Food Establishments with a History of Cockroach Infestations

Food Establishments with a History of Cockroach Infestations

Has your restaurant been dealing with cockroaches for a long time? It might seem like the cockroaches will never go away. Cockroaches are highly adaptable creatures that are excellent at hiding and surviving under harsh conditions. They’re resistant to pesticides and they reproduce exponentially, so once they’ve settled, they’re very hard to get rid of. But you must get rid of them – cockroaches carry diseases and parasites that risk poisoning your customers and staff. If a health inspector finds them in your restaurant, you may even have to shut down. A cockroach problem can only be solved by professionals. If you suspect a cockroach infestation, reach out to Cockroach Control Toronto  so we can help. Before we can reach out, you have to make sure you recognize and acknowledge the problem. That is why it is important to know how recognize the signs of a cockroach infestation in the restaurant.

If you’re dealing with cockroaches, you need to hire an exterminator. One of the reasons why you’re struggling to remove the cockroaches yourself is because they’re so good at hiding. Cockroaches can fit through gaps less than 2mm wide and can climb in any direction. Only an experienced professional will be able to identify their hiding spots and reach them effectively. Another reason why your efforts aren’t working is that cockroaches are constantly developing resistances to pesticides. The products you can buy in stores are neither as effective nor up to date as those a professional technician will have. There may also be other issues causing the cockroach problem in your restaurant, such as structural flaws and issues with sanitation. A certified technician can help you identify these problems and guide you in the right direction. 

As part of the cockroach removal process, a pest removal technician from The Exterminators Inc. will first assess your business to develop the best approach possible. The technician will then perform a thorough cleanout with an ultra-light mist that draws the insects out of their hiding spots. This tool can reach deep into all kinds of cracks and crevices found in the establishment. Next, the technician will complete a deep harborage treatment which uses insecticides either in the form of dusts or mists that have residual effects. This targets the insects in areas like wall voids, ovens, and refrigerators. With this process, the insects are flushed out and eliminated. The residuals applied by The Exterminators Inc. ’s professionals also help prevent any resurgence from happening. 

What you can do to help is stop using store-bought products and fix the underlying issues making the infestations worse. Secure all food in tightly sealed containers and ensure that all food waste is removed from the restaurant at the end of the day. Adopt a rigorous sanitation regime and ensure that all staff are properly trained. You should also identify potential points of entry and seal them with expanding foam or silicone caulking.

If there is a reoccurring cockroach problem in your restaurant, give the professionals at The Exterminators Inc.  a call. We offer ongoing maintenance services that keep the cockroaches away. We guarantee safe and effective cockroach removal. Call Toronto pest control now to see how we can help.