A fly in the soup. Rats scurrying in the pantry. Roaches in the stockroom. Commercial Pest Control Problems.
Simply put, commercial pest control problems can hurt your business in different ways, no matter what industry you are in. Pest problems can hurt the image you have worked hard to cultivate. In some instances, you can become embroiled in a legal case or you may be given a steep fine by authorities. If you are a business owner in the Central Valley, you already know that health codes and regulations in California are strict and regularly enforced. If you are serving food they are even more strict! Either way it is important that you understand the health and safety regulations.
When you are unable to bounce back even from just one instance of the public learning about your pest problem, your business may have a difficult time recovering—or worse, it could face closure.
Listed here are the most common pests that commercial establishments encounter. At the first sign of these, you need to get the help of professionals specializing in commercial pest control.
Rodents can hurt your business in several ways. Mice and rats have an uncontrollable need to gnaw to contain the growth of their teeth. This can lead to damage to different structures in your premises, including the pipes and wires.
These pests have also been associated with a host of diseases including salmonella, rat bite fever, tuberculosis and leptospirosis. Furthermore, their fur and droppings can contaminate the materials they come in contact with.
Food attracts different varieties of flies including blow flies, house flies and fruit flies. They often infest restaurants, pubs and food factories. Flies have been associated with numerous diseases including dysentery and gastroenteritis, passing these around when their feet come into contact with different objects.
Bed bugs can affect different types of establishments including hotels and public transportation. These insects can spread from one area to another by hitchhiking with travelers and their belongings. To further complicate matters, their presence can be difficult to detect. This is why it is imperative for the staff employed in the hospitality sector to know how to detect the signs of the presence of these bugs.
Cockroaches can infest practically any type of commercial establishment. However, they typically thrive in a restaurant environment where there is ample supply of food, lots of moisture and ready availability of hiding places. These insects are notoriously difficult to get rid of because they can survive weeks without food and water. One of the best ways to prevent cockroach infestation is to eliminate sources of moisture.
Stored product pests
Stored product pests is an umbrella term that includes beetles, moths and weevils. These pests often feed, breed and live in stored products which have been poorly contained or do not meet established standards for hygiene.