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Why Your Pest Control Problems Deserve a Fast Response

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When it comes to helping control pests in your facility, timing is everything. A small problem can become a bigger one faster than you might imagine. A trusted pest control partner should give you assurance that pest problems will be monitored, controlled and responded to quickly so you can focus on your customers and business operations and not a growing pest infestation.

Pest Problems Can Multiply Quickly

Though every business or industry may battle different types of pests, one thing is for certain: all pests multiply and, if unchecked, can cause widespread infestations that may impact the safety and well-being of your employees and customers, and affect your business operations and reputation. In fact, among the most common commercial pests, the capacity to reproduce is eye-popping:

  • Bed bugs: One female bed bug may lay up to 500 eggs in its lifetime.

  • Birds: While different breeds hatch a varying number of eggs, the fleas, ticks and mites that live on birds rapidly breed and spread.

  • Cockroaches: Though the number can vary among species, one single cockroach can produce hundreds of eggs in its lifetime.

  • Fruit flies: Female fruit flies are fertile for their entire lifecycles and can lay about 500 eggs in their lives.

  • House fly: For one of North America’s most common flies, the female may lay a total of five to six batches of 75 to 100 eggs while reproducing.

  • Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes don’t live long, but they reproduce extremely fast. Every few days, females lay hundreds of eggs.

  • Rodents: Rats and mice are notoriously quick multipliers and typically produce multiple litters throughout their lives, with multiple pups each time.

What It Means When You See One Pest on Your Property

Though a single pest here or there may not indicate an urgent pest control issue, a sighting does require prompt attention. For instance, one rodent or cockroach in a restaurant environment could cause existing and future customers to view your establishment negatively, impacting your reputation and bottom line. In fact, 56% of customers who see any type of pest are likely to post about it online via reviews, social media or blogs.

It’s important to remember that a single pest may represent many more lurking behind your walls. Pests are great at hiding, and many are active at night, so one may appear during the day before gathering with others for their nocturnal activities.

Fast Response Times Are Critical — And Guaranteed With Orkin

Just as you respond to problems in your business with urgency, your pest control partner owes you the same. When you partner with Orkin, we will provide you with a direct line to our designated national customer service department, which is available 365 days a year — even on weekends and holidays. Once you contact us, we will respond within two hours, and will send an Orkin Pro™ to your property within 24 hours to conduct an inspection, assess the pest issue, implement a solution and monitor activity going forward. Visit to learn more about the Orkin Difference and Triple Guarantee.

Find a Plan That Works for Your Business

Whether you have an existing pest problem or one that has developed suddenly, our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach helps provide effective, consistent answers that you can depend on. As the Best in Pests™, we have remained committed to being there for businesses like yours for 120+ years.

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