Retail continues to boom throughout Wisconsin as over 200 major retailers announce plans to open new locations throughout the state. From the new Corners of Brookfield shopping center off I-94 to Greenfield’s new mixed use development, 84 South, to retail stores like Meijer and Ross making their debuts throughout the state. One thing is certain; Wisconsin’s retail development is not slowing down anytime soon. But with new development, comes unwanted pests.
Few problems can cause more of a disaster for a new retail store’s success than a pest infestation. From breaking ground to the ribbon cutting ceremony, pest management throughout the construction phase is just as much a key to the success of your retail store as any other component. From pre- to post-construction, pest management plays an integral part to your retail business.
Pre-Construction Pest Control
Because a plot of land is free of structures, doesn’t mean it is also free of pests. Ants, termites, rodents, and many other pests may call this land home. Understanding the property’s current pest populations is one of the key elements of a pest-free grand opening. Implementing a pest elimination program prior to breaking ground will enable you to clear the construction site of its resident pest populations and protect your structure from the start.
During Construction Pest Control
Construction zones are a sanctuary for pests. They create shelter and feeding areas for pests of all types. During construction, the new buildings can also be left unprotected from the elements until the last stages of development. This leaves your new facility open for pest entry. As you break ground on your new establishment, the ground is excavated and disturbed, and so are the nests of insects and rodents. Fleeing pests may end up taking shelter within your new walls, making early pest control a must.
Poor sanitation by construction crews – from abandoned food to uncleaned porta-potties – can attract all kinds of pests like flies, bees, and rodents to the construction site. Abandoned equipment and construction containers can also provide shelter for surrounding pests, allowing them to make home in or near your new facility.
Post-Construction Pest Control
Once your new facility is up and running, pests don’t stop there. In the retail industry, store owners must continually remain on the offensive while protecting products, employees, and customers from pest related problems. Regular product deliveries and a continual flow of customers in and out of your establishment provide opportunities for pests to visit your shops and warehouses. The solution, is an IPM program specifically created for the retail industry.
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Wil-Kil Pest Control is a specialist in providing full-service solutions to the retail industry. As such, we provide a comprehensive list of commercial pest services to meet your varied needs. To learn more about the many different retail pest solutions and services we can provide your company, please contact us.