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Negative Impact Rats Have On Businesses

October 6, 2017


Social media has done more than give us a way to stay in touch with one another and keep up with what everyone is doing or eating for breakfast. It's also changed the way we choose service providers for home improvements, buy items at the store, or choose a restaurant for our night out. We're checking social media for recommendations and comparing reviews before we make decisions and in a click of a button, we can find out whether or not we want to visit an attraction, buy a certain brand, or make a reservation at a restaurant. Imagine what would happen to a restaurant if everyone was posting on social media about a rat sighting in the dining room?! If you own a restaurant in Pennsylvania, you should call Moyer for commercial pest control services to ensure you won't be the next restaurant with bad reviews on social media.

Dangers of Rodents in Businesses

Rats, mice, and other rodents are potentially dangerous pests that make their way into businesses. They can transmit diseases to humans and send your customers running out the door if you should own a food service establishment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the following diseases as those rodents commonly transmit to people:

  • Leptospirosis

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)

  • Rat-bite fever

  • Salmonellosis

  • Tularemia

Beyond the health dangers of rodents in your business, you can be sure people will snap pictures and post them to their favorite social media sites if they see a rat while having lunch or shopping! This puts your business at risk for a bad reputation. Once word gets out that you've got rodents, it can be extremely difficult to change the perception of the public's opinion of your business.

Food Service Health Codes for Rodents

When it comes to restaurants and food service establishments there are strict health codes in place regarding rodents since they present a risk to public safety. Restaurants must take steps to prevent rodents from getting into the building and trash must be disposed of in proper waste containers. Keep rats out of your restaurant is an ongoing job, but prevention is much less expensive than trying to eliminate an infestation after it occurs.

Moyer Pest Control uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods to eliminate and prevent rodents and other pests from entering your Pennsylvania business. Our methods determine the type of pests your establishment is dealing with, create an appropriate plan to eliminate them, and implement measures to prevent future activity. Give us a call today to protect your business's reputation and ensure you have effective pest control measures in place. 

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