Cockroaches Negative Impact On Restaurants
August 11, 2017 Cockroaches
It is no great secret that the world is firmly ensconced in the digital age. Anyone who is anyone is constantly keeping in touch with everyone else at the touch of a button and a swipe of a finger. If they are not sending their every thought out to their followers they are busily reviewing every place that they go. For small business owners, especially restaurants, businesses can live and die by the online review. The quickest death for any restaurant may just be the sighting of a cockroach on the property by a customer who then shares that information with a few hundred of their friends. Many restaurants across the country have never recovered from the perception that their establishment is unclean or unsafe because of a temporary infestation.
Not only can a cockroach sighting be exceedingly bad for business, but having cockroaches in a restaurant setting can be extremely dangerous for both patrons and employees. Cockroaches are well known for carrying disease with them wherever they go and can leave traces of bacteria and viruses behind. Contamination can include salmonella, staphylococcus, streptococcus, and other bacteria that can cause food poisoning. Cockroaches tend to come out after the lights are turned off for the evening and will quickly inspect every surface, including refrigerators, stoves, and shelving looking for a crumb or two that the restaurant staff may have missed when they cleaned up for the night.
We know that no one gets into the restaurant business just to make others ill. Restaurant owners want to be able to make a living feeding the masses and being creative. The industry is a tough one to be a part of under the best of circumstances. Most restaurants do their best to make sure they are running a tight ship when it comes to cleanliness. But mistakes happen and pests are opportunists. Every restaurant has shelves of reserved food supplies that may attract cockroaches as well as dumpsters close by. Cockroaches are often attracted to drains in the floor and sinks that can harbor food particles and greasy residue.
The question is then, how do you make sure that your restaurant can remain as pest-free as the day you opened? The answer is simpler than you might think. Give Nozzle Nolen a call. Nozzle Nolen offers a year-round protection for all kinds of commercial properties. After the initial inspection, our expert technicians will help come up with a service plan tailored specifically for your restaurant’s needs. At Nozzle Nolen we know that restaurant owners have a lot of responsibilities. Our crew can take a lot of pressure off by eliminating the need to worry about unwanted pests.