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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.


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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