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Which Pests are Most Common in Restaurants?

Posted on November 25th, 2015 by Knockout Pest Control

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Restaurants are places that people visit to get away and enjoy the company of family, friends, and food. The last thing you want to see when you’re enjoying a meal is a creepy crawler walking around the dining room — talk about a loss of appetite. Unfortunately, there are multiple pests that frequent restaurants.


The most annoying bug to see in a restaurant is a fly. A bug flying around you while you eat can be distracting and irritating. When a fly lands on food it will begin its consuming and regurgitating food. A fly’s process of eating can spread bacteria and possibly make you sick. Closing windows might not keep flies out as they can hide in food that is shipped to the restaurant.


Seeing a rodent might make you think that the place you’re dining at is less than stellar when it comes to cleanliness. However, rodents can fit their bodies through the smallest of holes in walls and floors. So if a neighboring store develops a rodent problem then all of the surrounding buildings will be vulnerable to infestation.


Of any bug that can be seen in a food establishment, this is the one you do not want to see. These filthy little insects carry bacteria that can make you sick if ingested. Whether they enter the restaurant via packaging or through cracks in the building, once they arrive it is extremely hard to get rid of them. Tackling a roach infestation with the help of a pest management provider is the best solution.

A restaurant can be susceptible to any and all pests. If a restaurant develops an infestation then it is at risk of being shut down by the department of health. If your restaurant, business, or home is experiencing an infestation of pests, contact Knockout Pest Control. Our pest management professionals will eliminate all of your pest problems. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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