Cockroaches inside your restaurant are unacceptable. These pests will ruin your reputation, spread diseases which can make your patrons sick, and are very difficult to get rid of, especially once a cockroach infestation has taken hold in your business. Cockroaches in kitchens will contaminate food and food preparation surfaces with the pathogens they carry on their bodies, causing some people that eat these contaminated foods to get forms of ‘food poisoning’. The presence of just one cockroach in your facility can cause you to fail a sanitation audit, so partnering with pest control professionals for commercial pest control in Seattle is the best way to prevent all the problems that come with cockroaches and other pest infestations inside your restaurant.
Along with partnering with a pest control company to achieve cockroach control, you can implement a few cockroach prevention tips in your facility. Follow these tips to help prevent pests in your Seattle restaurant:
When storing food, use durable containers with tight fitting lids.
Seal all cracks and crevices around the facility to reduce cockroach entry areas.
Make cleaning in your facility easy; make sure that file cabinets and refrigeration units are up off the floor to allow for easy cleaning underneath.
Every day, empty garbage containers that are stored indoors so as not to attract cockroaches.
Regularly clean the facility and all equipment thoroughly to remove all food debris and dirt.
Don’t leave dishes in the sink for extended periods of time.
These tips can help prevent cockroaches, but if you have cockroaches inside your facility already, these tips will not help you attain full cockroach control. Because of how fast roaches multiply, just a few cockroaches that are already present inside your facility can rapidly create cockroach babies that will quickly grow into full grown cockroaches in a short period of time. Cockroaches live up to a year and a half in the right conditions which means your business could end up having several generations of cockroaches living inside, feeding off your food and spreading disease and pathogens to the food you serve.
For restaurant pest control you can trust, choose the professionals at Sprague Pest Solutions in Seattle; our pest control programs are tailored to your individual business to correct all pest problems you may be facing. When looking for commercial pest control, Seattle natives recommend the pros at Sprague because we’ve been serving this area since 1926! We specialize in commercial and residential pest control solutions and always deliver consistent and reliable service. Give Sprague Pest Solutions a call today to schedule your first inspection and make sure your restaurant remains free from cockroaches now and in the future.