Pests Problems – Most Common in Commercial Buildings

By Cappstone Inc. |

With all the responsibilities and stress that come with running a successful business, pests should never have to be a worry. Pests can cause an array of issues- health risks, damaged property, and make a bad impression on your customers. Here are some of the most popular pests you should be actively preventing in your business:


Rodents like small mice and rats are one of the most popular pests that can occur in a business property. Mice are attracted to the food and water, so business properties and restaurants are an easy place for them to find a food source.

The issue with rodents is not the bits of food they seek, it is the risk they pose on people. Mice and rats are known to directly and indirectly spread  various types of dangerous diseases. These diseases can be spread by saliva, urine, feces, and even bites or scratches. A rodent infestation is not just a group of unwanted guests, it is a serious health risk to the public that is the responsibility of the business to handle.

Roaches and Flies

Cock roaches and flies were ranked the top reported pests. These are probably the pests you think of when you hear that a property has an infestation; the annoying buzzing of flies and glimpses of roaches scurrying across the floor that you see in movies. 

These pests are not just a nuisance, they also pose just as much of a health threat as the first pest mentioned. Much like rats and mice, roaches carry diseases and germs that can cause serious gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses. Roaches also tend to leave behind unpleasant smells and can leave customers feeling squeamish and uncomfortable. 

Flies are a bit less alarming, but they are still referred to as “filth pests”. They pose similar health issues as mentioned before with other pests and can make your business look unsanitary.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are arguably a guest’s worst nightmare when staying somewhere like a hotel or airbnb. These bloodsucking insects feed off people and animals during sleep. The worst part about bed bugs is that no matter how clean a lodging business is, they can be transported into the facility via other guests. Bed bugs can travel in suitcases and clothes, and then spread to areas like  couches and sofas. Because of this, businesses that take in used clothing or furniture are just as susceptible to these pests as hotels. Bed bugs are good hiders during the day, making it hard to immediately know if there is an infestation. The bottom line: nobody wants to share a space with bed bugs, and it is your responsibility to make sure it is prevented at all costs.

No matter what kind of pests pose a threat to your business, they need to be taken care of properly. Keep your business healthy and safe by hiring a professional team today. Our job is pest control so yours does not have to be. 

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