Rodent infestation is a serious problem especially if you are in a business where cleanliness and sanitation are an utmost priority. Even if you are not from the food business, rats can destroy your inventory for they feed on almost anything- wood, wires, cables, you name it. They climb excellently, making their way even on high parts of warehouses.
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Reasons Why Rodent Infestation Can Affect Businesses
Rodents could remain unnoticed
Rats found in commercial spaces such as hotels and hospitals are often difficult to notice. Like most other pests, they nest in hidden places such as crawlspaces, storage areas, attics, or between walls.
You might not be aware but they have already multiplied in your own business space. The best approach is to partner with a reputable pest control company to monitor your premises and stop the issue before it causes major damages.
Rodents can ruin your reputation
Just imagine the damage rodents can make when customers spot them in your food business. You can instantly ruin the reputation you have worked hard to build for years. Different controversies have terrified business owners because customers can easily capture scenes of rats casually walking in business premises through photo and video.
It will not take long before a rodent sighting ruins your business because in the age of the Internet, people can easily share news like this through business reviews or social media. Worse, they can be a cause for your business to shut down when authorities conduct an inspection. Avoid this by proactively monitoring your area for any presence of rodents.
Rodents are health risks
Rodents are capable of spreading over 35 illnesses, including salmonella, hantavirus, among others. They do not have to bite humans for these diseases to be transmitted. Even their urine, feces, and saliva can bring serious illnesses. They can also indirectly spread diseases through other pests such as fleas, mites, and ticks that feed on their infected waste.
Rodents can cause costly structural damage
Since rats can gnaw on non-food items, they can pose serious threats when they chew on wires, cables, or wood. They can be destruction or worse, they can affect your operations.
Rodents can damage your inventory
As mentioned, rats chew on non-food items and when your warehouse is infested, they can destroy your inventory as they gnaw on wood or plastic materials. They can spoil food or contaminate your goods with their waste as well.
Rodents can distract employees
Aside from posing health risks, rodents can be distractions. Who wants to work in a place that is infested by rodents? If left untreated, they can take a toll on their morale and productivity.
Rodents multiply at an alarming rate, so it does not take long for them to infest your business. From product contamination to structural damage and ruined reputation, this vermin can seriously impact your business. Keep a close eye for their warning signs and act fast. Ask your trusted pest control to perform a thorough inspection.