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Uninvited Guests: how to eliminate common pests in the workplace

There are many common pests in the workplace that can disrupt the appearance, cleanliness, and safety of your business.

Workplace pest control is a concern in many industries. This is particularly concerning when food is added to the equation. The Food Authority NSW has noted that pests are drawn to places of shelter, water and a food source.

Any reports of pests in the workplace should be taken seriously to avoid a total infestation of the premises and surrounding premises’.

Regardless of whether your business prepares food, handles goods, and services, or serves the community, not having the right pest control can be a problem. That’s why we provide commercial services, to help your business tackle any pest issues at the root of the cause.

What are considered to be common pests in the workplace?

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has identified a list of common pests that may be found in the workplace environment.

Some of these include:

  • Ants
  • Birds
  • Moths
  • Spiders
  • Cockroaches
  • Rodents, including rats and mice
  • Various species of flies
  • Crickets and beetles
  • Silverfish and centipedes

Why it’s important to have pest control in your workplace

In workplace, pests can cause problems with employee productivity, business reputation, diseases, health concerns, and property damage.

Thankfully, there are a variety of things you can do within your organisation to prevent commercial pest infestations.

Pests are attracted to food, which means that any food and drink should be kept inside a well-ventilated cupboard or in the refrigerator as per the recommended storing conditions.

Establishing a policy to consume foods and drinks in a designated area can also prevent the appearance of pests in the workplace.

Cleaning up leaks, spills or other moisture dense spots in the workplace can ensure pests that are drawn to moisture go away. Plus, emptying the bins often, and ensuring a clean and hygienic work environment can prevent pest issues.

Frequent pest prevention and control services can also help you to identify pest control issues in the workplace that may be causing any pest infestations, and help to eradicate the issues.

Sometimes you may not always know the root cause of the issue, which is where we come in.

How Strike Force Services can help

If you discover pests in the workplace and recognise that there is a serious pest problem within your work environment, we can help.

Workplace pest control, and the use of pesticides where necessary, can be potentially hazardous, and should be left to the professionals.

Our highly qualified staff provide pest control services for commercial clients of all sizes, dealing with the situation promptly and efficiently.

Plus, we can provide regular commercial cleaning and waste services to match – helping to prevent any nasty infestations down the line.

Regardless of whether you have 10 staff or 1,000 we can help!

Contact us today to book in your next commercial pest control service.

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