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Can Your Pest Control Outlast the Storm?

The potential costs of just one extreme weather or climate event in the U.S. can exceed $1 billion. With nearly 13 of these extreme, costly events happening annually, many people—and businesses—are left to deal with the aftermath of Mother Nature’s damaging behavior. This threatening weather can bring a tornado with 200+ mph winds to an otherwise sunny day, or a sudden polar vortex to a winter that was expected to be relatively mild.

Tornadoes. Hurricanes. Droughts. Floods. All of these potentially disastrous forces of nature do more than damage buildings and shock the daily operations of your business. Stark shifts in weather can also shift pest pressures around your property and drive many pests indoors.

Keep pest control in mind as you prepare for extreme weather events in your area, and be sure to perform a full inspection of your facility to check for pest activity once the storm passes. And although your first thoughts may not be about pests, it's important to keep these critters in mind because these extreme conditions can lead them right into your business. Common pests that may take shelter in your facility include:

Don’t let extreme weather cause a flood of pests to invade your space. To learn more about how severe weather conditions can affect your pest control efforts, check out our guide to extreme weather and pests.

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