No business owner wants bugs, wildlife, and other pests getting into their workspace or inventory. And the serious disadvantages of pests making an appearance in a customer-facing area are all too clear.
There are all sorts of issues that pests bring along with them. They can cause damage to your building, harm valuable equipment, make their way into products (seriously harming customer satisfaction in the process), and even spread disease. Pests can lead to problems with everyone from health inspectors to your clients and local community.
Pest control for commercial spaces can manage and mitigate these issues, helping you focus on the core needs of your business instead of animal and insect intruders. There are very few business owners who would argue that absolutely no form of pest control is needed in commercial spaces.
But what about year-round commercial pest control? Does a good pest control plan include service throughout the colder months, when pests can seem less active? Are there specific pests to worry about during the winter?
Let’s take a closer look at year-round pest control for businesses.
Do I Need Commercial Pest Control Throughout the Year?
Pest problems can seem more common in warmer months. Most people spend more time outside during the summer. That can make it easier to see mosquitoes, mice, and other insects and animals out and about.
When the temperature drops, pests don’t simply disappear. The Smithsonian reminds us of some common processes used by insects to stay alive during winter. While “moving into a business” didn’t make the list specifically, some insects can try to seek out a warm, safe environment as temperatures start to drop.
Some larger pests, like mice along with many others, will also look to indoor spaces as a refuge from the changing seasons.
While they’re less active outdoors, an approaching winter can actually encourage pest infestations in the right conditions. That means pest control can’t just be a part-time consideration. Protecting your business with pest control throughout the year, on a consistent basis, is the best way to keep pests out.
Is Pest Control Necessary During the Winter?
A variety of businesses need an occasional pest control appointment during the winter months. There’s always the chance that an unwelcome visitor — or many of them, in the case of insects — can make their way inside.
Putting preventative measures in place during the fall can reduce the chances of needing that winter visit, however. With effective service and a good backup plan in place in case a pest is spotted, a winter appointment isn’t a necessity. Keep reading to learn how and why we schedule our year-round service for businesses.
How Often Should Pest Control Be Done?
A regular schedule is vital if you’re serious about finding the very best commercial pest control.
Having a pest control company on call that can quickly respond to an emerging issue is important. However, the top commercial pest control companies will focus on prevention instead of just reacting to a pest sighting or infestation.
When skilled professionals can regularly inspect a property, it’s easier to identify new signs of entry or infestation. And the regular application of pest control products and techniques makes it more difficult for pests to return to your business.
The Magic Number for Commercial Pest Control
While every business and building is different, we recommend monthly scheduled commercial pest control visits.
Inspection and treatment in the fall help your business protect itself as winter approaches and pests look for a warm place to spend the season. Spring service supports a safe and protected business as summer approaches. And a summer appointment helps keep pests away when they’re especially active.
We also recognize that, even with regular visits to prevent pests, they can still sometimes make their way into a structure. Our year-round Pest Defender program takes that into account at no extra cost to your business.
We include a warranty as part of Pest Defender. We’ll make the additional visits needed to solve a pest problem, in addition to the three-regularly scheduled appointments each year, at no extra cost to your business.
Commercial Pest Control Professionals Who Have Your Back
At Wingman Pest Control, we’re committed to using the safest and most effective pest control tools, treatments, and technology to deliver long-lasting and positive results. Choose our pest control services for the support you can count on, all year round.