Recruiting top talent for your company is hard enough. You should also be stressing out about keeping those people.
There are plenty of things you can do to improve workplace satisfaction among your employees. But one of the most basic things you can do is keep your office clean, tidy, and free of pests.
As soon as you have pests sneaking around your office, you’re in trouble. And don’t even bother trying to remove pests yourself. Too many business owners and managers make mistakes in pest control that waste time, money, and keep pests from coming back.
Are you determined to get rid of insects, mice, and rats from your office once and for all? Read on below to find out what to avoid if you want to make it happen.
1. Hoping They Go Away
Mistake number one is assuming pests are going to leave you alone. You see some ants or a mouse and assume it’s a one-time event. But if they are in your office, they plan on sticking around unless they’re forced to leave.
2. Not Deep Cleaning Your Office
One of the first things you should do after spotting signs of pests is deep cleaning the entire office. Pests love messes, especially those that are hard to reach. This means under refrigerators, behind trash bins, storage closets, and so forth.
3. Not Hiring Professional Cleaners
Your office building needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. If you have an around-the-clock facility, it will need to be cleaned multiple times per day. Most offices can get away with once-daily cleanings.
Smaller, low-traffic offices might be able to make it once a week. But you should hire a professional, third-party cleaning service to ensure top-notch service.
4. Not Having an Organized Kitchen
Unorganized kitchens are a happy place for pests. If there isn’t enough space in the pantry, cupboards, fridge, or trash cans, food will and trash will always be left out in the open. This can help attract pests and make your break room and kitchen a stressful place to be.
5. Allowing Messy Employees to Wreak Havoc
Most people are reasonable. But every office has a few people that are quite disgusting. They cover their desks with crumbs and clutter, leave trash everywhere, and put smelly leftover food in their tableside trash cans. Without confronting these employees and upholding them to higher standards, they alone will be responsible for attracting pests to your office.
6. Using One Product
There are many different types of pests and pest control equipment. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for pest control. A chemical that works on one type of insect might not work on others. You need to identify all pests that are present and purchase products accordingly.
7. Not Staying Consistent
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is neglecting regular treatment. Pest control is not a one-time event. To prevent pests from coming back, you need to stay consistent with cleaning and prevention methods.
That’s why hiring pest control services is the best option. Building and pest inspection companies can help you identify the best method to rid and prevent pests from coming back.
It’s the most effective way of maximizing your pest control budget in the long run.
Stop Making These Mistakes in Pest Control
It’s time to stop making all of these mistakes in pest control. Either buy the right products, and plan to service your building regularly, or outsource to a pest management company for hands-off pest prevention.
Your employees will thank you for finally taking care of the building.
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