Is your restaurant prepared for an unannounced health inspection?
Food safety is important for all restaurants and the government is particularly strict on the hygiene in the process of delivering food. If you have signs of pests in your restaurant, call us now before it get out of hand.
Just recently, the well-known Red Emperor in Southbank has been pleaded guilty to multiple charges after it was discovered to be infested with cockroaches, mouse droppings and fruit flies. Their 20 year old reputation has been destroyed and fines totaling $15,000 were issued (The Age, 2015).
Rodents can create a huge negative impact on your business not to mention they are unsightly and carry germs and bacteria all around the restaurant. They can:
- Contaminate food
- Cause food poisoning
- Affect your staff
- create legal issues such as fines
- Close down your restaurant if seen
- Create damage to your restaurant’s reputation
Potential of Rodents in your place of business
Even if you don’t have pests yet, ensure to exclude them completely from your premises. Good housekeeping and covering potential gaps in doors, pipes and ceilings is a good start. However, you can call us and we will inspect your property so that you can be 100% satisfied that you are free of rodents.
Look out for signs of possible pest problems including:
- Rodent droppings
- Gnawed food packaging or equipment
- Smear marks along the bottom of the walls
- The rodent themselves (dead or alive, they both are a problem!)
The problem with rodents and cockroaches alike is that if you see even one, you can be guaranteed that there are many more where that one came from. They reproduce quickly and can create a nest in no time. If you see any signs of these rodents listed above, you need to call us urgently to ensure that the problem does not escalate.
If pests are found by the authorities and nothing has been done, consequences such as fines and temporary closure are the least of your problems; your reputation is on the line.
Give us a call on 1300 484 030 and we will solve all your pest related issues.