Pest2Kill is a proud partner of Restaurant & Catering Australia
Together, we’re helping hospitality businesses shine.
We’re so confident in the quality of our services and customer experience, we invite all Sydney-based R&CA members to try us out for FREE, with a complimentary no-obligation Commercial Pest Control Service at your venue. The introductory service will include a thorough inspection and risk assessment, an initial pest control service and report including tailored recommendations.
FREE Introductory Pest Control Service for R&CA Members
*Sydney-based venues only. Valid until 31 December 2023.
Representing 57,000 Australian Restaurants, Cafes & Catering Businesses
As the voice of Australia’s vibrant, diverse and undeniably delicious hospitality industry, R&CA represents the interests of more than 57,000 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses across the country – and when it comes to Sydney Commercial Pest Control, we are their trusted partner.
Why Sydney Hospitality Venues Choose P2K
At Pest2Kill, we are dedicated to providing effective and environmentally friendly pest control solutions to protect your hospitality business. As Restaurant & Catering Australia’s trusted pest management partner, you can trust Pest2Kill to solve your pest problems.
600+ satisfied hospitality and food manufacturing clients Sydney-wide
HACCP, Cm3 & PestCert certified
Industry-leading pest management
Award-winning customer service
Rapid response time
Who We Work With
Pest2Kill serves over 7000 highly satisfied residential and commercial customers, earning us a reputation for unrivalled customer service paired with industry-leading pest management solutions
“As I’m sure is the case with any food handling premises, staying on top of our pest management plan is of paramount importance. The team at Pest2Kill do an excellent job; they’re responsive, thorough and have kept our busy Subway stores completely pest-free since we began using their services. Highly recommend to any other restaurants or hospitality venues!”
"As a restaurant group, it is really important to work with reliable service providers. We have been working with Pest2Kill since we opened our first restaurant 4 years ago. The technicians ensure our restaurants are of the highest standards whilst always being professional and flexible"
Liber Osorio, Founder
"Phil, Julian and their Pest2Kill team are the best in the business. Most importantly, they've kept pests at bay when previous pest control companies have failed. Plus the guys are always on time and easy to deal with - I recommend Pest2Kill to all of my friends in the industry"
Neegya s., Manager
Top 3 Industry Secrets to Keep Pests Out of Your Commercial Kitchen
Here at Pest2Kill, we know the challenges that restaurant owners face in the perpetual battle against pests, particularly those troublesome rodents. After all, what’s more damaging to your business’s reputation than an unwanted restaurant ‘guest’ scurrying across the floor?!
As Director of Pest2Kill in Sydney with a specialisation in rodent management, here are my top 3 tips for defending your commercial kitchen against pest invasions – all of which are regularly overlooked!
Introducing Pest2Kill: Your Pest Prevention Partners
Pest2Kill is committed to shielding businesses like yours from a whole range of different pests. Our expertise lies in providing comprehensive and proactive solutions to ensure that pests remain unwelcome in your commercial kitchens, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Specialising in rodent control, we understand the intricate ways pests infiltrate and disrupt your operations, causing not only financial losses but also significant harm to your reputation.
Secret #1: Rodent-Proof Your Establishment: The Sherlock Holmes Approach
Many restaurant owners we speak to have been battling rodent issues for years, installing rat bait stations and hoping for the best. My first piece of advice to them is always the same: prevent the rodents from entering in the first place! Rodents are on the hunt for food, water, and shelter to survive, so if they can find their way into your commercial kitchen, they’re likely to keep coming.
Channelling your inner Sherlock Holmes and finding the root of the problem is the first and most important step to success. It is more effective to invest time in doing some detective work to find any tiny access holes and sealing them, using caulking, a strong mesh, or other appropriate materials. This should be the backbone of any good rodent management plan, yet it’s a step that we find most pest controllers miss.
Bear in mind that rats are skilled contortionists, capable of squeezing through tiny cracks and crevices. If you spot a potential entry point and think, ‘that’s surely not big enough for a rat to get through’… you’re probably wrong.
Common entry points to check include:
- Foundations and Walls: Inspect gaps in the walls and around the ground perimeter of your kitchen, especially beneath cabinetry.
- Pipes: Look for holes in plastic pipes or openings around the pipes; don’t forget to check under the sink.
- Vents: Examine any vents and duct openings, particularly around air conditioning units, heaters, and floor vents.
- Kitchen Cabinetry: Rodents can squeeze into surprisingly small gaps around and underneath cabinets.
- Doors: While it might sound obvious, open doors also need to be considered. Ensure that external doors are well-fitted and equipped with door sweeps if necessary.
There is a real knack to sealing entry points so if you’re not particularly handy, call in the professionals like Pest2Kill to make sure they’re effectively blocked.
Secret #2: Meticulous Maintenance: The Foundation of Pest Prevention
Maintaining a clean environment is paramount to deterring pests from your commercial kitchen. Although this isn’t a ‘secret’, we often find this is where hospitality teams fall short. It goes beyond surface cleanliness – it’s about creating a culture of meticulous maintenance and involving your entire team.
Teamwide Training: Empower your entire staff with proper cleaning protocols. Educate them about the significance of maintaining a clean workspace and the role they play in pest prevention. When every team member understands their responsibilities, pests find it harder to find food sources.
Regular Schedules: Establish regular cleaning routines that cover all corners of your kitchen. From deep cleaning appliances to wiping down surfaces, each task plays a crucial role in keeping pests at bay.
Attention to Detail: Encourage your team to pay attention to the smallest details, such as wiping up spills immediately and emptying trash regularly. It’s the cumulative effect of these efforts that creates an environment inhospitable to pests.
Reporting Mechanism: Implement a reporting system for staff to notify management of any signs of pest activity. Quick reporting allows for swift action, preventing potential infestations from spiralling out of control.
Secret #3: Preserve and Protect: Safeguarding Your Food Through Proper Storage
Not long ago, a bustling restaurant in Sydney experienced an unexpected setback. Fresh produce was mysteriously disappearing, and the head chef noticed peculiar bite marks on some food items. An unwelcome discovery unveiled a pest issue that had been brewing unnoticed for weeks. The root cause? Inadequate food storage.
Airtight containers are your allies in the fight against pests. By storing your dry goods and food supplies in sealable containers, you hinder pests from contaminating your ingredients. Additionally, it maintains freshness and quality, elevating your culinary offerings to new heights.
Airtight Seal: Invest in high-quality airtight containers to store your ingredients. Make sure they have secure lids that lock in freshness and lock out pests.
Label and Rotate: Proper labeling and rotation ensure that older ingredients are used first, minimising the chances of pests finding a feast in forgotten corners.
Elevate Storage: Whenever possible, store containers off the floor and away from walls. This reduces the chances of pests making their way into your supplies.
Professional Inspections: The Final Piece of the Puzzle
Incorporating regular pest inspections into your pest prevention strategy is the final piece of the puzzle. A professional pest inspector brings a trained eye, capable of spotting early signs of infestations or vulnerable areas that require attention. Detecting problems early means you can implement targeted solutions promptly, preventing any disruption to your business. By instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility for maintaining a clean environment, you foster a culture that repels pests and entices customers. Embrace the power of teamwork and watch as your entire crew works together to keep those pesky pests at bay, leaving your establishment a sanctuary of culinary delight!