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Pest Control Tips For IN and KY Business Owners

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Whether you own a restaurant, a hotel, or manage a large pharmaceutical plant, there is one thing that holds true across the board; pest infestations can have a damaging effect on your business. Maintaining a pest-free facility is our number one goal when working with our commercial clientele, which is why we wanted to offer some pest control tips that will help to deter pests from entering your facility, damaging your product or inventory, and disrupting your hard-earned image and reputation.

No matter what business you are in, pest infestations can throw your business into a tailspin. Aside from losing loyal customers and having to deal with a PR nightmare, there are additional, serious concerns like product contamination and customers and employees becoming sick because of pests like flies, roaches, or mice. There’s also the facility and equipment to think about. Insects and rodents can inflict significant damage to the building itself as well as damage expensive equipment.

To help businesses in Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana as well as Louisville, Kentucky and throughout the region stay protected from pests, here are some pest control tips that can be instituted in addition to maintaining your commercial pest control services.


  • Keep doors and windows closed unless they have protective screens, paying extra attention to loading docks.
  • Remove food debris right away from kitchens and clean food surfaces.
  • Take the trash out regularly and keep the dumpster or trash bins stored well away from the exterior to prevent flies from lingering nearby. Do not let garbage including crates and cardboard boxes accumulate by the dumpster.


  • Remove stacks of cardboard or piles of paper that could house roaches.
  • Sanitize the kitchen including all food prep areas before and after each use.
  • Continue efforts to remove trash regularly.


  • Seal off any cracks, holes, or crevices on the exterior of the facility.
  • Be sure that utility openings, chimneys, or other openings are sealed off or covered with a screen.
  • If you are able, apply crushed rock to the exterior of the building to help deter rodents from getting inside.

As you can see, there is a lot of overlap in pest prevention tips for commercial facilities. The main themes are sanitation and exclusion (correcting conditions that would allow pests to enter). But companies that practice these pest control tips with vigilance in addition to their regularly scheduled pest control services, are less prone to the threats of pest infestations in their facilities.

To control flies in Indianapolis, prevent cockroaches in Terre Haute, and deter rodents in Louisville, or for all your commercial pest control needs throughout our pest control service area, please contact Action Pest Control today!