Pests present a common yet avoidable risk to your warehouse functioning smoothly. Instead of waiting for a pest problem to happen before you treat it, proactive treatment can prevent any pests from causing trouble in the first place. Here are four signs that your Bronx, NY, warehouse needs commercial pest control.
Makeshift Houses or Nests
Pests will use any materials, from cloth to paper towels to box shreds, to build a nest. Finished goods such as clothing provide ideal places for pests to make a home for themselves. Once the nests are made, the breeding begins—and we know that rodents reproduce like wildfire. Once these pests have begun to multiply, it can be virtually impossible to get rid of them without the help of commercial pest control—and in the meantime, any damaged products will have to be destroyed.
Even housing appliances and machines can be problematic for warehouse owners, as animals can burrow inside of the machines to build nests. Sometimes this can cause enough damage to the machines that they become a total loss.
Wings, Fur, and Other Unwanted Pest Signs
The sooner you spot an issue, the sooner you can take action and minimize a bigger problem. Beetles, for example, are small brown insects that sometimes lurk in dark corners, and some varieties can fly. Some beetles feed on grain, flour, or any dried food, and they can burrow into a bag or container to feed, which can either cause a loss of product or, worse, a company sending a tainted product to a customer.
Weevils are similar to beetles, and feed on grain, rice, or other dried food. Moths and flying insects are also quite difficult for businesses to eradicate on their own. Rodents of any kind finding their way into your storage facility will spell financial and structural problems you do not want.
Evidence of Traveling Pests
Be on the lookout for pest droppings and urine trails—many droppings are so small that you must look carefully for any signs. You may also notice trails that have a dark appearance, as mice and rats tend to travel the same path over and over again.
Something That Doesn’t Belong
Damage can be obvious and not so obvious when you have pests lurking about your warehouse. You may notice chewed box edges, damaged wood, or holes in the walls. Oftentimes, signs of beetles and weevils infesting bags of raw goods are not difficult to spot, but moths and flying insects may present more of a problem. Investigate corners, ceiling rafters, and corners and walls carefully.
Commercial Pest Solution
Keeping raw goods in your Bronx, NY, warehouse requires the highest protection from pests because of the importance of providing untainted food. All it takes is for some rodents and insects to invade a site for all of the goods in the facility to become suspect. This can be a huge financial loss.
The services of trained pest control specialists ease the burden of you having to search around for signs while providing assurance that unwanted pests will be swiftly and successfully removed. They are trained to spot even the most minute evidence of pests, which can be difficult for those who are not familiar with the signs.