Pest and Rodent Control for Retail Stores
Are you dealing with pests in your retail store? You’re not alone. Pest infestations in retail environments is a lesser-known problem that affects thousands of businesses worldwide. After all, retail stores have several things that pests love: a climate-controlled environment, objects that can be used for food and shelter, a wide range of hiding places, and a high volume of humans. A pest infestation in your retail store can lead to exorbitant expenses, uncomfortable employees, unhappy customers, and irreparable damage to your business’s reputation. For these reasons, pests in retail stores should be dealt with as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, common pesticide products can cause damage to store property, pose health risks for store patrons and personnel. For responsible pest control in a retail environment, you need a safe and effective alternative. At EcoClear Products, we have your answer.
We are proud to offer a full line of eco-friendly, and highly-effective pesticides ideal for use in retail environments. Whether you are in need of indoor rodent control of broad-spectrum bug extermination, we have the products for you. On this page, we discuss pest control and prevention for retail stores. Below, you’ll find information on common pests, as well as pest-prevention tips for your retail store and helpful links to our pest-specific control and prevention products.
How Do Pest Problems Start in Stores & Malls?
There are a number of factors that contribute to pest problems in retail locations. For one, shops and malls have unregulated foot traffic from the outside world. Customers can unwittingly bring in hitchhiking insects such as bed bugs, lice, mites, and a host of other tiny travelers from the outside world. Continually-open doors are also open invitations for both insects and rodents. Other pest entrances in retail stores including loading docks, trash areas, and holes or cracks in buildings’ exteriors. Inside, left-out food and uncovered trash cans can feed pests, while clutter and litter and can provide them with the items they need to build nests. Allowing these factors to persist in your retail location can greatly increase your chances of a pest infestation.
Preventing Rats, Mice & Other Pest Problems Before they Start
Want to stop pest infestations before they start? Take a look at some of the factors mentioned in the section above, and take steps to prevent them in your store. While you can’t (and likely don’t want to) stop customers from coming in, you can ensure that doors close promptly behind them. You can also hire a cleaning staff to perform intensive cleaning nightly to eradicate any pests that may have crept in during the day. Nightly cleaning routines can also be helpful in ensuring that potential food sources and nesting materials and picked up and put away. Before close each night, make sure all trash is disposed of in an outdoor dumpster located a good distance away from your store. Ensure that all windows and doors and closed and locked.
As a general rule, you’ll also want to “know your neighbor.” If your retail store is located within a mall, keep yours eyes and ears out for other stores within the mall that may be experiencing pest problems. This will allow you to take more pest-specific prevention steps. Learning which pests are most common in your region will also help you appropriately pest-proof your retail property.
Pest Control for Retail: Why it Matters
A pest problem in a retail location can be a major problem for all parties involved. For customers, pests can cause major discomfort and potentially spread diseases. Pests can also pose health risks to employees, and their mere presence can lower worker morale and productivity. For you, the store owner, a pest infestation can lead to structural problems for your store and damages to your merchandise. A pest infestation can also lead to potential lawsuits and irreparable damage to your store’s reputation. In the event that you spot a pest anywhere near your store, you need to take action immediately.
EcoClear Products: People-Safe Rodent Control for Retail
Even the best preventative measures can’t totally eliminate the risk of pests in retail stores. If pests strike your retail space, you need a product you can count on to provide fast and effective control without posing risks to your patrons, personnel, or property. The unfortunate truth is that many commercial pest control products contain chemicals that are harmful to people and the environment. These chemicals include anticoagulants, sodium borate, zinc phosphide, ammonia, arsenic, benzene, chlorine, dioxins, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, methanol, and several others. When used in retail locations, products containing these chemicals can pose serious health risks to people and cause damage to retail property. If you are controlling pests in your retail location, you need a solution that’s both safe and effective. You need EcoClear Products.
Our eco-friendly and highly-effective pest control products are formulated with naturally-derived ingredients that are both powerful control and prevention agents and 100% safe for people and the environment at large. Our pest control products also have a 25b Classification, meaning that it has no special requirements for transport, handling, storage, or disposal.
For mouse infestations, we recommend ourMouseX® products — available in both pellets andMouseX Ready Trays™ for fast and easy indoor rodent control. For rat infestations, we recommend ourRatX® andRatRid™ product lines. You can also use our RatX Rat and Mouse Attractant to increase the odor and attractive potency of MouseX®, RatX®, and RatRid™ rodenticides in your retail store.
For bug infestations of all kinds, we recommend our Stop Bugging Me!™ product line. As a topical spray, Stop Bugging Me!™ can be used for the broad-spectrum control and prevention of bug pests, including flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, and more. Our Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive can be used to wash bugs off of clothing, bedding, and other washables and deter new bugs for up to 45 days.
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Ready to give our pest control solutions a try in your retail store? Shop EcoClear Products online, or use our Store Locator to find an EcoClear Product retailer near you. Want to learn more about pest control for retail stores? Contact us to speak with a pest control expert from our team today!