How clean is your office really? What if it’s the one thing you didn’t think of? You live in a modern society where everything is clean right? Wrong.
Our lives are still littered with possible health dangers. You’ll only realize them once they start affecting you. On a commercial property, these effects can impact you and other people’s lives. And what if you realize the problem too late?
Even if your premises’ health and safety guidelines are up to date you’re at risk. Pests and the dangers surrounding them have a knack for hiding until it’s too late to do anything about it.
Professional pest control services are skilled to identify them. Are you? It’s smart to listen to some clichés. Prevention is better than cure.
Well Known Pests
Out of sight out of mind right? This is unfortunately true. Many people delay dealing with potential threats because pests aren’t seen or heard. This doesn’t mean they’re not there.
- Cockroaches in office kitchens, desks, and store
- Bedbugs on office seats, lounge seats, and waiting room chairs.
- Roof rats eating office wiring, files, and documents.
- Mosquitoes loom around the office at night.
- Sugar ants scavenging for sugary droppings.
- Termite eating away the office building timber.
- Covid-19 contamination around the office.
- Mold growing in damp rooms.
Clues to Identify Pests
You’ll be smart to educate employees about identifying everyday pests. They leave telltale signs. Unfortunately, they’re too small to notice sometimes. You have to consciously seek them out.
- Rodents: Who opened the bag of food you thought was sealed? That could be a mouse or rat. You’ll be surprised at the neatness of their handiwork. A small neat hole is all they need to contaminate your food. They may also leave some droppings or you’ll see holes in your building’s woodwork.
- Cockroaches: They’re usually too fast to be caught in the act. But parts of their shed skin may be left all over your building.
- Fleas: You’ll probably only know of fleas when you see their bite marks on your skin.
Hazards from Pests
If you’re a nature lover you don’t like the idea of killing living things. But what if the backlash is too difficult to manage later on?
Here’s what you stand to lose:
- Mice and other rodents:The scary part is you don’t have to see them get sick. Contaminated rats’ decaying waste expels dangerous particles into the air. You can inhale it and develop dangerous diseases such as leptospirosis that attacks many organs.
- Cockroaches:It’s a myth that dirty rooms attract cockroaches. They simply enter in search of food and warmth. But they carry parasites from the sewers they dwell in. When they die or shed skin some particles become airborne. These have adverse effects on asthmatics and people with allergies.
- Insects:If you thought fleas were bad because of the bites, did you know they can cause tapeworm? Make sure a lack of hygiene doesn’t cause someone to become sick with a 50ft worm.
Are you prepared for the following facts?
The Little Known—and even More Dangerous—Facts
I’m not trying to scare you. But we can’t ignore the consequences of certain facts. We tend to forget the close proximity of some highly unhygienic areas around the office. No employee can avoid these areas.
Managing commercial properties call for adequate cleaning and maintenance to keep these consequences to a minimum.
Hygiene has a direct impact on your employees. Did you know over 90% of employees contract diseases from their offices? This impacts:
- Healthcare costs
- Your profit margins
- The office’s productivity level
Your responsibility is towards your employees and your business.
Why Clean Your Office?
Employing workers for daily cleaning will save you money.
Each day communal areas aren’t cleaned you increase the risk of bacterial infections by 31%. This means employees may have to put in sick leave.
Office desks are known to carry many germs. But they’re less dangerous areas if only one person works there. We are usually immune to the germs we already carry.
But how clean is your communal areas:
- Buttons on a water dispenser is a high-risk area for catching germs
- Washroom taps are known to spread diseases
Each time one of these items is cleaned the risk is minimized.
How long do you want to risk employees’ health?
Does your skin crawl as much as mine did when I first realized these facts? It required a huge cleanup process to make me sleep sound at night. How do the employees at your office feel about general hygiene? Their paranoia may not be displaced. If cleanliness isn’t a priority you won’t pick up on potential dangers. Don’t hesitate to contact +254737898884, +254759292158, +254789231328, +254742448334, or drop an email to to get a free quote in office cleaning services or Office Fumigation & Pest Control.