At Earthwise Pest Management, we are experts in pest control in restaurants and other commercial areas. We understand the impact that a pest problem can have on your business and we want to help ensure that your restaurant is not negatively affected by pests. From ants and fruit flies to rodents, cockroaches, and wasps, we offer pest control for restaurants that are environmentally-friendly, safe, and effective. 

Pests in restaurants can cause problems spanning from failed health inspections to the ruining of your reputation to the spread of dangerous diseases. We don’t want your Sacramento restaurant to suffer from something that we can easily treat and prevent. At Earthwise Pest Management, we would be happy to visit your restaurant to take care of any pests before they become a problem. 

The Benefits of Professional Pest Control in Restaurants

Pest control in restaurants can be difficult. No matter how often you clean or how frequently you take the trash out, there is always food around and there’s always a warm place for a pest to hide. Ridding your restaurant of pests such as ants and fruit flies without the help of a professional pest control company can be daunting and quite ineffective. When you choose to hire a Sacramento pest control company such as Earthwise for your needs, you can be sure that we can identify any pests, rid your restaurant of them, and help you prevent future pest problems. 

Identifying Pest Problems

At Earthwise Pest Management, we always begin our pest control services with a detailed inspection. Understanding what pests we are dealing with and the stage of the infestation is imperative to successfully creating a treatment plan to get rid of them. Our inspections include locating the pests breeding sites and harborage areas, as well as determining how they got access and what drew them there in the first place. Understanding all of this not only allows us to successfully eradicate the pests but also teaches us how to prevent future infestations. 

Confidence that Your Restaurant is Free from Pests

When you hire a professional Sacramento pest control company, you can be sure that your restaurant is free from pests. At Earthwise Pest Management, we take pride in our ability to identify pest problems, successfully rid your restaurant of them, and take preventative measures in keeping those pests out. 

We use a process called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This an environmentally responsible, three-step process that works by eliminating the pest’s source of food, water, and shelter. The three steps include inspection, identification, and treatment. We also offer followup maintenance and management to make sure that the pests stay away. When you hire us for your Sacramento pest control, you can be sure that we’ll help keep your restaurant pest-free.

Prevention from Future Infestations

When you hire us as your professional pest control company for your restaurant, we can help you prevent future infestations, whether you have already experienced a pest problem or not. If you have or are currently experiencing a pest problem, we can use our IPM process to determine how and why those pests came in and made a home in your restaurant. This allows us to help you keep those pests from coming back. If your restaurant has not had a pest problem and you would like to take preventative action to keep it that way, we can help with that too. When you hire a professional pest control company, you can help protect your restaurant from future infestations and avoid some frustration for yourself. 

More Effective than DIY Pest Solutions

Professional restaurant pest control works exponentially better than DIY pest solutions. While you can do plenty of things to prevent pests such as ensuring that they don’t have a water or food source by cleaning up spills and not allowing standing water, sometimes pests still make your restaurant their home. Using sprays and traps from the hardware store may help, but they will most likely not get rid of the entire infestation and some can be dangerous to use around food. At Earthwise Pest Management, not only do we get rid of the pests in your restaurant, but we also work to understand how and why they got there in the first place so they don’t come back again. When you hire the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise, you can be confident that your restaurant is free of pests rather than wasting money on ineffective DIY solutions. 

Common Pests in Sacramento Restaurants

With a constant food supply and plenty of warm nooks and crannies for pests to hide, restaurants are an ideal home for ants, fruit flies, rodents, cockroaches, stinging insects, and others. Even with the most rigorous cleaning schedule, pests can still find their way into your restaurant and once they are there, it’s quite difficult to get them to leave their new home. There are several specific pests that frequent Sacramento restaurants. 


Ants

From carpenter ants and thief ants to argentine ants and pavement ants, there are certainly many types of ants in Sacramento, and the last place you want to see these ants is inside your restaurant. Ants are attracted to restaurants because they provide an excellent source or food, water, and shelter. Customers are sure to drop a few crumbs and those just happen to be the perfect size for an ant to carry away. 

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Fruit Flies

Fruit flies don’t just love fruit; they love anything sweet. The garnishes that are kept at the bar such as lemons, limes, and cherries are perfect for attracting fruit flies, but so are the sweet liqueurs, cordials, and even drops of beer left in the taps overnight.

When a restaurant is experiencing a fruit fly problem, it is almost always at the bar. 

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Rodents

From crumbs dropped by customers to scraps being discarded in the dish pit, rodents are attracted to restaurants for not only a cozy place to make a nest, but also a great food source. Of all the pests that you could possibly come across in a restaurant, the last thing you want is to see a mouse or rat. Rodents often find their home in Sacramento restaurants, however, proper restaurant pest control, like the services offered at Earthwise Pest Management, can help keep them away. 

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Cockroaches

While you’d think that there’s not much worse you can come across in a restaurant than a rodent, cockroaches are certainly right up there with them. Cockroaches commonly infest restaurants because they are attracted to the plentiful food supply, water, shelter, and even the beer. A cockroach infestation can easily ruin the reputation of your restaurant and they are also known for spreading diseases such as salmonella, cholera, staph infections, and more. 

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Bees & Wasps

If you have an outside eating area like a patio or rooftop, bees and wasps may create a problem for your guests.

Not only does having to swat away a bee or wasp make for an unpleasant dining experience, but it can be especially dangerous for those that are allergic.

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Why You Need Professional Restaurant Pest Control

Having a pest infestation in your restaurant, whether it’s rodents, cockroaches, fruit flies, or ants, can cause a plethora of problems. You will be much less likely to pass your health inspection depending upon the size of the infestation, and customer reviews will not be kind if they notice a pest. Beyond that, some pests can get into your food supply and cost you money or even make your customers or employees sick. Hiring a professional restaurant pest control company will help you keep your restaurant up and running and free of pests.  


Health Inspections

Health inspections are typically surprises. They are specifically designed this way to ensure that you are practicing proper safe food handling techniques all of the time, rather than just when you are preparing for an inspection. If you try to rid your restaurant of a pest infestation with DIY methods, you are much less likely to experience success. You don’t want to risk a bad health inspection grade. Instead, hiring a professional pest control company will keep the pests out year-round so you can be ready for your inspection whenever it happens.

Health inspection results are public. When your restaurant undergoes a health inspection, it will likely be reported in the local media. Your grade and results will be posted online for all of your current and potential customers to see. You want to ensure that this grade truly reflects the hard work that you put in every day, not a difficult-to-get-rid-of pest problem. 

Your Restaurant’s Reputation

We all know how quickly bad news travels by word of mouth. All you need is for one customer to notice a few ants or a mouse, to have that become the topic of conversation all over town. A restaurant with a pest infestation is not a safe or pleasant place to eat at and word is sure to travel fast. You don’t want to ruin your restaurant’s reputation over something that could have been taken care of or prevented by the professional pest control team at Earthwise Pest Management. 

Keep Your Inventory Safe

Some pests, such as rodents, are known for chewing holes through boxes and bags. Other pests can also infest dry stock areas if containers are not sealed tightly or spills go unnoticed. While you may think that you’re saving money by handling the pest control in your restaurant by yourself, in reality, pests can cost you a lot of money in ruined and contaminated inventory. 

The Health of Your Employees and Customers 

Pests often carry diseases and bacteria that cause sicknesses. For example, rats and mice can spread salmonella, plague, rat-bite fever, and more. They can also bite your customers or employees. Cockroaches are also known for spreading a number of infectious diseases. The last thing you want is to endanger your employees or customers with a pest infestation.