Keeping the premises clean and free from pests is the number one concern for commercial property owners. Pests are more than a nuisance. They are a great health risk that if not controlled will leave a negative image about your business. That's why it's a good time to schedule a fall commercial pest checkup here in Phoenix.
The reality is that pests crave warmth. Having a business located in areas like Arizona, fall is the active time for most pests. This means that you should schedule a commercial pest control checkup during the season.
Pests that you should look out for this fall
Here are some common pests you'll find this fall in the Phoenix metro area—especially in places of business:
Bed bugs are the most feared pests in hotels, resorts, and, well, almost any type of business. Failure to deal with bed bugs swiftly and decisively can result in the destruction of the business, whether through a bad reputation or even litigation from impacted guests.
It's important for both residential homes and commercial buildings to call KY-KO for a free inspection if bed bugs are suspected. However, in the case of the latter, it's essential that the issue be dealt with immediately.
In Phoenix, commercial bed bug cases spike in the fall. Why? Returning snowbirds from other states— along with tourists coming to the Valley after the long, hot summer—inadvertently bring this pest back with them.
That's why one of the main things we check for during a fall commercial pest checkup is bed bugs.
Yes, the bark scorpion is a summer pest. Scorpions typically hibernate or become less active during the colder months of the year. However, Phoenix homeowners can see them year round, and the same is true for local businesses. In the fall, the weather stays warm enough to permit scorpions to be active.
One factor that might keep you up at night: thanks in part to the city's heat island effect and a warming climate that sees warmer-than-average falls and springs, scorpion season is being extended. As part of our fall commercial pest checkup, we'll look for scorpions at your place of business.
Rodents such as mice and rats can cause extensive damage to your business. They are also a great health risk. Controlling these pests should be a priority during the fall. The rodents usually enter through a hole the size of a coin, and are found in cupboards and spaces between walls.
Besides being disgusting and an instant restaurant-killer, cockroaches also carry with them a lot of harmful pathogens, making them a great health risk. They are attracted to moist areas such as kitchen and bathroom.
Like scorpions, roaches prefer the warmer temperatures of the Phoenix summer. But, they're active all year round and find places to survive and thrive. If you see one cockroach, there's more: call KY-KO Pest for a free pest checkup.
Here's an Arizona pest that's actually more active in the colder months than in the warmer ones. Termites are active during the fall. If left unaddressed, a termite infestation can quickly spread that can cause major structural damage to the property.
KY-KO offers free termite inspections for businesses here in the Valley. If you suspect you have termites, give us a call to have one of our pest technicians come out.
Mosquitoes are also active during the fall. They not only cause itchy bites, but also can spread West Nile Virus. To eliminate the threat from the property, it's essential that you schedule a commercial pest control check-up.
Call KY-KO Pest Prevention for your fall commercial pest checkup
Commercial properties have specific pest control requirements that need custom solutions. It requires specialized pest control experts to identify and eliminate pests from the property. Call KY-KO Pest Prevention for commercial pest removal services.
Our experienced professionals can eliminate the above and different types of pests from the property. Call us today for your fall commercial pest checkup.