How To Get Rid Of Mice In A Restaurant

How to Get Rid of Mice in a Restaurant

Mice are a real problem for restaurants. These little pests are carriers of harmful diseases and will scare away any customers who spot them. They’re destructive and risk causing additional pest problems. Once inside a restaurant, mice nest inside the walls and reproduce quickly, making them hard to eliminate. What’s worse is that your restaurant may have to shut down if a health inspector finds any. If you suspect a mouse infestation in your restaurant, don’t hesitate to reach out to Mouse Control Toronto.

Getting rid of mice consists of three parts: inspection, extermination, and exclusion. First, you should inspect the restaurant for any entry points that mice could be used to get inside. It only takes a gap a quarter of an inch wide for a mouse to squeeze through, so these can be anywhere. Look for cracks and gaps in the outside walls and around the windows. Mice can also enter the restaurant through wall vents, cracks in the foundation, or doors that have simply been left open. Seal these entry points with caulking or other construction materials to keep the mice out. This is part of the exclusion process. Next, begin the elimination process by making the restaurant less attractive to mice and by setting traps for them. A rigorous sanitation and maintenance program should be implemented to reduce sources of food. The kitchen should be free of clutter, and food should be stored in tightly-sealed containers. No waste should be left out overnight. Because using poison traps risks contaminating the restaurant’s food, use mechanical traps. These should be placed along the walls and wherever the mice have been spotted. Traps should be replaced frequently.

If your restaurant has mice, the best thing you can do is hire a professional for help. A licensed technician will provide ongoing service in which he or she will regularly replace and adjust traps, assess the level of infestation, and seal entry points to keep the mice out. Professional technicians know where to look for mice and which methods are most effective. They also have access to commercial-grade traps and mesh that will safely eliminate a mouse problem and block their entry into the kitchen. Ongoing service is also most effective because mice may continue to enter through frequently opened doors and shipments of food and equipment.

It’s important to deal with rodent problems quickly because mice have a short reproductive cycle. For a restaurant, even a small rodent problem is a big problem. Our technicians at Mouse Control have experience in dealing with mice in a variety of different settings. We offer safe and effective solutions to keep the mice away for good. Call Mouse Control today: 647-496-0492.

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