There is little doubt that COVID-19 has dominated the news and disrupted the world as we know it. But, no matter how bad the situation is there is light at the end of the tunnel. Businesses will reopen and the economy will bounce back.

One of the biggest issues facing many businesses is how to get started again. It’s becoming increasingly clear that regular cleaning and social distancing are measures that will stay in place for a period of time, potentially until a vaccine is found

As a business that means you need to adapt the way you work and ensure that your premises are thoroughly cleaned. Disinfecting properly can decrease the likelihood of the virus spreading. It will also provide confidence in your business from customers and staff.

In order to disinfect properly, it’s a good idea to use a professional service. You may be surprised to realize that your local pest control firm is uniquely placed to do this. While they’re professional cleaning firms ready to help, they will likely be overwhelmed. That’s why you need to consider an alternative option.

There are several reasons why you should call the exterminators to disinfect your business premises:

They have the Tools

Pest control experts already have all the tools necessary to dispense disinfectant and other cleaners across multiple surfaces. They do this on a regular basis to eliminate pest issues from premises. The approach is the same, the difference is that cleaning surfaces are the priority instead of eliminating pests and pest entrances.


Most pest firms already have their own PPE, it’s necessary when they’re dealing with toxic chemicals, especially in confined spaces. 

This means they won’t be at risk when disinfecting your business and they won’t be leaving any traces behind that could cause contamination for others.

In a post-COVID-19 world, this is going to be very important. Hygiene really will be everything.


As well as the tools the experts already have the experience to get into a building, navigate around it, and clean all the relevant surfaces. In many respects, they are actually better qualified than the traditional cleaning services!

They already know to clean handles, stair rails, and many other furnishings that can sustain the virus for extended periods of time. 

To give you an idea of the risk factor commonly touched items include:

  • Door handles
  • Vehicles
  • Grab/safety rails
  • Toilet buttons
  • Taps
  • Bins
  • Petrol pumps
  • Cashpoints
  • Shopping trolleys
  • Any work surface
  • Kettles
  • Dishwashers

The list goes on but I’m sure you’ve already come across something in your business that will need to be cleaned. 

Pest Control

As a bonus a pest control firm won’t just disinfect your property. They will also ensure that pests have not made themselves at home while you’ve been away from the business. 

If any have they can take comprehensive and decisive action to eliminate the issue. That makes them the best choice to disinfect your business and help your life return to normality.