Pest Control Tips To Keep Your Restaurant Pest-Free
Posted on July 12, 2011
A constant effort is required to keep your restaurant clean and sanitary. However, constant cleaning and enforcement of pest and rodent control techniques can keep pests out and health code violations at bay.
Roaches and other types of bugs can infest a restaurant at anytime of the year, but rodents will usually invade homes and commercial properties during colder months. As a restaurant owner, you need to establish a pest control plan that will keep rodents away. With an effective pest management plan, you won’t have to worry about a rodent or bug infestation. Also, your clients will leave satisfied without getting sick from food that has been contaminated by rodents.
Here are some tips restaurant owners can enforce to make for a pest-free establishment:
- Rodent Proof/Exclusion – Inspect the interior and exterior walls and roof for any openings (cracks, crevices, holes) no matter what size.
- All Food Should Be In Close Containers All Surfaces Clean . You should clean and spray all areas
- Reduce the clutter . All the clutter should be organized
- Use Rodent Traps
Restaurants are closed by the health department due to violating health code rules. In New York City, a popular restaurant was shut down due to findings of excessive rodent droppings found near counter tops, fridge, and water heater.
Huge fines are issued for pest infestations like these. Restaurants can avoid a troublesome situation with a good pest control plans. If you suspect rodents in your establishment, call a pest control company quickly to keep the problem from getting worse.