Commercial Pest Management for Grocery Stores and Supermarkets
People rely on grocery stores and supermarkets to stock up on their favorite foods. Unfortunately, pests also love the bright lights and easy access to a tremendous food supply. So, instead of inviting these winged and crawling creatures through the sliding doors, contact Viking Pest control to eliminate flies, cockroaches, pest birds, rodents, and more at your store or chain.
With Viking Pest Control, you get a program that protects your supermarket or grocery store from receiving negative health inspections. Our SMART technology detects and stops rodents in their tracks. Simplify your pest elimination strategy with our professional care and service with proven results.
Targeted Commercial Pest Control Solutions
Although all pests are bad for business, some are very persistent and seem to prefer supermarkets and grocery stores. The extermination experts at Viking Pest target all pests during your grocery store’s comprehensive services. However, there are a few key pests to watch out for in specific when it comes to pest control for your grocery store or supermarket. Below are a few particularly persistent pests that most frequently haunt every facility manager’s nightmares.
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Do you have multiple properties? Concerned about having various pest control companies? Viking's vast presence means there is most likely a Viking office right in your neighborhood. If any pest does find a way into your business, Viking's professionals are there at a moment's notice. We take care of the situation discreetly and work with you for long-term relief. That's the Viking Advantage commitment: A Regional coverage with a local touch.
Fly Control for Grocery Stores
Flies seem inevitable anywhere people gather in large numbers and bring food. For supermarkets, flies can mean lost sales and issues with local health inspectors. Avoid the number one cause of foodborne illness by keeping these unhealthy insects out of your food displays and inventory.
Viking Pest’s solution to fly control starts when our local NJ, PA, MD, or DE extermination experts provide a professional inspection of your store. We pay special attention to waste management, food storage, and entry points such as vents, drains, windows, doors, and plumbing. Your Viking Pest account manager will design and implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques to help proactively prevent flies from invading your grocery store. Let the experts at Viking Pest eliminate their food sources and make breeding sources unreachable to rid your location of all fly activity.
Cockroach Control for Grocery Stores
To protect your grocery store from cockroaches, the local extermination experts at Viking Pest will use targeted treatments to help eliminate entry points and eliminate these unsanitary pests. First, we identify where they hide and how they access food and water in your supermarket. Then, we correct and treat these areas.
At Viking Pest, we have adapted our IPM techniques for roaches, and our services include suggestions to restrict potential food sources. Cockroaches often enter through drains, basements, waste disposal areas, and water sources. Treating these areas can make it very difficult for cockroaches to enter, live, and breed in your business. Often it comes down to appropriate waste treatment and food storage, but don’t worry your Viking commercial account specialist will help you understand any risk factors of your business and implement the proper pest management procedure for your store.
Pest Bird Control for Grocery Stores
Viking’s bird control team, Bird Doctor, also offers solutions to control pest bird populations in, or around, your business. If you have a bird problem Bird Doctor has a solution! With proven bird control methods to deter seagulls, sparrows, pigeons, and many more, Bird Doctor will help you root out unwelcome birds that may be nesting in your storage areas or building exterior. Pest birds carry viruses that can become a health issue for staff and customers and often pose as a nuisance if left unchecked. Our bird control services may include deterrents such as nets and wire to exclude these flying pests from your property.
Rodents, rats, and mice particularly, are not pleasant pests to encounter, especially when it comes to your supermarket. Rodents like to create homes near their food source. Unfortunately, this can become an issue when customers notice signs of their presence.
When solving a facility’s rodent control concerns, Viking’s pest management professionals are trained to apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to control food sources, dissolve areas for rodents to get into your facility, and many other proactive measures to keep rodents from making a home of your business. Your assigned Viking commercial account manager will not only design a custom rodent control solution for your business but also make suggestions regarding how you can proactively eliminate areas prone to rodent pressure. With suggestions ranging from how to optimally place your waste disposal units, to pointing out and sealing potential pest entry points, the Viking Pest team will make sure that you are on track to a rodent-free facility. Viking also offers SMART, our 100% non-toxic, 100% digital, and 100% hassle-free solution to your rodent control needs. Learn more about SMART below!
SMART Rodent Control for Grocery Stores
Our SMART rodent control features wireless technology that reports back to the Viking Pest Control office around the clock. This means that your Viking technician will often know about rodents in your facility before you do. If you want 24-hour protection from rodents that can contaminate your inventory, our SMART technology can play a vital role in your commercial rodent control strategy.
To bring this technology to your supermarket, Viking offers first-of-its-kind Anticimex SMART, a stealthy rodent control system available for our valued clients. SMART monitors activity in all areas of your business including your stockrooms and, on the floor, to prevent costly infestations and provide a non-toxic solution to your rodent control needs. Let Viking Pest’s automated solution give you the peace of mind to concentrate on managing your facility while your local extermination expert watches out for unexpected threats that you may not see in the light of day.
Predictive Anticimex SMART technology can improve the detection of rodents that frequently invade grocery stores. Early detection can prevent numbers from multiplying until you have an infestation. Protect your store’s reputation and the health of your employees and customers by getting ahead of rodents. SMART ensures that you are protected from any potential rodent infestations monitoring activity 24/7 leaving no area unchecked. With SMART your facility is proactively protected from rodents leaving them no opportunity to take over stockrooms and grocery store shelves.
Keep Your Supermarket or Grocery Store Bacteria and Virus Free
Viking Pest Control’s advanced disinfection and sanitization solution, Pro-Clean, is the solution to your grocery store’s sanitization needs. Our local experts will conduct an evaluation and propose a custom solution unique to your business. Using multiple product application methods, Pro-Clean is proven to dramatically reduce the number of harmful bacteria and emerging viruses like coronaviruses, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Influenza A, and the H1N1 Virus. Once our Viking Pro-Clean application team has treated your facility, you will be provided with our “Pro-Clean” emblem and your digital certificate to proudly display at your grocery store.
Viking Pro-Clean is unlike basic fogging treatments and common cleaning techniques. With Viking Pro-Clean your grocery store is treated with a combined variety of application methods to thoroughly disinfect. We focus on key areas that your shoppers and employees frequent. Some high traffic areas we focus on include breakrooms, bathrooms, door handles, cash register areas, and many more.
Why Choose Viking Pest Control?
Don’t let uncontrolled pests ruin your reputation and cause customers to go to another supermarket. You need a pest control provider that understands the pressures you face in a large facility that handles large quantities of food and beverages every day.
With Viking Pest Control, you receive on-site inspections and advanced solutions that eliminate flies, cockroaches, rodents, and other pests that can make their home inside your grocery store.
Give us a call today at 800-618-2847 or fill out our contact form to speak to one of our commercial account specialists and see what Viking Pest Control can do for your facility!
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST PEST CONTROL SERVICE VISITS? (INTERIOR)
Common preparations include; cleaning the area to be treated, removing clutter, picking up pet food, and putting away open food.
All children’s toys and personal items should be picked up from the floor and moved outside of the treatment area.
It is recommended that all windows be closed prior to arrival.
People and pets must be out of treatment areas until the products have dried after the treatment. Some treatments may require additional, more specific, preparations. These will be communicated with you in advance of your service.
WILL TREATMENT AFFECT MY GARDEN?
If you have a garden, merely advise the technician of the location of any edible plants when they arrive. They will avoid treating near the garden.
Many of our materials may be safe when applied up to the dripline of the plants (the area the plant would drip on when wet). We will however implement a larger buffer than is required to further help protect your safety.
I HAVE A FISHPOND; CAN THE TREATMENTS NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE POND OR FISH?
Our technicians are careful to avoid sensitive areas, such as ponds, during treatments.
I HAVE A POOL; CAN THE TREATMENTS NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE POOL?
It will not affect your pool. Viking has carefully selected only the best materials with our primary concern being the safety of your family, pets as well as the environment. These materials are then carefully applied by our highly trained pest management professionals in a manner that all but eliminates contact with non-target treatment sites like pools and other sensitive environments.
WHAT SAFETY PROCEDURES MUST I FOLLOW AFTER TREATMENT?
Always consult your service report for product-specific precautionary requirements; these are emailed to you upon completion of the treatment.
Avoid all treated surfaces until dry. Once most materials have dried, they pose little risk and you may proceed as you normally would with your daily life.
Your technician will discuss any necessary safety precautions with you at the time of service.
I HAVE PETS, ARE YOUR TREATMENTS PET-FRIENDLY?
Viking’s certified technicians care about you, your family, and your pets. Please inform your service technician you have pets and s/he will take the necessary precautions.
Our programs are designed around people with pets and children in mind. Our products are carefully selected to minimize any effect on your family, pets or the environment.
Viking Pest also offers an Organic Pest control program that offers a range of non-pesticide treatment options.
Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Viking. We are always ready to answer your questions!
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY AWAY FROM MY PREMISES AFTER TREATMENT?
Most treatments do not require you to leave your home, though we do recommend you avoid contact with treated areas until dry (approximately one hour).
If instructions differ for the service being rendered, you will be notified prior to treatment.
For bed bug treatments we recommend 4 hours.
DO YOUR MATERIALS HAVE A STRONG ODOR?
Most of our materials have very low or no odor.
Some roach and bed bug treatments or power sprays may have an odor. These services will usually involve reentry time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE TREATMENT TO WORK?
Most treatments will be effective within 10-14 days.
Some, like direct treatment of a hornet’s nest, will be effective in days.
Others, like the treatments for some ant species, can take around 2 weeks. If you see an increase in pests after treatment, that’s a good sign the service is working.
I NOTICED MORE BUGS THAN USUAL AFTER TREATMENT, WHY IS THAT?
It is common for insect activity to increase after successfully treating pest harborage locations because many of our products have a “flushing” effect design to eliminate the entire concern, not just what is being seen.
I AM SEEING ANTS IN BETWEEN MY SERVICE VISITS; WHAT CAN I DO IN THE MEANTIME?
Use a napkin or paper towel to kill the ants.
Once removed from the location/countertop/window, utilize an appropriate cleaning solution to clean away the trail to try and remove the pheromones the ants were trailing upon.
Do NOT use any type of pesticide product as it may cause budding in some ant species which would make the issue worse or it may contaminate baits or non-repellant products we may have applied.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS AFTER MY SERVICE?
Our exterior treatments are designed to hold up in adverse weather conditions. Once a liquid treatment has dried, rainfall will not wash it away. The average dying time for our treatments is 2 hours.
DO YOU OFFER SERVICES FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES?
Yes, Viking Pest offers a wide variety of services for commercial properties.
DO YOU PROVIDE SERVICES TO MOBILE HOMES?
Yes, Viking Pest provides pest control services to mobile homes, detached homes, row homes, apartments, condos, and more.
I HAVE TWO HOMES; DO YOU HAVE MULTIPLE LOCATIONS?
Yes, Viking Pest has multiple locations throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Viking has local pest control professionals servicing each area.
No, we do not have any products labeled for use on chipmunks.
DO YOU OFFER A SERVICE GUARANTEE?
Yes, Viking Pest does offer unlimited service requests. During your contracted service agreement, our team will re-treat if necessary, to get rid of unwanted invaders. Some limitations apply. – Yes, Viking offers a service warranty for the entire length of an active service agreement.
ARE BOTH THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF MY HOME COVERED?
Viking Pest Home Protection Plan services include both interior and exterior coverage of the home. Interior services should be scheduled ahead of time with a Viking representative.
DO YOU PROVIDE SAME-DAY SERVICES?
We can respond to emergency situations, typically within 24 hours. However, scheduling non-emergency calls is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
IF I PURCHASE YOUR HOME PROTECTION PLAN, HOW OFTEN DO I RECEIVE TREATMENTS?
Most Viking Home Protection Plans provide a Pest Shield to protect your home with seasonally timed visits (5 seasonally timed visits with a SMART Premier Home Protection Plan or 2 seasonally timed visits with a SMART Home or Convenience Home Protection Plan. For more information on the plans, you may call us at 800-618-2847
All plans include unlimited additional requests for covered pests. If you notice any pest activity in-between your scheduled preventative treatments, you can call Viking for unlimited service requests, meaning Viking will treat your home as necessary throughout the year.
ARE THERE ANY NOTIFICATIONS BEFORE SERVICES ARE PERFORMED?
Viking Pest’s Home Protection Plan is designed around our customers’ busy lives. As a result, all residential customers will receive a text message 1 week before their service AND another the day before.
And COMING SOON, customers will receive one annual email detailing their projected service schedule and service expectations.
For exterior treatments, you do not need to be home. However, if you like to be home or need to reschedule the service, please call 800-618-2847.
CAN MORE THAN ONE SERVICE BE PERFORMED DURING THE SAME APPOINTMENT TIME?
Depending on what the services are, this may or may not be possible. Sometimes, services do require specialized equipment and licensing that may require us to separate services.
AM I ABLE TO REQUEST A SPECIFIC TECHNICIAN FOR MY APPOINTMENTS?
Yes, though scheduling availability may be affected.
HOW LONG DO SERVICES TAKE?
The length of service varies depending on the pests being targeted and the size of the treatment area.
CAN THE TECHNICIANS PERFORM SERVICES WHEN I AM NOT HOME?
Yes, Viking’s Home Protection Plans provide a Pest Shield to protect your home with seasonally timed visits that are designed to protect your home from pests without the inconvenience of coordinating a time to be home for service.
If you are not going to be home during treatment, we ask to make sure all gates are unlocked around your property, so our technicians are able to access all exterior parts of your property to properly perform your treatment.
Unlimited additional services for covered pests provide the assurance that an interior or exterior service can be scheduled anytime you need.
WHY DO TECHNICIANS ONLY TREAT THE EXTERIOR AND NOT THE INTERIOR FOR MY THREE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS?
Most pest concerns emanate from the outside. We proactively treat the exterior of your home to prevent pest entry.
If you are encountering pest concerns inside or would like the interior of your home inspected, we would like to encourage you to schedule a visit at no additional charge.
WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME FOR CANCELING OR RESCHEDULING SERVICE?
Services may be canceled up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled treatment date.
Services may be rescheduled up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled treatment date unless in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.
WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT CAN BE USED?
Viking Pest accepts checks (they must be mailed in), money orders, credit cards, and ACH payments. Credit card and ACH payments may be processed over the phone or through the Customer Connect portal.
HOW OFTEN DOES PAYMENT OCCUR?
Payment schedules differed between each plan, please refer to your contract for more details on your specific plans.
For more information, you may call Viking at 800-618-2847 and ask a Customer Care Center Representative to advise you of your payment plan.
WHY DO I PAY FOR MONTHLY INVOICES OR QUARTERLY PAYMENTS, IF I ONLY HAVE THREE APPOINTMENTS PER YEAR?
Payments for our pest control plans are evenly charged on a monthly basis to alleviate the pressures of one upfront cost and to assist with monthly budgeting for our customers. Your pest control plan can be paid in full at the beginning of your yearly service agreement if you do not wish to receive monthly payments.
Most maintenance plans include FREE unlimited service visits for pests covered under your plan should you require additional treatments. If you are noticing pest activity between service visits, give us a call to schedule your free treatment.
AM I ABLE TO PRE-PAY FOR SERVICES?
Services may be pre-paid by contacting a Viking representative at 800-618-2847. Pre-payments cannot be performed through the Customer Connect portal.
WHY AM I REQUIRED TO CONFIRM MY NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND PHONE TO LOOK UP MY ACCOUNT EVEN AFTER I GIVE MY ACCOUNT NUMBER?
With Viking having access to customers’ Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Viking has always and will always be vigilant in confirming customers’ information to ensure we are only speaking to account owners. This process is similar to calling a bank or utility company; as well all want to make sure we are speaking to an authorized person.
For reference, Viking Customer Service Reps are required to confirm the following when a customer calls in:
1. First and Last Name 2. Address on File 3. Telephone Number on File 4. Email Address
Additionally, by verifying the information above, we ensure we have the most updated information for customer communication including service notifications, service reports, and access to Viking’s customer portal.
HOW DO I SET UP MY CUSTOMER CONNECT PORTAL ACCOUNT?
HOW DO YOU ACCESS THE CUSTOMER CONNECT PORTAL AND WHAT RECOURSES DOES IT PROVIDE?
The Customer Connect portal may be accessed by visiting this link: https://vikingpest.pestconnect.com/login. The Customer Connect portal provides information regarding your account including service history, billing history, documents, material usage history, and the ability to ask questions, request services, or make payments.
I FORGOT MY USERNAME OR PASSWORD TO THE CUSTOMER PORTAL
A customer’s username for the Customer Connect Portal is an email address. If you are unsure about the email address used, please contact a representative at 800-618-2847.
Customers may reset their password by clicking the “forgot password” option on the portal’s main login screen.
I MOVED AND WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY ADDRESS ON THE CUSTOMER CONNECT PORTAL BUT AM NOT ABLE TO. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have moved, please contact a Viking representative at 800-618-2847.