05May
On: May 05, 2016 In: Commercial Services Comments: 0

PESTS THAT LIKE TO VISIT OFFICE BUILDINGS?

 

Almost any pest can crawl, fly, or hitchhike into your building.
Exclusion and sanitation play a big part in controlling pest activity in the office area.

FRUIT FLIES
Feed on yeasts present on ripe fruits and vegetables, food scraps, and sugary liquids. Also found hanging around office/lunch room trash cans including un rinsed recycles.

FUNGUS GNATS
May buzz around your face and computer screen as you’re trying to work. If you notice them, look for the usual culprit—overwatered plants. Fungus gnats will get attracted to any size of plant, small or large.

PANTRY PESTS
Include beetles and moths that lay eggs in nuts, cereal, crackers, and even chocolate. They can show up when someone leaves uneaten snacks in a drawer for months and those snacks contain beetle or moth eggs.
These insects easily spread to other parts of the building.

ANTS
Often come indoors to find food during summer and fall when they no longer find food outside. Rain or irrigation will sometimes drive ants indoors to escape flooded conditions. Ants will look for the smallest to the largest food debris.

AMERICAN COCKROACHES “aka” Water Bug
Can get into buildings by slipping under doorways or entering through underground parking lots. Most species live outdoors, but you may see a few roaches indoors searching for food and water. If you see roaches, don’t spray or use foggers.

RATS & MICE
Squeeze under doors or into holes the size of. They nest in papers and will eat almost anything, including paper, fabric, and plastic. Rats can fit through a ½” inch opening and a Mouse can fit through ¼” inch opening.

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