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Restaurant Pest Control: Tips on Preventing Infestations
- Published: Jul 13/2020
- Last update: May 31/2023
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Food pests… No matter if they are roaming in your kitchen pantry or restaurant, it’s never a good experience to spot even a single one on your property. Did you ever wonder what the most common pests in restaurants are and how to prevent an infestation? Fantastic Services has got the answer!
So, if you:
This article is just for you. Ready for some helpful pest prevention tips?
Generally speaking, there are 3 types of pests: things that fly, crawl and are hairy. Ok, there are a few exceptions, but you get the idea. Here are the top 3 most common pests in restaurant kitchens:
Having these little pests in a bar or restaurant can ruin its reputation. Food odours produced in commercial kitchens attract flies such as houseflies, fruit flies, and drain flies. As a result of their feeding and breeding habits, flies pose a huge food safety risk to restaurants. To prevent flies in a restaurant kitchen, sanitation is vital. There are plenty of food and warm conditions when flies multiply rapidly. Restaurants need to keep flies at bay.
Cockroaches are among the most common crawling insects infesting restaurants. These insects can hide in small spaces, reproduce rapidly, and carry diseases. Roaches may crawl on cutlery, dishes, grills, etc., causing them to be unsanitary. Infestations of cockroaches can spread quickly. There can be a lot of concern for restaurants regarding cockroaches.
Mice and rats are common pests in restaurants and commercial kitchens. There is a risk of property damage caused by rats, as well as additional infestations of fleas, ticks, and mites. They can also spread diseases like Salmonellosis, which contaminates food and equipment. Mice are a significant concern for restaurants as they can damage electrical equipment and fixtures due to their nesting and gnawing habits. Implementing an effective pest management program in your restaurant is essential to control rodents. Maintaining and inspecting the building regularly is another effective method of controlling rodents.
The list doesn’t stop here, of course, if you think about other food-flying pests and crawlies, such as pantry moths and their larvae, as well as an army of ants on a mission to reach your stored food supplies.
Ants always head for kitchens when they infiltrate homes, so it’s only logical for them to pop up at your restaurant sooner or later. By the way, if you happen to have them at your home, check out this post on how to get rid of ants in the kitchen.
So, let’s see what you can do to deter such health-hazard nuisance from ever occurring in your place of business that can put people at risk and compromise the reputation and image of your restaurant.
The key to having a pest-free restaurant is prevention. Here is what you can do to keep your venue safe from nasty intruders:
There isn’t a business owner on this planet that fancies the idea of having a rat or roach family running through their kitchen. If you happen to be dealing with a nasty pest infestation in your restaurant, Fantastic Services is here to save the day!
We offer commercial pest control solutions to end your vermin problems quickly and discreetly. The pest exterminators we work with are highly qualified, certified, and equipped to tackle any pest infestation. We also offer regular pest control inspections, which is the best preventative solution out there, that’s for sure!
Give us a call and share what kind of nasty vermin has attacked your restaurant, and we will resolve the issue in the blink of an eye!
Did you find our article helpful? How do you prevent pests from your restaurant? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below!
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