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The Key To Keeping Your Richmond Business Pest-Free

If you own a business in Richmond, pest control is likely a high priority for you. A pest problem can scare customers away, inflict property damage, and even result in the loss of your business. Pests such as ants, cockroaches, and rodents can wreak havoc on your commercial property, but this guide can help you put an end to your pest problems and prevent future infestations. Learn which pests to be aware of, the risks they pose to your business, and your best option for pest control in Richmond.


The Pests That Invade Richmond Businesses

Any pest that invades homes can also be a problem for commercial properties. Whether you have a store, restaurant, office, or other business, it’s important to be vigilant for signs of pests. There are dozens of different types of pests in the Richmond area, but here are the ones that most frequently invade commercial properties:

  • Cockroaches - Cockroaches are flat, brown insects that move quickly and are notoriously difficult to catch and kill. Local cockroach species include the German, American, and brown-banded cockroach.
  • Ants - There are several types of ant that may invade your Richmond business, including pharaoh ants, Argentine ants, crazy ants, and thief ants.
  • Termites - Termites eat wood and can inflict structural damage to your commercial building, which may result in costly repairs.
  • Rodents - Rats and mice can be a devastating problem for business owners. They chew through materials, contaminate food, and spread diseases.
  • Bed bugs - Bed bugs are not only a problem for homes and hotels. They have been known to infest all types of commercial spaces as well. These pests may be hiding in the carpets, furniture, or wallpaper of your property.
  • Flies - Flies can be a huge issue for Richmond businesses, particularly restaurants, as they contaminate food and surfaces with various pathogens.

Whether you are dealing with cockroaches, mice, flies, or any other pest, it’s important for all business owners to have a plan for pest control.

All The Ways Pests Can Damage A Richmond Business

Pests are bad for business. Different pests pose different risks, from property damage to spreading disease to damaging your reputation. Without local pest control solutions, your business and livelihood can suffer.

First of all, some pests may damage the building itself. Termites can infest wood and cause severe damage to structures. Carpenter ants also damage wood, but typically to a lesser degree. Rodents gnaw through materials such as wood, drywall, and even pipes in their hunt for food and water. They can also chew on wires and start electrical fires. Pests can be destructive and downright dangerous to your commercial property.

Even more concerning is the risk to human health and safety. Many pests carry bacteria and can transmit diseases to humans. Cockroaches are known to spread bacteria and diseases, including E. coli, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, gastroenteritis, and dysentery. Rats and mice can both cause leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonellosis. Rats can also infect humans with rat-bite fever, and some species of mice carry the deadly hantavirus. Even tiny ants and fruit flies may contaminate food with diseases that can make you extremely ill.

A pest problem in your business can also affect your reputation. This is especially true for restaurants. If a customer sees a rodent or cockroach in your dining room and then leaves a negative online review, your business will likely suffer. Pest issues can also lead to health department fines or even shutdowns for restaurants and grocery stores. It’s imperative to seek commercial or restaurant pest control as soon as you become aware of pests on the premises.

Pest Prevention Tips For Richmond Businesses

All of this information may seem a tad overwhelming, but there are ways that you can combat pest issues on your property. Preventative measures, in conjunction with working with a local pest control company, can protect your business from pests. Check out these effective prevention tips for commercial properties:

  • Promptly clean up any spills and address moisture issues.
  • Wipe down surfaces and sweep up crumbs daily.
  • Implement a food and drink policy for your business, such as encouraging employees to eat and drink in the break room.
  • Empty the garbage frequently.
  • Keep doors and windows closed.
  • Install screens on windows, vents, and drains.
  • Schedule regular commercial or restaurant pest control inspections.

Following these tips can greatly reduce the likelihood of a pest infestation in your business. A pest control service for commercial properties can provide more preventative solutions.

How To Make Sure Pests Stay Away From Your Richmond Business

A pest problem is a serious issue for a business owner, and it can be a challenge to get rid of pests on your own. Go-Forth Home Services can help you eliminate pests from your property, and keep them away.

Our pest control services for commercial properties are specifically designed for Richmond businesses like yours. Our experts can handle any pest that has invaded your property, and will provide safe, timely, and effective service. 

Don’t take any chances when it comes to pests and your business - contact Go-Forth Home Services today.

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