When most people think of pest management, they think of houses or apartments where people live. However, bugs don’t stick to just homes. Pests take refuge anywhere they can find. Hence, commercial pest management.

Commercial pest management is just what it sounds like: pest control for businesses. If you are a business owner and don’t have a pest control company, you need one. Maybe you already have one, but are they the best?

Business owners have many decisions to make and things to consider. Don’t let finding a trusted pest control company take up any more of your time. Call Environmental Pest Management today for a free quote. 

We will make sure your business stays pest-free so you can focus on doing what you do best.

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Main Differences Between Residential and Commercial Pest Management

Pest management is different when it comes down to it, whether it is intended for residential or commercial locations. While the ultimate goal is to remove unwanted pests and ensure they don’t return, how things are done vary.

Speed of Service

Sometimes, residential service requires the tenants to temporarily relocate while service is completed, depending on how severe the problem is. However, it would be extremely difficult for a company to close down for even a couple of days for service.

Because commercial service needs to be done with as little interruption to the company as possible, commercial pest management tends to have a quicker turnaround than residential service.

Commercial service generally costs more, as well. Because the area to treat is often larger, and the company will not want to shut their doors, commercial pest management comes with a higher price tag.

Types of Service

Homes, for the most part, are relatively similar. With comparable setups come like problems. So, most residential pest management is done in similar ways.

Commercial buildings, on the other hand, can be vastly different in size, type, and purpose. Because of this variation, commercial pest management needs to be customized to each client. It would be irresponsible to treat a hospital or restaurant like you would a factory or retail store.

Customized treatments don’t end with removing pests. A commercial pest management company you can trust will have a customized plan to ensure pests don’t return. A good company will consider everything from location to types of bugs to the layout of building in a preventative strategy.

You will want to find a company that can customize your service and has the knowledge and experience to ensure things are done right. Environmental Pest Management is that company.

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Types of Bugs in Commercial Clients

While homes are more likely to be infested with ants, bedbugs, termites, and other smaller pests, commercial locations tend to attract larger pests like mice, rats, and cockroaches. However, a good commercial pest management company understands that just about any bug can get anywhere and will plan accordingly.

Mice and Rats

With rodents like mice and rats, we always look for the entry point. Traps only work so well for so long if you don’t stop them from getting in. Finding where they come in and closing that option will be our number one priority. 

We will aim to control the situation with permanent seal up, void treatment, baiting, trapping, and natural repellents. A holistic approach will ensure the most successful results.  


In our area, we are always on the lookout for the German Roach. This creative little pest is always finding ways into buildings and often hitches a ride on with visitors or in shipments.

To successfully treat cockroaches, we rely on routine inspections. We rely on the newest technology to treat a cockroach infestation and ensure we are always up to date. We have lots of experience removing these pests, and our goal is complete elimination.

Other Pests

As we all know, mice, rats, and cockroaches are not the only pests that plague businesses. Whatever comes your way, whether it’s ants or another crawly pests or wasps or another flying pest, you can be sure we are prepared to handle it.

We always use a combination of baits and other exterior management techniques to control populations from entering buildings. We continually work to develop the safest and effective programs to not only eliminate pests but also prevent them from entering.

We will carefully consider the needs of your establishment and develop a customized plan that addresses the problems you face.

Reasons for Commercial Pest Management


  • Sanitation. Whether or not you are producing items for consumption, pests are dirty. With pests come a variety of diseases. If you are in the food industry, you can’t risk these diseases. Even if you are not, pests create unsanitary messes that you don’t want to deal with.
  • Reputation. After spending years or decades building up your business, the last thing you want is for an infestation to ruin your reputation. If customers see bugs in your establishment, it will affect how they view your business. Don’t let pests ruin all you have worked for.
  • Cost-Effective. It seems counterintuitive to pay for something to save money, but in the cases of pests, it’s true. You are paying to ensure you don’t lose products or customers to a bug infestation. Bugs can ruin products and scare away customers.
  • Health. Many different pests carry a variety of diseases. Furthermore, the droppings of pests are unsanitary. This is especially true if you are in the food industry. The last thing you want is someone, either a customer or an employee, getting sick from something that shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

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Call Environmental Pest Management Today

If you own a business and don’t have a pest control company, call Environmental Pest Management today. We have years of experience serving customers throughout Minnesota. We will work with you to come up with the best plan for your business.

If you already have a company, call us today for a free quote. We want to ensure you are getting the most comprehensive service at the best price. Let us prove to you we are the best in the business.