Small business owners wear many hats and have no shortage of items on their to-do lists. If you own a business, make sure pest control is on your agenda. Pests can disrupt your staff, scare off customers, and be a big problem in food and healthcare industries.

Whether your business has a pest problem you’re trying to eradicate, or you are pest free and want to keep it that way, here are some ways to help prevent pests in your business.

Clean Often

Vacuum, sweep, and disinfect surfaces at least once a week. Pests are attracted to food residue and clutter, so make sure you keep your business spaces clean.

Take Trash Out Daily

Waste, especially food waste, can lure many types of pests into your business. Separating food waste from general paper waste can help.  Even if the trash can isn’t full, empty cans with food waste every day.

Minimize Food Access

Of course, you and your staff still need to eat, but make sure you’re storing it correctly — use airtight containers, keep it in the fridge, etc. Don’t forget to throw away that box of donuts in the breakroom after a few days!

Make Repairs

Seal cracks in walls, install weatherstripping on doors and windows, repair holes in doors and/or the foundation, and patch your roof when needed. This will make it harder for pests to enter your business.! Leaking pipes also attract pests, so call a plumber if you have any moisture problems.

Hire May Exterminating

A tidy space that is difficult for pests to enter is a great way to prevent pests, but it’s not entirely foolproof. When you hire a pest control company like May Exterminating, we send our experts to your business to inspect and assess any and all possible pest problems. Our services help keep your business free of pests like rodents, cockroaches, flies, and more.