Five Best Ways To Prevent Pest Infestation In A Restaurant

March 11, 2019

In this day and age, we find less and less time for our daily chores such as cleaning, washing and even cooking. For this reason, many people in Singapore eat out on a daily basis and visit fancy restaurants that serve delicious food at a variety of prices. However, these restaurants have to take up certain measures to provide the best customer service and avoid problems. One of the problems that restaurants face is pests.

Here are five ways to prevent an infestation in restaurants:

1. Store Food and Leftovers at a Secured Place

Since serving food and drinks is the main forte of a restaurant, there is plenty to go about in the kitchen, the pantry, stores, etc. and even the main dining area. Crumbs and pieces are likely to fall down and hide in corners as well. It is recommended that all places where food is served, handled and stored are cleaned on a daily basis and all food and leftovers are kept in air-tight containers.

This applies for trash, as well, which should have a tight lid and should be moved around on a regular basis and at an appropriate frequency.

2. Regular Inspections

Food authorities are a frequent visitor to the restaurant and if they ever found out any bug or pest near food, the restaurant might get into trouble with heavy fines or even lockdowns. It is better to regularly inspect the kitchen area for any possible cracks or holes inside the cabinets or near the foundations of walls. If you find any cracks in these areas, try to fill them up as soon as possible to avoid any pest infestation. Similarly, dried food packages are a favourite place of bugs to lay their eggs. Hence, it is recommended to inspect food packages for moths, beetles or worms.

3. Reduce Wood in the Restaurant

Bugs love to munch on the wood, especially termites– they are the perennial wood eaters. So, why should we give them something they love. Instead of using, wooden furniture and woodwork in your restaurant, use steel or rock. Try to eliminate any additional wood from the restaurant, this will ultimately eliminate the source of food for bugs and termites.

4. Keep the Restaurant Clean

Cleanliness is important. Bugs love to hide in dark places such as dumpsters and cluttered areas. Clean all the bins and dumpsters on a regular basis and make sure that the dumpster is large enough to cater for your needs. Moreover, dumpster should be placed outside the restaurant or if possible, away from the main building so that the bugs won’t be able to find their way into the restaurant.

Lastly, if a problem becomes too big or complex for you to handle, don’t be hesitant to contact Singapore restaurant pest control companies to handle the issue quickly and efficiently. After all, the professionals are the best people to remedy infestation cases!