Date Posted: September 12, 2018
Category: Fall Pests
Being a business owner, you have a lot on your plate, and pests are the last thing you want to deal with. In New England, there’s a good chance you will run into many pests this fall, which could invade and interrupt your business and commercial properties. Now is prime time for pests to move into your homes and businesses as they seek warmth. Let’s go through a few of these pests.
There are many types of rodents, which could potentially make a home out of your property. Some examples are mice, moles, rats, and squirrels. Rodents can cause severe damage to structures with their chewing and nest-making. Squeezing through surprisingly small holes, they will come and go as they please, leaving trails of their feces and urine, which contaminate their surroundings. If you’re seeing signs of rodent droppings, it’s time to call your local pest control company. This is a health hazard, especially when in a business setting where the hazard can spread quickly through multiple people.
The fall is a likely time for bats to enter premises as well. As the weather cools, they’re likely to follow bugs and other pests indoors. They will seek out a sheltered place to spend the winter. Therefore, early in the fall is the best time to get bats out, and all other pests for that matter. Bats will most likely look to attics and walls for their dwelling places. Once they have their familiar entryways, there’s nothing stopping them from making your property their home. Bats are not a pest to mess around with. Their droppings have the ability to cause histoplasmosis, a severe lung disease and, while it’s a small percentage, some also carry rabies. Contact a professional to eradicate these pests.
Another pest you don’t want affecting your business is the bed bug. They are very small and will leave itchy bumps on people’s skin. These pests can be very difficult to get rid of! If you have a retail store, bed bugs can be spread to customers through their purchases. They’re very good hitchhiking and can hitch a ride on many different items, which makes it easy for them to spread. As you can imagine, these pests can be a nightmare for hotels as well. Bed bugs are a quick way to get bad reviews. No matter what kind of business you have, it does not need this headache.
The fall will bring lots of other insects as well. Many will be searching for a place to hibernate for the winter. Some of these pests can include silverfish, earwigs, stink bugs, and spiders. They will enter in the fall and reemerge in the spring. Each of these pests can be a nuisance to your business and commercial properties. They will enter your home through any cracks or holes they can find and then make their home in unwanted places. You may find traces of their feces staining your property as well. These pests can be hard to control if you don’t know their points of entry.
Ultimately, any type of pest is not something you want to deal with while running a business. Not only are pests a nuisance, but some can spread diseases. To avoid the damage, the headache, and the customer/employee complaints, call Big Blue Bug today. We will help determine the best pest control plan to create a pest-free environment. If you have a business or commercial site in our service area give us a call today. Don’t let pests affect your reputation or success.