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How To Keep Your West Chester Business Pest-Free

There are many ways pests can impact the reputation and bottom line of businesses in West Chester - ask any restaurant owner. Restaurant pest control is essential. But, restaurants aren't the only businesses that get hit hard by pests. Almost any business can be harmed by a pest problem. Let's take a look at a few common West Chester pests, what you can do to prevent pest problems, and how pest control in West Chester can help.

Common Pests That Invade Businesses

The service team here at Moyer Pest Control deals with a long list of pests. It would take too long to go into each individually. Let's zero in on a few common pests and how they impact West Chester businesses.

  • Rats and mice. There are many ways these animals can harm a business. They spread bacteria. They bring ticks and fleas into structures. They leave their waste as they explore. They chew on wiring and present a fire hazard. When they get into storage areas, they can contaminate food, damage stored items, and create unsafe health conditions. Warehouses, food processing plants, rental units, storage facilities, restaurants, and many other businesses can be put out of business by these pests. Rodent control is often a part of restaurant pest control to prevent failed health inspections but any quality commercial pest control program is likely to include rodent control for a variety of industries.

  • When it comes to creating health concerns, cockroaches are in the same league as rats and mice, particularly German cockroaches. These insects are highly mobile and able to grow a population quickly. Commercial restaurant pest control includes coverage for these insects because they can create conditions for business closure. But, any business that has cockroaches is going to have trouble. It is hard to find a good tenant, and it is a shame to lose a tenant because of a roach problem. If you're trying to sell a customer some chips, a car, clothing, insurance, a television commercial, or anything else, the appearance of a cockroach can ruin that sale. Any business can benefit from cockroach control.

  • Pest birds can create many issues for a business. Their droppings are unsightly and can be a slipping hazard. When birds get above outdoor seating or outdoor dining areas, they can drop waste in the worst of all places.

  • A pest that doesn't get a lot of attention when it comes to commercial pest control is the termite. If you own the structure your business is in, termites can eat into your equity and threaten your property investment.

  • Stored product pests can get into stored foods and wreck the reputation of a business. Quality commercial pest control protects your brand and helps to prevent product recalls.

  • Pest problems can make employees uncomfortable, lower morale, and cause some employees to quit. Perimeter pest control around your business can keep pests from getting inside.   

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Five Helpful Prevention Tips

If you own a small business, it can seem overwhelming to consider a commercial pest control cost on top of everything else. We get it. While we believe that every business can benefit from commercial pest control and that the cost is well worth the investment, we don't want your business to be without protection.

Here are five helpful prevention tips that can be used to protect almost any business:

1. Use a caulking gun to seal gaps, cracks, and holes in your exterior. Make sure all screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps are in good working condition. Make sure gable vents and other potential entries are protected.

2. Keep your exterior as clean as possible, particularly trash receptacles and dumpsters. The scent of rotting organic matter attracts pests from a distance.

3. Remove food sources. Pest may be drawn to trash, pet waste, bird seeds, nuts, fruit, gardens, honeydew from aphids, nectar in flowering weeds, and more.

4. Replace exterior white lights with yellow lights. Insects can detect yellow light.

5. Create an 18-inch dry perimeter around structures. Remove weeds and other vegetation in landscaping. Trim bushes and shrubs. Remove leaves, sticks, and other organic debris.

Let The Professionals Do The Rest

There are many ways you can deter pests on your own without having to pay out a commercial pest control cost, but keep in mind that trained and experienced professionals will provide the best control possible. Commercial pest control services can provide extra control to bolster your defenses, or you can invest in a service plan that includes all of your pest control needs.

Commercial Pest Control Services In West Chester

We know of no better way to keep your business pest-free than to invest in commercial services with a licensed professional. If you need assistance, reach out to Moyer Pest Control. We can set up a customized commercial pest control program for your business. If you own a restaurant, you should know that we specialize in commercial restaurant pest control and our team can help you stay up to code and on track. Connect with us today for more information or to speak with an agent.    

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