A single roach sighting is sometimes enough to trigger a bad review or keep a customer from returning.
Having a roach infestation in your restaurant can be disastrous. If a health inspection reveals an infestation, it can cause your restaurant to close. If a customer sees the pest, it can result in bad reviews and lost business.
Certain types of pests, such as flies and ants on a back patio, are often tolerated. But a single roach sighting is sometimes enough to keep a customer from returning. Therefore, how can you eliminate roaches and prevent them from entering your restaurant or business?
Eliminate Food Sources
Cockroaches eat many other types of materials besides food. They are scavengers, so they will eat cloth and paper products and cardboard, all of which are often found in commercial settings. Therefore, to prevent a roach infestation, keep these items off the ground and place them in dry areas. Don’t allow empty boxes to pile up.
However, in many situations, it is food residue in hidden areas that attracts roaches and keeps them around. Some of the problem areas include behind and under appliances and hidden places that are hard to see.
Eliminate Sources of Water
Standing water is as big of an invitation for roaches as food being left out. Roaches can survive for a month without food but can only live for a week without water. Therefore, leaking pipes and faucets need to be repaired immediately. Drains that collect water need to be fixed, and adequate ventilation is also essential to avoid moist areas throughout the restaurant or building.
Cockroaches in New Jersey rely on human structures to stay alive during the winter and will go to great lengths to find a facility that has their desired level of humidity and warmth. To combat this potential problem, entry points need to be identified and closed off. Holes and cracks in and around doors, windows, water pipes, and baseboards all need to be sealed off.
Pest Control Prevention
As mentioned above, there are some things you, as a manager or business owner, can do to prevent roaches from infesting your restaurant. However, doing it on your own is not sufficient. A professional commercial pest control company is a necessity to keep roaches and other types of pests outside and your customers inside.
If you are looking for commercial pest control in NJ, then the experts at B & D Pest Solutions LLC are your best bet. We can take care of any infestation from termites pest control and bat removal to bed bugs exterminator and raccoon proofing. Our solution is effective and long-lasting, and we will customize our service to meet the exact needs of your business.
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