Date Posted: August 9, 2018
In the restaurant industry, one false move can mean the difference between success and ruin. Well, there is nothing that can destroy the reputation of your business faster than word of a cockroach infestation! With the popularity of social media and online review sites nowadays, it only takes one negative customer review to catch the attention of others and ruin the reputation of your business that you have worked so hard to maintain! If you own a restaurant or any other type of business in the New England area, it is important to take pest infestations seriously and to seek the help of a pest control professional in order to keep your business pest-free and maintain the good reputation you have worked so hard for!
What Are The Dangers Of Cockroaches?
First, it’s important to understand why cockroaches are a problem. Before invading businesses, cockroaches live in environments that are extremely unsanitary and are ripe with bacteria and disease such as sewers, drains, dumpsters, and more. As they travel through these unsanitary places, cockroaches pick up dangerous bacteria, parasitic worms, and other pathogens that they can then carry on their bodies right into your place of business! Once inside, these pests will spread these bacteria and pathogens around inside your business, contaminating food sources, food preparation surfaces, and other surfaces inside your facility! Having cockroaches inside your business will not only make your customers sick, but your employees as well! And as if that wasn’t bad enough, these filthy pests can also trigger or worsen allergy and asthma symptoms through their saliva, feces, and shed skins. Most people don’t understand the health risks cockroaches pose; however, they do know that cockroaches are disgusting pests, so all it will take is one sighting for them to decide not to return to your establishment!
Why Do Cockroaches Invade Commercial Properties?
Cockroaches were originally native to tropical climates, so they seek similar environments to live in. They tend to invade commercial buildings because they offer dark, tight spaces with high humidity and moisture levels. These pests will seek refuge in cracks, behind crumbling foundations, and in every other dark area they can find. Cockroaches also prefer to be around people as we provide several food sources for these pests.
Why Is There An Increase in Cockroaches In The Summer?
As mentioned above, cockroaches were once found only in tropical areas. While they are widespread now, they still prefer warmer weather. These pests flourish during the summer months, which allows them to reproduce rapidly and begin actively invading your restaurant or business.
How Can You Prevent Cockroaches In Your New England Restaurant Or Business?
Cleanliness is a huge factor in keeping cockroaches out of your establishment. If there are no food sources or moist, dark areas for them to hide, they will likely move on. Some tips to deter cockroaches from invading your business include: keeping the humidity levels inside your business in check, storing your trash in a trash can with a sealing lid and taking out the trash regularly, storing food in the refrigerator or in airtight containers, and wiping up any spills quickly. In addition, repairing any damaged siding or cracks and crevices in the foundation, fixing or replacing damaged screens, and caulking any gaps found around doors and windows are all important steps.
As you can see, cockroaches present some huge problems when they invade businesses. At the first sign of a cockroach infestation, contact the professionals at Big Blue Bug Solutions! Our professionals will come to evaluate your business and take the steps needed to get rid of your cockroach problem and prevent cockroach infestations in the future! Contact us at Big Blue Bug Solutions to learn more about our commercial pest control options.