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Are you dealing with a rodent infestation in your restaurant? If this is the kind of serious issue you're experiencing at the moment, there are certain steps to follow. It's a major health hazard to have rodents in any part of the restaurant, especially in areas where food is prepared and then served to the patrons.
Willingly Shut the Restaurant Down Temporarily
Once you've spotted rodents, close the restaurant down for a few days. You'll need to take action behind closed doors instead of trying to treat the problem while continuing to allow people to come into the restaurant to dine. If a health inspector were to randomly take a visit to your restaurant, he or she would likely tell you to cease operations until you've taken care of the problem anyway, so it's better to voluntarily shut down and take care of the problem immediately.
Have an Exterminator Come to the Restaurant
An exterminator can help take care of the problem. Before providing pest control solutions, the exterminator may start with performing an inspection of your restaurant to look for different access points. There may be holes or cracks where these rodents are getting into the restaurant in the first place. If there are some cracks or holes, they'll need to be sealed by the exterminator.
The exterminator may use bait with traps to catch these rodents for you as quickly as possible. The bait traps are often quite effective. You'll need to discuss the types of pest control solutions used in your restaurant with the exterminator.
Make Some Beneficial Changes
Although an exterminator can help you handle the problem with rodents in your restaurant, it may be necessary for you to make some changes that are beneficial to the restaurant, too. For example, you might want to consider changing the way you store some of the different foods and ingredients you use to prepare meals. If they're in containers or packages that rodents can chew through, it would be wise to invest in sealed containers with tight lids to keep anything from getting into those products.
If you've noticed food is often left behind on equipment and floors, talk with employees about the importance of cleaning up before the end of the day. Food shouldn't be left out anywhere because it will quickly attract rodents as well as roaches and other insects that you certainly don't want to find in your restaurant.
If you've found rodents in your restaurant, close the doors for a few days and work on handling the situation. An exterminator, such as from Paffy's Pest Control, would need to come out to help you remove these rodents and take control of the entire situation. You may even want to make some important and beneficial changes to improve the cleanliness of your restaurant to prevent any new infestations.