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Written by Fernando Munoz
on June 25, 2019

There are a number of pests that can put the success of your business in jeopardy. If you own a restaurant or some other type of food establishment you know that roaches and rodents are a serious threat.  Those pests can contaminate food, scare away customers, and even get you shut down by the health department. If you have a store that sells clothing or home goods bed bugs can cause big problems. There is also a less obvious pest that has the ability to put the success of your business in jeopardy-the termite. Termites can put the success of your business in jeopardy in a different way than the other pests mentioned above. A serious termite infestation that requires fumigation can lead to you having to close your business down for several days. The cost to repair termite damage can eat away at your profits and money set aside for other elements of your business. As a business owner it is important for you to proactively protect your business from the threat of termites.

Time closed down for fumigation

Structural fumigation is a process where your property gets encased in a tent and filled with termiticide. The chemicals used in structural fumigation can permeate walls and get to all of the termites that have infested your property. If your business needs structural fumigation it means that you will have to close your doors for several days. This process requires that all living things be out and food either be removed or protected. It can take several days for fumigation to be completed and the property to be deemed safe for re-entry. A closure like this can lead to lost profits and potentially lost customers. The best way to prevent an infestation from reaching this level is to get regular termite inspections.

Cost of repairs from damage

Repairing termite damage can be very costly. If a termite infestation goes unnoticed for a long time you could end up with extensive damage. Termite damage is often structural which makes it essential to address it in order to avoid secondary damage. This means that you may have to use money you set aside for other areas of your business to repair termite damage. You can keep termite damage from building up by catching activity as quickly as possible. Working closely with a termite professional is a proactive way to protect your business from costly termite damage.

Termites are not typically thought of as one of the most problematic pests for businesses. But the reality is that they have the ability to cause real and expensive problems. You can protect your business from the threat that termites pose by getting your property inspected for termites and having it treated immediately if an issue is discovered. Moving forward, you can set up a schedule for regular termite inspections based on the history of your property and the recommendation of your termite professional. These simple steps will help protect your business from the threat of termites.

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