If you see ants all over your commercial building this can be difficult to deal with. Fortunately, there are things you can do to win the war against these insects. Below are two of these things so you can get started right away.
Start with Pest Control
Hire a pest control company right from the start to meet this threat head-on. This is important because if your building is not already infested with ants it will be soon. The pest control company will determine how the ants are getting in and close these areas down. Because ants are so tiny, they can get through tiny cracks. To start, the contractor will inspect the perimeter of your commercial building looking for cracks, such as in the foundation. If cracks are found caulking can be used to close them up. The contractor will check the windows and doors for any type of crack or holes. If this is the case, you need to replace the weatherstripping. This is not expensive and, in most cases, you can replace this on your own.
Once all entry points are closed the pest control company can then spray your company to kill the insects. The contractor will go outside and find the colony where the ants are coming in and out. They will then destroy the colony to kill the ants outside before they have a chance to move inside. This is the best way to get rid of ants in your building.
Know Other Things You Can Do
Once your building is free of ants you can keep it that way by doing many things. First, sweep or vacuum your floors at the end of each day to remove food crumbs that may be there. If you have a break room it is easy to leave food particles on countertops so wipe down the counters at the end of each day. Ants also need water to survive so make sure they have no water sources. Check all water faucets and fix them if they are leaking even a tiny bit. Look in the bathroom also and outside if there is a water faucet outside.
Have the pest control company come to your business regularly, such as once a month or once every three or four months. Having this schedule set up will help prevent insects from getting into your building again, as well as rodents, such as mice.