How Business Owners in the Tampa Bay Area Can Keep their Commercial Property Pest-Free

October 25, 2022

If you're a business owner in the Tampa Bay area, you know that maintaining a bug-free and insect-free property is essential for running a successful business. Unfortunately, rodents, roaches, and termites can wreak havoc on your property and your bottom line and create an unhealthy and unattractive work environment. After all, who wants to work in a space shared by rodents, termites, cockroaches, and other unwanted pests? This blog post will provide tips on how business owners in the Tampa Bay area can keep their commercial property pest-free.

1. Keep your property clean and clutter-free.

Pests are attracted to dirty, cluttered areas where they can find food and shelter. So be sure to sweep, mop regularly, and vacuum your property, especially in areas where food is prepared or served such as designated kitchens and shared dining rooms.

2. Store food properly.

Open bags of trash or spilled food attract pests. Be sure to keep all food properly sealed and stored away, and empty trash cans daily. This is important because even a tiny amount of food left in a wastebasket can attract pests.

3. Inspect your property regularly.

Inspect your property regularly for pests, such as droppings, wings, chewing damage, or burrows. If you see any signs of pests, contact a professional pest control company immediately to address the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.

4. Repair any cracks or holes in your property.

Cracks and holes provide access for pests into your property. Be sure to check your property for any potential entry points regularly and to seal any that you find.

5. Fix any leaks or water damage promptly.

Pests, especially subterranean termites, are attracted to damp, wet areas, so repair any leaks or water damage as soon as possible.

6. Keep your property well-ventilated.

Good ventilation will help keep pests away by reducing the amount of moisture in the air. Remember to open windows and doors when weather permits, and use fans to circulate air in your property.

7. Implement a regular deep cleaning schedule.

Your cleaning service should do more than wipe down counters, desks, doors, floors, and bathrooms on your business premises. Instead, schedule a deep cleaning of your entire property as often as you think necessary.

8. Use pest control products.

If you are a DIY business owner, use pest control products regularly to inhibit pests from entering or infesting your commercial property.

9. Call in the professionals.

In the event you've tried all of the above and still see pests, it's time to call in the professionals. Pest control companies can help identify the source of the problem and recommend a solution that will work for your business.

Tier 1 Pest Solutions is a full-service (interior and exterior) pest service, treating all pests according to your specific needs. Some of the areas we service are:

  • Entryways/Humid areas
  • Foundation/Perimeter
  • Eaves/Soffits/Doors/Windows
  • Cracks and Crevices
  • Lawn/Mulch
  • Exclusions

Contact us today to protect your commercial property by keeping it pest-free. We understand the area and custom-tailor our services to the unique climate and pests that inhabit Tampa.

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