When you find ants crawling across the coffee station at your workplace, it may not make you feel like grabbing that cup of coffee after all. When you find ants in the microwave at work, you probably aren't going to be heating up your food for lunch, and when you see ants crawling across your desk or keyboard, you may not feel too comfortable sitting at your desktop to do any work at all. When there are ants (or other pests) in the workplace, it may take a toll on productivity. These ants need to be taken care of immediately. Read below for a few things you can do.
Call An Exterminator
The first thing you should do is call an exterminator. If your company already has one that they use, call them to be sure they know there is a pest problem and they need to come out to take care of the issue. If your company doesn't have a contract with a pest control company, you should call one and have your business sprayed each month for pests. Your company should have the business checked for other pests as well each month. Let the exterminator know where the pests were spotted and what pests you are dealing with so they have the right equipment for the job.
Start Killing The Ants
When you spot an ant, you need to kill it. If you can, run to the local store for ant baits to use until your business can be sprayed by a professional pest control specialist. Set the traps wherever you have spotted the ants to help get some control of the ants in the meantime. Be sure everyone in the office knows about the ant issue and keeps an eye out for any other signs of issues as well.
Stay On Top Of The Problem
With everyone knowing about the problem, it needs to be a group effort to stay on top of it. Everyone should keep watch for any other issues in the future and needs to report them to someone so the pest control company is called and the problem is taken care of before there is an infestation.
If you have ants in the workplace, they can easily get out of hand, especially if nobody reports the problem. Have a pest control contract in place at your place of business and be sure a specialist is contacted whenever there is a sign of a problem, whether it's ants or some other type of pest. Reach out to an ant control exterminator to learn more.