Pest control is essential in the facilities management industry because pests can cause severe damage to a building or facility and present a health hazard to those who work in or visit the building.
Some of the most common pests that must be controlled in a building or facility include termites, ants, cockroaches, mice, and rats. Rodents can spread diseases like salmonella and hantavirus, while cockroaches can spread disease-causing bacteria like E. coli and Streptococcus. Termites can damage wood structures like floors and walls, while ants contaminate food products with their saliva or faeces.
Pest control is, therefore, an essential part of keeping a building or facility safe and hygienic.
The cost of pest control for facilities management can vary depending on several factors, including the size and type of facility, the severity of the pest problem, and the methods used to address the pests. However, the cost of pest control services will likely range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars per year.
Some standard methods used to control pests in facilities include baiting, trapping, and fumigation. However, if you are experiencing a severe pest problem or your facility is at high risk for pest infestation, more aggressive methods, such as chemical treatment, may be necessary. Always consult a qualified professional before using any chemical treatment to avoid potential hazards and damages.