Most home owners know the importance of pest control. Whether you’ve had to address termite damage, been surprised by a cockroach invasion, or have learned from experience that it’s best to treat regularly before bugs get in, you probably know the benefits and reasons for quality, professional pest control and extermination services.
That said, if you own a business, you may not have thought about pest control for your office, restaurant, warehouse, or building. But these buildings need pest treatment as much as—if not more than—your home does.
3 Reasons why businesses need pest control:
1. Insects and rodents can destroy valuable business property and inventory. Termites will eat office walls. Rats will make holes and eat stored food or grain. Carpenter bees can collapse structures. To protect your business and its inventory, you need regular, preventative pest control.
2. Customers hate bugs. One ant or roach spotted in a restaurant can lead to bad reviews and customers who will never return. When clients see bugs of any kind in a business, they assume you are dirty or unclean – and this can look especially bad for food-service, health care, spa and other services. Don’t risk one bug turning away your clientele – schedule regular, preventative pest management.
3. Wood-destroying insects affect property loans. Just like when buying a house, banks and other loan-making organizations in South Carolina and North Carolina often require a Wood Infestation Report (also known as a CL-100 or Damage Warranty and Termite Letter). This document, prepared by a pest-management technician, informs the bank if the property (for residential or business use) has damage from insects or current insects living in it. The presence of termites, carpenter bees or carpenter ants can lower the value of your property and even prevent you from getting a business loan to buy it. Hire a professional to assess termite damage, then schedule regular treatments to prevent future insect infestation.
It just makes good business sense: protect your assets, keep your office clean, and don’t freak out your customers -- hire a professional pest control company today. A trained professional will inspect your business and provide quarterly pest control spray to ensure your office, warehouse, retail store or restaurant remains free of insects and pests. Call now to set up your business pest control plan.
Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing has been serving families and businesses in North Carolina and South Carolina for over 60 years, and we look forward to serving you. We are happy to provide free estimates with absolutely no obligation to you.
Thompson Brothers does an excellent job spraying my home throughout each season to keep unwanted pests out. They are locally owned and customer service is a top priority.
We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.