Your favorite restaurants offer delicious food, a wonderful atmosphere and stellar service. But a pest problem can ruin even the best dining experience. Just imagine the damage pests can do to a restaurant’s reputation.

Restaurants house many of the things that pests love including food, moisture and shelter. It can be a real challenge keeping pests out of food establishments. And while restaurants can attract a great number of pests, there are a few common offenders that can threaten your favorite eatery.

Earthwise Pest Management, your commercial pest control service in Sacramento, offers common pests you might find at a restaurant.

Ants

There are many types of ants and they all pose a problem for restaurants. It is important that the ants are properly identified for the correct treatment. Some ants can be controlled by strategically placing ant bait, other ant species might require a completely different strategy.

An ant infestation can drive restaurant owners crazy. It is so frustrating trying to deal with them on your own. Most restaurant owners and managers will try a few methods of ant extermination before giving up and calling in the experts.

Stinging Pests

Many restaurants have outdoor dining or areas out front in the open where guests can sit and wait to be seated. If there are bees, wasps or other stinging insects in the area, this can be a huge problem.

Wasps and bees not only scare many p[eople, some people are allergic to them and could suffer some serious side effects if they are stung. Even if you don’t have an allergic reaction to bee or wasp stings, they still hurt and are very unpleasant.

Stinging insect nests can be difficult to deal with because they might be high in a tree or they might be busy and you don’t want to mess with a wasp nest.

Flies

Flies can gain access to your favorite restaurant via opened doors, holes in screens cracks and other openings. It is just not realistic to have all of the openings in a restaurant closed all of the time.

Flies might not scare people, but they are super gross and super annoying, especially when you are trying to eat your chicken cacciatore.
Of course, there are some flies that bite, and you really don’t want those in your restaurant. Flies thrive in a restaurant environment and can multiply very quickly and become a huge hassle.

You can do your best to try to keep them under control, but your best bet is to give us a call.

Rodents

Rodents are unsettling, unsightly and upsetting to guests should they spot one while they are dining. In fact, you can bet there are people who will totally freak out if they spot a mouse in your restaurant.

In addition to being gross, rodents can damage products, leave unsanitary droppings and chew through wires. You don’t want to have to deal with the damage that an infestation of rodents can cause. It can be rather expensive if not taken care of in a timely manner.

Rodents can enter your restaurant through doorways and cracks. Many rodents can squeeze through spaces the width of a pencil. They pose a health risk so if you want to get rid of them, you had better call in the professionals.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are ugly bugs and one of the most feared pests known to restaurant owners and managers. Cockroaches are super creepy and suddenly appear out of cracks and dark corners. Spotting a cockroach will leave your restaurant patrons revolted and grossed out.

Cockroaches are capable of establishing a large infestation in a very short period of time. And it doesn’t matter how you got them in the first place, you just want them gone, all gone. In that case, you had better give us a call.

Other Pests

All restaurants have food stored on the premises. This is a huge attraction to all sorts of pests. And even if you take all of the precautions of keeping pests out of your establishment, many pests find their way in riding in the boxes of your food orders.

That box of lettuce you just put in the cooler could contain a number of different pests.

If you own or manage a restaurant and suffer a pest infestation, give Earthwise Pest Management a call.