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Summertime is Pest Prevention Time

Tips for removing and controlling insects and rodents in commercial facilities

by Jennifer Brumfield

As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, people look forward to enjoying the summer. But their enjoyment of the season is often spoiled by the resurgence of insects and other pests that were dormant during the winter.

An increased pest presence can damage a facility and pose health risks to its occupants, so it’s critical to understand which pests to look out for and how to manage them.

Uninvited summer guests

 Commercial buildings experience high levels of foot traffic from people and pests alike. Facilities in urban and suburban areas are particularly vulnerable to summer pests such as:

A trio of risks

Pest control involves removing the pests you see today, and preventing more from entering your facility tomorrow. It’s best to be proactive, as the damage pests can wreck on your facility are threefold:

A pest-free summer

 If the idea of pests and their resulting threats causes you to lose your cool this summer, take action! By remaining diligent with the following steps, you can rest assured your facility will be protected:

When the weather heats up, so does pest activity. By maintaining cleanliness and bringing in a professional pest control company, you can safeguard your facility this summer and beyond.

Jennifer Brumfield is a training and technical specialist and board-certified entomologist for Western Pest Services, a New Jersey-based pest management company serving businesses and homeowners in major Northeastern markets.