Downtown Seattle Restaurant Seeks Rat Eliminator
Seattle Restaurant Chef has rat sighting:
A fine dining downtown Seattle restaurant was closing up for the premises. Suddenly one of the cooks saw something run by like a streak of lightning. The Chef was beat and trying to make a fast exit. While the other two cooks were trying to leave too. But without thoroughly cleaning the kitchen. The viewer got so rattled by what was believed to be a rat. As the cook was running to the manager's office to report the pest sighting a second one was witnessed. This time there was no wondering, it was definitely rats. The frazzled restaurant Manager wasted no time in calling a pest control exterminator. A rat sighting is no joke for a restaurant. The choice of pest control was AMPM Exterminators.
Why AMPM Exterminators:
A call was made to AMPM Exterminators, a Greater Seattle area pest control company. Recommended by a friend just days earlier for possible monthly prevention services. The colleague owned a business nearby that just got rid of pests by AMPM Exterminators. Since it was so late the manager agreed with the pest control technician that it could wait a few hours. Bright and early the next morning the technician arrived. The first step was to do a perimeter check for any and all openings where the rodents could be gaining access to the restaurant. Openings such as holes, crevices and cracks. Rats physical makeup allows accessing all openings the size of a quarter. The nasty rodents are diligent and will keep searching to find a way into the building. After all the rats are food magnets.
How are the nasty rats invading the restaurant:
An invasion of rats can be due many things. The main reasons the rats will seek an opening is for food, water and a place to live. Rats will show up anytime year round looking for a safe haven. The downtown Seattle restaurant perimeter check told the story. The kitchen became infested with the creepy rats because of the holes around the structure during the perimeter check. The openings were immediately sealed up to prevent the rats or other pests from further entering the restaurant. Prevention measures should be a given. Commercial Businesses need it.
Rats moved indoors and found many inviting areas to explore:
The AMPM Exterminators rat infestation specialist located several things conducive to a rat infestation. There was uncovered food left out on counters. Dirty stoves, produce bins left on the floor. Backdoor damaged left propped open for ventilation gave easy access to run on in. Huge invitation for the rats to come on in from the alley. Another huge invite was from the overflowing open garbage cans inside and dumpsters out in the alley. Too many food service violations could be a result of this rat infestation that the owner would be responsible for. Proves that the employees were not keeping up with excellent sanitation habits. Nor were the maintenance crews doing checks on the perimeter of the structure.
Prevention tips to keep Rats at bay:
Prevention tips to keep Rats at bay:
For a restaurant to be successful is dependent on many factors. Such as keeping the customers happy with excellent service and delicious food. But more importantly by keeping a pest free establishment. Signing up for professional continuous services is very important to consider. The professional eliminator explained the contents of all types of maintenance programs offered by AMPM Exterminators. An annual check should be done for any signs of infestations during each of the four seasons. All during the year the rats are always seeking for shelter, food, and water. It is highly recommended to schedule monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly services. A prevention program of pest control services will be beneficial to prevent the loss of income for the restaurant. AMPM Exterminators is the best in the Northwest.
How to keep rats away:
AMPM Exterminator eliminated the rat infestation successfully. The owner agreed to monthly maintenance inspections, updating sanitation practices and using tailor made recurring treatments. Checking bait traps often is a necessity. The Pest Control Eliminator emphasized the fact that the owner and manager follow the highly recommended prevention system for taking stringent precautions to prevent serious rodent problems. The employees had to be instructed on the prevention measures and held accountable for check off lists of daily cleaning practices. Rats carry disease, mites, created airborne germs, leave behind urine and feces. Can cause damage to building. Without the bottom dollar there is no restaurant.
AMPM EXTERMINATORS is a pest control company that treats all customers with respect. The technicians are professional and practice being good listeners. The result of making the choice to hire AMPM Exterminators meant sending very experienced and professional technicians to the restaurant. The Technicians average 10+ years of experience, and are trained to work with this type of Rat and Mice Infestation. Cleanup in Crawlspace and Attic are services also provided but at extra cost. The owner called the friend who recommended AMPM Exterminators to say thanks for an excellent referral.