Keep Rodents Out: 3 Tips to Protect Your Retail Locations

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For being so small, rodents can cause your commercial property some very big problems. If you have a rodent infestation, you could get fined or shut down. Rodents can even be a fire hazard—chewed wires could spark and start a blaze. On the plus side, removing rodents from your property means that you, your employees, and your customers have a cleaner, healthier environment. You’ll also save money because you won’t have to replace contaminated food or other products.

How do you remove rodents from your business and keep them away? Command7 has some advice.

Eliminate entryways and hideouts

If mice and rats don’t have anywhere to run or hide, they won’t want to come into your business. Keep your property’s lawn short so they can’t find shelter in weeds and grass. Food is also a big draw for rodents—make sure that your trash is picked up and that your trash containers are properly secured against infestations. If your property isn’t a good place to make a home because of a lack of food or shelter, rodents won’t want to make one on it.

Block them out

Rodents are small animals that can get into a surprising number of places. Even if you control their environment outdoors and made it less enticing, protecting your indoor environment is an important step to making sure that you’ve completely controlled your rodent problem. Make sure that your doors are secure. For example, ensure that the corners are protected from gnawing, and that your door seals and weather stripping are too tight to squeeze through.

Keep an eye out for and repair other potential openings, too. If there are gaps between wall soffits and roof surfaces, they need to be sealed. Loose pipes could mean that there are openings in your wall that could be entrances for rodents. Vents are another place to watch, so ensure that those are also covered and protected.

Hire a commercial rodent control service

Commercial pest control is a big job, and no one can do it alone. The right experts will not only know where to look for mice and rats, but also how to keep them out of your business and prevent them from coming back. When it comes to these pests, you need all the advice you can get.

Command7 can help. If you’re looking for commercial rodent control options, call us at 855-214-2168 or fill out our contact form to learn more.

4 thoughts on “Keep Rodents Out: 3 Tips to Protect Your Retail Locations

  1. Luke McMasters says:

    I think one of the main benefits of hiring a pest control service is that they can point out problem areas to you. You might not always be aware of places where rodents are coming in and out, or feeding. A pest control professional will be able to show you what you can do to fix problems, and keep pests out once they are removed.

  2. Kenneth Gladman says:

    It is important to block them out and one way to do that is to keep things tidy. It is important to make sure messes are taken care of because this is a breeding ground for pests. If you sense you may have a problem, I would take care of it sooner rather than later.

  3. It’s interesting that retailers need to worry about pests as well. It makes sense that it wouldn’t be that much different from them! It’s a good idea to get rid of hiding spots.

  4. I totally agree that it’s important to go to the professionals when trying to get rid of rodents. They will know exactly what to look for and the best places to catch them. I like that you mention that they will also be able to help you be informed on how to keep the rodents from coming back. This is a great resource to have since rodents can be such a threat to retail locations.

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