After my niece had a serious reaction to pest control, I realized that we were up against a few big problems. For starters, I knew that we needed to identify the types of pests that we were struggling with, and then we needed to find green products that would be safe for her to be around. It was a little bit of a challenge at first, but within a few weeks we found a company that offered the perfect line of products. I wanted to start a blog completely committed to pest control, so I started this site. Read more about keeping your family safe here.
No business is immune to the possibility of pests. Restaurants are especially vulnerable to pests and the ramifications that can occur if the problem spirals out of control. If you find a pest, there are ways to tackle the problem and stop pests from ruining your business.
1. Schedule Pest Control Promptly
Unfortunately, it is easy for a single pest to turn into an infestation, especially in the restaurant environment. Once you notice a problem, it is best to schedule an appointment with a professional than try to handle the problem yourself. A professional may need to do an overall evaluation of the problem before servicing your business. They may point out issues with the structure or the cleanliness of your business that might facilitate the problem. Additionally, since it is easy for the average business owner to confuse different types of pests, a pest control service will want to identify the exact pest so they can best eliminate the problem.
2. Clean The Kitchen
Many pest issues start in the kitchen or are exacerbated by improperly maintained kitchens. To make it easier to clean and maintain your kitchen, you might want to establish a cleaning schedule and adhere to the schedule. If your kitchen is especially dirty, it might be easier and more efficient to hire a cleaning service, since you may need to shut down the restaurant in order to clean everything. In addition to obvious areas with food reside, dirt, and grease, make sure you are regularly cleaning hidden areas. Grease traps, behind appliances, and storage areas may go uncleaned for a while and only serve as a food source and hiding place for pests.
3. Protect Your Products
Once you have a pest issue, it might take time to eliminate the problem. Even if the problem is eliminated, you want to be confident the occasional pest that enters your establishment cannot contaminate your products. Keep a check on your refrigerators to be sure they close properly, and pests cannot enter the refrigerator between the door seal. A good indicator there is a problem with the seal if you notice it becomes harder to maintain the temperature inside the refrigerator.
Protecting produce can be harder since some fruits and vegetables spoil faster when they are refrigerated or in a closed container. If possible, keep produce in a closed container and add paper towels if reducing moisture is necessary to prevent the items from spoiling faster.
Pests in the restaurant industry are especially problematic and can force you to close your business while addressing the problem. Tackling the issues immediately can prevent an infestation and decreases in profit. For more information, contact a company like Paffy's Pest Control today.Share
2 December 2018