Having pests in your workplace could not only be a serious health risk to you, but to the other staff and personnel there as well. It is absolutely vital to make sure that your workplace doesn’t become a breeding ground for pests, such as rodents or insects.
Believe it or not, there are some insects that you might not think of that could ingest your workplace. Ants, bed bugs and mice have all been known to infest office spaces and warehouses. If you work in a place that serves or sells food, cockroaches and flies could be a problem for you. Not only do they spread horrible diseases, these pests can contaminate food just by touching it.
So what are the signs of pest problems in the workplace?
- Actually seeing the pests scurrying around the building
- Finding droppings around the workplace
- Noticing food or fixtures that has either gone missing or has been gnawed at
- Unexplained damage to walls, desks, wiring etc.
- Holes or gaps in the walls
- Fellow employees falling ill at the same time
There are a number of things that could attract pests into your workplace. Areas that have a lot of moisture are a big attraction for pests because it’s a great source of water. There are also certain types of plants that can attract pests. Make sure to tell your staff that they need to keep their work areas clean and tidy, because clutter is a great place for pests to hide.
If you work in a restaurant or somewhere that handles food regularly, there are a whole host of reasons you could be suffering from a pest infestation. When you throw away food waste, you must always make sure you empty your bins on a regular basis. Overflowing bins are a haven of food for a pest. Storing expired food and not throwing it away can also be an attraction to pests like cockroaches and ants. When you have food in any type of workplace, you must make sure all leftovers are cleaned or stored properly, and that the dishes are washed at the end of the day.
When you have a pest infestation in the workplace, it must be exterminated immediately. To do this, you have to call in a professional pest control company like Catch-it if you’re in London, to eradicate all pests and keep your workplace healthy.