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Why, As a Restauranteur, You Need to Have Preventive Pest Control

Burns Pest Elimination technician inspecting restaurant kitchen.

Safely Protect Your Reputation Online and in the Real World

It may seem unfair, but even one pest sighting can mean the end of your restaurant’s reputation. Whether or not it’s due to employee neglect, the sight of an insect or rodent can create the perception of a poorly managed or operated business. Social media platforms and restaurant review apps enable guests to spread the word in minutes, making the need for preventive pest control for restaurants clear.

The Real Costs of Pest Infestations

Besides the damaging effect of customer pest sightings, your restaurant can suffer other financial losses. If an inspection turns up a pest problem, you could fail. In addition to having a low health department score published online and in local newspapers, you may have to pay a hefty fine for harboring pests in your restaurant.

Organic Pest Control Solutions

Organic pest control is a smart solution. Safely nip existing issues in the bud, and prevent future outbreaks with a plan tailored to your eatery. Most restaurants share common hot spots, including food storage areas, waste receptacles, outdoor lighting, entrances, cracks or gaps in walls, and cleaning-supply areas that draw bugs and other pests. However, each restaurant has its own problem areas that can be identified and treated by pest control experts.

Food Service Challenges

Certain other factors make dining establishments more pest-friendly than other types of businesses. Increased moisture from cooking and frequent cleaning can attract insects. Higher temperatures draw bugs, mice and rats seeking warmth. An abundance of food and water lures pests in search of nourishment. And even the cleanest restaurants can experience infestations when neighbors fail to use proper pest-control measures.

Proper Prevention Practices

Proper cleaning and food storage practices are essential to keeping cockroaches, ants, flies, rats and mice away. Cutting off their food and water supplies is key, but developing a preventive pest control strategy is also a must. Do-it-yourself solutions are never a good idea, especially in areas where food is involved. A DIY treatment may seem like a money-saver, but improperly treating a restaurant for pest prevention can sicken diners — or worse.

Pest Prevention on Your Schedule

Although a busy kitchen and long hours may seem like barriers to getting your restaurant treated for pests, our team will be happy to work with you to develop an organic pest control treatment schedule. We’ll discuss areas of the restaurant that attract pests or have the potential to do so in the future. Next, we’ll create a treatment plan targeted to your unique needs. Finally, we’ll offer advice on preventing future infestations. You’ll also receive a detailed report, MSDS books, and a 30-day guarantee.

Contact Burns Pest Elimination for preventive pest control or to get rid of an existing infestation. We serve homes and businesses in the Tuscon, Phoenix, and Las Vegas areas. Call or request a quote online today!