Rodent Control in Office Buildings
Got Rodents? Rats!
Along with structural damage to electrical equipment and dry wall, rodents can pose a serious health risk to humans, and have been known to spread more than 35 diseases worldwide. These diseases can be spread through rodent bites, contact with rodent feces, urine or saliva, or by handling the pest. Knowing how to identify, treat and prevent infestations is essential to helping protect your health, property, reputation — and your bottom line. Tenants will rarely tolerate a rodent problem when it comes to renewing their lease.
Why Rodents Like Offices
Office spaces provide a variety of food sources on which rodents can survive and thrive. Often these are in the form of discarded food left in kitchens and other areas. Many employees tend to be careless about clearing their workspace at the end of each day. Office buildings are also warm and usually have low-traffic areas such as storage rooms. This combination offers an ideal locale for one of the world’s most adaptable animals. Property managers should be careful to look out for any tell-tale signs of rodents, such as chewed materials, odor, droppings or noises.
How Rodents are Getting in
Rodents are especially quick learners. If there are gaps in your building’s perimeter, rats and mice can find them. Even very small holes offer a free pass inside. A mouse can get through a hole the size of a dime, and rats only need a hole the size of a quarter.
To help prevent rodents from entering your property:
- Encourage tenants to dispose of food and beverages immediately after use
- Keep kitchen areas clean and all food stored in refrigerators or sealed containers
- Seal all cracks and crevices in exterior walls
Trust the Experts
To help resolve a rodent issue, it’s important to call in a professional. Our commercial pest specialists are equipped with extensive expertise and scientific know-how to help set up a program that’s specifically tailored to your needs.
When you call Orkin, our technicians will identify the problem and its causes before implementing a course of action. Once the present situation is resolved, we’ll continue to monitor the effectiveness of our program and adapt as needed. Orkin’s Office Precision Protection™ program is supported by more than 100 years of research and proven results.
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