Pest control is an area where it is always better to be proactive rather than reactive — especially when it comes to pharmaceutical companies. A pest infestation can ruin your inventory, damage expensive equipment, and make your employees and customers sick. When you work at a company that places such a high standard on cleanliness, you don’t want something as preventable as a pest infestation to get in the way of that. 

In today’s blog post from Earthwise Pest Management, we are going to discuss why pharmaceutical pest control is so important and what can happen if you decide not to take preventative action or try to use less expensive DIY solutions. Continue reading to learn more, and if you would like to stay ahead of the pests, consider Earthwise Pest Management. Our pharmaceutical pest control services can help keep your business running smoothly and pest-free. Contact the Sacramento pest control experts today to learn more. 

Loss of Reputation

Pharmaceutical companies are held to a higher standard when it comes to cleanliness, and it’s important that these standards are met to keep employees and customers safe. A pest infestation is something that can quickly ruin your company’s reputation as a clean and reputable business. Don’t take a chance of destroying your facility’s reputation with a pest infestation — let the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management keep the cockroaches, ants, rodents, and silverfish at bay.   

Contaminated Products

One of the reasons that pests cause so many problems is because they spread bacteria that can cause serious illnesses. When pests like rodents, ants, and cockroaches crawl through your trash, dumpster, and other areas of your facility that may be less-than-clean, they pick up bacteria on their paws, fur, and bodies. The pests then continue to explore your facility and track that bacteria through other parts including on the production line, in laboratories, and even in your inventory. Contaminated inventory either gets thrown away, when it’s discovered, or distributed if it’s not, which can cause a dangerous outbreak. Neither situation is exactly ideal, but that is a part of the serious implications that a pest infestation can cause. 

Spread of Disease

Rodents, cockroaches, and ants are known for spreading bacteria that causes staph infections, plague, salmonella, typhoid fever and many other dangerous diseases. If a pest infestation goes undiscovered, you may end up spreading these illnesses to customers through contaminated inventory.

Loss of Money

When pests contaminate your inventory, even if you catch it before the product is distributed, you will have to discard the inventory, which will result in a loss of revenue for the company. However, losing a bit of money is still a better result than making people sick. 

Damage to Equipment

Pests like rodents can chew through wires and damage the equipment in your pharmaceutical facility. This can cause delays in production and even possibly injuries to your employees. Chewed wires can not only cost you money in delays and in repairs to expensive equipment, but are also a fire hazard. The upfront investment that you make in pharmaceutical pest control can help save you time, frustration, and money. 

Non-Compliance With Laws

As we’ve previously stated, pharmaceutical companies are upheld to a higher standard when it comes to cleanliness. If your facility is found to have a pest infestation, you could be in danger of being non-compliant with local, state, or federal laws and regulations. This could lead to your facility facing fines or possibly even being shut down until the infestation is dealt with. Hiring a professional pest control company for preventative pest maintenance and management can keep your facility in compliance and safe from being shut down. 

It’s Time to Contact the Sacramento Pest Control Experts

At Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento, we utilize an environmentally-responsible pest control method to effectively and safely remove and prevent pests. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process can keep your pharmaceutical company pest-free so you’ll never have to worry about the spread of disease, damage to your equipment, or waste of your inventory due to a pest infestation. Learn more about our pharmaceutical pest control services and contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management today to get started.