December is the busiest time of year for many restaurants, so don’t risk getting caught out by pests. An infestation of any type of pest is never welcome, but in December it could be fatal to the business if it is forced to close.
If not managed properly restaurants can quickly become a breeding ground for a variety of pests. Restaurants are most at risk from infestation of rodents, flying insects and crawling insects. Establishments that serve food have everything these pests need to thrive – a plentiful supply of food, shelter and water.
If allowed to take hold, pest infestations can be highly troublesome for restaurants. Most seriously, many pests pose a risk to human health and can cause illness if food is contaminated.
The risk to your reputation is also huge. Research suggests nearly two fifths of all infestations last over two weeks, and if your restaurant is considered a risk to health and forced to close it could lead to a massive loss of earnings.
Pest infestations at restaurants are often covered in the press, and news of an infestation will also affect the restaurant’s reputation and future bookings into the New Year.
There’s also the impact on staff morale and health to consider, as well as damage to electrical equipment and even possible legal action.
Nearly all businesses who suffer a pest infestation lose revenue, so don’t let it happen to you.
Routine visits to stop restaurant pest infestations
There are many steps restaurant owners can take to help keep their property pest free, and we can help implement these during a proactive program. They include…
- Spotting and blocking gaps where pest could enter buildings.
- Pest-proofing any potential sources of food.
- Restricting access to areas where pests could shelter.
- Stopping pests from accessing water sources.
- Keeping areas tidy and clear from debris so any pest activity can be easily spotted.
- Regularly cleaning and sanitising waste storage areas.
- Training staff to look out for any signs of infestation.
If you’d like to keep pests at bay this winter, get in touch to find out more about proactive pest control.