As a restaurant or hotel owner, you may be constantly hunting for various means to deal with pests that keep invading your premises on a regular basis. It is because critters like roaches and flies need food & water to survive and your facility can provide both and so they continue infesting different corners of your cafe, hotel or restaurant. And there are various ways that pests can enter an eatery or accommodation facility - by hitchhiking on bags of customers, hiding in boxes, and so on. Once inside, they can easily proceed towards places with abundant food and water, particularly the kitchen.
The key to tackling pests that attack eateries and hotels lies in their identification. There are some creatures which do more harm and are more common than others. They include cockroaches, rodents and flies. Let’s have a look at these three annoying organisms in detail:
Cockroaches have been pestering human beings since God knows when. Fossils evidence till date suggest they existed 350 million years ago too. These nasty insects are vectors of nearly 25 disease-causing bacteria capable of triggering foodborne illnesses like food poisoning, leprosy, pneumonia and diarrhoea. Besides that, their cast skins and excrement contain allergens, which can worsen asthma and allergies. Hotel and restaurant kitchens, with all their cooking equipment and appliances, provide ideal spots for cockroaches to hide.
Rodents are one of the most common pests in all regions of Australia. They are also regular visitors of eateries and hotels, where they mainly scout for shelter and food. They chew through wires, contaminate food with their excrement and damage plumbing systems. In addition to that, they are also carriers of various diseases including plague, Hantavirus, rat bite fever and salmonella.
Were you aware of the fact that it is actually more dangerous to accidentally consume food contaminated by a fly than a cockroach? If not, then now you know what you were overlooking. Since flies generally hover around garbage bins, their bodies get coated with different types of malignant bacteria, including shigella, staphylococcus and E.Coli.
If you wish to prevent all these harmful pests from straying in and around your eatery or hotel facility, implement suitable control measures. Get in touch with our professional pest exterminators at Bayswater Pest Control. We have 10 years of experience in pest control and protecting restaurants, cafes and hotels against pestering insects and creatures. By inspecting all affected areas, we will act fast to treat your problem effectively.