After the restaurant closed the cook noticed something dart by while trying to make a quick exit without cleaning the kitchen thoroughly. The man got so freaked out he went running into the owner/manager’s office to report the rat sighting. As is true of any other type of pest invasion it is important for the individual homeowner or businesses to recognize the telltale signs of a rat infestation, whether planning on dealing with the problem himself or calling in professional exterminators.
The first and only call was made to AMPM Exterminators in Seattle. Due to the late hour an appointment was made for the very next morning. A technician arrived to do a thorough inspection of the restaurant (inside and out). The technician’s primary focus was to do an outside perimeter check for cracks, crevices and holes where the rodents could be gaining access to the restaurant. The fact is that rats can get into any and all openings the size of a quarter. Restaurants are a smorgasbord for the nasty rodents and the pests are persistent and will find a way to invade the building.
The AMPM Exterminator pest control service for rat infestation included an interior inspection. Which included looking for any entry points to the restaurant that were not visible from the outside. Especially in the kitchen which has what the rats want and that is food, water and is the ideal place to make a home.
An invasion of rats can be due to the weather getting colder. The rats scurry to find a safe haven. But the pests can show up anytime during the year. The downtown Seattle restaurant kitchen became infested with the creepy critters through many holes around the perimeter of the structure that the technician found during inspections.
AMPM Exterminators rat infestation specialist found uncovered food left out on counters, filthy stoves and open bins of produce left on the floor.Damaged screens on the backdoor and was being left propped open to the alley for ventilation. Huge invitation for the rats to come on in. Another big invitation to the pests were overflowing open garbage cans inside and in the alley. Numerous food service violations could be a result of rat infestation that the owner would be responsible for.
Any restaurant’s success is measured by how well the customers are served, good food and more importantly keep a pest free establishment. Retaining professional for continuous services throughout the year for the property is highly recommended to minimize the reoccurrence of a rat infestation. The professional eliminator for annual recurring services will check for signs of possible infestations of the pests during each of the four seasons. Don’t forget all during the year the pests are always searching for shelter, food, and water. That’s why there is recommendations to schedule monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly services. These preventative services will be beneficial for risk of loss of income for the restaurant.
During the first scheduled Pest Control inspection of the restaurant the technician searched for points of entry, then took care of the structural concerns to eliminate the problem of the rats getting into the restaurant. A big part of the inspection was to check the sanitation status of this food service facility. A customized program was recommended to ensure that the restaurant remains rat free.
The current rat infestation extermination was successful. The owner agreed to monthly maintenance inspections, updating sanitation practices, using tailor made recurring treatments, and placing bait traps would lessen the chances of any future rat infestations. The Pest Control Eliminator stressed the fact that the owner follows the highly recommended taking stringent precautions to prevent serious rodent problems. So repeated and intense extreme extermination services would not be needed.
Preventing rats from making a home by building nests in the restaurant was no joke. The rats are a big nuisance and can cause major destruction to ventilation systems, buildings, and roofs. Rats are a health hazard due to nasty habits, leaving behind droppings, urine and the dirt left behind spreads mites and disease to humans. All in all the rats are hazardous….period.
AMPM EXTERMINATORS is a pest control company that treats all customers with respect. The technicians are professional and practice being good listeners. As a result of the choice being made to hire AMPM Exterminators meant sending experienced and helpful technicians to the home. The Technicians average 10+ years of experience, and are trained to work with this type of rodent Infestation/Cleanup in Crawlspace and Attic.