In order to maintain the fantastic dining space that your customers have come to love, it can be essential to have restaurant pest control to deter and prevent any pests from trying to indulge themselves too. With our fast, cost effective pest control in restaurants and food premises service, any pests you have been suffering will be shown the door.
Your business can be an intimate bistro setting or a multiple floor restaurant premises that has more than one dining area, our experts relish the chance to undertake our phenomenal food pest control that will have your business pest-free and running smoothly. We strive to maintain comprehensive food safety and the health and safety of your employees and customers.
In a restaurant, whether it is the kitchen or front-of-house, there are many places for pests to be able to hide away and grow in numbers, until it becomes a noticeable problem that is particularly hard to rectify. Our pest experts will evict any pests that are within the premises and also work to establish means of preventing them from returning. This is achieved through the excellent methods we employ and our access to unique and innovative technology and equipment such as the thermographic FLIR cameras, which allow us to track and locate pests from their own body heat.
One of the main pests to be commonly encountered in UK restaurants are rodents. Rodents, such as rats and mice, are uniquely problematic to deal with as they are very resourceful when gaining entry to a property and will chew their way in, causing damage to your business. It is important to protect your kitchen and customers against rodents as they are capable of carrying diseases. Rodents coming into contact with food can lead to contaminated food and transmission of these diseases to the food which, once consumed, can incur health issues and damage of reputation to your business.
Wasps and flies can also require a specific need for control of pests in food establishments. They will typically be drawn towards a restaurant by the aroma of sugary liquids emanating from stored products in storage areas and end up staying for the host of food that is available to them. Some species of flies can have a very high breeding rate so it would not take long for them to gain a foothold in your business. Another issue is that flies move between dirty and clean areas and pick up particles of whatever they land on. This means that they can easily transfer illness to previously clean food or surfaces that food will come into contact with.
Cockroaches have been known to be found in UK restaurants. Although cockroaches that are native to the UK wouldn’t necessarily be found anywhere near a restaurant, due to their small size and ability to enter tiny cracks and crevices they can be transported into the business with deliveries as a stored food pest. This is certainly an outcome if your restaurant has deliveries of ingredients from foreign countries, which is how the German, American and Oriental cockroach have all been recorded in UK premises.
Finally, birds, especially pigeons, are also a common issue that requires pest control in the food industry. Due to restaurant kitchens being high-temperature environments, birds are drawn to them as a safe and sheltered place to nest. Therefore, bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials are all capable of encountering food and causing infection. Birds can cause structural damage too to elements of the business that will affect the customer’s perception of the business and its reputation.
Direct Pest is the best choice for your restaurant and ensuring effective food pest control that lasts. Once all pests are discreetly addressed and removed, our experts will bar the door so that they are not able to return and continue their reign of annoyance.
At a date and time that is preferable, we will arrange a follow-up check so that we can see the methods used have remained successful and your business has the satisfaction from our service it desires.
- Non-toxic treatments
- Food hygiene rating scheme compliant
- Inspections of food preparation and other areas for future prevention