Rat and mice infestations can be a major problem for any business, not only do they cause damage to property, but they can also carry harmful diseases and parasites that can put both employees and customers at risk.
The sheer presence of rodents can also have a detrimental effect on a business reputation (especially in the food, retail, and hospitality industries), with potential large costs being incurred due to fines, repairing damaged infrastructure, disposing of contaminated products, and the potential loss of earnings if the business is required to cease trading for a period.
It could be claimed with social media being so actively used, that more damage to a business’s reputation could be done by a single photograph being taken and posted online.
Below are the top 3 tips on what you can do to prevent and control rat and mice infestations in your business:
- Keep Your Business Clean and Tidy
One of the most important steps in preventing rat and mice infestations is to keep your business clean and tidy. This includes regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, sweeping, and mopping floors, and properly storing food and other materials that may attract rats and mice.
Rats and mice can easily squeeze through small holes and cracks in walls, floors, and other areas of your business. To prevent infestations, it is important to identify and seal up these entry points. This can be done by using silicone caulk, steel wool, or other materials.
- Call in a Professional pest control company
All businesses should have a contract with a British Pest Control Association (BPCA) approved professional pest control company, to ensure their premises are pest-free and safe. At Vergo, our professional pest control technicians are pest experts, trained in the use of various techniques and methods for controlling rat and mice infestations. They can help you resolve any pest problem quickly and effectively, giving you peace of mind and ensuring you meet any health and safety audit requirements.
By following these tips and taking the necessary steps to prevent rat and mice infestations in your business, you can keep your property safe and secure, protect your employees and customers, and ensure the success of your business. Remember to be proactive and act as soon as you notice any signs of an infestation, and never hesitate to seek the help of a professional if needed.
Vergo Pest Management provide an extensive range of pest control services for commercial customers in the UK and Northern Ireland.
To enquire about pest control for businesses contact us today.