June 12, 2021

5 Mistakes Restaurant Owners Make When Choosing a Pest Control Company

pest control mistakes by restaurant owners

Do you have a pest control problem in your restaurant? If so, then you’re not alone. Pests can be difficult to deal with and expensive to get rid of. Whether it’s roaches, rats or another type of critter that is causing the problem, there are many ways to find a solution. You will want to do your research before hiring any company for help.

This blog post will discuss 5 mistakes restaurant owners make when choosing a pest control company and how you can avoid them!

1. Choosing a pest control company that is not licensed

Choosing a pest control company

It is important to find a pest control company that has the appropriate licensing and insurance. How will they be able to help you if something goes wrong? For example, what happens if your restaurant is infested by roaches or rats because of their work? You may need them for more than just one job in order to get rid of the pests for good. It’s important to make sure they have the proper licensing and insurance before you hire them as your pest control company.

Note that, you can find a pest control company that offers the appropriate licensing and insurance by asking questions to find out if they have it. It is important to ask these types of questions because you will not know for sure unless you actually speak with them about this issue in detail. For more info, read this post on pest control tips for restaurant owners.

2. Not having the company do an inspection of your restaurant before setting up service

It is important to have the pest control company do a thorough inspection of your restaurant before they set up service. This ensures that there are no hidden issues with termites, ants, or other pests and these can be addressed before they get out of hand.

pest inspection

Typically, a thorough inspection will consist of: an exterior walk-around to look for any evidence of pests such as insects and rodent droppings; checking the roof for stains or leaks from pest infestations like roaches or ants; inspecting all outside doors to make sure they are free from cracks that may allow bugs inside.

The company should also do an inspection of the interior by looking at walls, ceilings, and window ledges for any signs of termites or ants. This is to make sure that there are no cracks, holes or loose boards which may allow pests to enter the establishment.

In addition to inspecting your building for pest signs, it’s important that you also inspect any of your furniture and equipment like ovens and refrigerators: Pests can not only infest food products but they can burrow into these items from other points of entry like the floor or ceiling.

Finally, you’ll want to review your contract for any clauses that may limit what the pest control company can do on your property and whether there are penalties if they have to come back more than once within a one-year period because pests keep coming back.

3. Hiring a company with too many negative reviews or ratings

When Hiring a pest control company, it is important to take a close look at the reviews and ratings of past clients. This will give you an idea of what kind of service they provide as well as how responsive their customer service department is likely to be in dealing with pest infestations or other issues that may arise.

If there are too many negative reviews or ratings, it may be best to find a company with better reviews or hire someone on your own. To check this, simply search for “Company Name Reviews” on a site like Yelp or Google.

4. Failing to get competitive quotes from several companies and compare them side by side   before making a decision

Some restaurant owners may think they’re doing themselves a favor by choosing the pest control company that has been in business the longest. In fact, this might be one of the worst things you can do!

We’ve seen time and again that long-time businesses are slow to innovate or change their processes for better performance–they just keep on going with what’s worked in the past.

Many pest control companies who have been in business for a long time may be operating on old, outdated methods–like spraying chemicals all over your restaurant!

5. Neglecting to ask for references, such as previous restaurant owners who are happy with the services they received

Another mistakes that restaurant owners make when choosing a pest control company is neglecting to ask for references such as previous restaurant owners who are happy with the services they received.

It is very important to do your research and find out if the company you are choosing has a good reputation with other restaurant owners.

Not asking for references may lead you to hire a pest control company that will not be able to help resolve any of the issues at your restaurant, or worse yet- provide poor service because they’re too busy.

6. Not reading through all of the paperwork in detail before signing it (this may lead the company to use pesticides that you may not want).

This is one of the most common mistakes made by restaurant owners. They sign the contract without reading it thoroughly and then find out that they have agreed to use pesticides in their facility that doesn’t work for them or are against their beliefs. Pest control companies need a pest management plan tailored to your specific needs and problems.

Many of these restaurants also end up paying more than they initially agreed to, due to the extra pesticides and other chemicals.

Pest control companies need a pest management plan tailored to your specific needs and problems.

You’ve taken the time to read this article on how restaurant owners can make better pest control company decisions, and now you know more about it. We hope that this information has been useful for you in your decision-making process. If not, please let us know what would have helped you best understand our suggestions – we want to help! And if anything was unclear or seemed like a mistake might be made, don’t hesitate to reach out so we can clarify. Our goal is always to provide helpful advice to business owners who want their restaurants clean and bug free at all times of year!

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