Essential Pest Control During Covid-19: Why It’s Pivotal for Business
During the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions have obviously been placed on some businesses considered non-essential, with many of them still keeping their doors tightly shut until conditions allow them to reopen once more.
However, there’s a group that’s decided to stay active even while we’re not: pests.
We’ve identified a number of businesses highest at risk during the restrictions including:
- Retail Shops
You might be thinking, “Oh, it’ll be fine. I’m sure it can wait until after all of this blows over.”
Let me detail why it won’t necessarily be fine.
The Need for Essential Pest Control at Your Business
Here’s the thing: Pests don’t stop just because your business does. In fact, with no one there to scare them off and keep the place tidy, they’ve entitled themselves to free reign in your absence. When left unattended, this could lead to disastrous results – and we’re not just talking about a few pellets being left on the floor.
The Electrical Wiring Is at Risk
Perhaps the biggest reason why you want to check your business for pests is because of the electrical wiring. Every business uses them – and rodents like rats and mice seem to love chewing on them. If left on their own, these pests could at minimum cut some really important and pricey cords, and at maximum set your entire business on fire. Who wants to deal with that?
Yes, Pests Can Spread Diseases, Germs and COVID-19?
Pests are commonly known to spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus, encephalitis and more.
Are they a danger in the current COVID-19 pandemic?
The Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association have stated that:
“Since we know that pests such as rodents and cockroaches do transport various viral diseases and, given the persistence of the SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces, it is prudent that we maintain vigilance and ensure premises are routinely protected from infestations by insect and rodent pests.” (Download AEPMA Press Release)
Cockroaches, rats, and mice have an infamous ability to spread germs and other bacteria and viruses just by existing.
The Building Structure Could Be Weakened
We might be leading into Winter but Termites are still around. It’s already hard enough to keep the annoying bugs from damaging your property, but with you gone, they can munch away on the wooden structure to their heart’s content. This leads to a weakened building that could potentially collapse at any time – even when your business is back in session.
Let’s Take Care of the Problem
Now that you know about the risks of giving these pests free reign during the COVID-19 restrictions, you’ll want to start taking care of these nasty bugs and rodents as soon as possible. That said, it’s a lot easier when you have a professional hand to take care of the matter for you. We’re the right people for your job.
At Forensic Pest Management Services, we make sure we offer only the best in commercial pest control services. We handle all manner of pests, including ants, mites, cockroaches, carpet beetles, spiders, rodents, and much more. We even handle bird control, termite control, and other thorough inspection services.
Ready to get started? Just give us a call or send us a message, and we’ll be more than happy to lend a hand. Let’s work together to take care of those pesky pests!
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