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Paul writes,

How do you rid of mice in a restaurant kitchen?


If an infesation already exists in a commercial kitchen, the use of glue boards and or snap traps will be necessary. Place the traps near areas where dropping have been found or near areas where rodents or rodent damage has been found. The use of rodenticides (rat poison or mouse poison) is usually inappropriate in indoor areas. A rodent could succumb to the effects of the bait and die in an area that is inaccessible causing a horrible stench, flies, maggots, roaches, and beetles. After you get rid of the rodents indoors, you will need to stop new rodents from taking their place. Rats and mice are notorious for finding their way indoors. They can find even the tiniest crack in a structure and force there way in. Here are some hints and tips to help prevent an infestation:

  • Try to locate as many entry points as possible and seal them with Stuf Fit Copper Mesh or other suitable material

  • Keep dumpster areas as clean as possible and keep lids closed when not in use.

  • Keep grassy areas mowed to eliminate possible hiding spots.

  • Place rodent bait stations near dumpster areas and along outdoor structure walls to kill rodents outdoors.

Answer last updated on: 08/12/2010

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