Mask mandates are disappearing, hospitalization rates are shrinking, and the world seems to be returning to a post-pandemic state. With everyone feeling safer, many offices are welcoming back employees. But before you open those doors, make sure nothing moved into the empty halls while you were all away. A shuttered building can be a prime spot for insects and rodents to take up residence.
When the pandemic started forcing closures, many businesses shut down quickly leaving behind stockpiles of paper products and foodstuff such as that morning coffee supply. Employees also may have left a box of crackers in their desk drawer, or candy in a bowl. All of these items when left unattended can become a tempting buffet for pests. And with no one there to notice the small crack in the ceiling that formed, or an expanding gap around a window, the welcome mat was put in place for rodents and insects alike. What better place to make nests and build a family than one that is protected from the elements and free of predators!
The problems from pests can be many. They can leave behind egg cases, droppings, and stains that can cause odors, aggravate allergies, and even be a health hazard. Ants and termites can chew through walls and framing, and mice can chew through just about anything. With no human interaction, pests can build nests and easily and quickly multiple until you find a full infestation when you reopen the door.
You and your employees have already been through enough over the past few years without having to worry if your office was taken over by 4, 6, or 8-legged creatures. Northwest Pest Control can take your worries away as we offer both interior and exterior treatments, removing not only the bugs that got inside, but creating a barrier to prevent any newcomers from moving in. Our low toxic, environmentally-friendly products assure employees can return to a safe welcome. We can work with you to create regularly scheduled inspections and treatments to ensure whether your doors are open or not, your office is protected. Call or email us for quotes and recommendations.