At Earthwise Pest Management, we believe in not only treating current infestations, but also in providing you with the right tools and knowledge to help prevent any pest problems in the future. Today, our Sacramento pest control experts offer some tips about pest control in warehouses.
Warehouses have a unique set of circumstances that make pest control a bit more difficult to be handled by DIY methods. All the places for pests to hide — under pallets of inventory and behind shelving units — make it quite the challenge. But at Earthwise Pest Management, we have extensive experience and training in warehouse pest control methods.
Clean Up Standing Water
Any standing water left around the warehouse will undoubtedly attract pests. This can be water left over from cleaning the floor, water left in sinks, or water tracked in from outside. Any bit of standing water can make the perfect water source for unwanted pests.
Seal Cracks in Building
Pests can make their way into your warehouse building through even the smallest cracks and holes. Inspecting your building periodically so that pests don’t have a way in goes a long way to preventing infestations. While pests can still hitch a ride through pallets of inventory or with an employee, sealing the most obvious ways into your warehouse will still help prevent most infestations.
Take Out the Garbage
Pests need food and your garbage, especially if it contains food waste, can make a perfect source for food. Empty your garbage cans frequently and don’t allow them to overflow on to the floor. Removing a pest’s most likely source of food can prevent rodents, cockroaches, or ants from making your warehouse their home.
Clean Your Floor Drains
The drains in your warehouse floors are great for cleaning and clearing out any excess standing water, but if those drains don’t get cleaned frequently enough, they will end up doing more harm than good. Water and other debris sit in those pipes and can attract pests, but cleaning them out regularly can help keep your warehouse pest-free.
Store Dumpsters Properly
Taking the trash out frequently is a great way to keep pests out of your warehouse, but you also need to ensure that you are keeping the outside dumpster stored properly. It should be kept sealed and locked when it’s not in use and you should always keep the dumpster a good distance from your building. If pests do make their way into your dumpster, you don’t want them coming into your warehouse looking for food next.
Call Earthwise Pest Management
If you have a current pest problem or would like to prevent one from happening, Earthwise Pest Management can help. We utilize an Integrated Pest Management program to ensure that we get rid of the pests you have and prevent any future infestations in your warehouse. We use environmentally-responsible and effective treatment methods so that you, your employees, and your inventory are kept safe. Contact Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento today for all of your warehouse pest control needs.