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How to Avoid Animal Infestation In Your Business Premises

Do you have infestation problems in your business?

As a business owner you can thank Amicus Environmental for the very helpful information contained within this article, if you have environmental issues within your business premises their team are the experts you should really speak to.


One of the most common peeves that people have today is when visitors linger too long and don’t leave. When you’re tired, or you’ve had a long day at work, the last thing you want is to have them overstay their welcome. Unfortunately, some guests just don’t take hints as well as others. And unless your last name is ‘Do-little’, you won’t be able to ask the mice to politely vacate your premises, or tell the insects and ants that you don’t like it when they join you for breakfast.

If you want to keep your place yours, don’t put out the welcome mat for unwanted guests. Here’s how you avoid animal infestation in your premises.

1. Pet Hate

Flea infestations are surprisingly common. You won’t often hear about them though, because nobody wants to tell you that last Sunday they had you round for flea and cakes, do they? As embarrassing as it may seem, it’s a regular issue, so don’t panic if it happens to you! You do, however, need to make sure a few things are in place to reduce the likelihood of it happening in your building or home.

There are plenty of natural and chemical treatments for your furniture, rooms and pets that can be applied regularly to stop fleas. Get covers for your seats and sofas too; this will stop the little delights from hiding in your furniture! Fleas don’t survive well in cold either, so make sure that you don’t have the heating on if you’re not home. Open your windows and let cool fresh air in whenever you can handle the breeze! Make sure your cats, dogs or other furry pets have regular checkups, and keep an eye on any itching or patchy fur. Job done!

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Getting rid of fleas is an important job.

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2. Oh Crumbs!

The next major cause behind infestation is food. Rodents and pests seem to find their way in somehow, especially in adjoined buildings with wall cavities and cellars. It’s rare that they’ll be sticking around though if they don’t have anything to sustain them. As simple as tidying up your food waste seems, it’s common to leave crumbs and store dry/open food at floor level, which is easy access for animals. Animals are smarter and more resourceful than you think. If you’re not ready to hear the patter of little feet then mop, sweep and vac your floors regularly, and keep easy-to-reach snacks in sealable containers. Rodents will chew through cling-film and cardboard like a knife through butter.

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Leaving out rotten food attracts pests.

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3. Burn Your Bridges

Houses with a cellar and older ventilation or drainage systems are particularly vulnerable, as are semidetached or terraced housing. Mice, rats and other animals can scale a street with ease if everywhere is well connected. Even if you keep the model home, your neighbour may not. Make sure that your house is well sealed; calling on specialist companies for advice and services is a great way to get the job done right the first time, and peace of mind along with it. They’ll also offer other preventative measures, and can take a look at any cavities or potential access/infestation points in the premises.


There are all simple things you can do to help avoid animal infestation in your premises. Plenty of practical tips will make sure you don’t get unwanted visitors that aren’t paying board for their food or accommodation! Depending on the area and the type of building you’re in, you might need a little more than just a regular sweep so, don’t be afraid to call in the experts. Don’t fight a losing battle; win the war before it starts. Avoid unwanted invaders, and keep them out for good!


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