7 Pests You’ll Frequently Find in Business Offices

If you’re a business owner, you know how important it is to have a functional office space. The office is where your employees focus and collaborate, where your clients and customers build their first impression of your company, and where you establish your brand name and company culture.

Common pests such as rodents and insects don’t fit into the work your company performs, but many office environments are conducive to infestations of mice, ants, and other undesirable pests. Keep your business’s office pest-free and preserve the focus and team morale with professional pest control services.

The following pests are common in office environments:

1. Rodents

No matter what the time of year, rodents are the number one pest in office environments. In addition to being frightening, mice and rats can cause equipment and structural damage by gnawing on wood and wires with their strong teeth. They have a keen sense of smell and are attracted to any food that’s left out. Rodents can also carry diseases that pose a serious risk to employee health.

2. Flies

Damp environments and areas with leftover food attract small flies, such as office kitchens, break rooms, and bathrooms. To reduce the likelihood of an infestation of flies, be sure to take the trash out regularly, put food away, keep drains clear, and eliminate standing water.

3. Spiders

Although most spiders are harmless to humans, some species have a poisonous bite. Poisonous or not, these pests can cause serious fright to humans. Whether large or small, spiders are not an insect that you want to see in your commercial office space. Spiders enjoy living in quiet, rarely disturbed corners, so while professional pest control services can eliminate spiders from your office, you can take steps to prevent them from returning by reducing clutter and debris.

4. Ants

Ants enter buildings searching for sources of food, water, and heat and can congregate in large numbers very quickly. These small insects are not dangerous to humans but can be unsanitary and difficult to remove. A pest control expert like Nature’s Balance can help you eliminate ants on your commercial property.

5. Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the most despised insects around—and for good reason. These pests reproduce quickly and can transmit E. coli, salmonella, and other diseases to foods and surfaces. If you spot a cockroach in your office, contact a professional pest control technician for fast help.

6. Crickets

Having even one cricket in the office building is enough to wreak havoc because they make themselves heard! Crickets emit a loud chirping noise, which can seriously disrupt employees’ focus and lower productivity. You’ll want to have a pest control company help you find the offender and seal off any entry points as soon as possible.

7. Seasonal Pests

Here in Utah, commercial spaces are at risk of infestation from several bugs who have a strong presence in certain seasons. These may include earwigs, boxelder bugs, centipedes, and other small bugs that seem to come out of nowhere in large numbers.

Commercial Pest Control in Park City, Utah

If you’re looking to ensure your office or other commercial property remains pest-free, reach out to the pest control professionals at Nature’s Balance Pest Control. Based in Park City, we provide businesses and residents of Midway, Heber City, and the surrounding areas with effective pest control. We offer traditional pest control products as well as natural solutions that are safe for children, pets, and the environment. Contact us today for more information about our commercial pest control services or to request a free quote.