Pest control in Seattle can be a challenge, especially for restaurant owners. Pests like rodents, sugar ants, pantry pests and other stored product pests can all pose problems in a commercial environment. Without a relationship with a commercial pest control company, it can be difficult to keep all of these pests in check, all the time; because of this, restaurant pest control can seem almost impossible. Why is pest control in a restaurant so important? Here are just a few of the reasons why these pests need to stay out of your commercial eatery.
Pests like rodents are known for spreading serious diseases through their bite and their droppings. Diseases spread by these pests include Hantavirus, the bubonic plague, salmonellosis and rat-bite fever.
Rodents can destroy your structure and contaminate your food with their droppings. Rodents, ants, cockroaches, flies and pantry pests will feed on any food they can find on your counters or in your pantry.
Cockroaches and flies are also known for spreading diseases; cockroaches can also cause asthma and allergies in young children and the elderly.
To prevent these pests from taking over your commercial facility, follow these prevention tips:
Eliminate possible entry points for pests by closely examining the exterior and closing up any gaps or crevices found.
Check food that arrives in your facility for signs of pests, including pantry pests.
Remove trash regularly from your restaurant.
Have drain lines cleaned to avoid insect infestations.
Food service areas are potential breeding grounds for pests like cockroaches, rodents and flies. If left unchecked, you could be exposing customers and employees to diseases spread by these pests, which will ruin your reputation and eventually your bottom line.
To eliminate the worry and stress that comes with pest problems in your restaurant, the pest control professionals at Sprague Pest Solutions have the answer for those in Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City and throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions. Contact us today for more information on our commercial pest control services to eliminate pests in your restaurant and the environments that attract them.