Commercial Pest Control & Prevention Plans

Preferred Pest Control has been serving the commercial pest control needs of local businesses for years, becoming a trusted commercial pest control company in the Des Moines area. Our thoroughly trained pest technicians are committed to delivering a higher standard of pest control services so that you can feel confident knowing your business’ reputation is in good hands. From hotels to manufacturing facilities, our services are tailored to treat a wide range of commercial properties. Our team uses treatment methods to not only eliminate your infestation, but our pest prevention techniques also ensure the problem doesn't return. Businesses and property owners can also rest assured with Preferred Pest Control’s commercial pest service plan, where our team will perform regular evaluations on your property in search of any issues that might attract pests so that you can keep your property pest-free.

Our technicians are continually learning and staying up-to-date with new pest control methods, such as our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system. Our IPM system sets us apart from other pest control companies that rely on harmful chemicals such as pesticides and poisons. Preferred Pest Control’s technicians perform prevention tactics and other pest control best practices, only using chemicals as a last resort to solve your pest problem.

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Our commercial pest control experts want all property owners to have all the information they need to know in order to keep their businesses pest-free for them and their customers. It is our mission to educate Iowans on the most common pests our team finds on commercial properties, as well as how our team goes about eliminating them using safe and effective pest control practices. Preferred Pest Control provides regular and discreet commercial pest prevention with on-demand follow-up services, and in some cases, we provide training on pest control best practices to staff. If you’re in need of commercial pest control services or you don’t see your type of business listed below, don’t hesitate to call Preferred Pest Control or reach out to see if we can help with your commercial pest control needs.

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Commercial Pest Control for Hotels & Motels

Hotels and motels offer ample opportunity for pests to enter. With travelers coming from other places and going in and out at all hours of the day, the high amount of traffic provides the perfect ride into these commercial buildings for pests. Preferred Pest Control provides thorough commercial pest control for hotels and motels so owners can rest assured and their guests can enjoy a pest-free stay.

It is our goal to educate commercial property owners on the most likely pests they will find in their businesses so that they know what signs of an infestation to look for. For hotels and motels, these common pests include:

  • Bed Bugs
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Mice
  • Silverfish
  • Centipedes

Hotel Bed Bug Procedures

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Preferred Pest Control’s hotel bed bug procedures involve bringing in our highly trained and nationally certified bed bug detection canines who will perform a search around each room to detect the odor of bed bugs. If bed bug odors are identified, our bed bug detecting canine will perform a search of adjacent rooms as well. We do this because bed bugs can move very quickly in the close quarters that hotels and motels provide.

Hospitality & Hotel Pest Control

Preferred Pest Control understands the concern to guests the presence of a commercial pest control company can have on a business’s reputation, which is why we stick to an odorless insecticide you can rely on to keep our services discreet and guests unbothered.

At Preferred Pest Control, our hospitality and hotel pest control services not only include controlling your pest infestation, but ensuring there are no other pain points throughout the property that could attract more pests. Our team is committed to eliminating your issues quickly and effectively so that business owners don’t have to worry about their reputation being tainted due to a pest problem. Our commercial exterminators are prompt, reliable, courteous, security screened, state certified and fully insured, and deliver commercial pest control services that you can rely on. Call our expert technicians for a higher standard of hospitality and hotel pest control services, today.

Pest Control for Apartments, Condos & Townhomes

Similar to hotels and motels, multifamily properties create unavoidable, close quarters with many rooms and tenants. If a pest problem arises in apartments, condos or townhomes, it can spread quickly from room to room or unit to unit through cracks, crevices, plumbing, and many other connecting pathways. That is why it’s so important for property owners to act quickly when a pest situation is detected. To do that, you need to know what pests are most commonly found in apartments, condos and townhomes.

Preferred Pest Control has been providing pest control for multifamily properties in Iowa for years, the pests we most commonly encounter include:

  • Bed Bugs
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Mice
  • Spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Centipedes

Bed Bug Detection & Pest Control for Multifamily Properties

Bed bugs can be found in beds and other areas such as night stands, chairs, suitcases, electronics, closets, clothing, baseboards, rugs, and many other areas. Reducing the amount of clutter helps reduce potential harborage areas for bed bugs. Bed bugs are mainly attracted to areas where humans spend the most time resting and sitting such as beds and chairs. Bed bugs can create rather large infestations in these spaces. They will leave traces of blood stains, droppings and cast skins (shells) as they mature and molt into their next stages. Preferred Pest Control’s bed bug procedures involve bringing in our highly trained and nationally certified bed bug detection canines who will perform a search around each room to detect the odor of any bed bug problems you may be facing. If bed bug odors are detected, Preferred Pest Control uses a treatment process that includes using small amounts of pesticides that are targeted to areas that are infested, steam treatment, monitoring traps, mattress and box spring encasements and removal of accessible eggs and bed bugs with a HEPA vacuum.

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Preferred Pest Control recommends a proactive (rather than reactive) approach when dealing with bed bugs. We offer quarterly inspections with our bed bug detecting canine team whose goal is to detect bed bugs when infestations are minimal. This proactive approach will minimize the spread of bed bugs into other rooms or apartments.

Other pests that make their way into multifamily properties are most often found in kitchens since insects and rodents can find food supplies and a water source in and around the sink. In addition, the bathrooms provide a ready source as well. Our team of specialists utilize odorless insecticides that are environmentally friendly for kids and pets. If a pest problem is identified, we will treat any surrounding rooms to ensure the problem is eliminated quickly and efficiently.

IPM Plans for Schools, Colleges, Universities & Research Facilities

With so many students, teachers and other individuals going in and out of educational facilities every single day, it’s no wonder these types of places can attract pests. Finding the right pest control company for schools can be difficult as there are many things to consider such as the health of students, faculty and staff, and being discreet with our treatment in order to minimize concerns. There is no need to worry though, because the experts at Preferred Pest Control are here to share our insights so that we can ensure your property is pest-free. From quickly and efficiently handling the most common types of pests found to how our dedicated team performs our treatments, we’re here to help educational facility directors feel confident knowing they have what it takes to identify an infestation and quickly resolve the problem.

Having served the pest control needs of educational facilities for decades, our team is very familiar with these commercial properties and the kinds of pests they can attract. The most common pests we encounter during our pest control visits to educational and research facilities include:

  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Mice
  • Cockroaches
  • Bed Bugs
  • Silverfish
  • Centipedes

Kid-Friendly Pest Control for Schools

Preferred Pest Control uses an Integrated pest management plan (IPM) for schools, an extremely thorough and kid friendly pest control process focused on using various methods that do not rely on chemical treatments as a primary treatment method. Through years of experience, we have observed that many pest control companies rely on potentially harmful pesticides to eliminate pests in schools. With our kid friendly pest control methods for schools, facility directors can rest easy knowing their students and staff are using a responsible approach to controlling pests that considers not only pest control but also the health and safety of the students.

When you choose Preferred Pest Control’s integrated pest management plan for schools, our team will carefully inspect critical pest prone areas to determine if there are any current pest issues. We will also search for signs of infestations and pest entry points such as droppings, gnaw marks and other traces. It is our mission to not simply detect and eliminate your pest problem, but ensure they stay out. You can rely on Preferred Pest Control’s team of experts and treatment plans to keep your educational or research facility pest-free.

Pest Control for Hospitals, Clinics & Healthcare Facilities

While it may be hard to believe, hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities are not exempt from pest infestations. As a matter of fact, these commercial properties can be quite susceptible to unwanted pests as numerous people go in and out of them on a daily basis. As managers of healthcare facilities, it is critical that you take the necessary steps to avoid these pest issues so that your patients can feel safe and healthy during their stay at your facilities. Our team at Preferred Pest Control wants to share valuable information that will help to keep your healthcare facility free of pests.

To begin, we want to share the most common pests our team of technicians come across when performing pest control for hospitals and clinics:

  • Bed Bugs
  • Mice
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Silverfish
  • Centipedes
  • Flies

Following Hospital Pest Control Policy and Procedure

When it comes to treating these pests, Preferred Pest Control implements best practices for hospital and healthcare pest management using strategies in a way that minimizes overall economic, health and environmental risks. Our pest control methods for healthcare facilities include an Integrated pest management (IPM) plan that is a sustainable, science-based, decision-making process that combines biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools to identify, manage and reduce risk from pests. This enables us to provide individuals who are potentially sick or have compromised immune systems a better alternative than a pesticide-only based pest control strategy. In addition, we can provide training to healthcare staff members on safety and pest prevention protocols prior to serving pest control for healthcare facilities and on an annual basis. With so many workers providing care and operating within the facility, it is essential to make everyone aware of pest prevention best practices in order to ensure a sustainable and successful pest management program. Each of our pest control technicians at Preferred Pest Control is highly trained with years of experience to deliver the absolute best pest control for your business.

Office Buildings & Property Management Pest Control

When it comes to property management pest control, our pest technicians at Preferred Pest Control understand that pest problems can cost businesses profits, customers and your good reputation. If you’re in search of pest control companies for office buildings, discreet and effective services are key factors to consider as we have found that customers often associate pest prevention with negativity. When employees and customers enter your office, your space should feel comfortable with a pest free environment. Our office pest control team will educate property managers and staff on the most likely pests they might encounter in their office building, pest prevention strategies, and how our pest management plan works to treat an infestation quickly and quietly.

With numerous people going in and out of your office building each day, the likelihood of pests sneaking inside can be quite high. Our pest technicians come across a variety of pests when treating commercial properties. However, there are a few that are much more common than others. Here’s what you should look out for as the property manager of an office building:

  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Cockroaches
  • Flies

Best Practices for Office Pest Control and Prevention

A key practice you can implement to prevent an infestation is cleanliness. Ants, cockroaches and mice choose a location based on whether or not there’s food, shelter and water nearby. Ensuring all food is properly stored, and there are no damp or untidy areas in your building will create an unsuitable environment for these pests.

All of these pests are capable of sneaking through tiny cracks and crevices in search of shelter. Preferred Pest Control’s property management pest control technicians look for any potential access points for pests and anything that might cause an infestation. From cracks in your foundation to windows and doors being properly sealed, it is our duty as your office building’s chosen pest control provider to provide you with timely reports detailing pest entry points that need to be corrected in order to prevent any future infestations.

Preferred Pest Control puts a heavy emphasis on the safety of the individuals who use your office building and the environment. Our treatment plan is to utilize odorless insecticides in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks. When it comes to treating your office building, rest easy when you call Preferred Pest Control, the office pest control service provider you can rely on.

Pest Prevention in Warehouses

With large, open entrances, loading docks and plenty of other attractions for pests, warehouses make it easy for rodents and other pests to enter. Warehouses also have numerous places where these pests can thrive, such as dark corners, shelving, rafters and more. The kinds of products stored can also play a significant role in attracting pests, especially in the food processing industry where ingredients in stored food products can attract flies, cockroaches, ants, mice and other pests. Detecting an infestation in a warehouse can be extremely difficult. That is why our team at Preferred Pest Control wants to educate warehouse owners on the most common pests found in warehouses, best practices for preventing pests, and our industrial pest control services.

Preferred Pest Control has been providing pest prevention in warehouses for nearly four decades. Our team has encountered rodents and insects alike. There are a few, however, that are much more common than others:

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Moths
  • Flies
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches

How to Control Pests in a Warehouse

At Preferred Pest Control, we offer an industrial pest control treatment plan designed to limit operational disruptions and eliminate pests in a safe and healthy way. Our highly trained and experienced technicians can help warehouses meet any pest control requirements and also provide pest prevention strategies in warehouses. As part of Preferred Pest Control’s pest prevention for warehouses plan, our team provides detailed reports on what areas are affected in your warehouse, as well as what types of pests are found and the pesticides we use to treat them. While we’re diligent about getting rid of pests, we are also committed to educating industrial owners on pest prevention practices such as how to control rats in warehouses, how to properly store products, sanitation protocols, and detailing structural deficiencies such as pest entry points around pipes, damaged door thresholds, gaps in walls and more.

We want to help you feel confident in your abilities to spot an infestation, and encourage you to contact our team as soon as you discover a pest problem in your warehouse. Afterall, calling industrial pest control experts is the best treatment for any kind of infestation as we will eliminate the pest and provide services to prevent future infestations. Learn more about our industrial pest control services, as well as the habits of the common warehouse pests listed above when you visit Preferred Pest Control.

Integrated Pest Management in the Food Industry & Restaurants

Preferred Pest Control’s highly trained restaurant exterminators understand how crucial it is to prevent pest infestations in the food industry, and deal with any existing pest problems in a discreet way. Balancing customer safety and satisfaction is our top priority when treating your restaurant or business. To be most effective, early pest detection is key. Our team of restaurant exterminators want to educate business owners in the food industry on the common pests found in restaurants and commercial kitchens, how we can treat your problem and how to control pests in the food industry to prevent future infestations.

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Our pest technicians come across a variety of pests when treating restaurants and commercial kitchens. However, there are a few that are much more common than others. Here’s what you need to look out for to ensure the safety of your customers:

  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Flies
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Spiders

Experienced & Discreet Restaurant Exterminator

At Preferred Pest Control, when it comes to integrated pest management in the food industry, our team implements practices to not only target the problem, but offer solutions to any other pain points we come across during our treatment. Our technicians will only operate during your business’s non-peak hours to avoid contaminating food and not disturb the experience of your customers or the reputation of your business. Safety is one of our top priorities. We utilize pest management tools and strategies in a way that minimizes overall health and environmental risks. Our team use sticky monitoring traps to identify and detect the presence of pest activity and employ quick and effective control techniques to eliminate the pests found.

While many associate pest prevention with negativity, we celebrate the fact that businesses, especially those in the food industry, are thinking about the health and safety of their consumers, as it is their responsibility. We often find that restaurants and commercial kitchens who aren’t utilizing preventative pest control methods experience severe pest infestations and provide poor health conditions. We encourage you to contact our team of restaurant exterminators at Preferred Pest Control for your pest prevention needs.

Commercial Exterminators for Retail Stores & Strip Malls

Retail stores and strip malls often experience pest infestations due to the high traffic of customers and numerous entry points where pests can get in. Pest Control for retail stores is critical for the health and safety of shoppers. Our commercial exterminators are here to help retail stores and strip mall managers understand the potential pest problems they may be susceptible to, and how we treat them. From the most common pests found on these commercial properties to treatment processes that sustain the reputation of your business, it is our goal to help managers feel confident in their ability to detect infestations as well as their best treatment options.

Preferred Pest Control has been providing commercial pest prevention, including pest control for retail stores for almost four decades. In our experience, we have been able to identify the most likely pests you might encounter in your retail store or strip mall. They include:

  • Ants
  • Spiders
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Cockroaches

Best Pest Control for Retail Stores

Because these pests enter businesses from the outside, our team offers both indoor and outdoor pest control services for your retail store or strip mall. Our team operates in a discreet manner, using mechanical traps for mice and other pests. We will also remove any mice our traps catch to avoid odors and ensure a positive experience for your customers. Mouse droppings can also be harmful. To avoid any health hazards from rodent droppings, our team uses containment methods so that droppings are trapped and reduces the risk to workers and customers.

Our commercial exterminators operate during your business’s non-peak hours to avoid tarnishing the customer experience and your reputation as many associate pest control with sanitation issues. However, it is important to understand how critical pest prevention is for your business. Utilizing a pest prevention plan is proactive and ensures the satisfaction of your customers. For commercial pest prevention you can rely on, contact our highly trained and experienced pest technicians at Preferred Pest Control.

Commercial Pest Control for Manufacturing Facilities

Manufacturing facilities of all types can attract pests ranging from rodents to spiders. The structure of manufacturing facilities can play a significant role in attracting pests as these facilities are typically large with a wide range of potential pest shelter areas. Detecting an infestation in a manufacturing facility can be extremely difficult. That is why our team at Preferred Pest Control works to educate owners and managers on the most common pests found on these commercial properties and our commercial pest prevention services.

For nearly four decades, Preferred Pest Control has been providing pest prevention in manufacturing facilities. Our team has encountered many types of pests. There are a few, however, that are much more common than others:

  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Flies

Industrial Pest Control and Prevention

Our commercial exterminators at Preferred Pest Control focus on insect and rodent devices in these facilities. Oftentimes when performing industrial pest management in manufacturing facilities we will place rodent and insect devices in areas where pests are most likely to be present such as near warehouse doors, exterior entrances, break rooms, kitchens, boiler rooms and restrooms. This strategy helps our commercial exterminators identify the pest type, location and population density which allows us to minimize pesticide use in the facility. Doing so allows us to avoid unnecessary pesticide usage while minimizing the health and environmental risks.

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We want to help you feel confident in your abilities to spot an infestation, and encourage you to contact our team as soon as you discover a pest problem in your manufacturing facility. Turning to professional commercial exterminators is easily the most effective pest solution. Our highly trained and experienced team will also provide any recommendations for your facility to avoid future infestations. We encourage you to call us at Preferred Pest Control for your commercial pest prevention needs.

Greenhouse Pest Control & Prevention

Greenhouses attract pests and can have a dramatic and devastating impact on the plants being grown. With controlled temperatures, frequent watering and a wide variety of plants and crops, greenhouses create the perfect environment for insects to thrive. They can also be extremely difficult facilities to control a pest infestation. However, there is no need to worry because our greenhouse pest control experts are here to reveal everything you need to know to spot infestations and understand how Preferred Pest Control can effectively control pests in a greenhouse.

At Preferred Pest Control, we want to inform owners of greenhouses what pests they can be most susceptible to and provide environmentally and effective solutions. Our greenhouse pest control technicians have many years of experience providing pest management in greenhouses, and have been able to determine what the most common pests found are:

  • Mites
  • Aphids
  • Thrips
  • Whiteflies

How to Control Pests in a Greenhouse

Pest management in greenhouses can be challenging due to the ability of insect pests to avoid pesticide treatments by hiding in blossoms, whorls, under leaves and in the soil. Greenhouse pest control experts have to exterminate pests while avoiding damage to the crops that they live in. At Preferred Pest Control, our team utilizes treatment methods and strategies in a way that minimizes health and environmental risks. Our exterminators either directly spray the plant with correctly labeled insecticides, or perform a direct soil treatment. We treat the specific pest causing problems, and our treatment is customized for the type of plant the insects are targeting. While it is difficult, our process has been proven to work time and time again, leaving greenhouse owners satisfied.

Each of our greenhouse pest control technicians at Preferred Pest Control is state certified in greenhouse pest management and highly trained with years of experience to deliver the absolute best service for your greenhouse. If you detect an infestation in your greenhouse, or are simply looking for a pest prevention plan, we encourage you to contact us at Preferred Pest Control.

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Regularly scheduled commercial pest control service treatments are critical in order to prevent pest problems. Preferred Pest Control will work with you to determine what pest problems you're having and when our commercial exterminators will perform our services in a manner that is discreet and convenient for you. We can solve all your pest control needs. We focus not only on solving your immediate pest problem, but also on earning your long-term trust by giving you the finest commercial pest control service and most professional experience possible. Call Preferred Pest Control’s expert technicians at 515-276-7277 today!

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