Tucked beside the flowing River Clyde, Glasgow is a bustling city famous for its stunning Victorian and modern architecture. It's a lively place filled with energetic businesses that contribute to its incredible Scottish vibe. However, just like in any city, Glasgow has a pest problem. Rodents, insects, and birds can too often become unwelcome guests, causing various issues for businesses trying to flourish in this vibrant city. Here, we delve into the scope of these issues and how local businesses can take proactive measures to combat them.
The city commonly grapples with pests such as rats, mice, wasps, cockroaches, bedbugs, and birds like pigeons. But they're not merely an annoyance; these pests leave a trail of health risks and potential property damage in their wake.
Pests can pose significant health risks to both employees and clientele. For instance, rats can spread diseases like hantavirus, leptospirosis, and rat-bite fever via their urine, faeces, or bites. Pigeons carry diseases such as ornithosis that manifest as flu-like symptoms. Businesses must also be wary of cockroaches, which generate allergens capable of triggering asthma in susceptible individuals. Bedbugs are equally problematic, causing allergic reactions and disturbed sleep due to skin rashes and itching.
Neglected pest infestations can inflict considerable property damage. Depending on the severity, these repairs can be a costly endeavour. Pests can contaminate products and food sources with their droppings and saliva, heightening the risk of food poisoning or illness. Moreover, these pests can cause structural damage to buildings or chew through furnishings, leaving them unfit for customer use.
Continued pest problems can cause many ramifications for Glasgow businesses:
Preventative measures can help nip pest issues in the bud:
Be watchful of tell-tale signs of pest infestations like scratching or scurrying noises (especially at night) or unpleasant smells emanating from wall or ceiling cavities.
Should you spot any of these signs and suspect a pest issue within your business, you may need to consider professional pest control support.
Our Glasgow pest control team is poised to offer swift and professional assistance. With round-the-clock service, we provide in-depth risk assessments, confidential surveys, and a detailed report featuring insightful pest control advice. Catering to businesses of all sizes, we work meticulously to ensure compliance and minimise the threat of future infestations.
Author: NBC Environment/Orkin
John Dickson of NBC has over 25 years’ experience managing the conflict that businesses can face with wildlife, birds and pests, reducing risks for many organisations across the UK. Since the business was founded in 1993, John has grown the business expanding the services we offer and developing NBC into one of the leading pest control businesses in the UK and the largest falconry business in Europe.