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Common Pests Found in Commercial Properties

Whether you own or manage an office space, restaurant, apartment building, or a healthcare facility, you know that the upkeep is extremely important. You are depended upon to keep the property safe and up to code. Unfortunately, with many shared spaces and common areas, it can be difficult to keep up with everything- pest control in particular. If pests are discovered, it can cause many issues for you and your employees/tenants/clients. Here are some common pests to look out for on commercial properties.


Mice and rats are common in private homes, as well as commercial properties. As it is easy for these critters to squeeze into tight spaces, it is likely that you will find rodents in your building at one time or another. This is why it is important to frequently inspect your property. Look for holes, gaps, or damaged areas as these are easy ways for rodents to enter. 


Although flies do not breed indoors, flies can still be an issue as they find a way into your commercial building. Be sure to properly store food and keep kitchen areas clean. Take care of any areas where there is standing water. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to keep flies out of your building as they will fly in and out as doors are frequently opened. Plan for a pest control professional to help you devise an effective mode of preventative treatment.


You may not even realize the damage that birds can be doing to your building. Birds tend to make nests in or on the rooftop, or in the eaves. Their droppings can cause damage, not to mention creating unsanitary conditions as their droppings and feathers contain parasites and pathogens. Any HVAC equipment can also be affected, as birds are attracted to the shelter and warmth that it provides. 


There are many different species of ants that can find their way into your building. One species, in particular, known as pavement ants, can become a nuisance as they create their nests near foundations, asphalt or sidewalks. Due to parking lots and walkways, these ants can find their way into buildings. Any type of ant will be in search of food, warmth, and shelter as they wind their way into your commercial property.

If you find yourself in need of pest control for your commercial property, be sure to get the proper help. Midwestern Termite & Pest Control provides business owners with invaluable expertise and competent resolutions. Contact us today!

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