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If fruit flies are becoming a common occurrence in your office, it’s time to make a change. And it starts with keeping the fruit out of your desk drawer. Office pests are not only a nuisance, but can cause health problems and damage office building structure and electrical fixtures. Check out these 4 tips for keeping your workplace pest-free.

1. Keep the workplace clean.

Small spills — especially from sticky or sugary substances — are a haven for pests. Keep the workplace clean by immediately wiping up any spills. With proper sanitation and quick reactions, you can drastically limit pest infestation in the workplace. It’s also a good idea to take out the trash on a regular basis, and more often if you’re frequently dumping food items.

2. Keep food on containers.

When you’re finished with your mid-morning snack or even if you’re saving it for the afternoon, but sure to wash the container right away or keep it sealed. Pests love crumbs, and you’re only hindering the problem by leaving unsealed containers on your desk or in the kitchen. That banana in your desk drawer is likely a sure sign you’ll welcome a fruit fly infestation in your workplace.

3. Keep an eye out.

If you see a small pest crawling across the floor, take care of it right away and inspect your office for potential causes. It’s easy to ignore the problem, but it’s critical to combat each problem before it becomes a disaster.

4. Keep up with building maintenance.

Take careful care of plants in your office. They’re a favorite hiding spot for those pesky insects. You should also keep an eye on the vegetation outside your office. Don’t overlook items such as gutters and landscaping that can attribute to pest problems. If you’re experiencing a pest problem in your workplace, call Plunkett’s Pest Control. Our experts have been in the business for over 100 years, and our family-owned and operated company prides itself in timely and effective service. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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