Essential Pest Control Logo

3 Pests That Are Attracted to Restaurants

April 16, 2024

When customers visit your restaurant, you're focused on several things — the ambiance, the decor, the service, and the food. They're probably not thinking that they might have company lurking behind the walls in the form of pests. However, animals of all kinds love to go to places with a steady supply of fresh food and drinks. Here are three common pests that would give your restaurant five stars if they could.

1. Rodents

Mice and rats love to visit places that stock up on delicious foods. They can roam around the kitchens at night when the staff have gone away for the night. That's why restaurants need to be diligent and call exterminators if they notice signs of infestation such as droppings.

2. Cockroaches

There's a reason cockroaches are such a persistent problem. According to Penn State Expansion, these pests can survive two or three months without food and one month without water. Restaurant staff must be extremely diligent about how they store items and check for roaches all the time. It's also a good idea to call in exterminators if you suspect an infestation.

3. Flies

Flies are annoying no matter where they are. There's just something about seeing them flit around and land near you. This is an especially unwelcome sight for visitors to your restaurant, even more so if they land on food. Flies like to target the garbage outside, where there's often rotting meat, and then they quickly multiply. If you see them, call pest control quickly, as they can spread diseases.

It's important that you act fast if you spot one of these pests on your premises. If you don't, a guest may see one and call the health department. By taking the right preventative measures and calling in exterminators when needed, you'll be able to keep your doors open and be pest-free.

Are you looking for reliable exterminators in your area? Essential Pest Control has been open for 43 years and counting. When you hire us, you're hiring excellence — we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and we've also won awards in our industry. Contact us today to see how we can rid your restaurant of pests.

Recent Posts

May 8, 2024
What Parts of a Home Are the Most Prone to Pest Infestations?

Pests, like bed bugs, roaches, and mice, can quickly infiltrate your house, creating a cozy haven for their families. According to Sleepline, nationwide bed bug infestations have grown 500% in the past 30 years. One of the first things you can do to help prevent severe infestations is to learn where they’re most likely to […]

May 7, 2024
How Do Rats Differ From Mice?

Many people confuse rats and mice with each other. This often leads people with a mouse problem to call professionals for rat removal services and vice versa. Learning the differences between the two is essential to ensure you relay accurate information to rodent removal services. This article will help you determine whether you have a […]

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram