Tips to Avoid Pests in Restaurants
For those who serve food for a living, it is of the utmost importance to maintain a pest-free environment for the most obvious reasons. However, it may seem like a never-ending battle to keep pests out of your restaurant which is true for any business or home. Restaurants do have one of the worst battles against pests due to all of the delicious food inside the kitchens and dining areas.
This is where Pestcom Pest Management will share a few tips on how to prevent pests from invading and destroying your business.
Get Rid of Mice & Rats in Restaurants
Pest control for anyone begins outside. Pests most often come from outside in most cases. You first will want to keep the outside of the building clean of discarded food. The two places most guilty of feeding pests when it comes to a restaurant are the outside dining areas and the trash disposal area.
Let’s talk about the trash. Yes, you may use garbage bags and throw your trash in the dumpster near your restaurant. However, in most cases, rodents often chew through the bag and can easily climb into the dumpster.
With an open bag, the other pests will come and begin to feed as well. There are now trash bags with accent repellents that are designed to discourage rodents from chewing through the garbage bag. These alone can greatly decrease the pest population.
The outside dining areas should be kept clean. You may want to have a scheduled cleaning of the outdoor eating area every few hours to prevent birds and other invading pests.
Additionally from keeping the outside of your restaurant clean, you will want to hire a professional pest control company to treat the entire building; especially around entry points and trash disposal areas.
Apply "Do Not Feed the Birds" Signs
Another minor suggestion is to post signs requesting guests not to feed birds that may be lurking close by. There have been many cases of the pigeon population exploding around restaurants because customers will throw unwanted food for them to eat. This just creates a major problem.
Posting signs will help discourage customers from feeding these air-born pests that poop everywhere.
Clean the Surroundings Always
It is pretty standard to keep the indoor dining area clean as well as the kitchen, with leftover food disposed of properly. It is important to keep your kitchen clean and also clutter-free. Clutter provides a host of hiding places for critters to go unnoticed.
That is why it is recommended you keep your kitchen organized and avoid unnecessary clutter.
Restaurant Pest Control
Your next best step in keeping your restaurant or commercial area pest free is to contact and utilize a professional pest control company. Share your current pest problem and ask them for advice.
Pestcom Pest Management can tailor the right pest management program for your needs and help keep your restaurant pest free. Call us today!