Termites are attracted to wood. They do not care if the wood they feed on is part of a personal resident, office building, or restaurant. As long as the conditions are right, termites will infest any type of property. If you own a restaurant and do not currently protect it against termites then you need to determine if it has an active termite infestation. If an infestation is discovered you need to take the steps necessary to eradicate it and protect your restaurant going forward.
Determine if your restaurant has an active termite infestation
Termites are common in restaurants in areas where termites live. This means that if termites are an issue for homeowners in your area they are also a threat to your restaurant. If you have not been proactively protecting your restaurant from the threat of termites then the first step is to determine if it has an active infestation. You can look around your property for signs of termite activity such as mud tubes, the presence of swarmers, and wood damage. Ultimately, the only way to truly determine if your restaurant has a termite infestation is by getting a professional termite inspection.
Take steps to eradicate your termite infestation
If it is determined that your restaurant does in fact have a termite infestation then you need to take immediate steps to eradicate the problem. There are a number of options for termite eradication. Treatment options include heat treatment, green solutions, and structural fumigation. The appropriate treatment depends on the type and severity of the infestation.
Protect your restaurant from the threat of future termite infestations
The process of treating your restaurant for termites will get rid of an active infestation. But, successfully treating an active infestation does not eliminate the potential for a re-infestation in the future. In order to avoid more termite problems in the future you must be proactive in your prevention efforts. First, take steps to maintain your property by ensuring that water drains properly and chopped wood is stored away from the perimeter of the building. You can also talk to your pest control professional about options for termite prevention. They may recommend regularly schedule termite inspections to prevent them from infesting your property again in the future.
Restaurant owners are often vigilant about protecting their property from pests like ants, roaches, and rodents because they pose a risk to their food and reputation. Termites are not usually a top concern for restaurant owners but they need to become a priority. The damage that termites can cause to the structure of a restaurant can be widespread and costly. If you suspect termite activity at your restaurant or if is has been a while since it was looked at by a professional then it is time to set up a professional termite inspection.