The Dangers of Pests in Your Business



8 May 2018

People live alongside the natural world, and to protect ourselves from its elements and creatures, domiciles, villages, towns and cities have been erected to keep us relatively well separated from it. That is not to say that all dangers get kept out in this manner, as there are still the stubborn few which, attracted by certain bounties offered by our buildings, endeavour to tenaciously make these buildings their own homes . Pest control management in businesses is an important task because these pests do more than just take up our working spaces. Many of them contribute to the spread of ailments and diseases. And it is for that reason that they should be removed from the premises.
If you are struggling to see the importance of removing pests from your working areas, then these health risks associated with them should convince you.

Respiratory Issues and Allergies
Roach and rodent infestations not only leave your home unsightly, but may also contribute to an assortment of respiratory issues. This is particularly true for those who already suffer from disorders such as asthma. Rodent droppings and roach carcasses slowly release a protein into the air which can contribute to, or worsen these types of disorders, and may even affect those who have no history of respiratory conditions. This is Just one reason to ensure that your office is free from such an infestation.

Mosquito Born Diseases
Mosquitos often feel like a persistent pest, and one that presents a minor nuisance as best. However, these tiny creatures can actually be one of the most destructive forces of nature. Besides keeping you up at night by buzzing in your ear is the least of your worries when it comes to mosquitos. They are known to carry a number of viruses as well, including but not limited to malaria, West-Nile virus and dengue fever.

Parasites on Unwanted Visitors
Rats and mice (as well as other rodents) tend to bring with them a number of parasites when they enter your premises. These parasites can then spread through your office and infect the people who work or frequent there. Lice, ticks, flees and many other types of parasites can enter your business premises in this way, significantly lowering hygiene levels in your office, as well as the quality of life.

Hantavirus and Leptospirosis
Both of these viruses are born through rodent droppings and urine, especially where they have come into contact with food, and since rodents generally fast-track it to areas of the premises where food is kept, there is always a pretty good chance of them developing where rodents are present. Hantavirus contributes to severe respiratory ailments while leptospirosis can be far more deadly. In severe cases it can result in liver failure, swelling on the brain and even death.

Contact Bidvest Steiner for Details
With all of this in mind, it is easy to see why pest control is a crucial task for any business. If you would like to learn more about how our team at Bidvest Steiner can assist you with pest control management, contact one of our representatives today or visit our site for details.

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