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The holidays are right around the corner. The office Christmas party is coming up, and apparently some seasonal pests have invited themselves! It is not too late to eradicate them before they crawl around the catered food and take a swim in the punch bowl. Here are some of the more common seasonal pests that come indoors when it gets chilly outside, and how to deal with them.
From the cookies to the gingerbread house centerpiece on the buffet table, you have spread an invitational feast for mice. Mice will come inside when it is absolutely freezing out and when there is plenty of food everywhere for them to eat. They will crawl up into the walls under the siding or chew through the foundation (if the foundation is not solid concrete). From there, they can find an open vent or chew a hole through the wall into a break room cabinet.
Your best bet is to check the foundation of your office building and look around vents. If you find tiny black specks in the snow or on the roof that look like rotten bits of rice, that is mouse feces. You have found where at least one is entering your building. Move the snow away from the foundation (it acts as a ladder for the mice) and set a trap right there. If the mouse (or mice) ducks out of the building, SNAP, you got it! As for all of those delectable treats and decorations you have, put them into the dumpster outside immediately after the office party has ended.
Your building is warm, and moisture from the plumbing and bathrooms in the building is just the thing to bring house centipedes out of hiding. While centipedes are actually good creatures because they eat other pests (including spiders and roaches!), nobody likes seeing them wiggling past their feet or climbing the office walls. Just make sure that if you choose to spray for centipedes, you are killing their food sources, too.
Really old buildings near water often have a roach problem. Warehouses and waterfront buildings are especially susceptible because of the proximity to the water. However, there is still enough time to decimate the population before everyone shows up for the office festivities.
Like centipedes and other bugs, you have to spray for roaches regularly. In the case of roaches, you can also set roach bait motels to destroy the ones that the spray misses. Your pest control specialist can recommend the most effective roach motels for commercial pest control, and they may even have some on their truck that they can sell you.
Bats, technically, are not pests. However, when their typical winter roosting grounds are blocked off or missing, the bats may return to whatever is most convenient. This includes nice, cozy places in buildings where humans do not typically go, or open floors above your office space that are currently being renovated.
In this case, you will have to call animal control, because you cannot exterminate the bats. They have to be carefully and professionally removed by a wildlife control expert and moved to a comfortable and acceptable roosting ground. For now, just keep the all access doors to this office floor or space closed and locked.
Call Pest Control or Animal Wildlife Control If You Spot Something After Treatment
After you have gone through the rigamarole of removing or exterminating seasonal pests and troublemakers, you should be good to go. If you spot anything else in the next week or two leading up to Christmas, call the experts at a company like Paffy's Pest Control right away. You may need an extra round of spray or traps or more expert help from wildlife control to make sure everything is gone before the office party begins.Share
11 December 2017