Which industries are prone to rodent infestation?
- Wholesale food
- Restaurant and cafe
Here at Topbest, not only do we take pride in our pest control services, we also pride ourselves in knowing our industry well and educating others about how to prevent pests in their homes and businesses.
If you’re a business owner, the last thing you want is pests anywhere near your products, materials or equipment. Because of that, if your industry is prone to rodent infestation, you need to take extra care to prevent their entry and infestation.
If your enterprise belongs to any of the following industries, you might want to consider pest control measures against rats and mice. Here are 4 industries prone to rodent infestation:
When you consider establishments that may be at risk of rodent infestation, you’ll probably think of places containing food, and lots of it. And you’re right, because wholesale food stores, such as groceries and food warehouses, are prime targets for rodents.
Rats and mice are hungry pests that know how to find food in even the most well-secured places. And, the moment they find a food source, they’re all set to start infesting your building. Thus, most places selling wholesale food like supermarkets and trading companies are susceptible.
Restaurants and cafes
Another player in the food industry are restaurants and cafes. For the same reason that wholesale food suppliers are prone to rodent infestation, restaurants and cafes are likely areas for rodents to fester in due to the food—either fresh or spoiled—in and nearby.
In fact, restaurants and cafes might be more likely to have an infestation if they are in the city. Rats are city dwellers because that’s where their food supply is, so establishments within or near the city are doubly at risk.
You might think rats only infest food industries, but in actuality, most rodents are very opportunistic. Additionally, because malls are so common, it’s possible for rats to eat somewhere and nest someplace else—for example, in a retail store. It’s additionally possible that shoppers and patrons who were allowed to bring food inside have left crumbs that rats and mice will gladly sniff out.
This is especially troubling for people who work in stores that sell products like fabric, because the slightest whiff of food on your products could mean rodents gnawing and tearing them.
Due to their sheer size and closeness to rodent food sources, warehouses and factories could also be susceptible to the feisty little things. Buildings like these are often huge and hard to keep sanitized, since you’d have to keep cleaning them regularly. Unfortunately, a dirty area is very prone to all kinds of pests, rodents included.
Additionally, if your warehouse or factory is close to a food source like a farm, a bakery or a kitchen, you can expect a mouse or two to come running every so often. Your best bet is to keep the place as clean as you can and get pest control service every so often.
How to Prevent Rodent Infestation
If your business is at risk of a rodent infestation, prevention is always step one. To start with, you can avert a rodent infestation by keeping your work spaces, offices and factories clean.
The less food you have around your workplace, the better, so a good precaution is to have your employees or workers eat in places other than their workspace. This will minimize the risk of crumbs, spills or stains on important things like products, office equipment, appliances, materials and machinery.
Another way to avoid rodent infestation is to have your work space cleaned regularly. Hire an in-house cleaner, or if you can’t afford one, there are a number of cleaning services online that can do regular deep-cleaning sprees once a week or so.
Additionally, rodents can’t infest your workplace if they can’t get in. So pay attention to your place of business. Try to observe where rats or mice might be able to get in through, such as cracks in the walls, spaces in the roof, unlocked doors, chimneys or toilets. If you can, seal them up so they don’t let in pests. If you can’t, at least make sure there’s no food nearby to lead the pests to where you are.
Finally, should the worst outcome occur—in case your business has already been infested—there’s no need to panic. Simply call us, and we’ll take care of the problem for you.
At Topbest Philippines, we’re more than a pest control service. Among the usual pests in homes and business areas, we understand that rats and mice are particularly strong carriers of diseases, and we want to prevent illness in the Philippines as much as possible.
So we work to not only clear your homes and businesses from these pests, we also provide services to prevent it from happening again.