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Keep Rodents Off the Menu This Winter

By Hope Bowman, Technical Specialist, Western Pest Services

It’s that time of year again – temperatures are dropping and rodents are on the prowl for food, water, and warm shelter to survive the winter. Let’s face it. Rodents are not welcome dinner guests at restaurants. Rats and mice are a sign of an unsanitary restaurant and can cause immediate shutdown resulting in loss of revenue and a damaged reputation. Additionally, rodents pose serious health threats to your employees and patrons.

The best way to safeguard your restaurant against rodents is to be proactive and take preventive measures, work with a pest management professional, and understand the signs of rodents. Here are some tips to help keep rodents out of your restaurant this winter.

Rodent Prevention Tips

Identify the Signs of Rodents

Protect your restaurant against rodents this winter. Be proactive and work with a pest management professional to help maintain a rodent-free restaurant.

Hope Bowman is a Technical Specialist and Board Certified entomologist with Western Pest Services, a New-Jersey based pest management company serving businesses and homeowners in major Northeastern markets.

Originally featured at Total Food Service.