Commercial pest control can protect your business and your brand.
Pests infestation is a common issue in businesses. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses such as retailers, restaurants, and hotels have been dealing with pests problems.
Since most businesses were forced to close temporarily due to the pandemic, premises have been left empty for weeks or even months. Those periods may have given pests the opportunity to infest your premises.
If that is the case, you need a commercial pest control service to get rid of pests.
Reasons to Get a Commercial Pest Control Service Before You Reopen
You want to make sure your premises are clean and safe before reopening your business.
Major health hazard
Pests infestations are not just nasty, they are also a major health hazard. Pests can spread diseases that are serious and even fatal. Those include:
- Vector-borne diseases
- Asthma and allergies
- Microbial diseases and infections
A bakery in Penang was found to have rat droppings and received a compound of RM3000 even though they were warned by the State Health Department Food Safety and Quality Division.
Full news article: Penang bakery told to close after rat droppings found in premises
Meanwhile, in a popular Japanese restaurant in KL, 2 rats were seen running around the kitchen freely by a customer. The news quickly went viral, and people have shared their disappointment about the lack of hygiene.
Full news article: 2 Rats Seen In KL Restaurant Kitchen, Workers Laugh Off Customer’s Concern
Thus, you must make sure that there is no place for pests in your business to protect your staff and customers.
Property and inventory damages
Pests do not only spread diseases, but they can also damage your property and inventory.
For instance, pests like rats can easily gnaw through plastic and cardboard packaging to get at food. Then, you have no choice but to throw the damaged items away which is a waste of money.
Other than that, pests like termites can cause serious damage to your property as they can chew through literally everything especially wood. Plus, the repairs will definitely cost you a lot of money.
Having pests issues on your business sites is never a good look. Nowadays, you can easily go viral on social media. So, if a customer took undesirable photos or videos of your business and then posted them online, you will receive backlash from the public.
As a result, it will hurt your public image and negatively impact the public sentiment of your business.
Pest Control Tips for Safe Business Reopening
Many businesses are gearing up to reopen as we move to the third phase of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). To ensure safe reopening, here are some pest control tips you can follow:
Disinfect your premise
Before you reopen, it is a good idea to disinfect your premises from top to bottom. You can hire certified professionals like Pestmaster to disinfect each area thoroughly.
Inspect for signs of infestation
Thoroughly inspect every nook and cranny, including inside cupboards and beneath appliances. If you are unsure whether you have identified a pest or the signs of one, seek the advice of a professional.
Check for damages
Your stocks and products may have been damaged by pests during the lockdown. If there is any, throw them out as they may be contaminated.
Invest in fly and insect prevention
Flying insects and flies can chase your customers away. Moreover, flies also endanger human health by transmitting pathogens to the food and drink on which they land.
So, invest in those flies and insect treatments or get a professional pest control company to help you get rid of them.
Get Commercial Pest Control Services to Ensure Safe Business Reopening
At Pestmaster, we offer professional and a comprehensive range of commercial pest control services.
So, please do not hesitate to contact us about creating an integrated pest management solution for your business.
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