What’s Your New Year Pest Plan?

The New Year is a perfect time to make changes in your business. If you’ve had a longstanding pest issues, then now is the time to take care of it. But to do this you need a plan. In this article we’re going to give you a few ideas for drawing up your pest plan.

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A simple pest plan for businesses

What type of businesses need a pest plan for the New Year? This mostly covers business that deal with food and businesses that have large amounts of stock. When it comes to food this includes restaurants, takeaways, and cafes. It also includes grocery stores, deli’s, and food processing plants. As for stock, it includes warehouses, and any business which have large amounts of goods in store. Pests are a risk to these businesses.

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What you have to understand is that these types of businesses are highly vulnerable to pest attacks. Pests are always attracted to food and items they can use in their nests. This is why businesses with food and stock always have a problem with things like rats and have to be kept pest free. What this also means is that you must take steps to protect your business. This applies even if your business is closed for some time, for example because of COVID.

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How your pest control company will help

The easiest way to do this is with something known as a commercial pest control contract. This basically means that you form an ongoing relationship with your pest control company. We draw up a pest plan and then visit your business on a set schedule and perform pest control measures. This includes things like looking for pests, spraying pesticides and setting traps. This keep your business pest free and you’ll never have to worry about this problem. A pest control contract also help you avoid infestations, which are a major hassle to deal with.

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Just remember that this is something that you cannot ignore. As we’ve said, pests will always be a problem for some businesses. Ignoring this issue is also what is known as false economy. What we mean by this is that the issue will cost you a lot more money in the long run. Remember, pests are primarily looking for food and stock.

They can quite easily destroy thousands of pounds in stock and food stock. If this happens, you’ll have to spend the time and effort getting rid of these pests and also replacing your stock. In the long run this can cause serious financial losses and may even shut you down permanently. When seen this way, taking out a pest control contract is the far cheaper option.

The bottom line is that all businesses need a pest plan. This is a problem that must be taken care of and the New Year is the perfect time to enact this plan.

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