A business owner’s worst nightmare is bugging. Okay, maybe it’s not the only “worst nightmare” situation for a business owner, but not a desirable situation to encounter at any time. Restaurant owners: the last thing you want to see is a roach in the kitchen. Hotel managers: you don’t want to think about a guest discovering bed bugs. Regardless of your industry, insects in your business are a failsafe way to scare off a client or potential customer.
At Clark Exterminating, we are not only a resource for residential pest control, but we also help local businesses and office buildings keep the bugs away. Whether you own a Little Rock office building, Cabot restaurant, or Bryant strip mall, we can provide you with commercial pest control for your business.
Simple Steps for Success
First impressions only happen once. You have a short amount of time to influence potential customers. Whether we like it or not appearances matter. For business owners that means the interior and exterior appearances of your office space… It’s not enough to be able to provide a quality product or service if a roach crawls across the customer’s foot while visiting your space. That opportunity is lost forever and, thanks to social media, will likely impact the decisions of other customers.
Here are a few simple things that you can do to help combat an insect problem –
• Empty garbage cans at the end of each workday. If a cleaning crew handles maintenance, make sure they know and understand this request.
• Don’t overwater potted plants. Take plants out of the office if you notice gnats.
• Clean dirty dishes, utensils and surfaces at the end of each day.
• Reduce clutter in work areas. Store items away from the floor in cabinets, racks, or bins.
• Keep snacks in sealed containers and never leave ripe fruit out overnight.
What Is Integrated Pest Management?
While there are steps you can take to not attract bugs, no simple step is foolproof. Insects can easily slip through the cracks. Cockroaches can get into buildings by slipping under doorways or entering through underground parking lots. Rats and mice can squeeze through holes you might not notice. This is where Clark’s Exterminating and a pest control plan can help.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is a common-sense course of action to manage pests while eliminating or reducing the use of harmful pesticides. IPM programs for office buildings often focus on preventing pest problems by excluding pests and getting rid of the food, water, and shelter that pests need to survive.
Before any kind of plan is implemented, a pest control tech will inspect the property. Whether it’s an open warehouse or an office building, the tech will walk around and provide a thorough inspection. Based on customer communication and feedback, an IPM program will be developed and implemented to address the specific needs of the business.
Educating the customer along the way is also critical. A good program will include inspections, identifications, evaluations, communication, monitoring, and actions. The IPM is a team effort. Many people will be surprised by the small number of pesticides that are actually needed with a good IPM program. Educating our customers is one of our core values here at Clark Exterminating. We think you have a right to know why we do the job the way we do.
How We Can Help
At Clark Exterminating, we have experience not only in residential pests, but corporate ones as well. Sure – a bug is a bug. However, we understand that different methods are needed for homes, office buildings, and local businesses. Our staff can evaluate your central Arkansas company’s individual needs to come up with the best plan of action.
Call us today at 501-758-0322 if you’re in the Greater Little Rock area or 501-776-1388 in the Benton area.