March

06

2014

 
keep your salt lake city business clean and pest free with these tips

Spring is right around the corner and with the beautiful weather comes some not so beautiful pests. Springtime pests like ants, flies and other stinging insects can be a problem for commercial properties. If you have a business, you need to be sure that pests are controlled and not visible to clients or potential clients. Nothing can spoil the impression of a potential customer like a mouse or cockroach.

Maintaining a clean and sanitary facility is important for a variety of reasons. Depending on your particular industry, there may be certain areas that require more attention than others. Let’s look at some of the normal areas that typically need addressed:

  1. Keep all food in sealed containers and not in original packaging.

  2. Keeping employee break areas clean and tidy is also a critical component in pest prevention.

  3. Be sure that all open containers or leftover food is thrown away at the end of the day.

  4. Empty all cups, mugs or plates of food or liquids and try not to leave dirty dishes in the sink.

  5. Be sure all trash is contained and removed on a regular basis.

  6. Make sure employees don’t leave open food packages in their desk. Open packages like chips or crackers can cause a problem fast.

  7. Keeping work areas and surfaces clear of clutter can help prevent problems as well.

  8. Discarded cardboard or paper for recycling can be a problem area if allowed to pile up without regular removal.

  9. Be sure all gutters and outside faucets are in working order and draining off well. This helps reduce available water sources that pests need and are drawn to.

  10. Any foundational cracks need to be sealed. All pipes or wiring coming into the building need to be properly sealed. Keeping these areas sealed helps prevent outside pests from having a point of entry. Seals should be checked on a regular basis.

One of the most important steps with commercial pest control is to have a regular relationship with a pest control company. Sprague has been helping providing pest control services for the past 85 years. Pest control in Salt Lake City is made easier with Sprague’s experience and dedication to each of their clients. We offer pest solutions for many different businesses and industries. At Sprague, we are here to help commercial and residential clients achieve their pest control goals!