Commercial Pest Control Gets You Back in Business
We can guarantee your business plan didn’t include pests. But whether you like it or not, sometimes insects and rodents squeeze their way into your business in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Unfortunately, once pests make their way in, they can cause damage to your structure, damage to your material and inventory, draw health department scrutiny, create unpleasant working conditions, spur consumer complaints and food poisoning.
That’s where CroppMetcalfe comes in. Our commercial pest control services will eliminate your pest problems, prevent them from returning and get you back in business.
How do pests enter your business?
Bed bugs are hitchhikers that can commonly be brought into hotels or retail stores on people or their luggage. Many insects and rodents fit through cracks, gaps and holes around the building, but they also find easy entrance through delivery areas and warehouses.
When you have entrance and exit doors that are constantly opening and closing, it’s easy for pests to make a home inside your business. They enjoy storage spaces, attics, warehouses and other places where they can remain undisturbed. Unfortunately, many commercial businesses include those wide open spaces (warehouses, break rooms, mail rooms) that are appealing to pests of all kinds.
Pest problems occur all year round. However, they tend to be worse in the winter months, when insects, rodents and wildlife are looking for shelter from the harsh cold of D.C. weather.
How to prevent pests
Water sources attract many kinds of pests, so pay close attention to your business’ restrooms and drains. Eliminate any standing water in or around your building to block myriad annoyances before they set up shop.
Pests also will scurry to food scraps, so maintaining a clean kitchen and break room is very important. An overflowing dumpster is inviting to rats and other rodents. To keep these furry intruders out, schedule more garbage pickups, or even lock your dumpster if possible.
Seal any gaps, cracks or holes around the building. Replace any loose weatherstripping. Trim trees and bushes away from your business. Paper is attractive for nesting animals, so keep any paper files in locked filing cabinets rather than loose, open boxes. Better yet, switch to an electronic filing system if possible. It’s a greener alternative that won’t give pests a place to sleep.
Even with all of these prevention measures, it can be hard to keep pests out of businesses, so having a commercial pest control plan with pest control professionals you can rely on is paramount.
CroppMetcalfe commercial pest control services
Instead of waiting until you, or even worse, a customer, sees a pest problem, hire CroppMetcalfe for regular inspections of your D.C., Maryland or Northern Virginia business. Our 5-Star technicians use the latest technology and training to safely and properly eliminate any found pests.
We know how important it is to operate a safe and healthy workplace. Our pest control professionals have an average of 15 years of experience in the pest control industry. From a one-time service to our preferred service policies, we can solve any of your insect, rodent or wildlife problems. Trust our business to keep your business pest-free.