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Cockroaches and Restaurants Do Not Mix

server at cockroach-free restaurant

Just the thought of a cockroach in a restaurant is so very unappealing. One mention of it and your restaurant's reputation is at stake. If you own or manage a restaurant, you need to be proactive and get a protection plan in place right away. However, if you are already experiencing signs of a roach infestation, then you are in a battle against the mighty cockroach already and need to take action before your reputation is ruined by calling Big Blue Bug Solutions. Trust us, restaurants and cockroaches do not mix!

You’ve probably heard the horror stories about the impact this kind of infestation can have on any restaurant. Roaches live in large swarms, and they carry bacteria and viruses that they can spread to people. Employees and customers are at risk for the health problems caused by food contamination from these roaches. Roaches frequently hang out in places like trash bins and sewers and transport the pathogens they pick up there and bring them into restaurants, food processing facilities, hospitals, homes, and anywhere else food and moisture are present. Roaches will contaminate large food sources in food service type businesses when they enter these facilities to forage for food. Once inside, they will begin to congregate in dark, moist places in large numbers where their droppings will increase, and their pheromones will create a musty, odorous smell.

Here are a few tips in order to create an environment that roaches won’t want to frequent:

  • Keep floors and counters clean
  • Keep trash neat and store in cans with secure, tight lids
  • Keep windows and doors closed tightly
  • Keep all food stored in containers that are airtight
  • Clean up food and drink spills right away

There is no sure way to avoid cockroaches unless you use a professional pest control service. Cockroaches can enter into the smallest crease, crevice, or crack. Even if you seal up every entry point, cockroaches are still bound to make it inside, and they are so hardy that they can live up to 3 months without food. Even the cleanest businesses are not safe from an infestation; and don’t trick yourself into thinking that you can capture and kill them all yourself, as they will scuttle away to hide and bred in the deep recesses and wall voids far from the reach of your DIY products.

You do not want to be the cause of sickness to your employees and customers, and you don’t want to ruin your business’s good name. The best solution for a cockroach infestation in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Maine is to contact the trusted professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We are an experienced commercial pest control service that has been meeting the needs of thousands of satisfied clients for more than 80 years, and we can safely meet your needs as well.

Big Blue Bug Solutions can get the job done for you in your New England restaurant quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Give us a call today and keep your good reputation forever.