Anyone who has ever spent time in warehouses knows they are the perfect place for many different pests and wildlife. Of course, with large open doors and plenty of hiding places, an insect or rodent can easily get lost on purpose in the warehouse. But World Class Wildlife Removal can eliminate wildlife from warehouses in the Bay area.
Removing wildlife in warehouses is straightforward once you learn which ones frequent warehouses and what they love about your place.
The Wildlife in Warehouses
All sorts of critters and insects would just love to make the warehouses of America their homes. They are warm, wide open, and have plenty of food and spaces to hide away in. Here are a few of the common warehouse pests we see in Florida.
Scurrying Mice and Rats
Mice and rats can be a significant problem for warehouses, especially in the colder months. You see, rodents need shelter, food, and water. And not only can they scare customers, but they can also ruin your supply and contaminate the entire warehouse.
Have you seen them swooping in and out of a large warehouse? Well, you may think it is not a big deal at the time but think again. Their droppings can not only be messy, but they can contaminate your product and shelving.
It is pretty startling to see a raccoon staring at you in the warehouse. They are curious and cute, but the damage they create is not cute at all. When raccoons are looking for food or shelter, they will help themselves to whatever they can find. And if they make a restroom in your business, you have a discernible stinky odor and mess to deal with.
Other Wildlife in Warehouses
Less often, you may see a squirrel, snake, or another small animal in the warehouses of Florida. It is critical to keep wildlife out of warehouses. Each animal carries their particular set of concerns and safety issues. Not to mention, they are called “wild” for a reason.
Warehouses for Insects, too.
Buzzing Flies- No matter how hard you try, flies are hard to keep out of warehouses. Keeping everything clean will help cut down on the numbers that get into your warehouse or building.
Various Beetles- Beetles such as Cigarette beetles, flour beetles, drugstore beetles, and more can get into your dry foods such as nuts, flour, cereals, and pet foods. What’s worse, spider beetles feed on the fecal matter from other pests.
Yucky Cockroaches- As you know, where there is one, there are many roaches. Since they need food, water, and shelter, warehouses are perfect unless you remove these sources. Also, be sure to throw out cardboard and have the recycling dumpster collected regularly.
Spinning Spiders- The shelving and rafters of a warehouse are perfect places for spiders to weave their webs. There the spiders will catch all sorts of insects and help exterminate your area for you. And that may sound like good news. However, if you have a brown recluse or a black widow in the structure, you will need professional treatment to get them out.
Marching Ants- Ants are common warehouse pests when there is wood soil or sweets in the warehouse. A simple treatment can take care of ants, though.
Molting Moths- The Indian Meal Moth is one of the more common warehouse insects. The larvae will destroy shipments of food, pasta, bread, seeds, flour, and more.
The Issue with Wildlife Infestations in Warehouses
Might rodents like mice and rats create dangers in your warehouse other than being dirty and creeping your clients and employees out? Yes, in fact, there are many reasons rodents are dangerous if living in your structure.
- Rodents carry all sorts of ticks, fleas, lice, mites, and other parasites from the outdoors. Each of these can make your warehouse a sick environment.
- Rodents make holes in your walls, siding, and roofing just to gain entry to warehouses.
- Rats, mice, and squirrels cause damage to insulation and building materials in warehouse and office walls.
- These rodents chew wires to file their teeth and use them for nesting. In addition, damaged wires may lead to fires in your building.
- The holes they make in the building may allow water into the warehouse, increasing the possibility for mold and mildew.
- In warehouses, they will leave their excrement wherever they please. And if they decide to urinate in one area, it will eventually create a mess and a very foul odor.
- When they get into food or supply bags, they contaminate the product and potentially make a huge mess.
Oh, and one more thing; there are the diseases they carry. Infections like Lyme disease, hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, plague, and tularemia can spread to humans through their droppings, urine, and saliva.
Signs Pest Intrusions in Warehouses
Do you ever feel like eyes are watching you? Perhaps you hear the pitter-patter of little feet under the shelving? Maybe the bags have unusual holes in the corners? These are all signs you have an infestation in the warehouse. Here are some additional warning signs you have warehouse pests getting in.
- Regularly check bags, walls, corners, baseboards shelving for signs. Gnaw and chew marks are sure signs rodents could be sharpening their teeth there. And carpenter ants love any wood in warehouses.
- Do you find droppings everywhere? That is an obvious sign and an unsanitary one.
- Unfortunately, grease marks on the walls and tail tracks are signs of rodents in the building.
- A foul or musky odor can mean anything from roaches to rodents and other small animals. Get that checked out right away to determine the cause.
If you notice any of these in your Florida warehouse, give us a call at World Class Wildlife Removal.
How to Keep Wildlife Out of Warehouses
Clearly, the first step to knowing how to keep them out is knowing the pest. Once you have identified the wild animal, here are some ideas to keep your warehouse critter-free.
- First, keep drains clean. Floor drains provide the moisture some pests need to survive. Clean them to help control infestations and remove debris that wildlife may find attractive.
- Keep the floors swept and free of crumbs and spills. The wildlife will take advantage of a free meal, for sure.
- Please empty the garbage regularly. Overfilled garbage cans are one more reason for certain critters to love your warehouse. Also, occasionally clean out the cans and dumpsters to remove grease and grime that may attract wildlife and insects.
- You can cover cans and dumpsters to avoid invasion. Keep them protected, away from entrances to the building, and use trash bags when you can. The last thing you want is a rodent running through the dumpster, then into your warehouse.
- Be sure to secure the building. Have a licensed wildlife removal company look at the roof and around the warehouse perimeter for cracks, holes, and breaches in the building. The only way they get in is through openings in the structure. Then get them all sealed up and free from damage.
- Try using exclusion devices. Exclusion devices like flashing lights, warning sounds, and spikes can keep certain critters and birds away from warehouses.
Then when all else fails, we can come in to remove the critters for you. World Class Wildlife Removal has the answer with safe and humane wildlife removal techniques.
Why Hire a Professional for Wildlife Removal?
When we trap wildlife in warehouses or anywhere else, we provide eco-friendly clean-up and thorough decontamination and sanitation services that kill disease. And we help prevent future rodent infestations and other animals like opossums and raccoons from nesting in your home.
On top of that, we tailor our service prices to fit your budget, and we can even send discreet, unmarked work trucks on request. Have a wildlife or rodent problem in your warehouse? Contact our Wildlife Removal Service Team.
Warehouses are Safe with World Class Wildlife Removal
Your company’s safety deserves the best for all your wildlife removal needs. Our team will remove the animals, safely decontaminate, and remediate the area. Here is just a sample of the healthy, safe, organic, and ultra-effective rodent removal services World Class Wildlife Removal provides for all Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota County Areas.
- Live Rodent Trapping
- Carcass Removal
- Live Animal Relocation
- Wildlife Exclusion
- Area Decontamination
- Air Scrubbing
- Damage Remediation
We are the #1 full-service rodent and wildlife removal service for Florida. So, contact our team immediately if you see a rodent or other unwanted critter in your yard, home, or warehouse.