Shopping Centers & Retail
When University Termite & Pest Control approach clients in this arena, there is one of two hats we typically wear. The first is when we perform services for the centers’ Management Company. These services usually involve the exterior of the structure only. Most pest control companies perform a basic exterior treatment and then leave. This treatment is just one example of where and why University Termite & Pest Control separates itself from the competition.
We Go The Extra Mile
Our pest control specialists will always go the extra mile, examining the property to identify sources of potential problems and eliminating existing ones, often before tenants even report them to management! We search for rodent hiding places and identify landscaping issues that can allow pest populations to thrive. We take pride in educating our clients to manage pest issues better. How much easier is it to address a potential problem before you get that call from a tenant demanding pest control services?
The second hat that University Termite and Pest Control technicians wear is as direct liaison when we contract with the tenants themselves to manage their interior spaces in a retail center. This engagement to detail is where our 40 years of experience pay off. We understand the ins and outs of all the different types of retail spaces. We anticipate the challenges of having your unit next door to a restaurant; we know that you cannot control the sanitation of your neighbors but still need to maintain your space cleanly and safely.
We understand that the success of your business depends on a pest-free environment. We pride ourselves on being experts in retail pest management, and our goal is always to give you the highest quality service possible. We provide a comprehensive service that eliminates existing pests and works to prevent future infestations. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in working with all types of retail businesses, so you can rest assured that your property is in good hands.
The Risks of Pest Infestation in the Retail Industry
Pests can cause serious problems for everyone involved in a store. The pest can cause significant discomfort or spread diseases to consumers in and out of the retail space. Pests and rodents, such as rats and mice, are also hazardous for workers because diseases will spread if workers come in contact with other pests or rodents. Pest infestations within the retail environment may also damage your store’s reputation, which will drive away customers.
How do pest problems start in stores and malls?
Many factors affect pest problems in retail outlets. Firstly stores have no control over the movement of pedestrians from outside. As a result, customers can accidentally transport many common pests and rodents into the retail space without any knowledge. Continually-opened windows and open doors offer an accessible entrance for insects and rodents. Other pest entry points at retail shops include loading stations, trash stalls, and cracks in exterior walls of buildings. Leftover food and unfilled garbage cans can feed pests, and clutter and litter are helpful tools in forming nests and shelters. These issues could result in a pest infesting your retail store or shopping mall.
Our Approach to Nuisance Bird Control
University also recognizes these retail environments are magnets for nuisance birds as well. Each time your technician arrives, they perform a visual scan of the building, looking specifically for birds on your structure. We do this to try to minimize the cost of removal. A few pigeons residing in or around a sign are a relatively simple issue to resolve. However, hundreds of birds living on the roof, making noise, and making mess are a pest problem on a much larger scale. We partner with our management companies to anticipate these problems and avoid a large payout to resolve such issues.
Our Key to Success is Pest Management
The key to successful pest management within any retail environment is a five-fold combination of evaluation, planning, execution, and communication, followed by precise and calculated follow-up. University has been fine-tuning this formula for over 40 years. Our professionals expertly interpret the challenges unique to your situation and customize your treatment protocols while maintaining our focus solely on achieving a pest-free environment for you and your business.
When you call University, the blueprint for success is already in place:
- Evaluation: What are the specific challenges at your individual property or properties?
- Planning: We ensure that our team arrives prepared to resolve and prevent any pest activity at your institution.
- Execution: We perform your service precisely as devised, ensuring that customers and employees are not affected by the products we use.
- Communication: We record everything, from start to finish, from the time to the products, even weather conditions that may impact pest activity. This information is made available to you both in written form at the service and online.
- Follow Up: We return at regular intervals to guarantee our plan is working.
Contact Us Today!
Don’t wait until you have a problem to call us – prevention is the key to success when it comes to pest control. You can contact us for a free quote to go over potential pest control solutions through our website or give us a call. Call University Termite & Pest Control today for further information about our retail pest management services and how we can help you keep your business pest-free.