Mosquitoes – Not (Just) in My Backyard

Sure, mosquitoes can really take the fun out of your backyard in the warmer months. The biting, the diseases they carry, the annoyance at your BBQ. But what about your commercial buildings?

Performing exterior mosquito treatment around commercial areas is a fantastic way to make the outdoor experience for your patrons, your employees, and your business in general much more pleasurable. Sure, they bite, we itch, but mosquitoes are way more than just biting and itching. Mosquitoes carry and spread many dangerous diseases. In fact, they are considered one of the world’s deadliest pests.

Here are just 3 of the many businesses that would benefit from dealing with these annoying – and dangerous – pests.

Parks & Recreation

You would think this would be a no-brainer and that every parks and rec department in every town is thinking about this. Unfortunately, many of us get stuck behind our desk and tend to forget to experience what the general public is experiencing in public outdoor areas (it happens to the best of us). Some of the areas that are under the management of Parks & Recs departments usually include baseball, soccer, and football fields (plus all the other sports!), picnic areas, hiking trails, parks… the list seems endless. Scheduling regular mosquito treatments is integral for the health and safety – and comfort – of the families that use these areas. Leslie Knope would certainly approve (extra points to anyone who gets that reference!).

Apartment Buildings

Why would you need to have mosquito services done for an apartment building? Have you thought about common walkways? Does the building have outdoor seating areas? How about a park for kids to play? Those areas – like any outdoor areas – are prone to mosquitoes. Simply having seasonal mosquito treatments done on these areas can give the feeling of comfort and safety that usually comes with “home.” People tend to stay where they feel comfortable… and, on the other hand, will move on when they don’t. They’ll be movin’ on up… and out of your building. The Waltham Pest Services Mosquito Abatement Service can surely help with that.

Hospitals & Medical Buildings

Hospitals, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices, out-patient surgery facilities, and all medical buildings have common walkways and outdoor areas just like apartment buildings. And just like apartment buildings, those areas can become infested with mosquitoes if not properly treated. But it’s more than that. Think about the people that may be coming to those buildings. For immune-compromised patients, the diseases mosquitoes can carry (West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, dengue fever, malaria, and yellow fever) can be deadly. The landscaper and outdoor facility manager both have a long list of things to do. Adding treating for mosquitoes may overload them and they aren’t even licensed to do so. So, even if they are telling you they’re doing it, remember Dr. House’s mantra: everybody lies.

Of course, there are more than just these 3 examples of commercial industries that should be having mosquito treatments done on their outdoor areas. Think about some others: restaurants with outdoor seating, golf courses, country clubs, sports arenas with open roofs… the list can really go on and on. It just seems like common sense that any property with public outdoor areas can benefit from these services. Some may say that as the owner, you have an obligation to your patrons and employees to keep them safe. And you actually owe it to your business’s bottom line to pick a trusted company.

Waltham Pest Services has been doing this for more than 125 years. That’s some serious experience. We can handle your business’s pest issues – both inside and out. You should give us a call and schedule the service now. It’s never too early and it’s a quick thing to check off your already extensive to-do list. Ask about termites, too. Can’t hurt.

Author: Waltham Pest Services