Many businesses are under pressure during the current health and economic crises arising from COVID-19. Crucial areas of healthcare and social care workers are at the front line of the battle against COVID-19. Businesses are also supplying a wide range of products and services needed to keep these and all sectors of society running. Pest control plays a critical role in allowing these essential businesses to provide their products and services safely. Regular pest control also helps prevent disease outbreaks as well as reduce the risk of downtime. Pest infestations will delay the return of a building to normal use as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted so by using pest control services, infestations can be monitored and dealt with quickly, reducing costs can significantly.
Different types of pests thrive in urban environments. These pests can carry various disease, contaminate/consume food supplies and cause damage to buildings. Some examples of this damage are:
- Physical damage to the buildings and its fittings
- Contamination of the site (generally from nesting materials and droppings)
- Contaminated surfaces due to pests carrying diseases, creating health risks
Pests can damage many parts of buildings in order to gain access and get around buildings to find food and nesting places. Commercial buildings in all sectors, including hospitals, food processing plants, manufacturing plants, warehouses, education, hotels, restaurants, offices and residential accommodation are at risk as they provide an ideal environment for many of these opportunistic pests. These buildings can provide a perfect refuge for pests to shelter and breed, especially when there has been little to no disturbance from people during the recent lockdown period.
These pests are a risk to the health and wellbeing of both staff and customers. If you haven’t already, check out our blog Dangerous Diseases from Pests. Pests such as flies, cockroaches, rats and mice are common, with some going unnoticed for a time. It’s important to stay on top of and stop the spread of these pests as they can harbour many different diseases that can affect your family and home. In addition to spreading diseases, the presence of pest infestations causes stress and anxiety. If left unchecked, the costs of pest control, cleaning, disinfection and repairs can quickly escalate as a result.
Until the risk of COVID-19 has been eliminated, taking adequate hygiene measures such as a pest control service, will remain an essential part of health and safety practices in a workplace. As a business, you can provide assurance to employees, customers, students, patients or visitors that you’re protecting their health and wellbeing on your premises. A professional pest control service by Hitman can provide an integrated pest management plan that helps control pests efficiently and discreetly to protect the building as well as your stock, equipment and provide a safe place for staff and customers.
Pest Control is an essential service and as such Hitman is ready to take your booking, our trained technicians take all proper precautions to provide this essential service in a safe manner. We can treat inside and outside for cockroaches, silverfish, ants, spiders and more pests. We not only offer our service to homes but also a wide array of commercial businesses including clubs, offices, factories, medical and dental practises, schools, child care centres, universities, hospitals, airports, restaurants and food franchises. We also offer a full 12-month service
warranty on each of these pests. Hitman, make it easy.