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Worst Pests In Restaurants And Bars

Pests in restaurants are a major headache for any proprietor. There are a number of pests that plague restaurants and bars. But which pests are the worst? Some of the worst pests in restaurants and bars include rodents, cockroaches and flies. It’s hard to say which of these causes the most damage. Each comes with their own problems. For example, rodents cause property damage. They also attack any food that you have stored.

Cockroaches need pest control as they are simply vile and will lower the hygiene standards of your kitchen. They target and contaminate any food that’s left out. Flies are mostly irritating, but they also carry some nasty bacteria. They gravitate to wherever there is food and constantly get in your way.

Restaurant pests can be difficult to get rid of

Once they have embedded themselves in your restaurant it takes enormous effort to get rid of pests. One of the biggest problems when it comes to pests like rodents or flies in restaurants is your customer reputation.

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No one wants to see pests when they are eating. If a customer spots even one fly or cockroach, they will not be impressed. Repeated sightings of these pests may also lead to visits from the health inspector.

But the worst problem with pests in restaurants is that they carry diseases. Rodents, cockroaches and flies are especially problematic when it comes to this. These pests easily spread and cause potentially life threatening illnesses. They are often responsible for outbreaks of salmonella or E-Coli.

Pests In restaurants cause other problems too

Besides the pests mentioned above, there are other creatures that cause problems for restaurants and bars. These include what is known as stored product pests. These are insects such as beetles and moths which get into stored food and eat or contaminate it. To prevent this, food must be stored in a pest proof way.

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COVID-19 restrictions and the closure of restaurants have exacerbated these problems. Because restaurants and bars are closed, it gives pests a chance to breed and multiply exponentially. There is no one around to kill or chase them away. These pests cause an enormous mess through defecation. And, in the case of rats, property damage. They also lead to spoiled and wasted food stocks.

This is why it’s so important that you carry on with pest control during lockdown. Doing this helps to keep pest numbers under control. Routine pest control in the form of a pest control contract also ensures that you can quickly reopen once lockdown is lifted.


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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