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Pest Control Tips for Businesses

Posted on April 8th, 2019 by Knockout Pest

Preventative commercial pest control is a necessity. It can save business owners time, money, and their reputation. In today’s world, one negative post on social media can be a determining factor in the success or demise of a business. Someone discovering a pest on your premises is a property manager’s nightmare.

Below are 6 tips to prevent pests from invading your business or property.

  • Install door sweeps – Pests find entry through the smallest cracks, so it should come as no surprise that doors provide easy access for pests to enter your property. Prevent mice and insects from crawling through the small gaps under the door with door sweeps.
  • Inspect the drains – This is especially important where food is involved. We think any food that goes down the drain is gone for good. Small particles are often left behind and the odor attracts pests. Routine drain inspections are essential to keeping pests out of your sink or floor drains.
  • Minimize landscaping – When it comes to landscaping, we give the same advice to homeowners and property managers. Keep bushes and trees as far away from the property as possible. If you have bushes, make sure to keep them trimmed. Certain species of plants and flowers are more likely to attract pests. Speak with your landscaper to identify the best option for you.
  • Keep trash bins at a distance – If there’s one thing that attracts pests, it’s garbage. It doesn’t take long for critters to wander from the garbage to inside the property. Keep trash bins far away from the property and be sure they are equipped with lids that securely shut.
  • Eliminate sources of standing water – Bird baths, plant pots, and over watered  lawns can attract mosquitoes. Look around your property and remove standing water.
  • Find a pest control partner you can trust – Your pest control provider should evaluate your property conditions and develop a preventative plan to minimize your risk of pest prevention.

Knockout Pest Control provides commercial and residential pest control services. If you suspect your property has a pest infestation, or you’re looking for preventative maintenance, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

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