Pests in the Workplace and Where They Can Generally be Found

Whether you are running an office space or just working in it, the presence of pests puts you in danger to some extent. They are unhygienic, may carry diseases and generally make for an unpleasant working environment. Because of this, pest control management is an important task for all businesses, and should happen regularly. On the other hand, there are small steps that you can take to keep your environment free of them. To help you do just that, here are some of the areas in your office that commonly attract pests, and what you can do to keep them at bay.

In and Around Desks

Thinking of having that midday snack at your desk? While there is nothing wrong with that, you should be aware of where your crumbs are going. Just a flake from that granola bar or homemade sandwich could prove the ideal meal for pests. Ants in particular tend to gather at desks only when food can be found, whether unknowingly dropped on the floor or stored in the desk-drawer for later; and quite frankly, sharing a desk with a colony of ants is not ideal.

Pests in the Kitchen

The kitchen is pretty much the happy-hunting-grounds for an assortment of different types of bugs and rodents. Why wouldn’t it be? How could any pest resist the allure of an endless supply of both food and water? Generally speaking, office kitchens can get a little messy. Piled up coffee mugs, old plates and a lifetime’s worth of crumbs will attract in bugs and rodents. To avoid this, keep the kitchen clean at all times, and make sure that all food containers are sealed. Wherever there are areas where stagnant water accumulates, be sure to keep them clear. Keeping clear?? Of wat?

Office Plants

Your office plants might be adding a little life and colour to your working environment, but if you overwater them, they will leave pools of excess water behind. Besides not being very good for the plants, this water will also attract pests. So be sure to keep an eye out for this.

Storage and Supplies

Storage rooms can get pretty unhygienic, and where food is being stored, may attract in all manner of rodents and bugs. This can end up spreading diseases and ruining your supplies, and so it is best to store food in such a way that they are properly sealed. This will ensure that they don’t attract any unwanted visitors to your store-rooms. Is store-rooms the correct spelling?

Contact Bidvest Steiner to Take Care of Pests Effectively

Of course, even with the most stringent preventative measures, pests might well make their way to your working spaces. When this happens, your best port of call is to contact a technician who can handle pest management. To do so, speak to a representative from Bidvest Steiner today, or visit our website for further details.

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