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Ways to Keep Cockroaches Out of Your Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, it’s especially important for you to seek roach control. Failing to take the necessary precautions can lead to big problems. Not only will these insects turn away customers, but they may also cause your establishment to receive a poor sanitation rating. A small issue can quickly become a full-fledged infestation. Here are some proven ways to keep roaches out of your restaurant.

Keep the Business Clean

Like so many other pests, roaches are drawn to food sources. Make it a point to keep the restaurant clean as possible. Sweeping up crumbs and disinfecting around tables will make a big difference. You should also develop a habit of taking out the trash on a regular basis. Leaving dishes in the sink overnight is an absolute no-no.

Seal Openings

Holes and cracks make it easy for roaches to come inside. Once these insects have established a colony, they’ll be even more difficult to eliminate. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have your building routinely inspected for potential entry points. In the event that you discover any small gaps, be sure to seal them with caulking.

Repair Leaks

Don’t overlook the importance of repairing plumbing leaks. While roaches can go long periods of time without eating, they can only survive a week without water. Leaky pipes and dripping faucets need to be fixed immediately.

Check Hiding Places

To avoid getting seen, roaches tend to hide in dark areas during the day. While it’s not uncommon to find roaches taking cover inside of cardboard boxes, they will also hide underneath picture frames and behind kitchen appliances. If you happen to find any egg casings, this indicates you’re already dealing with an infestation.

Routine Pest Control

Instead of putting your restaurant at risk of being invaded by roaches, enlist the help of a professional pest control company. The technicians will be able to monitor the premises on a year-round basis. Maintaining a pest-free environment will certainly help your business to thrive.

When dealing with pest issues, you can always trust Excel Pest Management to eliminate the problem. From roaches to rodents, our experienced technicians can handle a wide range of different pests. We promise to make your business a top priority. Be sure to contact us for a free quote on service.

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