Clean Workplaces: How To Prevent Office Pest Infestations

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pest controlIf you’re running a business, not only is it your responsibility to make sure that the company is successful, but you also have to ensure your office has a positive morale. An important part of that is making sure you’re operating in a clean environment.

An unclean office environment can be detrimental for everyone on staff. From the top down, you all will feel more stressed and far less productive if you’re working in a dirty office. Having an unclean office is one thing, however, but you can multiply those negative feelings by a lot if you add in a pest problem.

No workplace should have pests, critters, and bugs running freely throughout its halls, but it happens so much across the United States. If this is the case for your business, you need to focus all your attention on addressing this horrible issue immediately. Hire pest control services who specialize in ridding offices of all these unwanted insects or rodents.

No one wants pests running around their place of work. Even finding a single bug can result in serious problems, and rarely is there only one bug. A female cockroach, for example, can produce between four and eight egg capsules in her lifetime. A single capsule can hold up to 48 eggs for a reproduction rate of up to… 384 eggs in a single year!


That’s why you need to act quickly and contact a skilled exterminator who can provide pest control services throughout your entire office. If you don’t own your building, pressure your landlord to act quickly.

Hopefully, soon your office will be free from bugs; however, it’s still important to know how to prevent these pests from breaking into your workplace in the first place. Here are a few easy tips to keep these bugs out and keep productivity levels up:

  • Throw out any garbage or food items after use
  • Tell employees not to eat at their desks or leave food out over the weekend
  • Immediately clean up any spills
  • Regularly have your office environment cleaned
  • Encourage every employee to do their own part to prevent these bugs from infesting your workplace.

If you’re in need of professional extermination assistance, contact Dixon Pest Services today and keep your workplace clean.

3 Simple Home Remedies For Mosquito Bite Pain and Irritation

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mosquito biteMosquito bites are not only annoying and painful, but they can also lead to pretty severe diseases if the same mosquito bit someone who was sick before biting you. Fortunately, the later danger is far more rare, but if you were bitten, you should act quickly to try and alleviate at least some of the pain and irritation.

Keep in mind, however, if you notice that your skin is reacting very poorly to the bite or feel much worse than you should, contact emergency health services right away.

Knowing how to reduce the pain, irritation, and stop the itching immediately following a mosquito bite is extremely helpful. Whether you’re tending to your own bite or dealing with a child who can’t stop itching his or her bites, these home tips should help.

Even if you can successfully alleviate any pain or irritation caused by mosquito bites, you still need to address the situation before your mosquito problem grows and the bites happen much more frequently. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to hire a professional insect control team. According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost to work with an insect control service varies between from $109 and $184 depending on the severity of the problem.

Here are a few home remedies for alleviating the itching, pain, and irritation following a mosquito bite:


  • Use an ice pack — A great way to quickly alleviate bite irritation is to press a cold pack of ice against the infected area. The feeling of cold can help reduce any histamine related itching and will reduce the chances of major swelling.
  • Use vinegar — One of the most common household items, vinegar, is actually a great way to lessen the damage of a bite. Because of its antibacterial properties, vinegar is great for bug bites and should be poured onto a cotton ball and gently pressed against any bites. If you or your child has bites all over, filling a bathtub with warm water and vinegar can also help.
  • Use honey — Honey is both healthy to eat and great for keeping bite wounds clean. Honey’s anti-inflammatory properties will reduce any swelling in the infected area and can help the skin feel much better.


Don’t let mosquitoes or any other kind of bug ruin your day, week, or year. If you want to get in touch with a professional insect control company, and rid your property of all mosquitoes and other insects, contact Dixon Pest Services right away.

Dixon Pest Services, Inc.1706 Capital Circle NE
Tallahassee, FL 32308