Cafe Pest Control Melbourne
It’s never great when someone doesn’t do their job properly. Much more so when that job is to serve food and beverages! Everyone can probably relate to finding something that wasn’t meant to be there in their food once. Mistakes can be made, but there’s a difference between a rogue hair and finding a fully cooked mouse in your meal! That’s where Pestline’s cafe pest control comes in!
Seriously, the things we’ve seen as Pestline are horrific, and Melbourne cafe pests are noexception. The hospitality industries, like cafes and pubs, deal primarily with food, and food is the thing pests primarily love, so it’s not difficult to see why the industry is rife with critters that generally shouldn’t be wherever they are.
However, that doesn’t mean that businesses in this industry should make it easy for them! And there’s a big difference between an errant fly that’s buzzed in from outside, and a cafe pest infestation worthy of Gordon Ramsay’s most devastating rant.
So, if you’re running a cafe and you’re considering whether or not to hire Pestline to handle your cafe pest control measures, ask yourself:
“How much swearing would I cop on Kitchen Nightmares?”
Give us a call today on 1300 361 646 so we can provide you with a clean, pest-free cafe!
Pest Control For Cafes
Does eating bug leavings sound like the idea of a good time to you? We know it doesn’t to us. That’s why we’ve strived to offer comprehensive pest control for cafes all over Melbourne. Going to a cafe should be a fun, relaxing time, with nice coffee and good food. The last thing anyone needs is to find a cockroach going for a swim in their soup of the day.
Some pest control agencies like to specialise in a single particular thing, whether that be a species of pest or type of outbreak or residence. Pestline isn’t like that. We offer full pest control services, including mitigation and preventative measures, for all types of pest, in either residential or commercial premises.
A lot of pest control companies like to think of our job as a one-and-done kind of deal. They fail to think of pests as living creatures, and therefore when they see the job is done, they don’t factor in anything like a resurgence. Or maybe they didn’t get all the pests, or since they dealt with the competition there’s prime new real estate opened up for other pests looking for a home. We take care of all of that. We don’t want to remove an infestation and drive them out, just to have you dealing with another infestation a few weeks down the line.
Our company is trusted by Melbourne businesses everywhere. There’s no kind of infestation we can’t handle, and we’re eager to help you set your business right.
Melbourne Cafe Pests
Bugs are everywhere, so it’s no surprise that our job handling cafe pests is a big one. When it comes to pests you have to know what you’re dealing with. However people don’t often know what to look for, or when something has become an infestation until it’s far too late. In order to try and counteract this, we want to put as much information out there as possible. The following is a list of some of the most common pests found in cafes, and a sign that they have turned into an infestation:
Cockroaches (Periplaneta australasiae)
One of the most frequent concerns of our clients are cockroaches. They are brown, with a yellow line around the head. They are commonly confused with American cockroaches, but are significantly smaller at 25-33mm long. They are nocturnal, preferring deep, dark habitats with tight space and good access to water. Signs of cafe pest infestation include:
- Presence of nymphs (juveniles).
- Presence of an adult.
- Egg cases.
- Droppings (dark spots or smears).
- A musty odour (this will be stronger the more cockroaches there are).
Rodents (Mus musculus/Rattus norvegicus)
House mice (mus musculus) and brown rats (rattus norvegicus) are frequent pests we have to deal with. Their proclivity for getting into food stores makes them a particular thorn in the side of cafe owners. Rodent infestations can be identified through the following:
- Droppings around good packages, draws, cupboards, and under sinks.
- Nesting material like shredded paper, fabric, dried plants.
- Evidence of chewing on food packages.
- Holes in walls that create entry points into the home.
- Stale smells from hidden areas.
Houseflies (Musca domestica)
You may think of houseflies as no big deal, and that might be the case if only one or two are present. However a housefly infestation can prove biblically disastrous for cafes. Signs include:
- Large numbers of flies.
- Frequent spotting of flies.
- The presence of several dead organisms.
- Clusters around light fixtures, gutters, mulch piles, bins.
Ants (Ochetellus glaber)
This ant species is endemic to Australia and are the most common house-infesting species. Though they don’t bite or sting significantly, they are attracted to sweet liquid and food, and their constantly active lifestyles makes them particularly dangerous to cafes; as they are likely to gain access to food stores during closing hours if not properly maintained. Signs of an infestation include:
- Abundant, observable ant presence.
- Ant trails.
- Ant mounds.
- The presence of ants on food.
- Insect wings on the floor, window ledges, or outdoor entrances.
- Abundance of ants on trees.
Why Pestline for Cafe Pest Control?
There are none more dedicated to cafe pest removal and control than us. Having been in the industry for decades, we are one of the most trusted (if not the most trusted) cafe pest control agencies in Melbourne.
Our work leads to long term solutions, with no room for error. We take care of the problem, and do our best to either prevent, or at the very least delay a recurring infestation.