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5 Tips to Pest-Proof Your Business this Winter

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5 Tips to Pest-Proof Your Business this Winter

Winter is here, and while you’re sipping on your hot cocoa, pests are plotting to raid your office. More than homes, businesses can take a hit if they brush off pest control during the winter season. Office spaces and various commercial spots are like all-inclusive hotels for pests—offering food, shelter, and warmth. These critters will go to great lengths to cozy up inside. No matter the type of building your business calls home, following these steps will work wonders in keeping those pesky intruders at bay.

1. Clean Storage Areas

A great tip for keeping pests away is to keep spaces clean. Create a plan to clean up well, focusing on spots where pests like to hang out. This not only makes your space unattractive to pests but also nice for all your customers. Remember to vacuum and mop the floors regularly and quickly clean up any leftover food or spills. If you’re too busy or short on help to clean thoroughly, think about hiring a professional cleaning company.

2. Store Food Products Safely

If your business involves food, you know the struggle of maintaining a pest-free kitchen. Mice, rats, and cockroaches get into kitchens, pantries, and food storage areas first before moving to other areas. To keep those pests from savoring your culinary delights, store food items away from reach in air-tight containers.

3. Seal Cracks and Holes

Take a stroll around your building and seal up any cracks or holes you spot. Use caulk and steel wool to block crevices, especially around utility and plumbing entry points. Make sure to fix any loose mortar around your building’s foundation and seal up gaps between the foundation and siding.

4. Repair Leaking Water Pipes

Just like us, pests need water to survive. Before winter sets in, get those leaking water pipes and clogged drainages fixed. Without a water source, pests will have to pack their bags and find another cozy spot for the season.

5. Maintain Your Landscape

Pests aren’t just bold; they’re also crafty. They might try to sneak into your office through the outside landscape. A well-kept exterior is your business’s first line of defense against uninvited winter guests. Keep your hedges trimmed back to at least 12 inches from your siding.

Don’t let pests make your workplace their cozy winter hideout. Take control, follow these tips, and keep those pests out of your business. And if you want a hassle-free solution, think about getting professional pest control services. One of the biggest advantages of hiring professionals is the expertise and experience brought to the table. Waynes has been taking care of pest problems for over 50 years, so we know a thing or two about keeping the pests out.

Here’s to a pest-free zone! Call Us Today!

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