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All Year Long: Pests to Watch for at Your Office

As much as you may not like to admit it, office spaces are subject to pest invasion year-round. The only things pests need to survive and reproduce are food and water – office buildings supply these resources, whether it’s liquids in the bathrooms and refrigerators, or food in the break room. Combat these unwanted invaders by sealing them out and restricting their access.

Here are the pests to expect during each season:

  • Winter: Carpenter ants are present both indoors and outdoors in moist areas during the winter. Colder temperatures also force cockroaches and rodents inside where there are warmer temperatures to survive.
  • Spring: Termites, ladybugs, fire ants, and carpenter bees are prevalent during spring’s generally mild temperatures.
  • Summer: Scorpions, flies and mosquitoes thrive in warmer temperatures and proliferate during the scorching heat.
  • Fall: Hornets and cockroaches are more aggressive in the fall – as well as fleas, ants and rodents.

These seasonal visitors are more than an annoyance – they pose serious issues. For example, rodents can cause structural damage to your office building, and pest sightings can push your tenants to find other office space to lease, which ultimately affects your bottom line.

Have the peace of mind knowing you are doing everything you can to help keep your property pest-free by taking proactive steps toward pest prevention. Use our Pest Radar to determine what specific pests to expect in your area and around the country during each season, and educate yourself on the habits of some of the most common pests using our Pest Library.

For more information on pest hot spots around your property, check out this blog post on the top areas that might attract pests.

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