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How to protect your restaurant against pest infestation

1 Mar 2017 | By Bug Busters

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When pests invade your commercial kitchen, it’s not just your food that’s at stake. If a customer or food safety inspector picks up on an insect infestation in your Perth restaurant, this can impact both your business and your reputation – and whilst a pest problem may pass, a bad review can stick around for a long time! With the help of Perth’s commercial pest control experts, you can protect your  restaurant against pest infestation and ensure you meet your food safety requirements when it comes to inspection time.

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Common restaurant pests

Food hygiene and cleanliness are of the utmost importance for Perth’s restaurants and commercial kitchens. Whilst unwanted insects can keep customers away, pest infestations also pose major food safety problems. Unfortunately for Perth’s restaurant owners, commercial kitchens house all the ingredients pests need for survival (food, warmth and water), so it’s important to regularly protect your restaurant against common pests.

  • Cockroaches – These common pests spell out disaster for anyone working in the commercial food industry. Whilst the best solution for cockroach control is to organise commercial pest management with your local pest experts, you should also ensure that any leftover food is sealed in air-tight containers to fend off any insects searching for snacks.
  • Flies – Flies are another prime suspect when it comes to invading commercial kitchens. The common bugs will often transfer any dirt they’ve picked up onto food, meaning they can pose a serious threat to your restaurant’s hygiene. Whilst generally off-putting for customers, contaminated food is a key concern when it comes to inspections, and can ultimately impact your restaurant’s reputation.
  • Ants – Ants are experts when it comes to seeking out leftover food scraps. Unfortunately for Perth restaurant owners, these common creepy crawlies always work in numbers, so what initially seems like a small problem (literally) can soon get out of hand. Since greasy and sugary foods are a fan favourite with ants, it’s important to clean up any leftover food and spillages as soon as they occur to avoid unwanted infestations.

Preventative pest control for your restaurant

Whilst you can do your best to protect your restaurant from pest infestation, it’s always safer and more effective to prevent pest problems before they occur by enlisting the help of Perth pest control professionals. At Bug Busters in Osborne Park, our technicians have years experience in protecting some of Perth’s most renowned restaurants against insect infestations.

As well as carrying out routine pest inspections to check your restaurant for resident bugs, we also offer safe and preventative pest control treatments to stop pests before they get the chance to invade your commercial kitchen. At Bug Busters, we understand the importance of protecting your business and your reputation, so all our commercial pest management solutions can be tailored to suit your business’ individual requirements.

Ready to protect your Perth restaurant against pests?

Call Bug Busters today on (08) 9493 1313 or organise an inspection via our online enquiry form.

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