Why Restaurants Need to Make Pest Control Their #1 Concern

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When working in the restaurant industry, it’s critical to have proper pest control systems in place as pests can be a serious health hazard to customers. Pests can also result in a significant monetary loss for restaurant owners due to damaged property, food products going to waste, or from health code violations.

Rodents are capable of chewing through wires, containers, furniture, and other structures inside your restaurant. If pests are visible or seen by your patrons, you’ll lose consumer confidence and tarnish your restaurant’s reputation.

Start your plan for commercial pest management before a problem starts. Learn more about why pest control should be your restaurant’s number one concern.

Food Contamination Concerns

Pest control is a basic aspect of food safety. If pests are present in your restaurant, you’ll rank low on safety inspections and could be shut down. Pests are attracted to food and can contaminate food products with germs and food-borne illnesses. Make sure your kitchen and food prep areas are always kept clean, sanitized, and free of rodents, flies, cockroaches, and other pests.

Property Damage

Pests can cause expensive damage to restaurant equipment and the structure of your building. Termites weaken your building’s structure and rodents can chew through wires leading to damaged equipment and even fires. Protect your building and equipment with commercial pest control services to make sure there’s no chance of pests entering your restaurant.

Happy, Satisfied Guests

Restaurants are held to a higher standard than many other industries. Your restaurant’s reputation is critical to making your business a success. A few bad reviews could be all it takes for your business to go under. If insects of any kind are present, a restaurant can be deemed unsanitary and word spreads quickly. While certain pests may not be harmful to humans, they can still hurt your reputation. Maintain raving reviews and happy guests by keeping your restaurant completely pest-free.

Healthier Employees

It’s not just the health of your customers that’s at risk when pests are present. Many people are allergic to common pests and exposure could make your employees sick. This could cost you in higher turnover or missed work. Keep your staff happy and healthy by maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

Eco-Friendly Pest Control Solutions

When your business is centered around food, you can’t use harsh chemicals near food preparation areas. That’s why it’s important to always use safe, eco-friendly pest control solutions to get the job done and keep your employees and customers safe. Make sure to choose commercial pest control experts with solutions that are effective and safe for use around food. Create an ongoing treatment plan to ensure you never see a pest in your kitchen or dining area.

At Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control, we understand the importance of maintaining a pest-free establishment.

Contact us today for a free estimate and ongoing treatment plan for your restaurant.

 

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is President of Inman-Murphy Inc., one of the fastest growing pest control companies in Memphis, TN.