Saturday, 15 October 2016

Are Restaurants Required to Have Pest Control Services?



















Pests are a common problem not only in Singapore homes but also in commercial establishments such as restaurants, schools, hospitals and food ware houses. There is nothing as frustrating as knowing that while you are working hard to grow your restaurant, there are tiny insects and bugs busy eating up your investment.


If you own a restaurant in Singapore, you need to find restaurants pest control services, NEA for smooth running of your business. Pests can easily contaminate food if special attention is not paid. Discussed below are more reasons why you need to engage professionals in pest control services in your restaurant.

Use of different chemicals from home pest control
Restaurant pest control services, NEA have the required knowledge and experience to know which chemicals are most effective for eliminating vermin and insects without increasing the risk of food contamination. The pesticides used to control pests at home may not be the same used at the restaurant. You may be forgiven to think that you can effectively use the pest control measures you use at home for your restaurant. A restaurant is a food business and so unlike your home, it has more risks of food contamination. In your home, only the kitchen may need strict measures to avoid food contamination during the pest control procedures.

Restaurants Pest Control laws
By Singapore law, there are some pest control elements that should be put in place. You may not know how to go about it but a restaurant pest control expert is able to advise you on what to do. He will help you come up with effective policies and recommendations for your pest control needs.

Health Inspection
Most pest control services have assessors who work diligently to supply you with the required documentation to show that you have complied with the health and hygiene policies. Inspectors in Singapore usually go round in restaurants checking businesses level of hygiene and cleanliness.

Food Quality 
You really do not want a customer to find pests such as mouse in his soup. If it happens, you end up losing customers and the level of embarrassment you feel is enormous. Engaging the services of restaurant pest control services, NEA ensures that your food is clean, tasty and special. The experts know how to control pests effectively and so they will not run around and get into food without your knowledge.



Cost Effectiveness
Restaurants in Singapore are trying their best to cut costs as a result of hard-hitting economy. They are buying cheaper supplies and even eliminating pest control from their budget. This is a very expensive mistake because doing so puts your reputation at risk in the name of cutting costs.

Your establishment should be thoroughly clean to meet Singapore’s health code requirements. When you ignore pest control, the health department officials will shut down your restaurant and I am sure you do not want that to happen. Even in this hard economic times, you can afford to budget for pest control because most companies offer affordable services. If you fail to do so, you will lose much more money as your establishment will come down.

Pest control Advise
Restaurant pest control services, NEA Singapore are in a better position to advise you on pest control best practices. For instance, it is best practice to properly dispose left overs to avoid attracting pests such as rodents and cockroaches.

Customers’ Health
The existence of pests in your restaurant puts the health of your customers and staff at risk. The minute people eat contaminated food, they develop symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, being bloated among other stomach problems. When you seek pest control services Singapore, you do not have to worry about affecting the health of people. You will carry out your pest-free business with confidence that you are offering good healthy foods.

Steps to Follow to Control Pests in your Restaurant

Inspection
This is the initial step in pest eradication. Inspection helps you to know the places where the pests hide. You therefore pay more attention to such areas when applying pesticides. You identify possible hideouts by tracing any cast skins, eggs, feces or droppings. Most pests such as rodents and flies leave clear infestation signs. As you look for their shelter, remember to check areas such as appliances, electrical outlets, restaurant tables or chairs cracks. Knowing which cracks are hideouts will help you to know where to put pest traps and glue boards.

Proper Hygiene
Maintaining proper hygiene is the most important pest control measure. You should regularly clean dirt prone surfaces and equipment. Sinks, garbage cans, kitchen surfaces are some of the places that can encourage pest infestation if not well cleaned.



Prevention
Once your restaurant is pest-free, prevent future infestation by sealing every crack and opening. Try to keep windows and doors closed most of the times. You can also clear any bushes around the building that hosts the restaurant. Maintaining good drainage and clean compound also goes a long way in controlling pests.

The three common pests that restaurant pest control services deal with mostly are rodents, flies and cockroaches.

Cockroaches usually hide in cracks and spraying pesticide and sealing of cracks is important. Controlling flies is a bit more difficult because they enter the restaurant during times when you have to open the door. Such times are when a customer is coming in, when receiving supply delivery or when emptying the trash. The most effective prevention measure is therefore clearing all breeding sites outside the premises.

There are different types of flies including drain flies, vinegar flies, house flies and blow flies. Restaurant pest control services, NEA know how to treat different flies with different methods.

As much as employing great cooks and customer friendly workers will help your restaurant grow, it will not keep it booming for centuries if pest control is ignored. Cockroaches should never be seen in the kitchen, dining areas or food preparation area. Restaurant pest control services, NEA Singapore will help you to offer quality non-contaminated food and clean environment for successful business.