Keep your business clear of pests
When your business is customer-facing, first impressions count and word of mouth spreads fast. Any pest problem will affect how people view your shop but with people coming and going each day, plus regular deliveries, retail environments are always vulnerable to pests.
The impact of a pest infestation can be devastating to a shop - from the potential for reputational damage to the very real costs of contaminated or damaged stock that must be written off as a loss. The health and safety of your staff and customers is an obligation that retailers must manage, and preventing pests is a key part of that.
Common Pests in Retail
Rats and mice are often the biggest pest found in storage areas, where they're attracted to the warmth and goods they can use to create their nests. Rodents chew through fabric, wood, cardboard, and even soft metals and contaminate surfaces with their waste - contaminating and destroying your stock.
Clothing retailers need to be vigilant to prevent moths damaging fabrics. Clothes moths eat natural fibres, like wool, cotton, and linen, but will also chew through blended fabrics as long as they contain some natural fibres. An infestation of moths can destroy your stock quickly if not taken care of, and risk a customer taking home an item that spreads the problem to their home.
Bird control is another area for retail businesses to consider. Pigeons and seagulls leaving unsightly and unhygienic droppings on your shopfront can be off putting to potential customers, and leave the impression that your shop is unclean or uncared for. Large warehouses and storage areas in shopping centres may also find birds trying to nest inside.
Dealing with Pests in Retail
Retailers of any size need pest problems handled quickly, discreetly, and effectively. JPS Environmental recognise that there are many different areas in retail, so we build up a survey of your premises in order to deploy the right treatments for your specific environment.
We know that visible signs of pest control can give customers the wrong impression, so we'll help you find the underlying causes of your pest problems and implement pest proofing measures to prevent future issues. Our annual pest management contracts can help you ensure your shop or shopping centre is being looked after year-round, but if you just need a quick solution to an infestation, give us a call for our competitive emergency pest control services.