Office Pest Control
No one wants to work in, or visit, an office that is infested with pests. Whether you’ve seen rats scurrying along your floors or have simply spotted the telltale signs of pests, at Pest Defence we’re here to help.
Operating across London and Essex – including Colchester, Chelmsford and Brentwood – we’re fully insured and qualified to provide pest prevention for offices, including the elimination of any existing pest problems.
Common Office Pests We Eradicate
Our office pest control services help to eradicate a wide variety of pests, including:
- Rats in the office
- Cockroaches in the office
- Textile pests in the office
Pests such as rats and mice can forage into your building via many points, spreading disease and gnawing on critical IT infrastructure behind the scenes. This is why any pest issues must be dealt with immediately. By using our services, you can ensure that your staff and any visitors feel comfortable and safe in their working environment, improving positivity and productivity for your business.
Whether you’re the facilities manager or the tenant of an office space, we offer preventative measures to stop reinfestation once the initial problem has been dealt with.
Why choose us?
With over 25 years of experience, we offer office pest control contracts to businesses that help protect premises and eradicate pests.
- Fully qualified and accredited team
- Same-day emergency response
- Trading standards-approved
We work swiftly and discreetly to tackle pests in your office, responding every day of the week for service you can rely on when your office has been invaded by mice, rats, insects or any other pest.
Contact us today to discuss your office pest control requirements or pest prevention for offices — we’re always on hand to provide help and advice for businesses in Essex and London.
Flies in the office are more than just a nuisance to your staff – who can be put off by them – they also make a bad impression on guests and clients. Fruit flies, blow flies and house flies are all attracted to food, with the latter a huge spreader of E. coli and salmonella. Drain flies will usually be found around unhygienic drains and toilets.
How to prevent flies in the office: Regular cleaning of surfaces, especially kitchen spaces and bathrooms, along with emptying bins and keeping desks clean, will help to prevent flies. You can also install window screens for fly control from outside or seek professional assistance for fly removal.Flies, Screens & Fly Killers
Cockroaches spread easily through voids, pipes and ventilation shafts, seeking dark, damp shelter. While they love to eat food, mould and faeces, they will eat any organic matter, such as cardboard and paper, meaning they can appear in various places in your office. This is bad news since they spread nasty diseases like salmonella, dysentery and gastroenteritis.
How to prevent cockroaches in the office: They stay well hidden, so it’s hard to know if you have cockroaches, but keeping all areas of your office clean and tidy is a good cockroach killer. Professional pest control is required to get rid of them, however, once they have started nesting indoors.Ants, Cockroaches & Other Insects
In many modern offices, there will be plenty of soft furnishings, such as sofas and armchairs. This makes the risk of bedbugs an unusual, but very real one for offices. This pest can make its way into your building virtually unseen, hidden on items brought in from outside. Because they need blood to survive, they will be attracted to the spots where your staff work, including their desks and break areas.
How to prevent bedbugs in the office: Regular cleaning of your furniture throughout your office is important to keep it free of bedbugs. However, since it’s hard to stop them from being carried in, if you do notice them you will require a specialist pest control treatment strategy.Bed Bug, Flea & Mite Control
Fleas are not a pest you would commonly think to look for in your office, but these small parasites can be introduced by animals, whether it’s your office dog or another pest such as rats or pigeons. Fleas biting your staff can cause unrest and disruption, plus, if they bite guests or clients it can ruin your reputation in the industry. Once in your building, they can live on soft furnishings like carpets, chairs and sofas.
How to prevent fleas in the office: Keep your office free of other pests and ensure staff bringing in pets only do so if they are free of fleas. If you discover a flea infestation, contact your local pest control company for targeted and specialist treatments.Bed Bug, Flea & Mite Control
There are two main textile pests you might find in your office: variegated carpet beetles and carpet moths. You may spot signs of them through threadbare sections on any textiles in your office, from carpets and rugs to any other furry or woolly material. While not dangerous to humans, the small bristles on carpet beetles can cause skin irritation, making life uncomfortable for staff and likely lowering their productivity.
How to prevent textile pests in the office: Frequent vacuuming and cleaning of your upholstered furniture can help to remove carpet beetles and moths. If you believe you have an infestation, you may need professional, specialist textile treatments.
Mice and rats only need a small gap of around 6mm to find their way into your office. They’re looking for shelter and food sources, so they’re likely to be found scurrying in voids between floors and ceilings, along with spaces in ducting and cable paths. Their ability to chew through wires can be catastrophic for offices, creating power outages, but they also spread diseases like E. coli, salmonella and leptospirosis.
How to prevent rats and mice in the office: Keep your office space clean, tidy and free of food leftovers from lunch to make it less attractive to these pests. You should also stay on top of building maintenance to spot holes and keep void spaces clear — contact a professional for rodent removal.Rats & Mice Control