Pest Prevention Tips for Your Business
Want to limit your RSVPs from unwanted guests like roaches, ants or rodents? Follow these tips to limit the ways pests can infiltrate your establishment.
Pests are unquestionably a part of our environment but they don’t need to be a part of your business. Today, through social media, when one person sees a bug, literally millions could learn that your business has a “bug problem” in a matter of days – causing irreparable damage to your image and reputation.
Luckily, the experts at Massey Services have put together commercial pest prevention tips to limit the various conditions, avenues and sources pests use to infiltrate your establishment.
Commercial Pest Prevention Tips
- Cleaning is an ongoing process. Use the “clean as you go” strategy for countertops, food prep surfaces and utensils. At least once a day thoroughly clean under and behind all kitchen equipment to remove accumulations of food and other debris.
- Remove broken or unused equipment to avoid rodents or bugs from nesting in it.
- Virtually all kitchen equipment is built with 4 inch legs or wheels which elevate the item off the floor. If damaged these should be repaired and not removed. Removing them will inhibit cleaning.
- Try to remove any standing water inside your facility. The moisture contributes to decay which ultimately results in small fly issues.
These and other important techniques are a critical part of any effective pest prevention program.