Restaurant Pest Control
Common Restaurant Pest Control Problems
There's no quicker way for food service to lose business fast than to let a pest control problem develop or blow out of control. No matter how high the quality of food and service is - if word gets out about a pest problem, business is sure to suffer. Customers certainly keep an eye on sanitation ratings in Dallas/Fort Worth, some even checking out this information on the web. Rumors of pest control issues can go viral and destroy a restaurant's reputation in its community and beyond.
Awareness is key. Let's take a look at a few common restaurant pest control problems!
Cockroaches inspire a universal cringe whether from restaurant guests, wait staff or chefs. In fact, they are almost a cultural symbol of a lack of cleanliness. Any sight of them is sure to do your restaurant harm and should be handled swiftly and thoroughly by a pest control professional. Bare in mind, cockroaches can survive for months without food and nearly two weeks without water. They can also easily enter your restaurant through food deliveries and other means so just trying to clean up to remove them on your own is hardly a good option. The last thing you want is a customer or health code inspector to see is a cockroach, trust me.
Rats and Mice
These rodents are attracted to food, which of course is why you'll often see them scurrying around dumpsters and trying to make their homes in dry storage areas. Rats and mice can carry disease and should be taken very seriously. Look at the Center for Disease Control's website if you need reinforcement that there's nothing cute about finding a mouse in your restaurant. Certainly not a rat either! If a rodent problem is discovered at your establishment, contact Ameri-Tech, we know exactly what to do!
Depending on the season and your restaurant's location flies can be a real problem and near-constant annoyance if not dealt with by restaurant pest control professionals. Flies are also carriers of bacteria and disease, with the ability to quickly lay eggs nearly anywhere. Preventative measures before a fly-out break and pest control protocols after seeing signs of them should be followed strictly. Swarms of flies all over food are not a selling point for any restaurant.
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