Restaurants and other food service businesses, such as grocery stores, can be challenging environments to keep pest-free for several reasons, including ample availability of fresh and stored food, higher moisture content, and hard-to-reach areas for cleaning. Minor maintenance issues, if left unfixed, could turn into perfect entry points or breeding grounds for different varieties of pests. Even the most sanitary food service areas may end up with pest problems from time to time, so it’s important to put a dedicated pest control management program into place.
ABC’s Corpus Christi-based trained specialists will work with your business to thoroughly evaluate the property, both indoors and out, for any existing issues as well as possible sanitation or structural issues that could lead to future infestations. We will then customize a treatment and maintenance plan, including instructions on monitoring incoming goods and which pests to look for.
ABC provides a comprehensive approach to dealing with insect infestations. Our trained inspectors will evaluate your restaurant for any pest activity and any sanitary or structural issues that could contribute to infestations. We will then work with your business to tailor a treatment and management plan from an initial treatment to ongoing pest control maintenance and preventive measures. Our insect pest management services may include the following:
- Fly Management
- Termite Control
Rats and mice can frustrate restaurant owners because not only do they pose health risks due to their urine and droppings, but they can also be difficult to get rid of. Other wildlife, from raccoons to possums, may be attracted to easy food sources, such as dumpsters outside your business. ABC will thoroughly inspect your restaurant for rodent activity, possible entry points, and problem areas in food storage, and then design a program to eliminate the problem and prevent re-infestation.
Whether you have birds congregating in the trees shading your restaurant’s outdoor seating or bats trying to roost in the rafters of your business, they can create a messy and potentially hazardous situation for your customers and staff. ABC’s trained inspectors can evaluate your property for bird and bat activity and then put together a custom bird control program to humanely remove the animals and establish preventive measures to keep them from returning.
Appearances are important. At ABC, we can help you maintain a beautiful lawn on your property with our regular mowing, weeding and edging services. We can also maintain irrigation systems to keep your lawns watered all summer long.
Count on us to keep your landscape in top shape. We provide landscape design and maintenance, including tree and shrub trimming, decorative gravel cleanup, and plant replacement.
Don’t forget us during the holiday season! ABC can decorate your property so all of your customers can enjoy the holiday ambiance.
Our technicians have extensive training in providing pest control service to the restaurant and food service industry. These specialists receive continuous education on the latest food safety management standards through industry seminars and in-house classes led by our staff entomologists.
At ABC, our primary tenet for pest management is the practice of IPM – Integrated Pest Management. IPM says that there are a variety of practices that can improve pest management, before turning to the use of chemicals or products.
For example, ensuring that doors & windows are sealed securely all the way around, so that insects cannot enter the interior even when shut. Or ensuring that refuse bins are securely shut & sealed so that animals like rodents or raccoons aren’t drawn to the vicinity by easy access to food in the trash.
In fact, most visits by an ABC treating specialist will consist of inspection, monitoring and pro-actively ensuring that the customer’s premises don’t encourage pest visits by providing conducive conditions for pests to flourish.