From rodents and wildlife to birds and insects, pests can become a problem for businesses in different ways. Whether you already have an infestation or you're looking for reliable prevention tactics, commercial pest control services can help give you the peace of mind you're looking for. Here's why calling in the pros is worth the investment.

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The cost of a pest infestation

A pest infestation can be a huge disruption to day-to-day operations in any industry. Commercial pest control plans will help save you time, money, and stress in the long run by working to help prevent the following consequences of serious pest infestations:

Loss of inventory

Stored product pests like beetles can contaminate large quantities of dry goods including rice, grains, and spices. Cockroaches, flies, and rodents can become a problem in the foodservice industry because of the diseases they can spread. Rodents and wildlife can cause damage to structures, inventory and equipment with their droppings and gnawing. Without pest control, the cost of repairs and replacing damaged inventory could add up and eat into your profits.

Damage to your reputation

If your business relies on repeat visits, positive reviews, and word-of-mouth to stay afloat, pests can be a huge blow to your bottom line. All it takes is one customer leaving an online review about seeing a cockroach or rat running through the dining room of your restaurant to deter future guests. By the time you take care of the problem, those customers may have moved on to your competitor and forgotten about you.

Risk to employees and customers

Many pests carry disease-causing pathogens that can be transmitted to humans. From asthma attacks triggered by the presence of cockroaches to E. coli spread by flies, even a minor infestation can cause problems. Protecting your staff and customers is another important investment in your business, so spare them the trouble of dealing with pests.

Fines and shutdowns

Most businesses must pass periodic health and safety inspections and evidence of pests can lead to violations that may come with fines and/or mandatory shutdowns. If a pest infestation is severe enough to warrant a shutdown you might as well protect your reputation and avoid closures by investing in prevention and control in the first place.

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How commercial pest control can help

DIY pest control solutions may be tempting, but some pests like rodents, cockroaches and bed bugs can be persistent. Professional pest control technicians can assess the situation and create a thorough strategy for not only tackling the pests head on but making sure they don't come back.

Some industries like education and hospitality are required to have a pest control and prevention system in place. Not only will a professional pest control company be aware of the regulations in your industry and area, but they also understand how to help resolve your pest issues. When you know the professionals are taking care of it, you'll be free to focus on everything else on your to-do list.

Invest in pest prevention

Commercial pest control companies can do more than get rid of an active infestation. Pest control technicians are also trained in prevention solutions for a range of different types of pests and wildlife. They can assess your property for vulnerabilities, pinpoint the types of pests that might pose a problem, recommend prevention tactics, and suggest maintenance and waste removal procedures that will help keep your business pest-free.

You've already invested so much in your business. Count on expert commercial pest control services to help keep your business running smoothly. Terminix Commercial knows how to deal with pests swiftly and thoroughly so you can get back to your to-do list and leave the pest control up to the experts.

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