The number of pest-related health violations in NYC restaurants has reached an alarming high. Nearly twice as many restaurants were shut down by city health officials due to unsanitary conditions in 2018 as compared to 2017. Eateries in the city were hit with 12,992 rodent and roach-related violations, a rise of 57%. The NJ pest control crew at Stern has the latest on this unappetizing story.
Who’s Coming to Dinner?
A total of 10,280 violations were linked to mice and 2,712 were linked to roaches.
Where are the Worst Violations?
Though all boroughs have seen a spike in pest-related citations, the highest incidence appears to be in Queens. Here, violations jumped 70% to 3,138 in 2018 – up from 1,841 in 2017.
Why the Rise?
Some wonder if the pest control crisis in our busy city is getting worse. Others ponder if the jump in pest-related citations is the result of more diligent inspections rather than an increase in mice and roaches in the area. To date, no cause has been identified.
Hope on the Horizon
Despite the rise in restaurant horror stories, 90% of the eateries in all five boroughs still receive A-ratings from the NYC Health Department, giving diners many safe options to grab a bite in the Big Apple.
Uninvited guests? Give rodents and roaches the boot with help from the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental today.