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Written by Tim Denner
on December 08, 2020

Owning a business comes with a long to-do list and an even longer list of things that regularly cause concern. When you started your business, you may have thought that your primary focus would be on matters that directly impact the daily operations of your business. The reality is, however, that there are a number of factors that can impact your business but are not part of daily operations. For example, having a termite infestation in your building will not have an immediate or direct impact on daily operations. However, as the infestation grows and termites cause damage there will come a time when termite activity starts to impact customer activity. Customers cannot come to your place of business if it is shut down for termite fumigation or undergoing repairs because of termite damage. Fortunately, you can prevent many of the consequences that come with a serious termite infestation if you avoid the common mistakes business owners make when it comes to termites.

Skipping out on regular termite inspections

Skipping out on regular termite inspections is a common mistake that business owners make when it comes to termites. A professional termite inspection is the quickest and most accurate way to determine if your business has an infestation. A termite professional has the training and experience to identify termite activity. Catching an infestation early will help you stop termite damage from worsening. It is simple – and usually free – to get a termite inspection. Taking the time to schedule a termite inspection has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in repairs and lost revenue.   

Delaying treatment

Another common mistake business owners make when it comes to termites is delaying treatment. You are busy and do not have time to deal with anything that is not absolutely necessary. Getting treatment for an active termite infestation is absolutely necessary. Termites eat away at wood around the clock. These pests have the potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage to your building. Hiring a termite professional to provide treatment is the quickest and most efficient way to stop the damage from continuing. Delaying treatment is a big mistake because it allows the damage to continue. Delaying treatment also allows the infestation to continue growing. A smaller infestation is easier to treat and can often be done without structural fumigation. If it grows too large, however, you will be faced with shutting down your location for several days or weeks so it can be properly fumigated.

Not setting up preventative services

Preventing a termite infestation is the best way to protect your business and your bottom line from damage. It is easy not to think about the possibility of termites at your business until termites actually become a problem. Ignoring the threat of termites is a big mistake. Each year termite swarmers set out to find new places to infest. Your business is at risk for a new infestation every time this happens. Preventative services like baiting stations can help protect your property from future issues.

It is not complicated to avoid the common mistakes that business owners make when it comes to termites. The first step is to schedule a professional termite inspection. Once the inspection is complete you need to set up treatment right away and/or make a plan for preventative services. The initial time you spend to schedule an inspection, treatment, and preventative services will set your business up to be protected from termites going forward.

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