Your business is booming.

You’ve spent years focused on building it’s success.

As a result customers will forgive many mistakes and overlook off-days.

But if they see a rat scurrying across your floors, you’ve lost them for life.

Aside from being a disaster for businesses, rodents and insects cause structural damage, contaminate food, and pose health risks to employees and customers.

Stopping pests dead is critical.

There’s a difference between controlling a problem and preventing it.

Chances are, you’re doing the former and not the latter.

And if that’s the case you’re probably spending more money that you should be.

Rodents and insects cost businesses in North America billions every year.

The price for a one-time visit is usually between $250 and $600.

Even with discounted rates for on-going service, that add up.

But you can lower that cost while moving towards long-term solutions.

Because control isn’t your only option…

Pest Control: The Reactive Approach

Pest control is what most company’s do.

A reactive approach to managing rodents and insects. A pest control company will use chemical treatments, traps, or other techniques to remove or kill the problem.

While this approach can be effective, it is not a long-term solution.

If you have a rodent problem, a pest control company can remove them. But you don’t address the root cause of the problem, such as entry points or food sources, they’ll return soon.

Pest Prevention: The Proactive Approach

Pest prevention is a proactive approach to managing infestations. It involves identifying potential pest problems before they occur and taking steps to prevent them from happening in the first place. This usually involves creating barriers to entry, sealing conduits, repairing trim and other countermeasures to stop them gaining entry.

For example

 A restaurant implements pest prevention by ensuring all food is stored properly, eliminating standing water and sealing up all cracks and gaps in the building. This eliminates the cause and reduces the future cost of pest control.

“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”

As a manager, pest prevention should be a top priority. Here’s why:

  1. Cost-effective: Prevention often less expensive than treating an existing infestation.
  2. Long-term solution: Pest prevention focuses the root cause. It’s a long-term solution.
  3. Reputation: A pest problem can damage your brands reputation.
  4. Compliance: Avoid fines and closure due to health & safety regulations!

While some degree of pest control may always be needed depending on your facility,  a proactive approach to pest management keeps your budget in check and your staff, customers, facility and reputation safe.

We’ve been keeping grocers, warehouses and other facilities pest free for more than a decade.

Let Dogwood protect your business.