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How Pests Can Kill Your Business

Ed Robinson | Posted on September 20, 2018

Bugs are bad for business.If you run a business or even if you’re in management, you know that you have to keep on top of so many different things.  You have to keep track of and supervise employees; make certain payroll and other expenses are met, stay on top of sales and other revenue sources and constantly think of ways to grow your business. There’s also day to day matters that you have to take care of. Some of these are small matters, but sometimes they can be a major crisis. One thing that certainly qualifies as a crisis is a pest infestation. If your business is being overrun by pests, you need to take care of the problem immediately and smart business owners will work on pest prevention before it becomes a crisis. Either way, you need Arrow Exterminating for your commercial pest problem.

Make Arrow Your Commercial Pest Control Specialist

Arrow Exterminating can make your business a pest-free zone. Our experts can do a thorough inspection of your business and implement pest prevention strategies. If you do have an infestation, we can take care of that as well. We serve businesses and homeowners throughout Long Island and the five boroughs of New York City. We know that maintaining good pest control practices can be critical to your business and we want to tell you how pests can kill your business.

Business and Pest Problems

According to the International Facilities Management Association Journal FMJ, damage to businesses from pest infestations goes beyond immediate financial loss, although that shouldn’t be ignored. A 2014 survey found that US businesses lost $6.8 billion due to pest problems. Pest infestation will also damage the reputation of your business and it can open you up to fines and claims against your company or organization. Forty-two percent of U.S. businesses have lost at least one work day as a result of pest infestation. Pests can carry diseases, which make employees sick.

The journal suggests taking a proactive approach to pest control, including blocking areas where pests can get in and training staff to limit access to food, which can attract pests.

Staying Compliant with the Law

Another way you can hurt your business is not staying compliant with the law. You need to be aware of the various agencies that regulate commercial pest control. According to New York City’s government website, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the production, transport, sale, use, and disposal of pesticides, while the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is responsible for administering and enforcing New York State pesticide law. This includes registering pesticides with the DEC before they can be used in the state. Pesticide applicators must be certified by the state as well, which is why you need a licensed business like Arrow. If you own a business and want to apply pesticides, you also have to register with the DEC.

There are also local laws that apply including New York City laws about notifying neighbors when you use pesticides. Nassau County’s website gives information about pests for county residents. Suffolk County posts their pest control law online.

Protect Your Business with Arrow Exterminating

If you run a business, you need to protect it or it will cost you. Even if you don’t see signs of an infestation, you need to make certain it stays that way. The experts at Arrow Exterminating can help. Contact us today.

 

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