Why Commercial Properties Should Be Free of Weeds and Pests

If you manage a commercial property, one of your first priorities should be making sure that your property is clean and safe for everybody. That means ensuring that there are no pest infestations, and it also means eliminating weeds. Why exactly is this so important? Here’s a look at why you need to keep both of these menaces off of your commercial property:

Pests can be a health hazard.

Nobody wants to see ants, cockroaches, or other pests swarming inside a commercial building. Having these pests around indicates that the building’s cleanliness standards are weak, and it suggests to the public that anything they buy or eat there may be contaminated. Since pests spread bacteria and viruses, it’s important for the safety of your customers—as well as your building’s reputation—to keep them away.

Pests can cause structural damage.

Some pests, such as termites, can actually damage the building itself. They can endanger the integrity of the structure by damaging support beams, insulation materials, and foundations. Ignoring pest infestations puts the building itself in jeopardy, but you can avoid this problem by calling for pest control services as soon as you spot any signs of an infestation—or, better yet, schedule routine preventative pest control services to stop infestations from happening in the first place.

Weeds harm your public image.

At first glance, weeds don’t seem as hazardous to have around as pests. If you leave weeds to grow, however, they can quickly become a serious problem for your building. If your building is surrounded by weeds, it sends a negative message to passersby about how much you care—or don’t care—about keeping your property clean and tidy. Unkempt weeds can also infiltrate your water pipes and lead to expensive plumbing problems.

Essential Pest Control has extensive experience helping Southern Arizona property owners keep their yards free of weeds and pests. If you’re looking for weed control or pest control services in Tucson, Oro Valley, Vail, or the surrounding areas, you can always count on our team for safe and thorough service. To learn more about our weed control program or pest control services, call (520) 908-6251.

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