Homeowners and businesses around the world have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Essential services have continued to operate during this time, but with the current conditions, everyone has had to change their practices. From London to New York, houses and workplaces have been massively impacted.
Many property owners are now looking to pest control services to help them during these trying times. Below we’re looking at some of the ways pest controllers have been helping to reopen businesses.
Carrying Out Essential Pest Control
During lockdown a lot of buildings have been left empty. With little to no human activity, the spaces are now at greater risk from pest infestations. An empty building is the ideal habitat for a multitude of pests.
Pest control is essential for all businesses that want to reopen now that lockdown measures are being lifted, says Glen from Diamond Pest Control. Businesses that have been allowed to continue to operate in London during the lockdown also need protection from pests. This is where pest controllers have been helping during the pandemic.
Many urban areas have been shut down because of the spread of Coronavirus. With the closing down of shops and restaurants, many pests have had their food sources cut off. This has led to more pests infesting empty buildings and homes, especially in the larger cities.
Having a pest management programme in place in your business is so important for the prevention of:
- Physical damage to the property
- Large infestations that are difficult to eradicate
- The spread of diseases through faeces and dirt
Providing Hygiene Solutions
A lot of London pest control companies work with hygiene businesses that help provide solutions for firms that want to reopen. Maintaining high levels of hygiene is of utmost importance right now, so it’s no surprise that pest controllers are also helping with hygiene solutions too.
The new normal for many properties will be sanitising surfaces and the air – both of which are ways that the virus can spread. Using hygiene services from specialist pest controllers can help to provide a safe environment for employees to return to work. There are three crucial areas that they will look at when visiting your business.
- How to keep surfaces clean using disinfectant sprays. For areas with more human contact, extra protection must be put in place and any disinfectants used must be proven to work against Covid-19.
- How to integrate hand hygiene solutions like antibacterial gels and soap dispensers. No touch taps may need to be installed.
- How to keep the air purified with carbon filters and HEPA units. These help to remove viruses that are airborne, preventing the further spread of any bacteria that may be present in the air.
Deep Cleaning Premises
If you take a look at local pest control websites, you’ll probably notice that they are now offering deep cleaning as well as pest control services to their clients. Premises like offices, schools, care homes, shops, hotels and even restaurants can all benefit from services like this. The pest controllers can visit the property and decontaminate it fully after there has been an infected person in contact there or just as a precautionary measure.
Having a professional deep cleaning service provides a higher level of cleaning and hygiene than an in house team would be able to do. Fumigation has been one of the best ways to clean larger areas. PPE is used at all times and any treatments should comply with safety regulations regarding social distancing.
The Bottom Line
Using the services of a pest controller right now could end up saving your business money. Having them come in to do a deep clean can also help to put your staff and customers minds at ease when you can reopen your doors to the public. Give anyone that is visiting your property the utmost confidence that the premises is safe and that you have taken every measure necessary by using the help of your local pest control company.