It should come as new surprise that all types of restaurants, including fast food companies all the way to five-star establishments, are magnets when it comes to attracting pests to the front door. These establishments are going to provide easy access to a lot of food sources for the pests, some water for them to enjoy, and a temperature-controlled environment. It is the perfect place for a pest to set up shop and make their new home.
While there are a number of species that are problematic in the food service setting, you will find that flies, cockroaches, and rodents are often the biggest concern for those who run a restaurant and need to keep the pests far away. Even mice and other rodents can be a problem as well. And the owners and operators need to be careful because they could end up with a closed business if they are not careful with any of the pests that come in.
When a pest infestation happens on the commercial property, it can result in a number of issues including:
- Food contamination
- Fines from the local or the state health departments
- Damage to the reputation of the restaurant
- Temporary and even permanent closures
The exact consequence that the business will face will depend on the severity of their infestation and whether they have had more than one problem with the pests in the past. It is important for the business to have a commercial pest control plan in place to help protect them against all of these problems in the future.
Due to many of the changing regulations in regards with food safety, it is important for a business owner in food service to come up with a good plan for commercial pest removal right from the start. Since the food service restaurant is able to provide pests with the perfect home, handling this pest control on your own can be too difficult to handle. This is why many will choose to work with a licensed pest control professional.
This pest control professional will be able to come to the facility and do an analysis of the pests that are found there. They can also come up with a plan to remove any of the attractants that will bring these pests in. You should also educate your employees on the best ways they can prevent pests and the sanitation practices that they can use to keep the business safe as well. The more prevention you can employ, the easier it is to prevent pests along the way.
Our team at Sprague Pest Control Solutions is here to help with all of your pest control needs. We are able to work with our clients to provide commercial pest control and rodent control and prevention services that will suit your unique commercial property needs. Whether you are looking for help with preventing pests in the first place or your current pest control techniques have failed and you need pest removal, our team is here to make commercial pest control easy. Contact us today to get started.