At Eco Elite Pest Control we provide commercial pest control to the Seattle area. We have a team dedicated to meeting your commercial needs. In addition to Restaurant pest control, we also service the following types of commercial buildings:
- Manufacturing Buildings
- Grocery Stores
- Government Buildings
- Doctors Offices
- And many more!
Restaurant Pest Control: Avoid A Major Problem Before It’s Too Late!
Everyone loves eating out at a fantastic restaurant. The atmosphere, people, and food make the experience very enjoyable. For restaurant owners looking to provide the best experience for customers, there’s significant work involved to ensure that diners have the best experience possible. Unfortunately, unsightly pests can quickly ruin a customer’s experience and result in substantial financial loss, especially if they leave a negative review of your establishment!
Even large companies have to deal with the fallout of pest issues. In 2017, a viral video showing rats in a Chipotle restaurant spooked investors and resulted in their stock price closing at its lowest point in four years.
While pests might be a common problem, fortunately, there are solutions! Let’s look at some of the most problematic insects and rodents for restaurants and what you, as a restaurant owner, can do to ensure customers have a pest-free experience.
What Are The Most Problematic Pests For Restaurants?
There are a few common pests that most restaurant owners need to know.
Cockroaches are arguably the most common pests that restaurant owners will find. The kitchen has quality food and water for these insects. Unfortunately, the abundance of nourishment draws them to the kitchen with potentially disastrous consequences. Even though cockroaches tend to be mostly harmless, they’re large and very unsightly. If one customer sees a roach, there’s almost always going to be a bad review and a loss of business. A large enough infestation will cause relevant health authorities to shut your place down.
Drain flies and fruit flies are another reason people seek restaurant pest control. Drain flies emerge from the drains. They look like tiny moths and feed off the decaying matter found within the pipes. Fruit flies, on the other hand, feed off of garbage and other decaying matter around the kitchen. Both of these flies can transmit unwanted germs and pathogens to other parts of the kitchen, potentially contaminating customer’s food.
Rats are another problem. These small rodents scurry across kitchens and dining room floors, looking for leftover scraps of food. Depending on where you live, rats can be a substantial problem because they come in from nearby structures. This complication can make eliminating them tricky.
Ants can wreak havoc in restaurants. If you have greasy or sugary decaying food lying around, you can be confident that ants will find it. They love that as a food source. Unfortunately, ant colonies can sometimes form without any evidence until you see them waltzing across the floor to their new home.
Flour beetles, weevils, and moths are “pantry pests” which hit restaurants relatively hard as well. These pests feed off of flour, sugar, and other common baking ingredients that you can find in most kitchens. Unfortunately, once they get into a food source, you often have to throw some or all of it out to ensure the health and safety of your customers.
How Do I Eliminate These Pests?
If you are having a problem with pests, then you need to figure out a way to get the problem under control as soon as possible! Pests don’t go away. They don’t magically disappear. The issue will get worse and worse until someone fixes it.
Typically, the best way to solve these problems is through professional restaurant pest control companies. Professionals know precisely what to look for and how to eliminate these pests swiftly. While you can try some remedies yourself, your best bet is to have a pest control company that specializes in restaurants eliminate the problem now, and then schedule regular inspections for your restaurant. That way, you can have confidence that your workers and diners will enjoy a pest-free experience!
- Since each commercial situation is unique, we do not have set pricing like we do for residential. Please contact us today to setup a FREE quote for your commercial needs!