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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!


New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

Keep Pests Away From Your Office Building With These 4 Tips

by Michelle Davidson

If you own an office building, pest control can seem like one of the last things you need to think about. Unfortunately, once your building develops a pest problem, it can be difficult to get rid of. That's why it's a good idea to take preventative steps to keep bugs and other pests away from your building. Here are four tips you can use to help.

Keep Employee Break Rooms Clean

Employee break rooms are a prime area for attracting pests, because there is typically food in there. Therefore, take steps to keep the break room clean. Whether you post a rotating cleaning assignment list or take care of it yourself, it is important that the counters and tables are wiped so that there are no crumbs or leftover food for insects and other pests to find. Make sure that the trash is emptied once a day so that there is no temptation that might lure pests inside.

Avoid Too Much Vegetation on the Grounds

While you may want to put bushes and flowers around the perimeter of your building, it's not always such a good idea. Some vegetation will attract pests and act as a hiding place for them. Use bushes sparingly, and avoid planting them too close to the building. You may also want to use plants that repel pests, such as peppermint, catnip and lavender.

Look for Standing Water

Standing water can be a breeding ground for gnats and other pests. Check out the gutters and downspouts on your office building to make sure that drainage is happening properly and there are no little pools of water that can attract insects. Take a look at office plants and see if they are being over-watered, which can cause pooling and attract bugs. Make sure that employee bathrooms don't have puddles near the sink.

Enlist the Help of Your Employees

Your employees can help you keep your building free from bugs if you ask for their help. Ask them to keep clutter to a minimum, and make sure that they aren't storing unsealed food in their desks on a regular basis. Ask them to notify you immediately if they see ants or other pests, so you can take care of the problem right away.

After reading this article, you should have a better idea about how to deter pests in and near your office building. Talk to a local pest control company about more ways to prevent pests from interfering with your day to day work.