Creepy Office Pests

mice in office

Pests in your office can cause more trouble than just causing annoyance amongst your employees. Damage to furniture, electrical equipment and paperwork are all realistic outcomes if pests are not controlled.

Here are some tips from a pest control company in East London on the common office pests and the best ways to keep them out of your working environment.

Mice

A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a biro lid. Their bones are extremely flexible, and when a mouse finds a food and water source, it will return time and time again. They can munch through computer wires and nibble on paperwork, causing extensive damage.

mice in office

To get rid of mice and prevent them from coming in for a midnight snack, advise staff to refrain from leaving snacks in desk drawers overnight, regardless of whether they are sealed or not.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are not just confined to the home. They travel in bags and coats and will quite happily hop onto a new host in the office. These pests can be difficult to control, as a clean office is not the solution.

bed bugs

Encourage workers to store coats and bags off the floor, so the bugs cannot hop on and hitch a ride home with anyone.

Ants

A few ants spotted in the office will be the sign of a much bigger problem. Worker ants will be gathering food to take back to the queen. She is the heart of the problem and the one you’ll need to eradicate.

Trying to destroy the colony (if there is just one colony) could just drive the ants to find another place to nest in your office. Calling in professionals will be the most effective way to control these mini-beasts.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are common house and office pests. They live in cracks in your walls and carry diseases. They are very adaptable creatures, and can survive for weeks without eating.

cockroaches in house

Cockroaches love to feed on sweet food, so birthday cakes or treats should be taken home at the end of the day. However, they can eat almost anything, including paper, leather and even glue.

Professional advice is the best way forward with cockroaches. Experts will be able to identify the breed and use the appropriate control method.

Slugs

Slugs can climb walls, travel upside down, and because they have no bones in their body, they can squeeze into the tightest spaces. They love cool, dark rooms so a night-time office kitchen is ideal for them.

Their slimy trail will indicate that they’ve paid a visit. Seal up any open crevices or cracks to prevent them coming in. Slugs have a great sense of smell, so sweeping the floor at the end of the day is a must.

slugs in house

A clean office is less likely to attract pests than a dirty and untidy one. Employ a cleaner and make sure you highlight areas you’d like them to concentrate on. If you do find that you have some unwanted guests, call in the experts, Envirosafe Pest Control. They will be able to identify the species of pest and provide swift assistance to eradicate your pest problem effectively.

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