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Do you remember elementary school days when the physical education teacher would announce a kickball game? The first thing she did was select you and another classmate as team captains. Next, she had your classmates line up so you and the other captain could make your selections. What was the basis for your choice? Athletic reputation. You and the competing captain would choose the best players for your team. Why? Because the more top-quality kickball players, the better the odds of winning. 
 
We all have a reputation for something. People are known for athletic ability, musical prowess, or mathematical abilities. Just as individuals gain a standing amongst peers, businesses have a reputation in the community. As a business owner, you know the value of a reputation and how long it takes to develop a positive prestige in the community. You also understand that a good reputation can quickly evaporate due to poor business practices, scandals, and pests. Cockroaches, rodents, ants, spiders, and other unwelcomed creatures can harm your company.


To avoid losing business from unsightly animals, you need the Fort Worth pest control services of All-Safe Pest & Termite. As a family-owned business since 1984, we understand that each company is unique, and there is no "one size fits all" approach to commercial pest control. Business owners and community members intuitively know that when a company like All-Safe Pest & Termite has a track record decades-long, they can trust us to provide the service we promise. We understand the importance of a good reputation. Our numerous awards and thousands of five-star ratings prove we solve pest control problems for home and business owners. 


Please continue reading our short article so you can be an informed business owner who knows how to protect your business's reputation against pests. 

The Many Pests That Can Invade Your Business


As a business owner, you understand that before you can tackle a problem, you must first identify the issue. So, this is a list of pests that are a problem for many businesses in our area:

  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Stinging insects
  • Termites
  • Spiders
  • Rodents

We will briefly examine each pest to help you understand the steps you can take when making a commercial pest control decision.


The first four pests on our list — ants, cockroaches, stinging insects, and termites — are insects. These pests have six legs, two antennae, compound eyes, a three-part body consisting of a head, thorax, and abdomen, and an exterior skeleton; they may or may not have wings. 


Ants range in size from 1/16 to 5/8 inches, and many have dark bodies, but a few have a lighter color. These pests typically live outside business structures in landscaping mulch, grassy areas, and pavement cracks. Once they enter a business, most species gravitate to areas around leaky pipes, fixtures, drains, or humid parts of the building.


Of the 4,000 cockroach species worldwide, about 70 call America home. German, American, oriental, and brown-banded cockroaches invade businesses in our area. German cockroaches are the smallest of the group (1/2 to 5/8 inches), while American cockroaches are the largest (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches). Like most ants, German, American, and oriental cockroaches live in moist areas in the building behind cabinets, appliances, and cracks. Brown-banded cockroaches do not require a humid environment and live along the ceiling on the top of the cabinetry and ceiling corners. 


Stinging insects include bees, wasps, and various subspecies like hornets and yellow jackets. These flying insects create nests under eaves, trees, shrubs, and the ground, which a client may accidentally disturb when entering your facility. These insects become more of an issue in late summer and early fall when their nests reach capacity, and they become easily agitated due to overcrowding. 


Although many of our clients with commercial pest control services operate out of steel and metal structures, other customers use historic homes and other wooden structures to conduct business in the community. For those who use wood structures, termites can be a problem. Termites are about the same size as many ants (1/8 inch) but do not have a narrow waist or clubbed antennae; they also have a creamy white to dark brown or black body. Although a termite colony consists of a queen, soldiers, workers, and winged reproductive termites, you will see either the flying reproducing termites in the early spring or worker termites.


Spiders are not insects but are arachnids. Instead of the six legs of an insect, they have eight legs. They do not have antennae or wings, and their body has only two segments. Most spiders build webs to snare prey, but several other Texas spiders hunt down prey. Like cockroaches, spiders are active at night.


Rats and mice are rodents. Rats infest the lower levels of a building (Norway rats) or invade the upper areas (roof rats), while mice tend to be on lower levels. Both rodents have a grey or brown furry topside interlaced with black hairs and a light-colored belly. Rats and mice have long tails, but rat tails are scaly and thinner. Rats are about 16 inches long, while mice are approximately nine inches long. 


No matter what insect, arachnid, or rodent is infesting your business, the pest control services for commercial businesses from All-Safe Pest & Termite can solve your problem. 

How Quickly A Pest Infestation Can Damage A Business


The presence of any pest on your premises will damage the reputation of your business. All ants contaminate surfaces and products with bacteria on their feet. If you manage a healthcare facility, pharaoh ants are a concern because open sores and IV bags are an attractant. Unlike most ants, pharaoh ants spread salmonellosis, staphylococcus, clostridium, and streptococcus in medical facilities. Owners of wood facilities need protection against carpenter ants. Although they do not eat wood, carpenter ants bore smooth tunnels into soft, damp wood for nests. Over time, multiple holes deep into the timber weaken it and cause structural damage. 


Because termites create colonies with tens of thousands of worker termites constantly eating wood, they damage wood structures much quicker than the ants. Collapsing structures, warping windows and door frames, and sagging floors are examples of damage termites cause. 


Stings from fire ants cause painful, pustule-filled blisters that itch for several days after the attack. A business owner does not need the hassle of covering medical costs for a customer that steps into a mound on your property. Commercial pest control in Fort Worth is necessary to keep paper wasps, yellow jackets, and other stinging pests from dive-bombing clients when they walk nearby a nest.


Most spiders are a nuisance, but their presence scares many people. The last a business owner needs are frightened customers. Black widow and brown recluse spiders are the two venomous spiders in Texas. A bite from these spiders can trigger severe flu-like symptoms, ulcers, and breathing difficulties. 


Cockroaches spread diseases and trigger asthma and allergy attacks. In addition to some of the same bacterial infections pharaoh ants transmit, cockroaches spread typhoid fever, cholera, and E. coli. They also spread parasitic worms (e.g., dysentery and giardia) and human pathogens. Cockroaches produce a protein that causes rashes, runny nose, itchy eyes, and other symptoms. Rodents also spread similar diseases. 


The best commercial pest control company to protect the reputation of your business is All-Safe Pest & Termite. 

Easy Pest Prevention Tips To Implement In Your Business


Once a technician from All-Safe Pest & Termite eliminates pests from your premises, you can keep them from returning by implementing these easy commercial pest prevention tips:

  • Keep dumpsters closed
  • Clean floor drains regularly
  • Repair leaky pipes, fixtures, and drains
  • Install sweeps under exterior doors
  • Keep indoor garbage cans closed
  • Vacuum the facility consistently
  • Clean employee break rooms daily
  • Remove unused equipment from the location
  • Seal exterior cracks 
  • Close off gaps between pipes and wires entering the facility

When you use commercial pest control near you from All-Safe Pest & Termite, a licensed technician will provide additional tips tailored to your specific location and type of business. 

How To Keep Pests Out Of Your Business For Good


Whether you own a warehouse, medical office, church, retail location, or office building, the best way to keep pests away for good is to use the residential and commercial pest control services of All-Safe Pest & Termite. We will inspect the interior and exterior of your location to determine attractants, entry points, and the type of pest causing the problem. Based on our investigation and personal interview, we will create a custom, flexible treatment plan to ensure the quick eradication of the infestation while working with your company's schedule. 


Our treatments involve low-toxicity dust, liquid and granular products that create long-lasting barriers around your building to end the current infestation and prevent future ones. We will inform you about the treatment options and our process, so you will know what we are doing to protect your employees and customers from pests. Contact us today to learn more and get a free estimate. 

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