Rodents aren’t a very popular pest for business owners or their customers. The sight of a mouse or rat, especially in a restaurant, can have a significant impact in how your business is viewed by the general public and news can spread quickly with the growth of social media and online reviews. Though this is an obvious side effect of rodent infestation, how else do rodents affect your business?
While rodents are opportunistic feeders and will likely eat anything that is available to them, they will often find their way into stored foods as well. As mice and rats sneak around your commercial kitchen, they will look for any foods they can gain access to, often eating through packaging contaminating foods that are left out. With the wide variety of diseases rodents are capable of transmitting, unknowingly eating foods contaminated by rodents could cause sickness among your patrons.
Poor Air Quality
Properly storing your foods often isn’t enough to protect your customers from the health hazards associated with rodent infestation. In fact, direct contact often isn’t even needed for ill health effects to manifest. If rodent droppings or urine are found inside of your business, inhalation of these contaminants can also cause your guests to become sick, effectively furthering a decline in public perception of your business.
While uncommon without provocation, contact with rodents can lead to a bite from a sick mouse or rat for your employees. This, like the previously mentioned problems, can ultimately lead to sickness and other potential problems for your business. While the likelihood of a rat bite is slim, it is important to invest in the wellbeing of your employees and customers through effective rodent exclusion and elimination methods.
Pied Piper Services for Rodent Control
Rodent control for homes or commercial businesses is typically best left to professionals. If you notice any signs of rats or mice in your business, professional pest control services. Contact us today to learn how we can help protect your business from rodent infestations.