Dark marks on the outside of buildings where roof rats have climbed and the oil and dirt from their fur has rubbed off.
Trails and burrows in the attic insulation.
Rats tend to inhabit attics and spaces between floors, visual signs of their presence is usually scarce if present droppings.
Rats and mice invade restaurants, homes, and buildings in search of food,water, and shelter. A filthy lifestyle is evident from the nasty mess of urine, feces, and after birth that surrounds it’s nesting sites. Rodents cause damage by nesting in insulation material found in crawlspaces and attics. The rats destroy insulation by soaking it in biological waste.Rodents can also cause damage by chewing and gnawing on building systems like electrical wiring, doors, and weather strip. Since most businesses and home fires are caused by electrical problems, and rodents like to chew on wires, rodents can represent a significant risk to not only the restaurant but more importantly to the customers. The rat feces can also carry viruses as well as other allergens, toxins, and bacteria.
Priority is to identify where the rodent infestation is originating:
The first step is an inspection is to get an idea of where the pests are setting up residence in the restaurant. Also find out where the rats are getting it’s food supply.Check possible hiding spots for live pests, feces, cast skins and egg cases. All rodents usually leave behind some evidence of active infestations.
The nasty pests are finding many ways to penetrare the restaurant:
A rat can gain access to a building through entry points the size of a quarter. But field mice only need an opening the size of a dime. Sealing all cracks and crevices in the structure of a building is important to deter any entry into the restaurant. So remember that if only one is spotted, there is a good chance there are more living on the premises waiting to enjoy it’s new home. Keeping kitchen areas, counter surfaces, tables, floors clean and free of food is another way to deter massive infestations of these critters.
Try to find anything that can provide shelter to the pests. Such as drains in the floor, trash cans, kitchen equipment, sinks, wall voids, electrical outlets, electrical boxes, appliance legs, cracks, hollow tubing or any nook or cranny where a rodent or insect may have taken up residence.
This is crucial and imperative for the success of a restaurant owner. Check for any indication of the pests in garbage cans, wastebaskets,on the floors, in the sinks. Not only inspect all kitchen equipment but all should be cleaned and sanitized every day. All of this needs to be done before closing the restaurant EVERY single night. If proper sanitation is not the priority than the problems begin. Cleaning and sanitation of the kitchen is not being done than this will most likely lead to a pest infestation. As in rat infestation and some other pesky pests such as cockroaches may join the party.
Exclusion means keeping the pests out before the rats become a problem. Always make sure that the weather seals around the doors and windows are tight.Caulk any opening to wall voids then close all open doors and un-screened windows. Its imperstive to treat the outside area of the restaurant.Because it will help prevent the pests from getting inside to set up a home. The three pest we most commonly encounter in and around Seattle restaurants are roaches, flies and rodents. When you consistently follow the three steps mentioned above, in conjunction with proper pesticide application,most pest problems can be reduced and controlled.
Now if everything’s been done that can be done it’s time to call AMPM Exterminators for the professional expertise needed to exterminate the restaurant rat infestation. Seattle Commercial pest exterminators specialize in several Commercial rodent control services , including rat removal and mouse control , rodent damage control, rodent management , rodent prevention , residential and commercial rodent control . The certified Commercial pest control specialists and pest exterminator operators are trained with the most advanced rodent control techniques, ranging from rodent control through trapping to rodent damage repair and rodent prevention,Commercial Office Buildings, Hotels, Hospitals, and Retail Stores. Commercial buildings are constructed from types of materials and design methods that vary greatly in the degree of susceptibility to rodent infestation (for example, metal and concrete versus wood). Most structures eventually become less rodentproof due to deterioration, alteration, or repair. Heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical service, and fire sprinklers provide some of the most commonly encountered rodent entry points.
Rats, mice and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage and contaminate food sources. Rodent pest Control specializes in rodent control and removal to help you get rid of rodents in your home or business. A variety of lethal and non-lethal techniques, including exclusion, habitat modification, and trapping are available that may effectively control these pests.
Food Handling Facilities and Warehouses. Businesses in which food is stored or handled are especially prone to rodent invasion. Good sanitation practices are essential. Keeping food well-sealed is very important
Kitchen Area under food preparation equipment is raised above a smooth stainless steel floor, allowing for easy cleaning of food spills and open to prevent harborage.
and more difficult than might initially appear. Scraps of food can often be found in floor drains, under food preparation equipment and stored products, and around refuse and entry areas. Outside doors are often left ajar or fit poorly due to heavy use, physical damage, or improper installation. Space under equipment (mixers, stoves, counters, or refrigerators) should allow easy cleaning and inspection, or be closed off completely with rodent-proof materials
Mice and rats are sometimes found using freezer and refrigerator compressor areas for harborage and water (from condensation on cold coils). Mice are often found in the insulated walls of large coolers. Look closely at corners and edges of metal, or other material covering the insulation, for rodent openings. Drains should have adequate screens or grates to prevent rodent entry. Food disposal, refuse, and damaged goods areas are often located close to food handling or storage areas and are not sealed from rodents. Areas near loading docks should be closely inspected for cracks, broken screens, damaged doors, and uneven floors near doorways. Interior loading docks served by rail cars are difficult to close due to the tracks, but rubber door guards made to fit the tracks are available and will deter rodent entry.
Rodent-infested goods in food warehouses commonly include cereals, flour, and baking mixes; waxed carton drinks; dry pet foods; dried fruits and nuts; fresh produce; paper goods; charcoal briquets, and damaged goods. Products in these categories should be kept in open, easily inspected areas, not in dark corners. Regular and routine removal of such nonsalable or nonusable products should be standard practice to enhance cleanliness and safety and to reduce harborage.
Apartments and Houses. Utility entry points include underground electrical and communication trunk lines, and exhaust vents for clothes dryers. Power lines have always been a favorite route of travel for commensal rodents, especially roof rats. Check all roof joints for tightness and presence of flashing, if rats and mice have access to the roof via wire, pipes, plants, or rough-textured walls. Also check roof and sewer vents for adequate screening and sealing, including presence of tight roof jacks .
Chimneys should be checked for properly installed flashing or for missing mortar. Rats occasionally enter buildings through toilet traps in inner-city areas with rat-infested sewer systems. In such cases, tracks and water may be found on the rim of toilet bowls. Both roof and Norway rats have been known to enter structures via the sewage system. This route usually occurs in older (20 years or more) established areas with poorly maintained sewer systems. Mice often enter under entry doors, through holes beside water pipes and electrical conduit, and through the cold air return ducts on forced air furnaces, especially those located in outside cabinets or garages, and underneath mobile homes.
Mice and rats often find easy access to garage areas through open doors or under and beside poor-fitting garage doors. Once in the garage, they may gain entry into the main structure along electrical lines, pipes, poorly sealed fire wall sheathing, or around furnace ducts, hot water heaters, or laundry drains.If rodents are able to reach the attic, they may travel from room to room or unit to unit through openings for pipes, ducts, and wiring. Attics provide excellent harborage in winter, spring, and fall, but are often too hot during summer.
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