Sacramento Pest Control for Warehouses
At Earthwise Pest Management, we understand the unique challenges of warehouse pest control. No matter how clean you keep your warehouse, there is always the chance of pests hiding behind shelving units or underneath pallets. Dark places for pests to hide are not in short supply in warehouses. It’s also incredibly difficult to keep every inch of your warehouse completely crumb-free when you have large amounts of inventory on hand. Cleaning behind and underneath every single item can be impossible. That’s why professional warehouse pest control is your best option for keeping your warehouse pest-free.
Pests such as ants, cockroaches, and rodents are all commonly found in warehouses, but with our Integrated Pest Management program, we can help rid your warehouse of those pests and prevent any future infestations. The Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management are here to help you with all of your warehouse pest control needs. Contact us today for an estimate.
The Benefits of Professional Warehouse Pest Control
When pests are searching for a new home, they search for a place that will provide them with food, water, and shelter. Standing water, crumbs, and a dark place to hide is all most pests need to make a comfortable home in your warehouse. While many people try to rid their warehouse of pests with DIY methods such as traps and sprays, they are not always effective. DIY methods may work for a small infestation at home, but when it comes to warehouses, you’ll want to invest in professional pest control.
Safe and Effective Pest Control Methods
When you hire a professional pest control company like Earthwise Pest Management, you can be sure that we are using both safe and effective pest control methods. We utilize a three-step process called Integrated Pest Management that works by removing the pest’s source of food and water, shelter, and eliminates their way into your warehouse. This is much more effective than just treating the pest problem alone with pesticides. In fact, our method minimizes the amount of pesticides that have to be used, making it safer for you and your employees. When you hire the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management, you can be sure that your warehouse is free from pests and will continue to be so with our follow-up maintenance and pest management.
Pest Control and Prevention
At Earthwise Pest Management, we not only work to eliminate your current pest problem, but we also set you up for success to prevent any future infestations. We discover everything we can about the pests — how they got into your warehouse, where they are finding food and water, and the size and maturity of their nest — so that we can effectively treat the current problem and prevent pests from making your warehouse their home in the future. We will even give you some insight during our treatment on what you can do to help prevent future infestations and we also offer follow-up maintenance and pest management so that your warehouse will remain pest-free.
Integrated Pest Management
At Earthwise Pest Management, we use a three-step process called Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for pest control. This process allows us to be environmentally-conscious by minimizing our use of pesticides. We work to remove the pest’s source of food and water and other elements that attract pests to your warehouse. Our IPM program is an effective and safe way to remove and prevent pests.
The first step in IPM is a detailed inspection. We find the pests nest, where they breed, where they are accessing food and water, and how they are entering your warehouse. We take our time to thoroughly inspect the infestation because this will allow us to not only follow the best course of action for treatment, but also learn how future infestations can be prevented.
The next step in IPM is pest identification. While you may have a pretty clear idea of what pest is in your warehouse, it’s imperative that we discover exactly what type of pest it is. There are different types of cockroaches, ants, rodents, and termites and each type requires a different treatment. For example, if you call us about an ant problem, we have to decide if they are carpenter ants, fire ants, argentine ants, bulldog ants, pharaoh ants, or thief ants. Treatment of the infestation is much more likely to be effective if we know exactly what type of pest we are dealing with.
The final step of IPM is treating the pest infestation. We do this with a combination of pesticides and other methods. We work with you to remove the pest’s food and water source, to seal up any potential entrances to your warehouse, and remove as many places as possible that the pests could use for shelter. We understand that there are plenty of places for pests to hide in warehouses — underneath pallets and behind shelving units, but IPM helps us to minimize these aspects and make your warehouse less hospitable to pests. Utilizing these methods, we find that we are able to effectively remove pests with a minimal amount of pesticides, which is safer for you, your employees, and your inventory.
Follow-Up Maintenance and Pest Management
After we finish with the three steps of IPM, we recommend follow-up maintenance and pest management. We want to help you prevent an infestation from happening again in the future. Now that we know where pests are finding food, how they are entering your warehouse, and where they are making their nest, it becomes a lot easier to prevent future pest problems. At Earthwise Pest Management, we understand how important it is to keep your warehouse pest-free and we are here to help.
Common Pests Found in Warehouses
In Sacramento, it is common to find pests like rodents, ants, and spiders in warehouses. Many of these pests love dark places to hide and build their nest. The shelving and inventory in warehouses can create the perfect environment for pests. The more you know about what pests to look out for and their preferential environment, the better you will be able to prevent them. The Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management can help you with any of the following pests.
Spiders are another pest that love dark hiding spaces. If you are finding cobwebs around your warehouse, there is a good chance that you have spiders calling your property home. At Earthwise Pest Management, we deal with black widows, brown recluse, wolf spiders, daddy-long-legs, sac spiders, and common house spiders.
Cockroaches love dark places to nest and hide and once they make their home in your warehouse, they are most likely there to stay. Even if you remove all of their possible food and water sources, cockroaches can live up to a month without eating. The best way to remove cockroaches from your property is with professional warehouse pest control.
All rodents need to survive is a little water, some crumbs, and a dark place to hide. Warehouses are a great potential home for mice, rats, and other rodents. And besides being a nuisance, rodents are also known to spread diseases such as rat-bite fever, plague, typhus, salmonella, and more. Rodents can also chew into packaging, ruining your valuable inventory.
Ants come in many varieties, but many love living under objects, in dark spaces, and others even live in your walls. Ants are extremely tough to get rid of once they make a home in your warehouse. A professional warehouse pest control company like Earthwise Pest Management can ensure that they are gone for good.
Termites are a pest that you may not notice right away, but they can do extensive damage to your building. They can live in the walls for years, chewing away at the structural integrity of your warehouse building. The only way to prevent or eradicate termites for certain is by hiring a professional warehouse pest control company.
Why You Need Professional Warehouse Pest Control
Professional warehouse pest control is the only way to ensure that your property is safe from pests. You can try DIY pest control methods, but they are rarely effective and can leave your inventory in danger of damage and your employees at risk of catching diseases or becoming sick. Professional pest control from Earthwise Pest Management is the best way to make sure that your warehouse is free from pests like rodents, cockroaches, ants, and termites.
Your Organization’s Reputation
If you are constantly providing inventory to your customers that has holes chewed in it from rodents or your customers are receiving pallets of product that cockroaches spring from, you will quickly damage your business’s reputation. While pest infestations are common in Sacramento warehouses, outsiders can see it as a sign of poor sanitation and unclean conditions. Professional warehouse pest control can help keep the pests out and keep your reputation intact because once it is damaged, it is incredibly hard to convince customers otherwise.
Pests Cause Damage to Inventory
Pests like rodents and ants can cause damage to your inventory. Many times in their search for food, they chew their way through packaging. This can ruin expensive inventory and cost your business money. Investing in professional warehouse pest control is the most effective way to ensure that pests are not damaging your inventory and causing financial loss.
Pests Spread Disease
Cockroaches, ants, rodents, and other pests are all known to spread disease. In their search for food, pests crawl through some pretty disgusting and germy places such as your garbage cans, and then they continue to scurry throughout your warehouse spreading the bacteria that they picked up from the garbage all over the place. They can pick up salmonella from the trash and then leave behind some of that bacteria on or in your inventory and even in places like the breakroom table where your employees eat. Pests can potentially make you, your employees, and your customers sick.
Hire Earthwise for all Your Sacramento Pest Control Needs
At Earthwise Pest Management, we can help you rid your warehouse of any current infestations and prevent pests from making a home in your warehouse in the future. We utilize safe and environmentally responsible pest control methods that are extremely effective. We use our IPM system to minimize our use of pesticides. We remove the pest’s source of food and water, their shelter, and other elements to make your warehouse a not-so-hospitable place for pests to live. The combination of these treatment methods also helps us to prevent future pest problems more effectively.
Don’t let your business’s reputation or your inventory be damaged by a pest infestation. Hiring a professional warehouse pest control company now will be an investment that will help your company continue to thrive without any unforeseen pest problems. If you run a warehouse and you currently have a pest infestation or you would like to keep your warehouse pest-free, contact Earthwise Pest Management.