Your commercial space may hold more than goods for sale. It may be home to millions of termites in multiple colonies. Gross? Yes!
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination is here with termite prevention tips to help you identify and eliminate termites.
Most commercial buildings are made of cement block which you might think isn’t susceptible to termites but it is. Termites can get in through cracks and crevices that are only as wide as a dime. If the foundation wasn’t treated properly at the time of construction or if it has been compromised, it’s likely there are entry points.
It’s also likely that whatever is in your building is attracting termites. Desks, chairs, bookcases, cardboard, paper products, plants, and food are on a termite menu because they contain a termite’s favorite meal of cellulose.
Termite Prevention Tips
The best commercial termite prevention is to be diligent about inspecting the property.
Understanding the terms of your lease is important especially when it comes to commercial termite control service. If you’re the responsible party, you can arrange for ongoing pest prevention service and address termites as soon as you see evidence of them.
You don’t want an infestation to cause your business to shutdown, even for a day. If you know ahead of time who is responsible, you can take immediate action at the first signs of termites like sawdust-like residue called frass and termite mud tubes.
Termites need moisture to survive so it’s time to check your property for leaks. Stop avoiding the dripping faucet in the restroom and get it fixed. The moisture will attract termites and other unwanted pests.
Encourage employees and tenants to keep food in sealed containers in a centralized area like a break room or kitchen. This will help control termites and other pests like ants, keeping your commercial space safe and healthy.