You did everything in your power to prevent an office pest problem, but sometimes, the inevitable happens. If you're facing a pest problem in your business office and are preparing for fumigation, consider the three tips offered below on how to prepare your office and your employees for the process.
Ask Your Employees to Help With the Preparations
The best way to ensure a successful fumigation is to get your employees onboard and educated about the fumigation process and all that it entails.
A great way to do this is to provide your employees with a basic rundown of the process (why it's being done, how long it will take, what can be done to prevent the pests from returning in the future) and provide them with a checklist of how they can prepare their own space for the fumigation. For example, all plants and animals should be removed prior to the fumigation. Your employees should be sure to unplug all appliances and electronics in their office, and bring any important items home with them as they cannot enter the office until the all clear is given.
Remove Important Documents
During the fumigation process, it's important that the pest control company you've hired, someone like Pestco Inc, has access to all areas of your office. So, if you have a restricted area with vital documents and files, you'll need to find other accommodations for such sensitive items.
In a small office environment, it may be easy enough for you to bring the documents home with you. If you own a larger business, however, or if the documents are particularly sensitive, you may need to find alternative solutions. You may want to consider a secured storage facility, for example, or maybe another branch office of your company would be willing to store them in their office location. Whatever you decide, be sure to make arrangements ahead of time so you aren't scrambling the day of the scheduled fumigation. And make sure not to transfer the pests with the paperwork.
Ask the Pest Control Company to Do a Thorough Walkthrough With You
The pest control company may have provided you with a detailed checklist of everything to be done to ensure a successful fumigation. To be on the safe side, however, it doesn't hurt to ask them to do a walkthrough with you prior to the fumigation to ensure you didn't forget anything.
It's likely that the company you've hired does a walkthrough prior to fumigations anyways, but it can provide you with a peace of mind to accompany them on their tour. This will ensure that all instructions were followed, and will increase the odds of the fumigation working as you hope.
If you've got a pest problem, don't delay setting up an appointment with a pest control company today.