Pests such as rodents, cockroaches, and flies love to move inside when the weather starts getting cooler, especially when the place they’re moving into has an abundance of food and hiding places. When a pest sees your restaurant, they see a utopia, and once they get in, it can be very difficult to get them out. Luckily the professional exterminators at Amtech Pest Management in Brookfield have made this handy guide on which pests to keep an out for when you’re in the restaurant business.
1 – Rodents
In Brookfield, and most of Connecticut, rodents, especially mice, can be a big problem. Rodents are the most abundant mammals in the world, with at least one kind of species on almost every single continent. Rodents love to chew, mainly because their teeth are constantly growing, so gnawing on things is a requirement. Their teeth and jaws are quite strong, able to chew through boxes, wiring, and even thin metals. Like most mammals, rodents prefer warm climates, but some species have adapted to living in cold climates. Rodents come into businesses and homes in search of warmth, shelter from predators, and food. Most hide behind appliances, in walls, ceilings, and can even get into pantries and food storage units.
Most rodents can be easily removed from a restaurant. However your local exterminators at Amtech suggest not trying to remove or clean up rodent nests or droppings. Rodent droppings have a chemical that’s released into the air and breathed in by humans once it’s moved or disturbed. The professional exterminators at Amtech Pest Management know how to remove rodents and their droppings carefully and efficiently. Any food that the rodents may have gotten into will also need to be thrown out due to possible contamination.
2 – Cockroaches
Cockroaches are extremely resilient, even known to be able to survive atomic bombs. Insects that are well known as scavengers, roaches can be tricky to get rid of once they become established in buildings. They can eat just about anything, with some even resorting to cannibalism when food can become scarce. Cockroaches can reproduce in just about any urban environment, especially one with an abundance of food. Like other pests, roaches move inside to escape the cold, move away from predators, and find food.
Though it may be hard to know roaches are in your restaurant at first, there are some warning signs you can look for to determine whether or not you need to call for an exterminator. Signs like droppings, smear markings, egg casings, foul smells, and dead roaches are all indicators that your establishment has a cockroach infestation. Whether or not you require an exterminator may still yet to be seen though, as you may only have a handful of roaches. You can call Amtech to set up a free consultation and inspection to see if professional pest management is needed at your restaurant.
3 – Flies
Most restaurants will have a few flies buzzing around, especially during the warmer months when added ventilation is needed in the kitchen. Things can get out of hand though when flies lay eggs in restaurants, spawning dozens upon dozens of the flying insects year round. Flies are dangerous for a few reasons. The way they eat is a cause for concern. Lacking jaws, flies pump stomach acid onto the food and slurp it up with their straw like mouths. They also carry a multitude of diseases and can transmit the sickness simply by landing on something.
Flies can be easily taken care of with store bought traps, however when they begin laying eggs around your restaurant, things can escalate to a point you need to hire an exterminator. That’s where Amtech comes into play. If your Brookfield restaurant has a fly infestation, the professional pest managers at Amtech can get rid of your fly problem quickly and discreetly.
Other pests that may intrude on your restaurant:
Beetles, weevils, mosquitoes, and moths
If you’re looking for pest management services in Brookfield, then Amtech Pest Management are the professional exterminators your restaurant needs. Learn more about Amtech Pest Management, see the commercial pest management services we provide, or contact us today to set up your free consultation and inspection.