Most of us spend a large portion of our lives working in office spaces which means that these spaces should be kept clean, healthy and pest free. There are certain measures you can take to make sure that you start 2020 off as you mean to continue: without any unwanted pests creeping around your desks.
Below is a list of the pests commonly found in offices:
These pests are found in lunchrooms, kitchens, storage cupboards, desks and above ceiling panels in office spaces. Often these pests can carry and spread harmful viruses and bacteria posing danger to your staff, team and colleagues.
What Damage Could Pests Cause?
In terms of a physical impact, mice or rats could knaw on wires and break any expensive machines or technology that are used in your office. Also, pests like termites can do serious damage to the structural integrity of your building or office space which is often very costly to repair and could even result in the space being out of use for a period of time.
At best, pests in an office space would be a major distraction to the staff working within the office and at worst, pests could potentially make employees very sick, leaving a company open to liability for the ill health of its staff.
So how do you Keep your Office Pest Free in 2020?
✓ Dispose of empty packaging and boxes properly and away from the office- these can act as a potential nest or home for unwanted pests.
✓ Make sure that rubbish is discarded of properly. Ensure that bins are placed throughout the office and make sure that they are emptied on a regular basis to prevent any decaying or smelly waste building up.
✓ Do not leave rubbish overnight.
✓ Make sure that any spills are cleaned up thoroughly and as soon as they happen.
✓ Any crumbs or remnants of lunch should be tidied up immediately and disposed of properly.
✓ Educate staff on the importance of storing food in containers which are correctly sealed.
✓ Make sure that countertops and work stations are sanitised on a regular basis.
✓ Read up on all health and safety regulations and legislation to ensure that the correct standards are being met throughout your office space.
If you are running an office space that has already contracted a pest problem, it’s too late to take preventative action- you need to call in the experts at Cure All. To learn more about our pest control services and how we can help you, get in touch with us today!