Skip to Content
Go-Forth Pest Control is now Go-Forth Home Services!
How To Keep Pests Away From Your Raleigh Restaurant
Schedule Online Get started with Go-Forth Pest Control today!

How To Keep Pests Away From Your Raleigh Restaurant

Pest infestations can be troubling for anyone, but they can be especially worrying for businesses and restaurants. Whether it’s rodents, cockroaches, flies, or some other pest, an infestation always carries the risk of major health threats and property damage – for both you and your customers. Not to mention, it only takes one bad review or a little word of mouth to tank your business’ reputation.

For these reasons, it’s important to control pest infestations as soon as you notice them and work to prevent future ones. Here’s what Raleigh restaurants should know about what to do if you see pests in your restaurant, what tips you can use to keep your restaurant pest-free, how local pest control works, and how pest control in Raleigh can help you.


An image of a restaurant's kitchen area

What To Do About Pests In My Restaurant

What should you do if you notice a cockroach scurrying across the kitchen of your restaurant? Or find ants making their way across the dining room? Regardless of which pest it may be, you should never ignore a pest sighting in your restaurant. A lot of the pests that frequently invade restaurants, like cockroaches, rodents, and ants, reproduce quickly and can be difficult to control.

Even if you only see a single rodent or roach, you should always call a quality commercial pest control service to inspect your restaurant. Professional and official pest control will not only be able to tell you the extent of your pest problem, but they can also control your infestation before it spirals out of control and threatens the safety of your customers or staff.

Five Tips To Keeping Your Restaurant Pest-Free

The best way to keep your restaurant pest-free is to stop pest infestations before they happen. Some of the best ways to lower your risk of an infestation include: 

Tip #1: Practice Good Sanitation

Good sanitation is important for any home or business looking to avoid pests, but for restaurants that deal with food all the time, it’s crucial. Practicing perfect sanitation includes:

  • Cleaning any grease or grime in the kitchen daily.
  • Washing all pots, pans, and other dishes before the night is over.
  • Cleaning any spills or food splatters on walls, floors, or other surfaces immediately.
  • Making sure leftovers and food prep containers always have an air-tight seal.
  • Disposing of expired food before it starts to rot.

Tip #2: Empty Out The Trash

Dumpsters and trash bins can be a feeding ground for flies, cockroaches, and other pests, so you’ll want to make sure you’re regularly emptying trash cans and keeping and disposing of trash in the dumpster or another area that’s separate from your restaurant.

Tip #3: Don’t Leave Doors Or Windows Open

You may be tempted to leave doors or windows open during the warmer months, but this just makes it easier for pests to invade your restaurant. Make sure any open windows or doors are equipped with tight-fitting screens.

Tip #4: Seal Up Pest-Friendly Entrances

Pests can enter through tiny cracks and crevices in the walls or foundation of your business, but you can use caulk or expanding foam to fill these gaps.

Tip #5: Ask Employees To Report Pest Sightings

As a business owner, you may not always be present to inspect the building for pests. It’s never a bad idea to ask your staff to keep their eyes peeled for possible pests and immediately report any pest sightings around the restaurant.

The Most Important Thing To Know About Commercial Pest Control

Is pest control worth it? Not only is pest control worth it, but commercial pest control is especially worth hiring if you’re a restaurant owner dealing with pests in Raleigh. Although the step-by-step process for commercial pest control may be different than residential services, it’s important to note that you’re still getting that same superior quality that homeowners receive.

Commercial Pest Control In Raleigh You Can Trust

When it comes to commercial pest control services, there’s only one pest control brand that you can trust in Raleigh, and that’s Go-Forth Home Services. A pest infestation can put your business’ livelihood on the line, but our specialists can help you exterminate pest issues before they spiral out of control.

If you’re worried about pests in your Raleigh restaurant or believe you may have an infestation, don’t wait a moment longer – contact us today at Go-Forth Home Services to learn more about how our commercial program works or to receive your free estimate. 

Customer Reviews

    “Garrett was professional and helpful.”
    “He spent time educating us about "pests" and provided information regarding services with GoForth.”
    - Joyce C.
    “This was my first experience with this co. They were very easy to get along with.”
    “Texted me before coming. Worked with me playing musical rooms with my dogs. I'll see how things are.”
    - Constance E.
    “They continue to come out and apply when Rain is in the forecast.”
    “I am disappointed with the reluctance to schedule weather dependent on rain”
    - Rick H.
    “The tech was good, but you have to give them a credit card they keep on file and do auto pay.”
    “Watch the billing dates in regards to your first service, or you could have the first charge at time of service and the first bill close together.”
    - Melissa M.
    “Highly recommend Go-Forth!”
    “Answered all my questions and I felt their pricing was very reasonable.”
    - Deborah J.
    “Called GoForth for a rodent problem and received same-day service!”
    “Brian went above and beyond what was expected, and I hope I get him again as my technician for future services!”
    - Tam L.
    “Very pleased with my experience with Go-Forth so far.”
    “He was thorough with inspecting and treating our home, which I really appreciate, and he took the time to answer my many questions.”
    - Jasmine B.
    “Looking forward to working with Go Forth!”
    “Love the detailed summary and pics of what he did and saw! And did I mention how wonderful Olivia was to get us all set up?!!”
    - Beechy A.

Why Choose Go-Forth Home Services?

  • The Best & Highest Reviews
    BBB A+ Rated and 4.8 or higher on Google and Facebook for the highest rated local company in the Triad.
  • Seven North Carolina Technicians of the Year
    Home of the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 statewide technicians of the year.
  • A+ Rating with Better Business Bureau
    BBB Accredited since 1973 for 48 years of continuous accreditation.
  • Serving North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia
    With six locations and dozens of technicians in the field every day, we service areas of North & South Carolina and Virginia.
  • Residential & Commercial Service
    Residential and commercial clients in Greensboro, NC and beyond can attest - Go-Forth provides only the very best in home services.
  • 4.9 Star Google Review Rating Across Three States
    Go-Forth Home Services is proud to have thousands of Google reviews with an average rating of 4.9 stars!

Contact Go-Forth Home Services

Request Your Free Quote
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please lookup your address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy