Expense Category
Professional Services

What expense category does pest control come under?

Pest control can come under multiple expense categories, depending on the business and the type of pest control being used. Some common expense categories for pest control are:


Pest control can be considered an operational expense, as it is necessary for the running of the business. This is especially true for businesses that deal with food or other items that need to be kept free of pests.


Pest control can also be considered a maintenance expense. This is because it is necessary to keep the business premises in good condition and free of pests. This is especially true for businesses that have customers coming into their premises.


Pest control can also be considered an insurance expense. This is because it can help to protect the business from damage caused by pests. This is especially true for businesses that deal with delicate or valuable items.

The information provided in this article does not constitute legal or financial advice and is for general informational purposes only. Please check with an attorney or financial advisor to obtain advice with respect to the content of this article.
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