Life isn’t a piece of cake for mum entrepreneurs as you have to balance your professional responsibilities with the essential home chores.

Things can get all the more challenging if you notice ants and cockroaches in your office space. Even signs of infestation can be a big reason to worry because your business reputation is at stake. Things get even harder to handle when you are short of time.

It makes sense to stay a step ahead of these hidden enemies and have a dependable pest control plan in place. Fortunately, some simple measures can help you prevent their entry and ensure their exit despite your jam-packed schedules. Here is the best pest control advice for all busy mum entrepreneurs out there.

Keep your office space clean

No matter how busy you are, regular cleaning of your office space isn’t an option. While daily cleaning is important, you should follow a deep-cleaning routine every weekend. Collaborating with a professional cleaning service is a good idea. It helps you spot the signs of infestation and reach out the corners as well. Ensure that these professionals pay extra attention to the dining areas, though you need not worry much when experts are around.

Watch out for cracks and holes

If you want to make your office property pest-safe, keeping them out is your best bet. Look for entryways like cracks and holes around the house and make sure that these are sealed for good. Check areas like the basement and attic because they are likely to go unnoticed when you don’t have much time to invest in regular maintenance. Timely action can save you from a lot of trouble in the long run.

Avail professional pest control services

DIY pest control isn’t a great idea for mum entrepreneurs because it will only distract you from critical tasks, and the results will probably not match your expectations. It is best to avail professional services to save your time and get the best outcomes. If you run your business in Sydney, you can look for local providers for Commercial Pest Control to come over for regular inspections and pest control services. You may have to spend a bit but end up saving a fortune for your business in the long run.

Make pest-control a responsibility for everyone

You cannot protect your business from pests alone and your team has to be equally involved in the initiative. Outline the rules and make pest-control a responsibility for everyone in the office or facility. Ensure that they follow the best cleanliness standards and practices at their workstations, dining areas, and restrooms. Investing in covered rubbish bins is an effective measure to safeguard your place from pesky intruders.

Controlling workplace pests is easier than you think, even if you are a super-busy mum in addition to being an entrepreneur. Just focus on cleanliness and get help when you need it. Periodic inspections also keep you a step ahead and help in nipping the trouble in the bud.

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  • I have lots of spiders around at the moment. I’m forever removing webs.


  • Some good suggestions, but in some area’s you just can’t fight nature.
    We used to live at the edge of a reserve and had funnel webs, huntsman, snakes, echidna’s, possums, lizards, gekko’s, fogs, caterpillars, worms, cockroaches and I don’t know what all in our backyard and often enough coming in our home.

    • For insects I really found it helps to have chickens :)


  • Oh my goodness, we have bugs all in our house, especially when it rains – they run into our house for shelter!!!
    We back up onto a creek so we have everything from bugs to snakes to turtles, not to mention giant spiders. It’s really quite scary.


  • We currently have a mouse and can’t seem to catch it!


  • Great ideas for anyone


  • Thank you for sharing your ideas


  • We are very conscious of this at work and do our best to clean,clean,clean!


  • They are good tips, it’s just a shame when you pay for a professional pest service and the ants still get in!


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