pests in commercial spaces

The common pests found in restaurant kitchens

Restaurants and commercial kitchens are great places for pest infestations to thrive as pests are always looking for shelter, food and water.

How infestations grow out of control

Infestations tend to grow out of control when they are ignored or the signs are not spotted. On top of this unclean environments can make things worse.

These include:

  • Rodents like rats and mice
  • Insects like ants, flies, cockroaches, lice

Pest control treatments:

  • Set up a pest contract. This way you can always keep an infestation at bay. If you manage a commercial property this is the best way to prevent an infestation and ensure you are fulfilling your legal obligations. More.
  • Heating treatments
  • Fumigation methods
  • Traps/bait traps

Law to be aware of

Anyone in the foodservice industry has a responsibility to protect public health by doing everything they can to avoid the contamination of food and the transmission of pest diseases on their premises.

On top of this, food safety legislation mandates that it is critical that businesses make sure their premises are free from pests and prevent any food contamination by ensuring they take fast and effective measures.

No excuses are accepted, no tolerance is given. See PDF.

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