As well as treating many homes in Brevard County, Sunstate Pest also treats a large number of businesses as well. One type of business in particular is especially attractive to pests. Restaurants are a beacon for any living organism. The place offers shelter, food and water.
As the temperatures can creep down into the 30’s at night in Central Florida, those bugs and rodents will be looking for warmth. It is important to keep an eye on your restaurant property to make sure pests don’t infiltrate. As a restaurant owner/manager you should do exterior and interior visual inspections to look for any of the following:
Part of pest control is making an effort to prevent pests from ever entering in the first place. Upon noticing the tiny places that pests may get in, have them patched right away. Time is of the essence here.
Rats and mice are larger than bugs but they can squeeze into some very tiny openings. It is important to keep a clean and swept place in order to prevent rodents from being attracted to your building.
Use a non-rusting metallic mesh on any openings that are necessary for daily operation. Usually vents of any kind can become a target for rodents.
One spot that absolutely is most vulnerable to allowing pests to enter is the loading or delivery area. The constant human traffic and wide open doors allow a pest to slip in right under our noses. Having a self-closing door is essential. Also, doing a a quick visual inspection of the area before loading/unloading is a good idea.
Finally, check the packages themselves. Many pests will hitch a ride in boxes or containers to get in.