With commercial enterprises thriving in West Dorset, backed by a strong tourist economy, businesses of all sizes need help with their pest control.
Another particular problem for hotels, hostels and B&B venues comes in the form of bed bugs. As travellers come and go, they often take these insects with them, meaning infestations can spread quickly in a popular tourist destination such as West Dorset. With so many different threats from different species, pest control in West Dorset is of vital importance to all business owners.
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to pests and is often the most economical way to deal with them. There are a number of reasons for this. The presence of pests in any commercial establishment can have serious financial implications for business owners, so it’s imperative that infestations are not allowed to establish in the first place.
Rats and Mice
Pests cause damage. Rats and mice, for example, have incredibly sharp incisor teeth that grow continuously throughout their lifespans. This growth needs to be kept in check, which means these rodents need to wear their teeth down by gnawing. Any hard material is suitable for this purpose, including wood, metal and masonry. They will chew through walls, skirting boards, beams, furniture, fixtures and fittings, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
They have even been known to chew through electrical wiring, damaging machinery and electrical equipment and posing a fire hazard.
Anything rodents damage will need to be either repaired or replaced, incurring significant costs for the business. Investing in a preventative pest control solution delivered by local specialists can save business owners money by eliminating any potential threat of expensive damage an infestation may cause.
Pest control in West Dorset is also vital for business owners in terms of ensuring health and safety. As well as hard materials, rats and mice will also chew through softer items such as cardboard and paper when scavenging for food or gathering materials to build their nests. For West Dorset businesses that store or serve food, this poses the threat of food contamination. If an infestation is discovered, all potentially contaminated food items will need to be destroyed and replaced. and the business may need to cease trading while the infestation is dealt with.
Cockroaches and Bed Bugs
Cockroaches pose a similar threat. Like rats and mice, these insects are scavengers. They scurry around at night looking for organic matter to feed on, including fresh food and meat, as well as decaying matter and sewage. Cockroaches pick up and carry a number of harmful bacteria on their travels and contaminate any surfaces or foodstuffs they come into contact with – all of which must be destroyed if their presence is discovered.
Cockroaches aren’t the only insect that can cause expense for businesses in Dorset. In the case of a serious bed bug infestation, hotel, hostel and B&B owners may face the expense of replacing all bedding including linen, pillows and mattresses.
Pest control for West Dorset businesses isn’t just about protecting against the financial costs of physical damage. Any infestation that presents itself will also incur intangible costs, including reputational damage and productivity losses.
Pest infestations of any nature rarely escape public attention. In the social media age, a business that suffers from a pest control issue will almost certainly find the news publicised very quickly on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as popular review sites like TripAdvisor. The effects of such negative publicity can last a long time, resulting in serious losses in brand value and custom.
It is only with an ongoing commercial pest control contract in place that businesses can be sure that they never have to face such an issue.
An infestation of pests may lead to investigations from the environmental health authorities. If the business is found not to be taking adequate pest control provisions, it may face fines, litigation and in severe cases, either temporary or permanent closure of the premises – a situation that no business can afford to contend with.
Pest control for West Dorset businesses is an imperative, for the financial risks of doing nothing but hoping that an infestation of rats, mice, cockroaches, bed bugs or any other species never takes hold are simply too great.
Pest Control Dorset – Baroque Pest Services
The most economical way to deal with pests is to take preventative action now – even if you haven’t identified a pest problem in your premises.
Baroque Pest Services has been designing and implementing affordable and cost-effective pest control solutions for businesses in West Dorset for over 30 years. Our pest control service begins with a free consultation and risk assessment. We will then tailor a commercial pest control contract that suits your business’s precise needs and budget.
Baroque Pest Services serves all kinds of industries including: Bars, Pubs, Cafés, Restaurants, Hotels and B&Bs, as well as Nursing Homes, Factories, Warehouses and Organic Farms. Contact your local pest control specialist today for a free quotation.
Baroque (SW) Limited was a family business established in October 1988 based in Plymouth. Over 30 years Baroque grew to become the most well-known regional pest control company in the South West of England before joining forces with Safeguard Pest Control in August 2018. As part of the Safeguard family, customers continue to receive exceptional pest control, bird control and washroom services. Every customer is important to us and we take pride in providing a top quality, reliable service. Our emphasis is on serving the customer to the best of our ability and building a long-term relationship of mutual trust and friendship. We have service technicians local to all areas of the South West Counties, so our customers can receive a prompt service from a technician who is familiar with the area and premises. Our experienced office staff are available from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday to answer any customer queries and give advice.