Common types of restaurant pests: What are they and how to prevent an infestation?
- Fantastic Team
- Published: July 13, 2020
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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 in your property. That said, have you ever asked yourself what are the most common pests that you can find in a restaurant? If yes – you are in the right place. Fantastic Services has got the answer!
So, if you:
This article is just for you. Ready for some interesting facts and helpful prevention tips?
Generally speaking, there are 3 types of pests – things that fly, things that crawl, and things that are hairy. Ok, there are a few exceptions, but you get the idea. Below you’ll find information about the most popular representatives known to infiltrate restaurants.
Flies are everywhere and, most of the time, we don’t even acknowledge their presence in the room. However, having a fly problem in your restaurant is never good for the establishment’s reputation. After all, the insect won’t just land on that piece of Ribeye steak – it will perform a range of very “interesting” activities, such as vomit on the food, defecate, and if the pesky fly decides to bring a lady friend, they could even try to mate. What we’ve just described can lead to the spread of a terrifying number of harmful bacteria and viruses. That’s why a fly infestation shouldn’t be left to fate – take actions as soon as possible. And after all, do you really want your clients to witness a bug mating session?
The most common pest you’ll see in a restaurant are nasty cockroaches. This type of environment offers everything that a cockroach could ever want and need – food that fits their diet, a good breeding ground, and lots and lots of small hiding places. They like to sleep in spaces that provide them with the right temperature and humidity like in cracks, crevices, drains, and also under equipment, such as dishwashers and cookers. Generally, you won’t see a roach running around the kitchen during the day – this pest is nocturnal, which means that it will go on a hunting spree for food only in the late hours. Needless to say, locating a cockroach family is hard and eradicating it is even harder.
We’ve left “the best” for last – nasty, hairy, all-kinds-of-bacteria-carrying rodents. Similar to roaches, rodents find restaurants the perfect place to establish their homes and breed to grow their BIG families. Again, this type of facility gives them all they need to survive – shelter, food and water. Rodents can pose a very serious threat to a restaurant – the vermin eats through food, packaging, and products, contaminating everything they come in contact with, which can lead to numerous health risks for both the people working in the establishment and your customers. For example, rodents are known to transmit diseases like salmonellosis, leptospirosis, murine typhus, and rat-bite fever. In two words – don’t believe the movie “Ratatouille”.
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 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 that will end your vermin problems fast and discreetly. The experts we work with are extensively trained, certified and ready to tackle even the biggest pest infestation you might have. 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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