Signs That Indicate Pest Problem in Your Restaurant

Restaurants are highly sought-after places where people prefer to dine with their friends or family. There’s no doubt then why restaurant owners desire to keep their eating spaces clean to allure customers. Irrespective of how hard they might try, pests can still infest the space. Moreover, critters such as rodents, cockroaches, ants, etc. find such spaces to be the perfect place to call home. To improve the situation, it’s important to be aware of the problem in the first place.  

Few Signs of Pest Infestation at Your Restaurant: Stay Alert!

Contaminated Food

Food is the main attraction for pests in the restaurant setting. If you or any of the staff members discover ants and rodents etc. hovering around the food, it’s time you have a good look around. Watch out for holes or tears in food cartons and sacks. This is a tell-tale sign of pest infestation that might require you to carry out Restaurant Pest Control either yourself or with the help of a professional. Scattered food is also another evidence indicating the same.


Just like humans, pests too prefer to build their own homes. Different pests build different types of nests which might be hard to identify. The most common places where you might find pest nests include dark corners and under furniture. When alone in a restaurant, it’s recommended to switch off all noise sources and hear for any unusual, skittery or rustling noise. If you find shreds of cardboard, wood, cotton lying anywhere in the restaurant, be sure that pests are nesting around.

Pest Droppings

According to Ace Pest Control, Pest droppings are a direct indication of pest infestation.  While rodents excrete small, black pellets, excreta of cockroaches are similar to black pepper. Large bugs, on the other hand, leave cylindrical shaped droppings. Cockroaches are nocturnal creatures that prefer to be active during the night. Spotting a cockroach during day time is also an indication that there are probably many roaming around your eatery.

Customer Complaints

Pest activity, at times, is clearly visible. While you might be busy with other work, your customers can tell if they spot any pests on the food or table. They might even spot a rodent playing around in your eatery. Whatever their complaints might be, it’s important to believe them. This shall help you exterminate pests before it’s too late. If you find it difficult to trust your customers, call a Restaurant Pest Control company straight away.

Damaged Plants

Some pests feed on plants and often leave behind insect trails. It’s important to watch for them. Uneven grass length or dead patches are also signs that your space has pests. The most common types of pests found in the garden area include moles, beetles, grubs, crickets, flies, etc. These pests can enter your restaurant, irritating your customers and affecting your business negatively.

Book Our Pest Control Services for The Best Results

If you find any of these signs, it’s important to take action right away. Calling a Professional Pest Control in Sydney company is the best way to deal with the problem. We at Ace Pest Control offer effective and prompt services for the removal of those nasty pests and critters even on the same day of booking. So, wait no more and hire the professionals from our team for the safe results. Roaches & rodents are the biggest problems at restaurants, they should be kept out of the reach of food and kitchen. So, get our Cockroach Control Services on time to maintain the hygiene of your place.

Alice Sinia Quality Assurance Manager – Regulatory/Lab Services

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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