Rodent Control in Commercial Properties: Why It Matters 

Pubished On: April 7, 2023

Each year, pests and rodents cost the global economy billions of dollars. Regardless of your industry, a pest infestation can turn your entire commercial operation upside down. Dealing with pest infestations can be challenging, depending on the type and the extent of the infestation. 

Pests in your commercial property can damage your property, scare away customers, deface your business premises, and ultimately affect your bottom dollar. Hiring rodent and pest control experts is the most effective way to deal with pests. 

Common Types of Rodents and Pests in Commercial Properties 

Phoenix’s warm and moist climate creates a conducive environment for various types of pests and rodents. These unwanted guests can contaminate food, spread diseases, and damage property. 

The most common types of pests and rodents you may encounter in Phoenix include the following: 


The most common type of rodents in and around Phoenix include house mice, roof rats, deer mice, and pack rats. Since most of these rodents are nocturnal (more active at night), discovering you have a rodent infestation may prove challenging. 


Ants travel in large groups and build their nests near food sources. Besides being difficult to eliminate, they can contaminate food and spread diseases. They can also cause severe allergic reactions and destroy structures. 


Cockroaches thrive in warm and humid environments with access to food and water and often carry diseases and traces of feces. Roaches may also trigger asthmatic reactions. 


Termites are among the most common and dreaded pests in Phoenix. In fact, Phoenix sits on one of the country’s most active subterranean termite belts. Typical signs of a termite infestation include hollow or damaged wood, tiny termite droppings, and termite tunnels or mud tubes. 

Although you can find plenty of DIY termite treatment options, they’re not as effective as those used by professional services. Professional termite control companies have access to potent chemicals that work more effectively than locally available options but require professional handling.  

Professionals will also have a better understanding of termite hiding spots so they can get rid of the infestation for good.  

Benefits of Rodent and Pest Control in Commercial Properties 

Hiring rodent and pest control experts comes with the obvious benefit of getting rid of unwanted pests. Seeking professional help has plenty of additional benefits, including: 

Prevents Property Damage 

Pests like termites will damage wooden items and weaken a building’s foundation. Cockroaches and other pests can damage stock items and leave behind dangerous bacteria. If left untreated, a pest problem will likely cost your business significant property damage and losses. 

If you suspect a pest infestation in your commercial property, contact an expert to address the issue immediately. 

Ensures Accurate Treatment and Prevention 

Eliminating pests effectively requires an accurate location of the source and destroying it to prevent reoccurrence. 

While attempting to control a pest infestation yourself may seem cost-effective, only a seasoned expert can identify the source of the problem and develop proper ways to prevent re-infestation. 

Saves Time and Money 

A pest infestation may result in significant financial losses due to downtime required for pest treatment. Fixing damaged property and paying for treatment may also be costly. 

A trained rodent and pest control expert can identify the type of pest infiltrating your property and determine the most appropriate method to eliminate them quickly and without overusing insecticides or other potentially harmful toxins. 

Keeps Employees and Customers Safe 

Pests can potentially harm your employees, clients, and guests, from contaminating food sources to spreading illnesses. Certain pests create incredibly unhealthy environments.  

For example, cockroaches carry salmonella and E-coli on their bodies, which can cause more severe responses in people with allergies and asthma. Ants can contaminate food, while bees and wasps can cause injuries and allergic reactions. 

Keeps Your Business Reputation Intact 

Pest infestations can ruin your business reputation. No business owner wants a rat or cockroach to run across the room during a client visit.  

With the proliferation of the internet and the fast flow of information through social media and reviews, news of pest and rodent issues spread like wildfire. Once people catch wind of pest issues on your property, earning everyone’s trust back may take a while. 

A single negative review from a failure to control pests can leave you struggling to attract clients and find new hires. Customers want to shop in a pest-free facility. Similarly, employees prefer to work in a healthy environment. 

Rodent Control and Pest Control in Phoenix 

While no commercial property owner or manager wants to face a pest infestation, it’s a reality for many businesses. If you suspect a pest or rodent problem, call Urban Desert Pest Control for immediate help.  

As Phoenix’s most trusted name in rodent and pest control, trust us to handle all your pest problems. Our experts have extensive experience servicing all types of commercial properties, so no job is too big or too small for us to handle.  

Using top-quality products and the latest technology, our team will rid your property of any existing pests and prevent them from making their way onto your property in the future. 

We’ll work with you to develop a customized pest control plan that meets your specific needs and keeps your commercial property rodent and pest-free. 

Get a Free Quote 

Call us today at (602) 962-8826 to discover how we can protect your commercial property against pests and request a free quote. We look forward to providing the best rodent and pest control.

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