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YELP! How to handle a bad (buggy) New Jersey restaurant review


What does your Yelp review say about your New Jersey restaurant?

Don’t just look at the 4+ stars read the 1, 2 and 3 star reviews as well and you may gain some insight into what can be improved upon. We will leave the staff and atmosphere suggestions to you. If a pest sighting is brought up we can deal with that distraction. In these days of instant social media posts, pest issues can ruin an eateries reputation faster than wild fire.


There is nothing more unappetizing to a diner than a bug sighting. If your business is struggling with an infestation we can help you correct it quickly and permanently.


Here are a few tips:


  1. Address the issue with your current pest control provider, and if they can’t or won’t get on top of it, consider looking for a company that will.
  2. Invest in a pest management firm that puts together a comprehensive and complete program to address not only the obvious issue(s) but creates solutions that will eliminate future pests. You are looking for a proactive company that will work with you to protect your reputation, no matter what.
  3. Be ready to do your part. Close-up gaps. Reevaluate your cleaning and sanitation program with recommendations from your pest control provider.
  4. Get ahead of any problems that can come up.


Building a partnership is critical to maintaining a pest-free environment. It may seem counter intuitive from a restaurant point of view. Unfortunately there is no secret sauce that can kill all of the cockroaches in a kitchen. A solid plan that addresses problem areas within a building and puts policies and procedures into place for long-terms solutions will not only kill off the cockroaches but will keep them from coming back.


Mutual cooperation and a partnership with a committed pest management firm is a key to rescuing the negative reputation. A pest control provider that is doing EVERYTHING they can, in conjunction with, a restaurant staff that is doing EVERYTHING they can as well. These steps will rectify a problem in a short amount of time.


Click here for an onsite evaluation and free estimate Trius for your business today.


North Jersey Commercial Rodent Exterminator

How does your rodent program look?


When we take over services from another Commercial Pest Management company, I am often times surprised at what I find. A recent account that we took over was so poorly maintained that it inspired me to take pictures and document just how ineffective these efforts were. I’m not going to say where or what company was servicing this account, but I challenge you to take a look at the stations currently in place at your place of business to evaluate the type of service you are getting.  Consider this…


Is it secured and locked?

My initial observation is that the station is not locked. Despite this station having two different locks: a hex head screw right in the middle hole between the two rectangular ones and the zip tie or temporary lock in the round hole just above the rectangular space. This particular station has two different ways to be locked and neither is being used. An unlocked station is a risk and a liability as children and pets can come into direct contact with the rodenticide and even rodents inside. This is certainly a sign of cutting corners and makes you wonder where else the current company may be cutting corners on service.


Is it clean and in good condition?

If the stations on your property looks like the one below then either have the pest control provider rectify the situation quickly or find a new provider. If a third party such as the A.I.B. or the F.D.A. saw this during an inspection it would be an immediate fail. Even local health inspectors could make life difficult over something like this.



Stations like this with old and leftover droppings and stale and moldy baits are not only unattractive to us but also to rodents. Your chances of attracting rodents to this station are very slim.


Is it properly labeled?


The next question that comes to mind is what type of bait is being used here and when was this station last serviced. Unfortunately with no calendar sticker and no warning or caution label we cannot answer those questions. By law when using restricted use rodenticides we are required to list a common name and active ingredient on the station and list our company contact information. That information should be clear and legible in case of emergency.


If the rodent stations at your facility resemble those pictured here then it is time to question your current pest provider. Taking the time to occasionally inspect what you expect is being done may open your eyes to the type of service that you are currently getting.


Looking for a North Jersey Commercial Rodent Exterminator


Trius this year for your North Jersey area pest management needs. For an honest and fair evaluation of your current service call today:

Office: 800-834-3935

Cell: 973-224-9915

New Jersey Businesses – Protect Your Business Reputation from Rodents

The Problem with Rodents for New Jersey Business Owners

New Jersey rodent control


Rodent infestations are a common occurrence in commercial structures. But that doesn’t mean they should be overlooked. Rats, mice and other rodents can contaminate food products and food preparation areas, spread disease through their droppings, damage inventory or the building structure itself with their incessant gnawing and even put a building at an increased fire risk if they chew on electrical wires. And that’s not to mention the poor impression that signs of a rodent infestation can have on a business’ reputation.


How Rodents Enter a Structure

When the weather turns cold, rodents are looking to seek out food, water and shelter for the winter months. They will typically enter a building where utilities and plumbing come in around pipes and cables, through open doors and garage doors, gaps in the exterior of the building, old and worn out weather strips on doors, broken screens and more. If landscaping or groundcover is overgrown around the perimeter of a building it can attract rodents and other pests whose next natural move will be to attempt to enter the building when the weather turns cold.


Trius for Rodent Proofing Your Business

For a long-term fix for rodent control issues you must rodent proof the exterior of the structure. Trius can help! We begin by doing a thorough survey of the exterior perimeter of the property. Smaller gaps can be filled using rodent proof materials. Larger flaws in the building that are uncovered during inspection will need to be addressed by a contractor.  Windows, vents and door thresholds should all be thoroughly examined. We can replace nearly all door thresholds as needed whether it is a personnel door, a loading dock door or more.


And our rodent proofing efforts don’t stop there! Rodents are capable of entering a building through holes as small as a quarter inch in diameter and are known to be excellent climbers. Mice and rats can climb vertically on the inside or the outside of larger pipes to enter buildings on higher floors. Therefore, rodent proofing higher levels of a building as well as the interior of a building is also essential.


A reliable rodent detection system in place along with proactive inspections by our pest specialists can alert you early on to an infestation. The earlier that we uncover and address a rodent infestation the faster we can gain control of the problem.


Trius this winter for rodent exclusion on your building. Call today to learn more!