Date Posted: November 18, 2016
Category: Pest Control
Keeping your good reputation is important. You must take every precaution to uphold the good name of your restaurant that you have worked so hard for. A rat infestation could definitely do a lot of damage and ruin your hard earned reputation. Being proactive against a rat infestation is a good start. You will need to know all about rats, such as how to keep them from getting into your place of business, what the signs of an infestation look like, and what to do to get rid of the rats.
First and foremost, rats are dangerous. They carry a variety of dangerous diseases that can contaminate your food sources - diseases that you do not want your customers to experience. Rats can bring ticks and fleas and all the pathogens that they carry into your place of business adding to the risk. If that’s not bad enough, they can chew through many items including electric wires, which can potentially cause a fire. A fire could damage or destroy all that you have worked hard for. Repairs would be costly, and rebuilding might be impossible.
Rats are really just looking for a place that will provide food, warmth, and shelter. Your restaurant provides all three of their needs which is why they are so determined to find a way into it. You can try to prevent them from coming in by inspecting thoroughly the inside and outside of your building. Remember, they can come in through spaces as small as a quarter. Seal off all entry points with a good sealant that is tough enough to withstand the chewing of a rat. Repair or replace all damaged screens, vents, doors, and windows. Keep all areas of your business tidy and clean up food spills thoroughly and immediately. Keep all food safely secured in airtight containers made of glass, metal, or tough plastic.
If your place of business has already become infested, you will notice large rice shaped black droppings. Boxes, bags, and thin containers of food may have teeth marks or may have been chewed through. You might see their nests in areas that are out of the way. The nests will be made of fabric, paper, cardboard, and other odds and ends. Frequently, you will find their nests in basements, attics, or crawl spaces. You should know that rats are really hard to eradicate, and they breed rapidly making an infestation hard to keep up with
Ultimately, you should contact a pest control service to help you prevent an infestation or remove an existing one. When the reputation of your Massachusetts restaurant is on the line, you want to be sure that your pest solutions are the best available. This is why so many of your friends and neighbors have turned to the trusted experts here at Big Blue Bug Solutions. Our highly trained professionals have the tools, technology, and experience necessary to quickly and efficiently eliminate rats from your business. Rest assured that our certified specialists will discreetly solve your rat infestation and help keep your restaurant's good reputation intact with commercial pest control services tailored to your businesses needs.