When homes are tented, there are a number of steps that you must follow to ensure that your food and personal products are not impacted by the fumigation substances. All of these same steps apply when you’re preparing your business to be fumigated. For example, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve cleared out any open food containers and open all interior doors. However, when fumigating your office building there are a few other steps you’ll want to take before your treatment begins.
Talk To Your Tech
First and foremost it’s important to have clear communication with your pest control technician so that you’re both on the same page regarding the requirements of the preparation stage. There are no stupid questions, so take some time to gather your thoughts and write down some concerns that may have arisen for you. This may include informing him about sensitive organic materials in your warehouse or areas of great concern in your downtown office building.
Rehome Important Documents
Often companies maintain a storeroom where they can access important documents and store financial information. During the period of your fumigation, you will be unable to access these documents, and at some point, they may be left unattended. It’s wise to make an effort beforehand to find a temporary new home for your important documents. Your pest control technician cannot be responsible for the security of items like these while your space is evacuated and being fumigated.
Provide Adequate Ventilation
Just as in your home, all doors, drawers, and cabinets must be left ajar in order to allow the gases to reach each corner of your workspace. Recruit your employees to check and double-check their own spaces before they leave the office to make sure that the whole area is properly treated. Of course, your technician will walk through the building with you before fumigation begins, but the more help you get from your team the easier the preparation will be.
Plan For Security
Your pest control company is not responsible for the security of your facility. If you have concerns about someone entering the premises while your office is being fumigated it may be worth it to hire a security guard to stand watch over the building while it is evacuated. This is up to you, and the need will vary depending upon the nature of your business.
No matter the kind of business you run, or the type of pest you're dealing with, fumigation is a key tool for ensuring that your office and warehouse spaces are safe and secure. If you’re concerned about the buildings that house your business give us a call today and we’ll provide you a free estimation.