How to Keep Rodents Out Of Your New Haven County Restaurant

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Watching the movie Ratatouille forces you to suspend disbelief. We all know that if we saw a rat in a restaurant’s kitchen in real life, we would all run for the doors and give it the worst possible review on Yelp.

Everybody knows that, in reality, rodents in New Haven bring disease and damage to restaurants and homes. If you even think for a moment that you might have a rodent infestation in your New Haven County restaurant, you should call the New Haven County pest control professionals Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control right away.

Why Do Rodents Love Restaurants?

It all boils down to food. If a restaurant doesn’t clean its kitchen enough or the refrigerator is not kept up to standards; rodents will find a way inside. Not to mention, when clearing out restaurant trash cans, the dumpster in the back of the restaurant will attract rodents if there is any food or spillage on the ground.

A restaurant infestation is just like a home infestation, except the rodents know a good thing when they see it. The availability of food brings them inside, and they find small areas to build nests and hide, only coming out when hungry. 

A restaurant provides the rodent with the three basic things they need to survive; water, food, and shelter.

Rodent Danger, Danger, Danger

If a rodent infestation affects your restaurant, it can bring trouble and heartbreak. Not only do rodents carry diseases and bacteria, which threaten the health of your customers, they can also ruin a hard-fought-for positive reputation. If a customer sees a rodent in your establishment, you will see a scene like no other. People will run for the door and never come back. Instead of customers, you will find news crews, lost revenue, and possibly even lawsuits.

Then you have to consider the health inspectors. If a health inspector sees possible signs of a rodent infestation, you will be shut down immediately. This will prevent the possibility of a lawsuit from customers, but you will still find yourself dealing with bad reviews, word of mouth, and lost revenue.

How To Keep Rodents Away

Rodents need an entry point the size of a quarter. Besides working with a pest control professional such as Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control, you might also want to consider taking  preventative steps. After all, prevention will cost significantly less than dealing with an infestation.

  • You want to keep the interior and exterior of the restaurant as clean as possible.
  • Eliminate any excess water or moisture from in and around the restaurant building.
  • Make sure all doors and windows are locked down tight.
  • Trim vegetation from the building.
  • Use tamper-resistant bait stations around the exterior.
  • Make sure to document all of your prevention procedures. Doing so could increase your inspection scores.

Keeping The Rodents Away

The best way to keep rodents away from your restaurant is to provide ongoing professional pest prevention assistance by Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control. We provide all of the following methods to help.

We will thoroughly inspect the premises to determine if you have any pests and what that pest is. Then we put what we learned into a pest solution tailored just for you using several commercial pest control treatments.

  • Monitoring devices
  • Live traps
  • Residual applications
  • Crack and crevice treatments
  • Exterior rodent bait stations
  • Sanitation treatments
  • Spider spot treatments

We will provide regular professional recurring pest control treatments which will follow the initial treatment. Most businesses get monthly follow-up services to ensure a pest-free environment.

Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control cares about your restaurant in New Haven County.