Why is it important to hire a professional?
Pest infestation is not just harmful to employees and customers. It can cause significant damage to properties and the entire business. For example, according to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), damage caused by termites alone reaches tens of millions of dollars each year in Australia. Therefore, it is vital to nip this problem in the bud as soon as it manifests.
Addressing pest problems is not for regular DIYers. Therefore, businesses that think pest control can be handled by their in-house maintenance crew should think again. Pest control is a highly specialised trade, and the health and safety of employees and customers rely heavily on experts in this field.
Table 3 of the Pesticides and Adverse Health Outcomes in Australia by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety reported 302 accidental pesticide poisoning from July 1999 to June 2000. Of these cases, 163 were from the 0 to 4 age group.
What are the benefits of hiring a commercial pest inspections company?
Pointing out the problem is one thing. The next is figuring out what to do about it and who is equipped to handle it. These are just the main functions of a commercial inspection company. Other benefits of hiring them include:
Specialised plans carried out by experts.
Different pests have different characteristics and behaviours. A professional pest inspections company such as Vital Building & Pests Inspection understands the different types of pests. They know the damages a particular type of pest is likely to cause and where to find them.
They also know the best pest control method and how to apply it efficiently and safely. That’s because they have the right equipment and skills to completely exterminate pests from commercial establishments. In addition, they know what chemicals are harmful to humans and are trained to handle them properly to prevent accidental pesticide poisoning.
Eliminate health risks for employees and customers alike.
The old cliche “health is wealth” rings true when it comes to people making the business run and those that keep it alive. Encountering pests such as rodents and cockroaches is gruesome and unsightly. It also poses the risk of spreading diseases from these pests to humans.
Pests carry and spread diseases such as leptospirosis, rabies and Lyme. They can also trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions. Cockroaches and other pests also carry more than 30 species of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella. They can easily pass these on to unsuspecting humans through direct contact or by ingesting contaminated food.
Some of these illnesses can be fatal, so business owners and managers should do everything to prevent their employees and customers from being exposed to such health risks. An experienced commercial pest inspections company can help mitigate such risks.
Stops pest growth and prevents them from coming back.
Pests are good at hiding. They build their nest where it is difficult to find. Good thing pest inspection companies are just as good at finding them. They look for places where pests grow or can multiply. Their comprehensive report will be able to guide pest control companies to seek out and destroy the nests of these pests.
The report will also allow them to plan the techniques and chemicals to use to ensure that the infestation does not occur again. A good pest control company utilises a multifaceted approach, meaning they can eliminate several, if not all, types of pests plaguing a business at the same time. In addition, they have the latest equipment and methods necessary to ensure that all pests are exterminated completely at the source.
Helps to prevent collateral damage.
Hiring a commercial pest inspections company can help save the business from incurring additional damage. For example, termites not only destroy wooden flooring and ceiling; they also eat chairs, tables, cabinets, and other wooden furniture on which they can get their hands (or teeth!). This can get highly expensive and time-consuming to fix.
Paintings, portraits, antiques and other valuable pieces are also not safe from these pests. Hiring a good pest inspection company can prevent these priceless and irreplaceable pieces from getting damaged.
Helps to maintain business reputation.
Reputation takes years to build but could be gone in the blink of an eye. If customers see rats or cockroaches running around an establishment, the business has a lot to lose. People tend to talk about things like this. So, if potential customers hear about them, there is a high probability that they will not come into the shop.
Businesses in a sensitive industry stand to lose so much more. Imagine hotels and restaurants infested with these pests, especially rodents and cockroaches. They will surely lose their patrons as well as occasional customers. After all, nobody wants to eat or sleep in a place where pests are free to run around.
Government health inspectors are unforgiving when it comes to pest infestation. Worse than paying a fine, business establishments that are caught with this problem may even lose their licence. This is why businesses in the food and hospitality industries rely on good pest inspection companies to keep their businesses open.
Call Vital Building Inspections Sydney to get rid of pesky pests.
You can’t leave problems such as vermin to chance. With Vital Building Inspections Sydney, you are in good hands. We have been in the building industry for more than 18 years. Our experience spans assessing, repairing, and renovating properties that have structural issues.
Our team also fixes properties that have been damaged by environmental elements and pest infestation. If you are in the Greater Sydney area, you can count on us to provide you with just a comprehensive building inspection.