The Best Way To Protect Your Denver Business From Pests

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Pest remediation is often low on a Denver business owner’s to-do list and budget, since there are so many different costs and expenditures that need immediate attention to keep their operation running. Further, a lot of business owners assume that if there are no visible pests around the property, everything is well. They are sorely mistaken: many critters have the ability to slip into a space, hide away, and wreck things very quietly. Once the damage is evident, it might be too expensive to recover from. You have to be steadfast about preventive methods in order to shield your investments, stay open, and protect customers and employees. With several pests, that’s the only way to avoid the problems they bring, especially with pests that reproduce quickly. Learn about possible risks and how to avert them with White Knight Pest Control. 

What Can Happen With Pest Infestations?

When it comes to property destruction, insects that consume wood are the ones you should be most concerned about, like termites, carpenter ants, and powder post beetles. Foundations will become unsound and could collapse on patrons or workers. If these insects survive long enough, having to shut your establishment down may be the best case scenario. Every year, Americans spend five billion dollars dealing with termites and the damage they cause, and insurance companies rarely assist them.

In regard to possessions and objects, pests like carpet beetles, crickets, silverfish, and moths are a big problem. They munch on and ruin fabrics, rugs, upholstered furniture, paper and more. If you have a clothing store, print shop, or décor center, these pests can cause undue stress. Rodents' front teeth are continually growing, leading them to chew on materials including wiring, walls, pipes, and other building materials. People in the hospitality, dining, residential living, food processing, or factory distribution industries can be significantly impacted by rodent activity.

Public health can be a worry if pests such as ants, rodents, or cockroaches are hanging out on your property. These pests can carry and transmit pathogens, viruses, and other illnesses, both on their bodies and in their saliva, urine, and feces. Contributing to their microbe count is the fact that they reside and breed in disgusting locations like garbage dumpsters, piping, and gutters. They will certainly taint your surfaces and food when they get to them. In the end, you could be exposed to a condition like salmonellosis. 

Other health issues these pests can trigger include: 

  • Respiratory difficulties 
  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Pathogens
  • Viruses
  • Rabies
  • Birth defects
  • Insomnia

Are “Do It Yourself” Methods Effective?

Insecticides, traps, baits, and other over-the-counter products are pricey. You’ll have to repeatedly return to the store to buy more, because commercial items have low potency, which means you’ll be emptying your wallet for no reason. Additional considerations are:

  • The average retail product will only provide temporary relief, and isn’t really intended for long-term use. 
  • Infestations and entry points won’t be resolved with commercial products. 
  • Accurate pest identification is necessary because reactions to treatments vary by subspecies. Most people don’t have the know-how for this. 
  • Store goods sometimes have harsh and dangerous chemicals in them. 
  • Misapplication is likely as label instructions are usually complex. 

What Can White Knight Pest Control Do For Businesses?

White Knight Pest Control will help a number of businesses, including hospitals, nursing homes,  offices, condos, camps and cabins, storage facilities, warehouses, and churches. Our custom treatments are low-toxicity and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Our available commercial pest control plans are cost-efficient and cover a wide range of local pests. Our technicians are well-trained and up-to-date on the latest treatments and technology. Reach out to us today — we’re waiting for your call!