Looking for pest control service for your restaurant? More and more restaurants have been sprouting out in recent years, thanks to Singaporeans’ growing penchant for food and the influx of tourists attracted to the fine cuisine here. Patrons are greeted with a wide selection of food, a great ambience and an excellent customer service.
Besides quality food and service, a high hygiene standard is now a norm and is expected of any restaurant. Customers will be turned off should they encounter unpleasant incidents like uncovering insects in the food served, spotting rodents or cockroaches scampering around. The presence of houseflies, mosquitoes, ants and lizards are also causes for grievance to diners. Fleas or bed bugs residing in the chairs and lounges on which diners sit may cause irritation. The wood furniture and fittings within the restaurant may be prone to termite attacks too. Restaurants that have alfresco or garden dining may similarly encounter problems caused by garden pests and birds.
These pests can pose potential health and disease risks if they contaminate food – be it raw, cooked or served – and utensils, which may result in food poisoning. Not only will the restaurants’ reputation be tarnished under such circumstances, they will also face suspension or revoke of their operating licences.
Thus attaining a high food hygiene level is of utmost importance for any restaurants operating here. Having a clean environment and food that is prepared in a hygienic manner is a must. Savvy restaurants make it a point to inculcate good hygiene practices by their staff. They commonly develop self-inspection checklists after conducting a thorough self-examination of the state of cleanliness and adopt the proactive approach to pre-empt any problems from arising. For example, they ensure that proper sanitation procedures are adhered to, all working areas are kept clean at all times, food is sealed tightly, and refuse is properly disposed of and covered.
If these precautionary measures are still inadequate, the restaurant owners should enlist the help of pest control companies to carry out all the necessary pest control, prevention and elimination activities. The latter offer a comprehensive pest control plan tailored to meet their customers’ needs. After doing a thorough examination of the premise, they will undertake measures targeted at specific types of pests encountered. Some of the common techniques employed include: fogging the premise, fumigation, spraying of insecticide or chemicals, laying baits and traps, and odour elimination. For outdoor areas, mowing of gardens and lawns are recommended as well. As part of the service, the technicians will make regular visits to check bait stations, continue to look for signs of pest activities, identify potential risk and advise clients of further steps to take to reduce occurrence. Pest control companies also have a wide range of products for selection to combat pest infestations.
It is not difficult to understand why restaurant operators need to maintain a clean premise free of pest. By doing so, the restaurant readies itself for the health inspector’s next visit. More importantly, all restaurant operators will agree that the cost of pest control maintenance far outweighs the cost of dissatisfied customers and loss of profits, as a restaurant’s most valuable asset is its reputation.