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How to keep your building pest-free this autumn

Friday, March 23, 2018   Commercial, Property

 

As summer comes to an end and the weather gets a bit cooler, you may find some unwelcome visitors in your commercial space.

We’re talking about pests and can you blame them? Just like anyone else, pests look to find shelter when conditions get a bit colder outdoors.

Unfortunately for them, this is a situation most business owners simply can’t tolerate, which is why it’s essential to keep your commercial space clean and pest free in autumn.

You simply can't tolerate pests in your commercial space. You simply can’t tolerate pests in your commercial space.

Which pests cause problems during autumn?

How do you recognise the signs of autumn? Is it the light breeze in the air? Or the fact that you no longer have as much time in the evening?

At A Cleaner World, one thing we notice around March is new pest problems. During autumn, you may notice the following sneaking indoors:

  • Stink bugs,
  • Spiders,
  • Bed bugs,
  • Fleas.

Bees and wasps might also seek shelter as it becomes too cold for them outside, as do cockroaches and certain rodents.

It’s important to know which critters come out to play during a given season so you don’t waste your time with ineffective pest control methods. The best idea, however, is to avoid using harsh chemicals and pest control practices altogether. How? By staying on top of your building’s maintenance and cleanliness so pests never stand a chance.

Tips for a pest-free season

Pest problems often occur because no one is watching out for the signs. When insect invaders and other pests get in, they’re difficult to remove without the use of harmful chemicals or expensive exterminators. That’s why it’s best to take a proactive approach including the following measures:

1. Look out for cracks and holes 

Little cracks can create big problems in commercial spaces. To keep pests out, look out for damage to your walls, windows and doors and make any necessary repairs immediately.

2. Be aware of warning signs

Rarely does a full blown pest invasion happen overnight. Often, the progression is slow, so be aware of early signs of trouble, including:

  • Pest droppings,
  • Damage to plants,
  • Webs on the ceiling,
  • Scratching noises,
  • Dead bugs and exoskeletons.

3. Hire a professional cleaning company

Full rubbish bins, dirty dishes, dirt and food debris will all attract insects and rodents, so hire a commercial cleaning company who can ensure your space not only looks great, but that it’s clean and healthy as well.

At ACW Commercial, we understand the importance of keeping your space pest free. To find out more, reach out to our helpful team today!