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Pest Control For Restaurant Premises

Having proper pest control for restaurant and café businesses is incredibly important. Not investing in pest control for your restaurant or other food related business is taking a huge risk. Not only with staff and customer health, but a financial risk as well.

On many levels, having a pest infestation in a restaurant is very bad for business.

Let’s look at some of the main issues caused by pests in the food service industry. Plus  some solutions.

Health and Safety Considerations

Safeguarding public health is a primary concern for any restaurant owner. If a pest comes into contact with food, this can pass on salmonella and food poisoning to your customers. Flies, mice and cockroaches are the number one villains for spreading bacteria that causes people to become ill.

a pest rat in a chefs hat

Food establishments are usually very busy places on a daily basis. It can be incredibly easy for a pest infestation to break out around food preparation, making restaurant kitchens a potential pest hotspot. And, because of all of the different food sources available, they are an open invitation to a whole range of insects and rodents.

Revenue and Reputation Are At Stake

As well as affecting people’s health, a pest infested restaurant will be seriously damaging to its reputation. A restaurant has to provide a reliable product and a positive customer experience in order to generate return business. If a customer gets a dodgy tummy, finds an insect in their salad or soup, or spot a cockroach scuttling across the floor, the reputation of your business will be tarnished for good. Lack of responsible pest control will lead to loss of business and eventually closure.

pest control for restaurant business

Pest control for restaurant environments needs to be handled carefully, with expert management of chemicals. If you have an existing infestation, a professional pest control company like Diamond have the experience and training to implement the safest, most effective methods. However, avoiding pests in the first place is best. Diamond are able to provide you with a commercial pest control contract to ensure long term pest prevention.

The 3 Rules Of Pest Control For Restaurant Premises

Educate your kitchen and waiting staff

Managers and staff alike should be up to date on pest control policies within the restaurant. Incorporate checklists for best practices in the kitchen, and make sure all staff are trained to know the first signs of pests before they become a big problem. Diamond can help you to establish a discreet way for your employees to report instances of pests.

Keep everything clean and accessible

Owning a restaurant means hygiene should be top priority. Ensuring you clean every area of the restaurant is important for pest prevention. Regular and thorough emptying of the bins is also important to stop infestations. We can help you put measures in place that protect your business from any kind of pest problems.

a fancy restaurant in london

Have your premises checked regularly

Having a pest control contract for your business means peace of mind, with a plan tailored to your business. Diamond technicians check the property routinely for signs of pests, install appropriate equipment, and properly record, track and monitor. At any sign of infestation, we act swiftly to combat it before it can develop further.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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