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Tips to Keep Rodents Out of Your Restaurant

Tips to Keep Rodents Out of Your Restaurant
Tips to Keep Rodents Out of Your Restaurant

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.

The Center for Disease Control: Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rats and Rodents

The Center for Disease Control: Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rats and Rodents
The Center for Disease Control: Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rats and Rodents

Whether you see one or two rats or other rodents, keep in mind there are most likely more nearby. As they breed, a situation that starts out as a few renegade rodents can turn into an infestation requiring the services of a professional NJ rodent exterminator.

Rats Rodents and Transmitted Diseases

Rodents are known disease carriers. Some cities have huge populations of rats as well as people making the chances high for humans to come in contact with a number of illnesses.

Some of the diseases are directly transmitted in a variety of ways such as rat bites, direct contact with rat droppings or urine, eating or drinking items contaminated with rat feces, breathing contaminated dust from decaying droppings and dried urine, being bitten by a tick already infected, and, although rare, from direct contact with another person already infected.

Some of the diseases that can affect humans in North America via a virus or bacteria include:

– Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrom

– Leptospirosis

– Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis

– Plague

– Rat-bite fever

– Salmonellosis

– Tularemia

For more information about these diseases as well as those affecting other countries, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click the link for additional information about the disease and its signs and symptoms, the risk of exposure, the region where rodents are found, treatment, and prevention.

For help with rodents, contact Stern Environmental. We’ll send an expert NJ rat exterminator to efficiently eliminate the problem.

Mice Biology and Factoids

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Mouse Control

A mouse may look cute in a cartoon, but mice are a nuisance when they infiltrate your apartment, office building, restaurant and store. They are dirty and they can carry diseases.

Here are a few facts about mice:

  • The house mouse is called Mus musculus and commonly found in residences and commercial buildings.
  • There are many other varieties of mice including field, wood, spiny, zebra and dormouse.
  • Mice are nocturnal meaning they come out at night seeking anything edible.
  • They eat 15 to 20 times in 24 hours.
  • The average mouse is one to seven inches long and weighs about a pound.
  • The female mouse can have a litter of four to a dozen baby mice every month.
  • Female mice build nests in dark places chewing up paper, wire, clothing and insulation.
  • Storage rooms of food stores and restaurants are favorite nesting places since food is readily available.
  • They can chew through bags.
  • Their dried droppings can carry harmful pathogens causing disease.

Mice must be eradicated to keep your commercial property safe and clean.

Stern Environmental Group sells a special mouse tracking program that finds mice nests and eliminates them. The mice enter a food-based trap that contains florescent powder that provides an ultra-violet track to their nests where they are eradicated.

Contact us today to learn more about this method of eliminating  mice in your commercial buildings in New York City and New Jersey.