3 Reasons to consider a professional pest control service before moving into new office space

Office Move

11 April 2017

Moving into a new office can be exciting for business owners, employees and clients alike. However, pest control is not usually on the top of the priority list.

Think of it like this: you wouldn’t want to share your lovely new business premises with uninvited guests, would you?

Here are our top 3 reasons to consider a professional pest control service before moving into new office space.

1: Pest control is much easier to perform before you move in

It is much easier to undertake pest control before you move into your new premises as professionals, such as our Pest Control Officers who form part of our Integrated Pest Management System, can move around freely, inspect and identify possible pest problems before they occur.

If the pest control professional does find an existing pest problem or infestation, it is much easier to treat without having to cover or move heavy furniture, desks and employees out of the area.

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Reason 2: Prevent future property damage and distress

Pests can cause considerable and varied property damage, depending on the type of pest and infestation, resulting in huge financial costs and possibly even temporary business closure.

Common pests can cause the following types of property damage:

  • Structural damage to walls, decking, wooden furniture, beams, roofs and floors
  • Computer equipment
  • Cabling and wires are often damaged resulting in malfunction and possible fire hazards
  • Stock and fittings
  • Building foundations and plumbing
  • Air-conditioning units

An infestation has another, equally serious consequence: it can cause distress and alarm, immediate loss of customer and employee trust. Not to mention, it could seriously harm the reputation of your business.

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Reason 3: Prevent potential health hazards

Pests such as cockroaches, flies, rats and mice, among others are notorious for spreading germs, disease and pathogens, which can cause a range of illnesses such as, but not limited to:

  • Dysentery
  • coli
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Typhoid
  • Cholera
  • Tuberculosis
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Salmonella
  • Tapeworm

A professional pest control service can help in maintaining a safe, clean and hygienic work environment by preventing potential health hazards before they occur.

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So, however exciting it may be to move into a new office space, we highly recommend that you consider a professional pest control service – even making it a top priority.

Contact us today and one of our Pest Control Officers will determine the best solution for your specific needs.

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