It takes a lot more than just good ambiance to satisfy customers at a restaurant. Ensuring a sanitary and hygienic environment is essential in restaurants and food outlets. However, the presence of pests and the mess they leave behind can jeopardize your restaurants’ hygiene and ultimately your food business!
By getting the right pest control services for your restaurant, and partnering up with Xterminator Pest Control professionals give your customers as well as your employees a safe and protected environment.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the threats of food poisoning different pests pose and what must be done to eradicate those risks.
Pests That Cause Food Poisoning
All pests are a nuisance and can pose a risk to your health. The three most common pests that are the main contributors to food poisoning are rodents, cockroaches, and flies.
Rodents, such as mice and rats, spread bacteria, viruses and diseases all by their droppings. Their droppings and even a close contact cause diseases, such as Hantavirus, Bubonic plague, Rat-bite fever and Salmonellosis. Diseases carried by rodents can also be transmitted to people by ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on these infected rats. However, calling in a rodent control services can keep them away!
These six-legged creatures may seem harmless to the human eye, however they are the carriers of at least six different parasite worms, thirty three kinds of bacteria, and six types of pathogens! Just like rodents, these roaches spread bacteria through their saliva, excretion, and even vomit.
Dangerous microorganisms attach themselves onto the cockroaches’ legs while they make their way through manholes, sewers drains etc. Once any cockroach comes in contact with any plates or cooking utensils in the restaurant kitchen, it can put customers at risk of food poisoning!
Flies are the most common germ carriers. They sit on sewage water, garbage, excretion of animals, and other harmful things.
Get Rid of These Pesky Pests
These pests and rodents can be extremely disgusting and detrimental to your health and food business. There are a few precautions you could take to reduce to eliminate these pests:
- Clean restaurant surfaces and counters thoroughly.
- Avoid keeping food out in the open. In case a fly or a pest sits on it or is spotted near it, immediately dispose of the food.
- Make sure your restaurant and your employees sanitize their hands and surfaces from time to time.
Saying goodbye to these pests can be a challenging task. Despite treating these pests through various techniques, it’s not easy to get rid of them. A pest control services can take care of the job! Our professionals at Xterminator Pest Control in Columbus offer multiple restaurant programs to keep your restaurants pest-free and clean.
Get in touch with us right away or call us at (614) 935-3973!