At Northwest Pest Control we take the phrase “when the cat’s away the mice will play” quite literally. When offices emptied of people for the holidays leaving behind a dark, quiet space, the door may have been left open for mice to not just play but to move right in. If you returned to work to find chewed cords, a trail of droppings, or even a furry friend scurrying across the floor, call us to get those pests under control.
The problem is that pests can carry germs and disease, and cause extensive damage, and no one really wants to share a space with them. Did you know that you can catch a disease from a mouse not just by being bitten, which we hope is unlikely, but by coming into contact with mouse saliva? The obvious problem is how would you ever know. Most of us know rats can carry the plagues, but rodents are also carriers of the recently found MonkeyPox.
It’s hard to blame the mice, rats, or even squirrels for wanting to find shelter from a Northwest winter. An empty office is dry, warm, and often supplies a pest buffet in the community kitchen or even a desk drawer. The reams of paper are ideal for nest building and water is available right there in the restrooms. Because mice can squeeze into very tiny spaces, those gaps around plumbing fixtures or switch plates, and exterior doors or windows with insufficient seals are prime entryways. Rodents have also been known to hitch a ride on a pallet full of product.
If telltale signs of mice are present when you reopen your office doors, contact Northwest Pest Control. Because we’ve been in the pest control business for decades, we know how to find those hidden openings that welcome in mice and rats. As part of our services, our inspectors go over every inch of your office to identify and eliminate the paths of entry. We then offer both interior and exterior treatments using low-toxic, environmentally-friendly products that remove rodents inside and prevent them from entering from the outside.
We understand that having a pest control team at your business when employees and clients are present may not showcase your business in the best light so we will work with you to create a schedule of inspections and treatments that meet your needs. Call or email us to schedule an evaluation today.