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Herefordshire Office Businesses – Do you need Pest Control?


Why Herefordshire office businesses should consider engaging a regular pest control professional


Pest infestations can cause major problems for office businesses, for example:

  • Unhappy staff!

  • Costs to repair damage caused by pests such as chewed pipes and cables

  • Disruption to the business if you must close to carry out a pest treatment

  • Complaints and claims from employees or the public

  • Loss of income from un-rentable or unsaleable office space

  • Damage to your reputation

  • Disputes with your neighbouring businesses if pests transfer to their offices

  • Termination of rental contracts if your landlord considers you have encouraged or not prevented or removed a pest problem

Office Pest Control – What can you do to keep Pests at bay?

  • Clean your kitchen areas properly and frequently. Instil in your employees the importance of good hygiene by making sure they clean up spills and crumbs and dispose of their rubbish and leftover food and drink

  • Check your bins are emptied regularly and external bins taken away for disposal. Make sure bins have tight fitting lids and consider investing in external pest proof bins

  • Clear desk policies are easier to implement in our connected world so there’s no excuse for employees to create pest harbourage and food sources on their desks anymore!

  • Pest proof your office. Make sure regular maintenance jobs are completed by blocking holes and sealing gaps. Pay attention to the high-risk areas such as window frames and doors, pipes and air vents. Fix leaks as soon as you spot them, pests need water as well as a food source

  • Train your staff to spot a potential or actual pest problem. For example, make sure your maintenance staff are actively looking for access points and pest harbourage. Ask your cleaners and other office staff to look out for signs of pests such as droppings, strong smells and insects on plants

  • Make sure your caretakers or building maintenance staff pay attention to the external permitter keeping shrubs and trees cut back and preferably away from the building, clearing piles of leaves and keeping window and door frames clean and clear

All of these things will help you to minimise your risk of experiencing a pest problem in your office business.

What are the top five pests found in Herefordshire offices?:

  1. Rats

  2. Mice

  3. Ants

  4. Flies

  5. Cockroaches

But what should you do if you do have an Office Pest Problem?

The first thing to do is not panic. Make sure your staff report any problems as soon as they are spotted and explain they should not try to handle a pest problem themselves for their own and others’ health and safety. Call a professional pest controller, they have access to solutions not available to the general public and they are trained to deal with pests in a safe and effective manner.

If you have got a pest problem, it’s usually best to call in the professionals. For all your pest problems give PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford a call on 01981 540088 or 07964 370480 for a free no-obligation chat. If you prefer, you can email us at contact@pgmpestcontrol.co.uk or use the live chat facility on our website and if we’re not available on the live chat for any reason then there’s a handy message service for you to leave your details so we can call you back.

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