New Year’s Resolutions: Pest Edition
The new year is always a time for fresh beginnings. Making New Year’s resolutions is a strong tradition that usually revolves around being healthier or reaching new financial goals. But what about the unwanted pests that enter your buildings? Wouldn’t it be great if your business could be pest-free in 2022?
It can with Coastal Spray on your side! We are a reliable pest control team that will help you become pest-free in the coming 12 months. Our technicians have the professional experience to eliminate your problems and prevent them from coming back.
Don’t Let Pests Spoil Your New Year
When the cooler weather sets in, pests begin to look for a warmer place to live and a consistent food source. Unfortunately, that place is often inside your business. Your facility may be under attack from any number of seasonal offenders. You should look for signs of the following pests:
- Moths, beetles, and weevils
- Carpenter ants
Nothing spoils your day quite like finding an unwanted visitor in your building. But when you do, you’ll want to call the pest control experts from Coastal Spray to help pest-proof your office.
Pest-Proofing Recommendations for The New Year
If you’ve decided to make your New Year’s resolution to keep pests out of your facility, there are some simple steps you can take to help keep that promise. Unlike diets and strenuous workouts, pest control simply requires a bit of common sense and work.
You can keep cold-weather pests out of your building by sealing the doors and entrances they may use. These pests can enter through any small opening, which can be resolved in the following ways:
- Sealing cracks in walls
- Repairing holes in doors, windows, and foundations
- Sealing gaps where plumbing and electrical wiring enter rooms
- Covering vents with screens
- Patching leaky roofs
Do not underestimate these tiny creatures because they are experts and can fit through the smallest holes and openings. A pest control technician can assess your building and point out the most vulnerable areas.
Know the Warning Signs
Every critter leaves behind a different warning sign of their presence. For example, cockroaches leave dark pepper-flake droppings, light brown egg casings, and smear marks along the walls. Likewise, pantry pests like moths, beetles, and weevils will shed their skin in cupboards and kitchens and leave worm-like larvae that ruin food.
Carpenter ants thrive in moist areas. Look for piles of sawdust and small holes where you’ll see winged flyers. Mice always leave behind droppings, but you may also notice holes and nests or hear gnawing. With rats, you’ll hear scratching in the walls, see droppings and footprints or notice greasy smears along the bottoms of walls.
Contact Coastal Spray right away if you notice any of these warning signs.
Inspect Your Property
You can inspect your property for signs of a pest infestation by walking the perimeter of your property, taking note of any cracks, gaps, or holes you find. If your facility has a basement, attic, or crawl space, don’t forget to check those too.
Seal Gaps and Repair Holes
Once your inspection is complete, contact a professional to repair and seal any openings. Remember that an opening as small as a dime is big enough for a mouse to squeeze through.
Call In the Professionals
When you’re dealing with a pest problem, it can be too big to handle on your own. More often than not, DIY pest control isn’t the most effective option. That’s when it is time to call in the professionals from Coastal Spray.
Our technicians are trained to help you protect your business from any pest that might find your facility inviting. Let us handle your uninvited guests so that you can focus on your other New Year’s resolutions.
Commercial & Industrial Pest Control Services Can Help
Commitments that focus on your health are always great New Year’s resolutions. Getting control of the pests in your building is a great way to protect your workforce, and we want to help. Since 1980, Coastal Spray has been helping business owners keep their facilities free of unwanted critters.
We provide proactive and reactive pest control that will help you protect your building, as well as your team’s health and well-being. An expert technician can assess your property and offer suggestions on the best way to solve your problem and prevent the pests from coming back.