At Earthwise Pest Management, we can help remove any pest problems from your retail store and keep it pest-free for years to come. We understand how important it is to have a clean, pest-free environment for your employees and your customers, and we can help you do just that. We utilize an environmentally-friendly pest control process called Integrated Pest Management to efficiently rid your store of pests and prevent future infestations while minimizing the need for pesticides. So, your employees and customers will not only be kept safe from the diseases that pests can spread but also from dangerous pesticides.

Retail stores can be especially susceptible to pest infestation because of the amount of traffic. People walk in and out of your store all day long, opening the door and making a way for pests to enter. At Earthwise Pest Management, we understand the unique challenges that retail stores face when it comes to pest control, and we can help. Contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management today to keep your retail store pest-free.

The Benefits of Professional Pest Control in Retail

When you own or manage a retail store and you’re busy managing your employees, making schedules, doing inventory, and all the other responsibilities that come with running a store, you don’t want to also have to worry about pest management. When you hire a professional pest control company like Earthwise Pest Management to handle the pests, you can spend your time focusing on what matters most — running your business.

Confidence That Your Retail Business is Free From Pests

When you hire the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management, you can have complete confidence that your retail business is pest-free. Whether you have a current pest infestation or are trying to prevent a future problem, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality, professional service from us.

We utilize our Integrated Pest Management program to identify pests, assess the infestation, figure out how the pests got in, and identify where they are finding food and water. We learn everything that we can about the infestation so that we can properly treat it and you won’t have to worry about the pests getting back into your retail store. When you work with Earthwise Pest Management, you can be completely sure that your retail store is free from pests.

Prevention From Future Pest Infestations

When you choose Earthwise Pest Management for your professional pest control needs, not only can we effectively treat a pest problem, but we can also help prevent future infestations. We work with you to remove the pest’s source of food and water and block any possible entrances for pests. Our pest control experts have extensive experience and training so that they know exactly how to keep pests at bay. This means you’ll no longer have to worry about being surprised by a scurrying mouse or a creepy crawling cockroach while you are in your retail store — and neither will your customers.

More Effective Than DIY Solutions

Professional pest control is much more effective than DIY solutions, especially for commercial spaces. While some DIY solutions from your local hardware store may be effective for removing extremely small infestations in a home, when it comes to a retail store where people are constantly coming and going, DIY solutions are not the way to go.

Professional pest control can succeed at ridding your store of pest infestations safely and efficiently. You don’t want to take the chance of a customer spotting a few ants or having to swat away a wasp while they are shopping. Professional pest control can ensure that your retail store is pest-free, while DIY solutions tend to have unpredictable, mediocre results.

Keep Your Store’s Reputation Intact

If a customer or employee notices a rodent, ant, cockroach, or another pest, there is a good chance that they are going to tell others, and that type of news spreads fast. You put in so much effort and hard work to make your retail business successful, the last thing you want is for all that hard work to be ruined by a pest infestation. When you hire a professional pest control company, you can be sure that your business’s reputation will not be destroyed due to a pest problem.

Keep Your Employees and Customers Safe From Pests and Pesticides

If you try to deal with a pest infestation on your own, you could be endangering both your employees and your customers. Pests are known to carry diseases such as plague, salmonella, rat-bite fever, and many others. If you do not properly rid your retail store of pests, your employees and customers could be at risk of getting sick.

In addition to the diseases carried by pests, attempting to use pesticides on your own can also endanger your customers and employees. When you hire Earthwise Pest Management, not only will we make sure that all the diseases-carrying pests are gone, but we also minimize our use of pesticides with our Integrated Pest Management program. And when we do use pesticides, we rely on our extensive knowledge and experience to do so in a safe manner. Hiring a professional pest control company will help keep your employees and customers safe from pests and pesticides.

Keep Your Inventory Safe

Pests like rodents and ants can chew through boxes and ruin your inventory, while other pests like termites can eat through your building or other wooden structures like shelving. If your retail business carries food, pests can also contaminate your inventory. Pests can ruin your inventory, costing you money. Hiring a professional pest control company can help keep your inventory safe from pests, so you don’t have to worry about losing product.

Our Integrated Pest Management Program

At Earthwise Pest Management, we use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This is a three-step process that allows us to minimize the number of pesticides we use while effectively ridding your retail store of pests and preventing future infestations. Continue reading to learn how each step helps us remove pests in an environmentally-responsible way.

Step 1: Inspection

The first step in our IMP program is inspection. We perform a detailed inspection of your space that allows us to pinpoint how the pests got in, where they are finding food and water, and where they are nesting and breeding. The more we know about the infestation, the more effectively we can treat it and prevent future problems.

Step 2: Identification

During the identification step, we determine which pest we are dealing with. While sometimes it may be obvious as to what pest is infesting your retail store, other times it is not. Also, we must determine the exact species of the pest. For example, not all species of ants, termites, or cockroaches require the same treatment. Identification of the pest is extremely important for effective treatment.

Step 3: Treatment

In the final step, treatment, we treat the pest infestation. This usually consists of a combination of techniques and preventative measures as well as pesticides. When we treat a pest infestation, we work with you to remove any possible entrance points as well as food and water sources to make your store a less hospitable home for pests in the future, while we rid your store of the current pest.

Follow-Up Maintenance and Management

While this isn’t one of the three steps to our IPM program, we highly recommend that our Sacramento pest control experts come back for follow-up maintenance and management to ensure that your retail store remains pests-free.

Most Common Pests Found in Sacramento Retail Stores

If you own or manage a retail store in Sacramento, then you know that there are certain pests that are more likely to make their home in your store than others. Pests like rodents, ants, and cockroaches thrive in areas where there are dark places to hide and they only require small bits of food and water to survive. Other pests like termites can make their home in any structure that contains wood and they are also attracted to the cellulose in cardboard boxes. Continue reading to learn more about the most common pests found in Sacramento retail stores.


Rodents

Rodents

Rodents love dark hiding places and retail stores tend to provide plenty. Underneath shelving and behind boxes of inventory are perfect places for rodents to nest. Rodents are notorious for spreading diseases and can give customers and employees a scare if they scamper across your store’s floor, especially during business hours.

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Ants

Ants

Ants come in many different species. Some prefer dry conditions while others prefer moist. Some will snack on crumbs left behind, while others will chew through the wood in your walls, display stands, or counters. Ants are incredibly difficult to get rid of once they make a home in your retail store and typically require help from a professional pest control company.

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are one of the last pests you want to see anywhere, ever — especially in your retail store. Cockroaches can go up to a month without a food source, so once they make their way in, they are incredibly difficult to get rid of. If you see a cockroach in your retail store, you should immediately contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management for help.

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Moths

Moths

There are many species of moths in Sacramento. Some are attracted to clothing and textiles while other species prefer to hide in pantries and enjoy dry goods. No matter what kind of products you carry in your retail store, there is probably a species of moth that would love to call it home.

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Termites

Termites

A termite infestation is a bit more difficult to identify than other pest infestations. Once they make their way into your walls, they can be there for years or even decades before you notice that you have a problem. By that time, they have probably done a significant amount of damage. You don’t want to attempt to address a termite infestation on your own, so you’ll definitely want to get the Sacramento pest control experts involved.

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