You know what happens in the summer. Your gym empties out as the fitness enthusiasts turn to outdoor workouts, or simply take extended vacations. With the workout spaces relatively empty the past couple of months, it may have been the perfect time for mice, ants, roaches, or any type of pest to make locker rooms and juice bars their own. Before you welcome back the fall and winter gym rats, contact an experienced pest control professional to inspect the premises and remove any unwanted visitors.
Pests overall are shy creatures making quiet buildings attractive to them. They also tend to prefer dark and moist–just like those shower areas. Throw in lots of places to hide like weight racks, in piles of mats, or where there is stored food like those protein powders, and pests have found their 5-star resort. No matter how often your staff and even patrons clean, pests can always find their way inside.
Flies can get inside simply by taking advantage of an open door. A tear in a screen caused by a branch blowing too close in a summer storm can be an entryway for termites or ants. Any air conditioning line with even the smallest gap where it enters the building is an easy opening for a mouse. Many of these pests travel in packs, so where there is one, others will follow. And given enough time, they tend to multiply wherever they make their new nests. But because gyms are often vast spaces, and relatively empty this time of year, pests may go undetected for quite some time.
That’s why you need to call in expert pest inspectors. Our professional teams will check corners, closets, lockers, and drains for signs of any type of infestation. We might spy a little mound of sawdust that could indicate termites, spot mouse droppings, or find tiny holes in stocked food and nutritional supplies. We will look carefully and listen for any signs of any unwanted guests and then follow those signs to lead us to where they have taken up their living quarters.
We will also inspect the exterior of the gym as many pests begin their journey inside by hopping from their outdoor nesting areas—like in shrubs or that rotting bench that hasn’t yet been replaced—right onto a window that offers an easy way to get inside.
Once we find pests we can eradicate them with our low toxic, environmentally-friendly pesticides that are approved by the EPA. You can rest easy knowing that eliminating pests won’t put anything harmful into the air or onto the surfaces where soon many fitness enthusiasts will be returning. Our work is also not just a once-and-done. We can work with you on a preventative program that can be implemented year-round on a schedule that works for you.
Before your patrons return from their summer vacations and outdoor workouts, contact us to ensure only the yogis, bodybuilders, and treadmill junkies are making your gym their own.