Pest guests: How to fend off flies and other unwelcome critters

By Alice Sinia Flies are the most frequently encountered pest at restaurants. According to survey findings released by Orkin, half of restaurant patrons reported a pest sighting in the past year, and 95 per cent of those included flies. While they may not seem as threatening as wasps, flies can carry twice as many disease-causing […]

Prevent pests from flooding your restaurant

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. The combination of torrential rain and melting snow during springtime can overwhelm river and drainage systems in places throughout Canada. While some areas are hit harder than others, provinces across the country are all at risk for potential flooding. As those waters recede, accumulated debris begins to attract pests like flies […]

Keep pests off the menu this winter

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. As the weather cools, winter months can force unwanted pests inside to stay warm or to overwinter. Food, shelter and water attract pests, and your restaurant offers these resources. As these dirty, nuisance and destructive invaders seek relief from the cold, it’s important that you create a defense and prepare your […]

Keep pests away from your restaurant’s waste

By Alice Sinia, Ph.D. Nothing ruins a lunch quite like a cockroach scuttling across the table. Unfortunately, by offering an unlimited supply of food, water and shelter, restaurants can be an oasis for common pests like cockroaches and flies. What many restauranteurs fail to realize, however, is that a pest problem inside oftentimes originates from […]