If you are seeing cockroaches in your building, you need to do everything you can to get them out. You do not want a customer seeing cockroaches as this will give a bad impression on you. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to take care of this problem and prevent them from coming back.
Hire a Pest Control Company
Cockroaches can multiply very quickly and before you know it your building will be infested with them. Because of this, your best bet is to hire a pest control company in the beginning. There are DIY things you will find that you could try on your own, but they usually do not work well enough or fast enough.
A pest control company will come to your building and spray when your business is closed. They will first determine the type of cockroaches you have. One common type found is the German cockroach. This will help them develop the plan to kill them.
The contractor may need to come back a second or maybe even a third time to spray your building. This is because there may be some cockroaches that hid very well or there may be eggs that the spray did not kill.
The pest control company can help you determine how the cockroaches are getting into your building. This could be tiny holes or cracks that the cockroaches could easily fit through. If so, you need to fill these holes or cracks in which can be done using caulking. You also may have openings around your windows that can be taken care of by replacing the weather stripping or you may need new windows.
Along with these things keep countertops clean and free from food. This is especially true if you have a breakroom where your employees eat. Sweep the floor after the break room is used to remove any food crumbs.
If you have any employees that eat at their desk tell them to thoroughly clean when they are finished eating. Moisture is another thing the cockroaches look for so make sure you have no water leaks in your building, such as from plumbing pipes or a leaky faucet in the bathroom.
Ask the pest control company any questions you have about cockroaches and they can answer them. They can also give you many more tips to prevent these insects from coming back again.
To learn more, reach out to a commercial pest control service in your area.