Protecting Your Business With an Effective Pest Control Service

Protecting Your Business With an Effective Pest Control Service

Entrepreneurs agree that pest control is vital for any business that handles food. After all, no one wants their dinner with a side of insect parts or rat droppings. However, the food and beverage industry is far from the only one that requires year-round, effective pest control and rodent removal services. Insects and rodents can find various materials to eat or places to make a comfortable home in offices, hotels, studios and retail businesses like big-box stores.

Common Pests That Jeopardize Businesses

Many insects and other invaders can affect the health, safety, cleanliness and reputation of your enterprise:

  • Ants
  • Bedbugs
  • Bees and wasps
  • Spiders
  • Rodents


The carpenter ant population is increasing in Niagara and surrounding areas. These insects chew wood to build nests and, like termites, can be very destructive if left unaddressed. A carpenter ant infestation weakens wooden structures from within. They could deteriorate wooden pallets in big box stores, potentially injuring employees or customers and damaging products. Regardless of the goods you sell, once your customers spot a family of ants in your store, they will not want to run the risk of inadvertently carrying them back home in a box or bag.


Bedbugs are reddish-brown parasites that are approximately the size of an apple seed. They are the scourge of hoteliers, hospital administrators and homeless shelters everywhere. Bedbugs love to hide along the seams and underneath mattresses, box springs and other structures around a bed. This poses a health concern for anyone sleeping in the bed since the bugs feed on the blood of unsuspecting victims. Even one review of a hotel stay that resulted in red, itchy bites will cause travellers to look elsewhere for lodging.

Bees and Wasps

Most people understand that bees are beneficial insects, but few know that wasps are also pollinators. Regardless of their valuable role in our ecosystem, they can still sting if threatened. If you allow bees and wasps to set up shop near your business, and a highly allergic customer gets stung, you have a big problem on your hands. The panic that can ensue when a crowd spots disturbed bees and wasps can be dangerous as well. Partnering with an experienced pest removal service for colony removal and preventative programs can keep your customers safe, calm and sting-free.


Even though spiders won’t cause structural damage, they are not a welcome sight in homes or businesses. Some can cause painful bites while others are poisonous. If you have a business that sells firewood, stone or wood for construction, you have to be careful that your customers don’t get bitten by black widow spiders. They like to hide in dark, sheltered piles of wood, rocks or refuse close to the ground. No business wants to be responsible for any harm to a customer.


Rodents are very destructive and can spread a host of diseases with their urine and feces. Rats and mice can gain entry through the tiniest of gaps to set up nests for their offspring. They can also chew through plastic, sheetrock, cardboard and other materials to find food or a protected space to sleep and have babies. Even offices are at risk when there are snacks left on desks or crumbs in the break room. The quickest way to clear out your business and place your sanitation practices in question is for a rat to greet your customers.

Experienced Pest and Rodent Removal in Canada

Since 1938, the Nolen family has been protecting homes and businesses from a variety of annoying and dangerous pests. Our talented team of experienced pest control professionals at Truly Nolen Canada will work with you to understand the problem, assess the infestation and provide the best solution so that you stay pest-free year-round. Contact us today for more information.