Nothing drives away customers faster than noticing a pest on your retail premises. Outdoor businesses in strip malls and plazas can have issues with hornets, wasps, and bees. Internally, pests such as ants, mice or even cockroaches can affect your store and cause severe customer issues.
These creatures make for a very unpleasant customer experience, and word will soon spread about the state of your store. Pests like mice, ants, termites, etc. can even damage inventory, leading to major losses for a retail operation.
While bees, hornets and wasps are a natural and helpful part of our Vancouver ecosystem, they can be dangerous if they make your business their home, particularly for children and those with allergies. If you suspect that your retail business has a bee or wasp problem, you will need to figure out if you have a swarm, foraging bees, or a colony.
Each of these types infestations requires a specific technique to eliminate the problem. Foraging bees are the least troublesome kind of bees – they are simply hunting for pollen and honey in your area and will more than likely move on soon. Bees that are swarming or that have formed a colony in or around your retail location can be more aggressive because they are defending themselves. If you happen to catch the colony in its beginning stages, you may be able to try a do-it-yourself remedy. This is not advised depending on local regulations regarding bees.
Do-it-yourself methods of controlling a bee, wasp or hornet infestation are often dangerous, however. For example, some people try to kill the bees by putting a plastic tarp over the beehive on a hot day, hoping that the bees will not be able to survive the heat. All this technique really succeeds in doing is making the bees extremely angry, which in turn makes it more likely that they will retaliate by stinging nearby humans.
Let us handle your bee, hornet or wasp problem, we have protection against stings, understand the different species and know what needs to be done. Ultimately, removing the bees’ nest is the most effective strategy to get rid of the bees for good. There are some bee sprays available on the market, but these are not the best option because they can contain dangerous chemicals and most business owners and retail managers are not bee behavior experts and therefore don’t know where or how to properly use the bee spray.
*Make sure customers do not get stung! Call pesticon*
Retail stores and locations are highly vulnerable to termites, ants, cockroaches, insects and rodents like mice and rats. These types of pests have a number of over the counter and do-it-yourself solutions. This is taking a risk! You may not fix the problem permanently or cause contamination of your retail business which will affect employees and customers. Trust the professionals at Pesticon in Vancouver!
We will diagnose the problem, figure out what type of pest you have; i.e. mice, rats, rodents, insects, cockroaches, ants, centipedes, etc. We will figure out how these got into your facility (usually this will be through a hole or crack somewhere in the walls of your building or through drainage). Specialized chemical treatment will be applied and these spots will need to be sealed up so that any pests cannot get back into your food facility.
The best way to guarantee that your pest infestation will be gone is to contact an experienced Vancouver pest control professional like Pesticon rather than resorting to risking your own safety. Let Pesticon help you eliminate pest problems before customers even notice them, so you can be known for your quality products and excellent customer service rather than a pest infestation. We have decades of experience in commercial pest control and are dedicated to providing fast, quality, industry-specific service in the Vancouver area so you can get back to running your business. Call, email, or chat with Pesticon today for your free consultation! We offer a 6-month guarantee on our work – if the pests come back, we come back!