WHY A BUSINESS NEEDS A PEST MANAGEMENT PARTNER
We are often asked if insects and rodents can really hurt a business?
The answer is yes.
Pests cause negative customer reviews and bad press, which harms and discredits brand reputation. We live in a world where cameras are everywhere. The mouse sighting at a popular café will be streaming on YouTube the moment it’s recorded and the bed bug bites from a guest staying at the new 5-start hotel will be photographed and uploaded to Trip Advisor before check-out.
And not all harm caused by pests and rodents in obvious, either:
- Rats, mice and carpenter ants can make a workplace unsafe by causing structural damage. Rodents can also electrical fires.
- Cockroaches and rodents pose serious health risks and sickness to employees and customers through contamination.
- Pests, like bed bugs, spiders, cockroaches, mice and earwigs, can scare and cause anxiety for employees or customers.
- Pest issues can impact employee moral, productivity and increase turn-over.
- Suppliers, vendors, contractors or associates may stop working with a business because their workplace, warehouse, facilities or stores are unsafe, unsanitary and contaminated. They don’t want to put their own brand reputation in jeopardy.
This is why every business should have a pest management partner. They’re important and essential in helping a business operate and grow. And in some industries, like food service, pest control is required and is government regulated.
Does your business have a pest management partner?
What is a pest management partner?
If you have a pest control ‘guy’ that you call only when you see a pest or that’s not the same. In fact, by the time you have called this person to help, the pest or rodent issue is often already out of control.
A pest management partner is an expert pest control professional who provides ongoing support and service to help you prevent serious pest issues and infestations before they become serious enough to impact your operations and bottom line. They truly are a businesses’ first line of defence against serious pest issues and infestations. You can expect a pest management professional to do the following:
- Complete an inspection.
- Complete an assessment.
- Prepare and review with you a list of deficiencies that can explain why you have pest issues now or will have them in the future and what can make the situation worse, or delay progress, etc.
- Devise and execute an intelligent plan for ongoing monitoring and treatment. This means that as soon as pest or rodent activity is detected, it is acted upon.
- Hold you accountable. You need to act on the deficiency report and do your part to truly resolve a pest issue and keep them from reoccurring. This may mean improving sanitation practise or fixing larger structural issues or engaging in regular pest-proofing.
For commercial pest control to be effective you need to hire a pest management expert that:
- Has the right knowledge, expertise, methods, technology and devices to execute the pest control plan.
- Wants to learn and understand your entire operation, processes, products, services, customers, culture, and needs.
- Develops an intelligent, custom plan specific to your business needs and processes.
- Brings you through the pest control program development process or evaluation process from start to finish.
- Can help you through the process of certification, and help you meet any needed requirements for certifications like The Foundation Food Safety Certification (FSSC), Safe Quality Foods (SQF), Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) or Hazard Analysis Critical Control Pints (HACCP), if you need these for your business.
We wish you and your business great success. And if you’re looking for a pest management partner to help you improve structural and sanitation conditions and overall place of work so that your employees, customers are all in a healthier, greener and safer environment, contact us.