Let’s be perfectly honest for a second here – nobody wants to walk into their warehouse one day and discover it’s become a breeding ground for pests. In this post, we’re focusing on things you can do to keep your warehouse blissfully pest-free. We’ll look at common tips and options, as well as why pests are flocking to your warehouse in the first place. We’ll also discuss other options, should all else fail.
So do not despair because, by the end of this, we’ll have rid your warehouse of anything even remotely resembling pests.
First Of All, Why Do Pests Come To Your Warehouse?
Before we talk about getting rid of them, we first need to understand why pests are visiting your warehouse and literally bugging you in the first place.
Hint: by “pests”, we mean a wide array of different creatures, from rodents to insects! Here is an excellent source about various wildlife pests.
In general, pests and unwanted wildlife are making their way to your property searching for two things: food and shelter. So before you consider more severe removal methods, you may want to address some of the more obvious concerns.
For example, if you’re in the habit of leaving food inside your warehouse, you may want to think twice about that because it might be what’s causing your pest problem. Similarly, pests are prone to entering spaces they deem good nesting and hiding spots. If your warehouse is cluttered and relatively warm and dark (as most warehouses tend to be), it becomes an ideal shelter. It’s safer than the outdoors, often warmer, and with better food opportunities!
So What Can You Do To Prevent Pests From Entering Your Warehouse?
Of course, there are several things you can do to stop pests from inhabiting your warehouse. While we’ll get to some DIY tips and tricks shortly, don’t hesitate to hire professionals if you need to.
Often, professional wildlife removal services can spot things that you miss. Not only will they get rid of the current unwanted residents, but they may also help you prevent future invasions. So a local wildlife removal company may be worth looking into when dealing with pests in your warehouse.
But What Can You Do Yourself?
1. Regularly Check The Property
When dealing with pests and wildlife, the first thing you need to do is consider the entry points. Think about it. Unwanted pests can’t come into your warehouse without a doorway of some sort. And the sooner you identify that doorway, the sooner you’ll be done with the problem.
Even the sharpest, keenest pests need to come in somewhere, and more often than not, they enter through a hole or crack in the wall. Of course, it’s not enough to check the walls alone. You’ll also need to check the warehouse foundation, window frames, and even the warehouse roof to make sure you’re not missing anything.
If wildlife or pests are constantly a concern, then chances are you’ve got a hole somewhere and you need to seal it. When sealing a hole or crack, you want to use a material that’s impossible to chew, gnaw or scratch through, such as chicken-wire cloth. This will ensure that the pests don’t just return with a vengeance the following week!
2. Consider Perimeter Exclusion Devices
There’s a wide array of devices that may help keep pests and wildlife at bay. Of course, the one you opt for will depend on the area you live in, and the type of pest you’re most concerned about. Some of these perimeter exclusion devices include nets, spikes, and other such products.
As their name suggests, these devices are installed somewhere around your warehouse and not technically inside. The idea behind them is that they will prevent unwanted animals from getting to the warehouse itself.
For some wildlife, it may be wiser to opt for a sound deterrent. A lot of these animals rely heavily on their sense of hearing. A sound deterrent is usually motion-activated and will release a loud (to them) sound that will scare off potential animal intruders.
3. Never Leave Trash Out
Remember why pests are flocking to your warehouse in the first place? The never-ending search for food! So, it’s wise not to leave leftovers and exposed food sources unattended for long periods. However, that’s not enough to keep wildlife at bay.
You’ll also need to get serious with trash disposal. If you need to leave trash on the premises, make sure it’s in secure containers that are hard to open/topple for animal scavengers. Even then, you’ll need to dispose of it as quickly as possible; otherwise, your warehouse risks becoming a breeding ground for unwanted pests!
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