Despite your best efforts to keep your office clean and clear of any pests, they can sometimes seemingly appear out of nowhere. Not only are pests unpleasant to deal with, but they can even be dangerous and carry serious diseases. At the first sign of pests, it’s important that you take action.
When pests take over your workplace, how do you eliminate them and ensure that they won’t return? In our most recent blog, the professionals at A.G. Maas have some tips and tricks available to help your office stay pest-free for good.
How to Eliminate a Pest Problem in Your Workplace
After noticing a pest infestation in the office, do the following to eliminate them from your workplace.
Remove Food Sources
Pests, including insects and rodents, move toward easily accessible food. If you have any food out in the open, it is likely what is attracting bugs to your office. Cutting the pests off from the food source is a great first step toward eliminating them altogether. Without a food source, they’ll have no reason to stay in your workplace.
Any excessive clutter in your workplace will provide pests with areas to breed and hide in. By cleaning up cluttered areas in the office, you’ll take away the areas they choose to take shelter in. Similar to removing food sources, reducing clutter and limiting the spaces bugs can hide in is a great and necessary step to take in eliminating pests.
Keep Trash Secure
After you’ve secured easily accessible food, it’s important to keep trash secure and remember to throw it out at the end of each day. Doing so will eliminate any opportunities for pests to scour the trash for potential food sources.
Use Effective Cleaning Products
Many cleaning products repel pests and discourage them from coming back to the areas where cleaning products were applied. Not only that, but with consistent cleaning and effective products, you’ll eliminate scent trails that many pests leave behind. When you hire A.G. Maas to supply your company with cleaning products, you can rest assured you’re receiving the most powerful and effective products on the market.
Insecticides are designed to repel, kill, or disrupt insects and other pests. Depending on the type of pests that are making their way into your office, you may need different types of commercial pest control products, including sprays, baits, or traps. Finding and utilizing the right insecticide for the job is a great way to ensure that pests are eliminated and do not return to your workplace. A.G. Maas has dozens of insecticides and can recommend the right ones for your commercial business, school or medical facility.
How to Keep Pests from Returning
After you’ve eliminated office pests, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that they don’t eventually return. Ensure that any food sources or clutter remain removed or out of reach. Continue to use effective cleaning products to keep surfaces clean of any crumbs or scents that may end up attracting pests.
It’s also important to take out the trash regularly. For trash cans located in rooms where food will likely be disposed of, like kitchens or break rooms, it’s even more important to take out the trash every single day. Doing so will eliminate another possible food source that could attract pests to your office. The professionals at A.G. Maas can work with your company to determine if you have enough trash receptacles inside and outside of your building and offer suggestions for where they should be located.
Contact A.G. Maas for Cleaning and Insecticide Products
The professionals at A.G. Maas know how inconvenient and dangerous pests in the workplace can become. To ensure that your office is stocked with the proper products and chemicals to eliminate pests, get in touch with A.G. Maas. We offer cleaning and insecticide products that help you keep pests out of your office for good. Contact us today to see how we can help or to learn more about the products that we offer.