“Hey sir, there is a bug in my soup…”
Well, you already know this old joke. The reality is that as a business owner, this joke isn’t the most tarrying phrase from your clients. There is an array of other worse ways pests can affect your business. For instance, you are likely to suffer huge losses depending on the nature of your business and the extent of the pest infestation. Besides, pests can lower your employees’ morale, and in worst cases, someone can take legal action against your business.
Regardless of the location of your business and the products or services you provide, your business image is very important. However, pest infestation can ruin this image and create some form of negative publicity. In this age of instant information, a minor negative experience during lunch in your restaurant can become common knowledge in an entire town, city, country, or even continent within just a few minutes.
This has nothing to do with a client making a scene or even speaking negatively about your brand. It is the chatrooms, networking platforms, social media accounts, blogs, and other forms of digital information dissemination, including the evening news. Remember, these are written pieces of content that will last for eternity and will always remain attached to your brand name online. That means it is better to get in touch with a reliable Wilmington pest control expert to inspect your business premises and ensure there is no pest infestation.
Pests can cause physical damage
Well, pest infestation can cause more than just negative reputation. They can actually result in physical damage to your structures and inventory. According to a recent study, rats are associated with billions of dollars of property damage annually. These pests can chew through your drywall, cause damage to product containers, chew insulation, and even cause damage to electrical wiring.
Rodents can also soil and contaminate food supplies. That means in addition to worrying about your business reputation, you should also worry about the possible structural damage you will have to handle, contaminated food supplies, and more.
They can transmit diseases
Some pest infestations are worse. This is because some rodents and bugs are vectors of diseases. An infestation can expose you, your employees, and patrons to a litany of infections with multi-syllabic names and different horrifying symptoms. The presence of physical danger can cause lower employee morale and lowers the overall productivity in your organization.
Presence of pests in your business premises can also expose you to potential regulatory sanctions such as closure and fines. Besides, the individuals affected might take legal action against your company. According to the law, ‘allowing potential adulteration contamination to occur is a fault associated with business managers and owners regardless of prior knowledge of the existence of the issue.
That means if you are a business owner or manager, you can be held responsible for everything that happens in your premises whether you were aware or not.