a regular basis.
Install yellow lights around the exterior of your facility. These types of lights attract fewer insects to your property.
Have trash from outdoor receptacles removed weekly; in the warmer months, have trash removed daily or every other day.
Remove vegetation that is directly around the exterior. Pests can hide in this vegetation and gain easy access to your facility.
Instead of vegetation around the perimeter, make sure there is at least an 18 inch border of gravel or crushed rock around your facility.
Keep in mind that some landscaping elements can attract insects and rodents to your property. If you have a landscaping company or manager that takes care of the exterior of your property, discuss with them options for landscaping elements that won’t attract pests to your property.
Always make sure that boxes and parcels brought to your facility are carefully checked for pests before you bring them into your facility.
Store boxes and containers up off the ground on pallets. This will protect stored items from pests that may be on the floor or ground.
These helpful prevention tips can eliminate some pest problems, but they won’t eliminate all of them. The best way to achieve a pest free facility is through regular maintenance and pest control services from PA pest control professionals.
If you know that periodically you have problems with flies or with rodents, calling in a pest control professional to eliminate the problem every time it happens can be expensive. When you have regular pest control services already established for your facility, these problems will rarely pop up unexpectedly. When a pest problem does occur, often the treatment will be part of your regular services, so it can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. For more information on the commercial pest control services available for your facility from the professionals at Witt, please contact us today!