If you own a restaurant, then you know how important it is to keep pests away. In New Jersey, a lot of restaurant owners are dealing with rodent problems. It seems to be an ongoing problem that’s difficult to solve.
But did you know that there are ways for you to keep both mice and rats away? Let’s talk about what you can do aside from calling an NJ rodent control service.
Seal Up Any Holes
You’ll want to do a careful inspection of your restaurant looking for holes or cracks that mice or rats could get through. Installing doorsweeps, weather stripping and heavier screens on the windows and doors are all good ideas.
Maintain Trash Cans and Dumpsters
If you can, try to position your dumpsters and trash cans as far away from the building as possible. That will discourage any mice or rats who might otherwise be tempted to gain entry. Also, you’ll want to clean them frequently to make them less appetizing.
Keep the Kitchen Clean
Restaurants are required to adhere to certain standards of cleanliness in New Jersey, but we invite you to take that one step further. Make sure your staff is cleaning up any spills, crumbs or messes quickly.
Your NJ Rodent Control Professionals are Here to Help
Sometimes, even with your best efforts, rodents find a way in. We can help you. Please contact us.
HPS is a severe respiratory illness transmitted exclusively by rodents, primarily deer mice, which are the most abundant mammal in North America. Symptoms include fatigue, fever and muscle aches, progressing to coughing and shortness of breath. Roughly 50 percent of HPS patients also suffer abdominal distress such as vomiting and diarrhea.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection spread through rodent urine, either directly or through food and water contamination. Some patients have no symptoms at all, while others may experience symptoms such as fever, chills and vomiting that can be mistaken for other diseases.
Rat-Bite Fever (RBF)
As the name implies, fever is one of the predominant symptoms of RBF. Approximately half of patients also experience joint pain and rashes. RBF is usually transmitted through bites or scratches from infected rodents, but it can also spread through direct contact with urine and droppings or with contaminated surfaces.
Stern Environmental Group: Your Top Choice for NJ Pest Control
Rodents are known carriers of disease and if you are experiencing an infestation in and around your home, there are two things you need to do. First, have a NJ pest control specialist visit your home to assess the problem and create a plan of action. Second, read on to find out why it’s important to have your space free and clear of rodents.
When it comes to rats and mice infesting your home or yard, you don’t want to ignore the problem as these pests can spread more than 35 diseases.
Transmission of the unhealthy germs can occur in a number of ways:
– By handling a live or dead rodent.
– Through direct contact with rodent droppings (urine and feces) and their saliva, and handling nesting materials.
– Via a rodent bite.
– Bites by ticks, mites, or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent.
Several of the diseases that rodents can transmit include hantavirus, which can be fatal. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM) symptoms come in two stages. Plague is serious but treatable. Tularemia can be life-threatening but is treatable.
At Stern Environmental, we are dedicated to helping our customers have a pest free home, which includes rats and mice. Our NJ pest control staff have years of experience and know how to address each situation efficiently and with the utmost care. Call today for a free home inspection and peace of mind.