With winter’s arrival happening very soon, insects, rodents, and other pests in the Bridgewater area are beginning to make their way indoors where it’s warm and dry. For business owners, particularly those who are in the food or hospitality industry, the presence of pests is an absolute no-no. As a Bridgewater pest control company we’ve identified the four areas most pests will find attractive as winter homes. Keep an eye open for insects, rodents, and other pests in the following areas – and if you see them, call in the exterminators right away!
#1 Potential Pest Site: Loading Docks & Delivery Areas
The reason loading docks and delivery areas are particularly prone to pest intrusion is that these areas frequently open to the outdoors. Mice, rats, and other rodents will take advantage of an open doorway to make their way inside, especially if the open doorway doesn’t have any people standing around it for a prolonged period of time.
#2 Potential Pest Site: Storage Rooms
Whether you’re storing product, raw materials, or just shipping supplies, there’s something about piles and piles of cardboard boxes that draw in pests. Cardboard can be both a food source and a nesting material. Depending on what types of items you have in storage, these materials can also be a food source. Obviously losing product or raw material to pests is an unacceptable business expense. To avoid this waste of money call in the Bridgewater pest control company right away.
#3 Potential Pest Sites: Cafeterias, Break Rooms, and Vending Machines
Even the cleanest, most considerate employees leave crumbs and microscopic debris in areas where they eat. This food debris brings in insects, rodents and other pests who are desperate for hearty meals. At this time of year be especially aware of ants, silverfish, and other hungry insects who like to nest in food storage areas as well as trash bins.
#4 Potential Pest Sites: Garage and Parking Areas
The winter can get very cold. Rodents and other small animals are often drawn to warm vehicles, such as those your employees leave parked on site during their shift. These pests can do a significant amount of damage to cars. They can also use the garage as a way to gain entrance to your facility.