Commercial pest control is quite different from the run of the mill residential pest control service. Most homes across the Penrith area are of a similar size. They also tend to all face similar pest problems like rodents, ants, mosquitoes and bed bugs.
The pest control and management of residential properties are a lot less complex than commercial pest control. Many pest control experts that specialize in servicing the residential sector simply don’t have the experience or expertise of a commercial pest control specialist.
If there’s a rodent problem or a termite problem it is usually a one-off fix and some minor preventative measures usually do the job.
In a commercial setup there is a lot more on the line. Some of the businesses that need commercial pest control the most are as follows:
- Restaurants and cafes
- Food processing and preparation facilities
- Grocery stores
- Healthcare facilities
- Childcare and Schools
Each one of these businesses face different issues. The overriding problem is that they are all at a much greater risk than a residential setup.
Businesses are always at risk of getting fined by governing bodies as they have to adhere to very strict health and safety guidelines.
Any business where food is a major part of the business tends to attract pests like rodents, ants and cockroaches. While a stringent cleaning and maintenance regime helps to prevent outbreaks, it is not always enough.
These types of businesses need ongoing pest management plans. In larger and more complex food processing facilities the management of pests becomes a very specialized role.
Not only can it lead to serious fines to the business but it can lead to massive financial implications. Ruined stock, business closures and most of all a ruined reputation pose serious risks for these types of businesses.
For this reason, commercial pest control needs to be swift and decisive. While you can afford to spend a week for rodents to be eliminated from a home, you do not have that luxury in a commercial setting.
Imagine if a customer sees a rat in their local supermarket or a cockroach in their favourite restaurant?
This also leads to different approaches to pest control in a commercial setup. It needs to work much faster since no business wants to close its doors due to pest problems.
In some settings like hotels and hostels the risk is also very high. Apart from the food source (restaurants and kitchens) there is also a lot of human traffic (and sometimes even pets) which increases the risks of bed bugs and fleas.
Bed bugs and fleas can ruin a hotel’s reputation overnight. Any hotel or hostel needs an effective and ongoing pest management plan.
Pest Control – Prevention
Prevention is always the easiest way for any business to deal with pests. The problem is when businesses start cutting costs on prevention.
Because commercial pest control is much more specialised, requires different pest management strategies and requires a different level of knowledge and skill it is more expensive than residential pest control.
For small businesses it can be a big expense – one they often deem unnecessary. Weighing up the risk of any sort of outbreak is required though because it can ruin a business’s reputation very quickly.
Pest control Penrith can help you with both residential and commercial pest control. Our expert team have the skills and experience to help your business stay safe and ultimately allow you to do what you do best which is to run your business.
It is always tempting to try and do it yourself but over the counter pest control products simply won’t be effective in a commercial setup.
Pest Control Tailored To Your Needs
Some businesses like restaurants and cafes can have fairly standard pest control plans. Hospitals, daycare centers and food processing plants however have vastly different needs.
It can get very complicated to do pest management in businesses that never shut down. Not only do you need a discreet pest management plan but you need one that takes into account all the different health and safety factors.
It is important that you get a pest control professional to access your business and its needs. Putting a prevention plan in place can save you thousands of dollars further down the line.