Pests pose a significant threat to food safety and sanitation. Pests such as rodents, flies, and cockroaches spread germs and harmful pathogens that could result in illness and food poisoning. The signs of pest infestation in your club and bar could severely tarnish your reputation and business. It could lead to hefty fines, compensation, prosecutions, and closure of your establishment.
It is important to know how to prevent these pests from lurking in your property. You need to call a reliable pest control company if you see any signs of pests to resolve the infestation.
Here are the most common pests that are attracted to bars and clubs and how you can get rid of them.
The cockroaches are probably the most disgusting pest that you can see in any bar or restaurant. They do not choose what they crawl on. They can crawl on dirty sewers and your spotless pantries. Each step of these insects leaves a trail of harmful bacteria and other harmful pathogens. One look on a shiny silver will not tell you whether the pest crawled on it. Think about handing that utensil to one of your guests? It is horror!
Aside from that, cockroaches are stinky. The slightest smell of those critters will send all your customers away never to return again.
Like all pests, they live on our food scraps, the more rotten, the better. You need to make a habit of disposing of your trash in a tightly sealed container regularly. Also, make a full sweep of disinfectant around places where you prepare and serve food. Even the tiniest speck is food to these pests, so you need to keep it clean and smelling fresh all the time.
Rats and Mice
We all know from history that mice can cause a major plague. These pests are very resourceful and smart. They can swim. They can squeeze into small spaces. They can crawl even on the thinnest wire. They also reproduce fast that is why it is very hard to control them.
Knowing that they are after your food stocks and food scraps will give you an insight on why they are thriving in your bar. Cut their food and water supply, and they will be packing their bags to go somewhere else.
Again, we want to emphasize the need for extra cleanliness especially to business establishments serving food. Regular disposal of trash and sanitizing your bar will greatly decrease the likelihood of rats swarming your place.
If you ever saw a sign of a rat or mouse in your premises, even just once, you need to call the pest control immediately. You need to have these pests eradicated right away. It is bad for your customers and your business.
It is annoying to have them flying around food. They do not mainly just go after the leftovers, they go straight ahead and hop on freshly cooked food as if it is theirs. They are also attracted to liquors. Once the flies stepped on the food or liquor, that meal is already a waste. The presence of flies also turns off the customers because the place seems cheap and unsanitary.
You can light a candle to turn the flies away. You can also install screen doors so that they cannot enter your bar.
Again, the best way to keep pests away is to take away their food source. That means keeping your premises squeaky clean all the time.