Sometimes we make things much more complicated than they really are especially when it comes to keeping pests out of commercial businesses (specifically restaurants and food stores). Many times our company will be called into a business because they continually have pests such as flies, roaches or mice and they want a new company to come in and help.
When we arrive to the business that requested our services we find out the reason they have pests really isn’t because of the previous pest control company (or previous 4-5 in some cases) but more because of the cleanliness and upkeep of the business and property. 90% of their pest issues are because food is not properly stored, food is left on the ground and there are deficiencies around the building. They are quick to just blame the previous company and while some companies provide poor service not all are bad. It is very hard to stop pests from coming in if there are doors open and holes around the foundation. And it is very hard to eliminate pests such as flies and roaches if there is food and spilled beverages on the floor.
Keep it clean. Get rid of clutter. Those are the two biggest steps to any pest issue. Our baits, traps and sealing methods will work much quicker and effectively if those two items are taking care of. When we continually run into issues at food stores and restaurants it is because of these reasons. While it can be a difficult to have a conversation explaining to a business that their place is unkempt and dirty it is one that must be had. We cannot promise full pest protection if they don’t work with us. However, we would be happy to put you in touch with professional clean services and discuss cleaning programs that have worked successfully for other businesses.
If you are keeping a clean restaurant or food business and still having pest issues you can reach us at:
Greater Boston Office: (617) 921-9837
North of Boston: (781) 599-4317
We will send out one of our general manager’s at no cost to visit your business and discuss potential IPM programs to keep your property pest free. Call us today if you have a business located in Hyde Park, Mattapan, South Boston, Roxbury, Allston, Brighton, Cambridge, Newton, Randolph, Quincy, Dorchester, Somerville, East Boston, Medford, Malden, Everett or Revere.