June

24

2012

 
a pest free restaurant in seattle washington

Follow these easy tips to help avoid problems with cockroaches.

Cockroaches are common offenders in commercial facilities. Not only are these pests unsanitary to have around, but they can quickly destroy your longstanding reputation and image. Even if you’re doing as much as possible to keep pests from entering your facility, they still have a sneaky way of getting in. for this reason, both preventative measures and regular pest control services are necessary to ensure that your facility remains free from cockroaches.

Here are a few steps that businesses can take to steer clear of filthy cockroaches from the pest control pros at Sprague Pest Solutions.

  • Be sure the exterior of the facility is properly sealed with no small holes, cracks, or crevices.

  • Keep windows and doors closed unless they are secured with a screen.

  • Take trash out regularly.

  • Do not pile trash, cardboard boxes or other materials inside or outside of the facility, including by loading docks and dumpsters.

  • Always disinfect food surfaces before and after use to prevent the spread of bacteria.

  • Keep all food prep areas free of crumbs and spills.

  • Always store open food in containers with tight fitting lids.

  • Check boxes and other items that come into your facility for signs of cockroaches and other pests.

Why is it so important to keep cockroaches out? Here are just a few reasons why these pests need to go:

  • Contamination of food surfaces

  • Cockroaches collect and spread bacteria

  • Cause allergies and asthma especially for children

  • Their dead bodies and waste cause illness

  • Result in a poor business reputation when spotted

  • Drive customers away

For these reasons and more it is vital that your business remains cockroach free. Unfortunately, once inside your facility, cockroaches won’t go away without professional help. We often get asked “how fast do cockroaches reproduce?” These insects breed pretty rapidly, which can cause a small infestation to become a much larger one very quickly. Without professional pest control for these pests, in the right environment they will become a severe problem in a very short span of time.

Cockroaches in restaurants and other establishments that serve or prepare food is unacceptable. Sometimes preventative measures alone are not always enough to keep roaches away. That is why it is important for businesses in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions to maintain regular pest control service. Sprague Pest Solutions offers great insect control for facilities to ensure the safety and well-kept image of businesses. At Sprague, we know how to get rid of cockroaches! Simply contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive pest management program.

This blog was originally published on June 24, 2012, but we have updated it to reflect the most recent and accurate information available in helping you combat frustrating cockroach problems.