Why Are There Pests In My Facility?

Your facility depends on its reputation to keep customers and tenants inside. The service you deliver, accommodations you offer, and team you hire all make a difference in the customer and tenant experience. With a strong reputation, you’ll be able to keep your facility occupied at any time. However, it doesn’t take much for that reputation to be ruined by elements out of your control.

You can’t control what every single person thinks about your building. You can, however, take steps to prevent obvious issues in your facility’s maintenance and appearance. Keeping your facility clean, efficient, and free of pests will eliminate many problems guests and tenants could have with your building. 

One of the tell-tale signs that a facility is not well-maintained is the presence of pests. The most common pests in commercial facilities include rodents, roaches, termites, and flies. These unwanted, disease-carrying guests will quickly turn tenants away if you don’t handle them properly. The longer you wait to terminate your pests, the more they will inevitably impact your bottom line. 

The two main reasons you could have pests include: 

You have a water leak. 

Water attracts bugs and rodents to live inside a facility rather than in their natural habitat. In commercial facilities, water can accumulate from leaks in your plumbing that go unnoticed or unchecked. If the water leaks for long enough, it may start to pool and create a breeding ground for pests. In order to prevent this, you must take good care of your pipes and schedule regular plumbing preventative maintenance. 

You have a crack in the walls or ceilings. 

Pests can oftentimes squeeze into tight spaces in order to nest in the most comfortable and safe places. Mice, for example, can squeeze through cracks and holes as small as ¼ the size of their body. You may be completely unaware of this problem before it gets out of hand, unless you schedule a caulking service for your facility interiors. This will help prevent pest infestations while providing insulation benefits to your building. 

Plumbing and caulking preventative maintenance are some of your best prevention methods against pests. Keeping water and the elements out of your interiors will make it much more difficult for pests to thrive. 

To learn more about preventative plumbing and caulking services, contact MaintenX today!

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