So you just received the keys to your new outlets and are excited to get going with renovation. Naturally, the kind of material used in the construction will vary massively depending on where you are based.
However, hold on for just a minute more, and consider other possible issues: rodents are a common occurrence in food establishments. It is best to identify all potential intrusion points early on and rectify them. Maximum Pest Management can help with exactly that. We will conduct a detailed check to your premises and identify any concerns that we may have.
The renovation process can be a very demanding one. The chances are you will have spent a long time finding, choosing and then buying tools, especially if you are doing any of the work yourself. With all of this time, effort and money you are putting in, you want your restaurant to be perfect at the end of it. The last thing you want is to finish your beautiful new restaurant, before realizing you have a rodent problem and having to close down barely before you’ve even reopened!
It is best to address these issues at the offset, weaving rodent control into the design and renovation stage of opening a retail outlet to help minimize the risk of them getting into your location later on. By addressing these areas early on, you will deter your rodent issue or at least it will be a whole lot more manageable.
If your premises is a stand alone unit, this process is much more simple. However, these days food establishments within malls hardly even have any doors and are completely an open concept. Even in these scenarios certain steps can be taken to minimise rodent activity within your premises. Just as you would want to reduce the risk of machine failure repeating with the fridges and ovens by hiring for an expert, you would want to reduce the risk of rodent intrusion.
Conduits, piping leading down from false ceilings and gaps within the ceiling cavity are all areas of concerns. Floor traps, drains & numerous others will also need to be assessed to determine probable intrusion points.
Cockroaches consume almost everything that you can imagine. It’s no wonder these pesky buggers can outlive dinosaurs and survive the ice age. Cockroaches get into premises in a number of ways. Most commonly, they are brought in via cardboard boxes while moving or when you get deliveries.
Roaches thrive in dark crevices, stacks of paper and exposed wood grains (found within cabinets). Depending on the extent of the infestation, the right treatment should be employed, to have any chance of eradicating the cockroach infestation. To get some additional information you should read this.
The first signs of a cockroach infestation usually are their droppings or frass. They also produce a sour pungent smell which you can normally associate with the damp smell emitting from under your kitchen sink cabinet. The heavier your infestation, the smell will also be more pungent.
An office premises client of ours had engaged numerous pest control companies to solve their never-ending Cockroach Infestation. They had been plagued with German cockroaches from the time they had moved into their spanking new Shenton Way office. Continue reading
F&B Pest Control
NEA requires all food and beverage business owners in Singapore to engage a NEA licensed pest control company. A monthly F&B Pest Control maintenance schedule has to be kept throughout the operation.
F&B vendors are also required to produce a valid annual, monthly pest control agreement when applying or renewing their food vendor license. NEA conducts periodic spot checks at restaurants on housekeeping and pest infestations. When pest activity is detected, they will refer to the recent pest control service report. Any good Pest Control Company in Singapore will have a detailed report on their findings. A strategic action plan to control the pests, housekeeping issues and corrections to the property needs to be highlighted in this report.