As we approach the end of a long holiday retail season, we’re sure you and your crew are exhausted. With inventory and stock rooms a bit of a mess, the last thing you want to find are rodents nesting. Rodents can be extremely destructive, as they can both cause thousands of dollars in damages and spread disease. Here are the things you need to look out for to make sure there aren’t any rodents in your retail establishment!

Rodents in Retail: Nesting

Rodents love warmth. That is especially true as the temperatures continue to drop! Add a food or water source nearby and you’ve got yourself a rodent paradise. Most rodents will nest around or even inside garbage cans. Others will set up camp in your attic or wall insulation or even your break room! Rodents will chew and gnaw on materials to make these nests. They will even chew on wiring which constitutes a major fire hazard!

It’s a Trap

You can try using common traps in an attempt to catch your unwanted tenants. However, rodents (mice specifically) are actually smarter than most people think. Mice can actually smell human scent on traps. Once they identify the scent, they will then choose to avoid any traps set. They can also get the bait off of the trap without ever triggering it.

DIY Prevention

While traps might not work for you, there are a number of things you can do to prevent a rodent infestation. The best prevention is by making sure your retail establishment isn’t enticing to rodents. Make sure that all food is kept sealed in containers and stored away appropriately. You also need to make sure that all doors or windows close properly. Any cracks, holes, or openings could be an invitation for those unwanted rodents to check out your space for a long visit.

When to Call the Pros

It’s best to call a professional like Boo’s Bug Stoppers if you suspect that you might have a rodent problem. We know exactly where and what to look for. We will design a custom treatment plan for your establishment. Our treatment could include Baiting, trapping, exclusion, and sanitation. Any treatment plan requires an inspection in order to provide an accurate price quote. Call or contact us today to set up your free inspection or learn more about how we can help remove rodents from your retail store.

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