Wait, what? It turns out, dumpsters are major magnets for pests in commercial food-serving establishments, but for different reasons than you may think. Of course, there is plenty of food available in a dumpster for a rat to have a heyday, but that is not the only draw.
Besides the scent of food molecules leading all sorts of rodents to dumpsters everywhere, the fact that most dumpsters are located in dark, isolated areas is very appealing for the easily startled rodent. Many of our own trash habits create an even more alluring environment for pests, too. For example, heavy garbage bags often get dragged out, leaving a trail of liquid goodness for the nearest mouse.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to provide your own rodent control, and most of them are quite simple:
The steps to prevent rodents are simple enough, and it is important to educate employees on proper trash techniques to avoid pest problems at any commercial food establishment.
If you have discovered that there are rodents in your commercial dumpster, then calling a professional rodent exterminator should be your first step. Rodents are not only bothersome, they can be harmful and carry diseases, so eliminating them from your property should be a top priority.
While the above steps can help prevent an infestation, it is going to require the assistance of a professional to eliminate the rodents. At Richland Pest & Bee Control, we have the knowhow and experience necessary to swiftly exterminate all of the rodents on your property. We can also set up our own preventative measures to keep your property rodent free. And since our rodent control services include a guarantee, you never have to worry about them coming back.
As a commercial food establishment, you can’t afford to have a rodent infestation. You are putting your employees, customers, and reputation at risk, and immediate action is vital. For the best professional rodent control in CT, contact us now.
Source: Rodent Magnet: Pests, Dumpsters and the Nearest Door by Bobby Corrigan, PhD PCT Magazine November 2017