How Do You Keep Pests Out of Your Grocery Store?

How Do You Keep Pests Out of Your Grocery Store

Your grocery store should be an inviting place that attracts customers to browse and pick up food items. Unfortunately, some stores attract pests as well as guests. Find out how to protect your store with commercial pest control in Cambridge. Don’t let pests cause health concerns or damage your company’s reputation, but restore your property with reliable services.

Maintain Your Grocery Store

There are a few basic maintenance steps that can reduce the risk of a pest problem. Some are easy for your employees to handle, while others are best performed by a professional pest control technician. While not a guaranteed way to rid your store of pests, here are some simple steps you can take:

  • Store items in display cases and sealed containers
  • Promptly remove empty boxes and other hiding places
  • Routinely clean the floor, shelves and other surfaces
  • Cut the lawn and maintain your outdoor area
  • Inspect appliances and pipes for signs of excess moisture

These simple steps should already be part of your daily grocery store routine, but they’re easy to forget or overlook as you prepare for a busy day or week. Cleaning any food, moisture and hiding places is a major step in making it difficult for pests to move in.

Be Alert for Signs of Pests

Even the best-laid plans may not be enough to rid your store of pests already present or determined intruders. Here are some common pests that may be interested in your grocery store:

  • Rodents
  • Bees and wasps
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Birds

These intruders can hide in the attic space, under shelves or in other hiding spaces around your commercial property. Many pests are more active at night, but some may be visible to shoppers.

Protect your reputation and the health of everyone in your store by looking for signs of pests. Having a colony or nest in your grocery store can increase the risk of exposure to illnesses, bites and stings. A mouse bite could pass on a disease, like hantavirus. Wasp stings are painful and can be dangerous for an individual with severe allergies.

Prevent these serious issues with thorough monitoring. Here are some signs that there may be a mouse, bird or ant colony on your property:

  • Buzzing sounds
  • Droppings
  • Teeth or claw marks on packaging
  • Small piles of paper, insulation or other materials
  • Lots of flies or ants in your store

It’s much more difficult to remove pests once they’re already present. Don’t wait until your customers notice a pest problem, but turn to a quality service provider in your area for comprehensive inspection, prevention and removal services.

Choose a Progressive Pest Program

Truly Nolen Pest Control offers an integrative approach that deals with all types of pests that may be around your commercial property. Our Integrated Pest Management service offers monthly services that include these steps:

  • Inspection
  • Sanitation recommendations
  • Removal
  • Prevention

We assist you in identifying the extent of a possible infestation. This is critical in a grocery store, as any contaminated items are unfit for sale and unsafe for your customers.

Once we determine the extent of the problem, we set up a removal approach and work with you to sanitize your grocery store. Prevention steps include exclusion techniques to repair your grocery store and prevent a future intrusion.

Work With Truly Nolen for Commercial Pest Control in Cambridge

Trust a local expert in commercial pest removal. Contact us at Truly Nolen Pest Control to start the monthly process of comprehensive pest management. Create a hassle-free schedule that targets common and uncommon pests in your store. From a large grocery store chain to a local corner store, ensure a pest-free environment for your customers and employees.