Restaurants Pest Control
Restaurants Pest Control

Pest Control for Restaurants - Sunshine Coast

If you own a restaurant you are probably very proud of the delicious food, the lovely ambiance and the amazing staff. Believe it or not, a single bug can ruin all of this if it makes an appearance on a customer’s plate. Not only can the client get sick after ingesting a contaminated meal, but they may also post a photo on social media and ruin the entire reputation of your business. Then, a local safety authority will arrive, big fines will be given and the entire business can go bankrupt.

A wide variety of pests are attracted to the conditions in a restaurant (plenty of food, moisture and warmth), and they can easily get inside because of the frequently opened doors, the multitude of people coming in, as well as deliveries of all types. So it’s highly important to take all the needed measures to prevents pests, and to get rid of them as soon as they appear.

Multiple pests are found in Australia and they can harm a restaurant in many ways: they can contaminate the food products, leave droppings, body parts, fur or feathers, they can destroy the property and also carry dangerous viruses or bacteria. Effective measures have to be taken to maintain good hygiene, control procedures should be implemented, monitoring needs to be done continuously and procedures should be reviewed periodically. And as soon as any issues are found, a pest control company should be called immediately to fix the problem.

Common Pests in Restaurants


These ugly bugs are the biggest enemies of restaurants all over the world. Not only they look and smell bad, they can trigger allergies in some people but can also carry bacteria and cause various diseases (such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, E. coli, and also fungi, viruses and parasitic worms). They can move quickly and hide in cracks and crevices and leave customers and employees feeling disgusted. They can multiply very fast and get inside through shipments and deliveries. Their droppings and body secretions will stain and leave a very bad smell, and they can also contaminate foods and packages with their cast skins and egg cases.


Mice and rats are very attracted by the meals in the kitchen as well as the leftovers and rotten food in the trash. They can multiply very fast if they have all the right conditions and can cause a lot of damage. Not only they will eat and destroy the food, but some rats can also damage the sewer systems and electrical equipment. Not to mention the fact that they carry a lot of diseases and make a lot of mess everywhere with urine, droppings and various materials picked along the way. Besides all of this, the rats themselves carry other pests such as ticks, fleas, lice and mites. They are dangerous pests that should be taken care of as soon as possible. So don’t hesitate to call Safeguard Pest Control at 07 5477 6675.


Flies are very common, especially on those hot summer days. They can easily get inside through open doors and windows, are annoying and can even be dangerous. Some are attracted to fruits, others to oils and fats, vegetable matter or decaying meat. They can multiply at a rapid pace and can carry more than 100 pathogens that cause serious diseases in humans. They land on trash cans, corpses, rotting food and faeces, and that’s where they contract the viruses and bacteria from. They multiply very fast, so that’s why it is important to prevent them before you have a serious issue on your hands.

Bees & Wasps

These insects can buzz around customers that are eating and be very annoying, but worse than this, they can also sting. Sure, a needle sting is not that painful, but this can ruin a customers entire dining experience at a restaurant. Not to mention that some people can have allergic reactions which are very dangerous, and sometimes deadly. These insects will most likely have a nest somewhere nearby and swarm around your restaurant and terrace. So they are quite hard to control and that’s why you should call a specialist.

Stored Products Insects

If you store food in your restaurant you will most likely attract pests such as beetles, weevils, moths, mites and others. Most of them do not bite or harm people directly, but they do destroy or infest stored foods. The most susceptible products to these types of insects are cereals, seeds, nuts, spices, teas, dried fruits and even preserved meats. These pests make tiny holes and then enter the packaging. Even though they may not consume the entire package, they will contaminate it with their faeces, shed skin or cocoons.

These are just the most common ones, but there are plenty of other pests that can infest restaurants. Luckily, we are here to help!

Safeguard Pest Control

We have been business for over 30 years now and have hundreds of satisfied customers all over the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Our technicians are well trained and experienced, and we only use substances that are certified and safe for humans. We offer pest control solutions to residential and commercial areas (including restaurants), as well as to schools and hospitals. We adapt our treatments based on the particularities of each property, and can handle a wide variety of pests.

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Get Rid of Pests Now!

So if you want to avoid substantial fines, to not risk getting your restaurant shut down or your employees and customers sick, call us right away! Whether you have issues with mites, rodents, lice, crickets, weevils, earwigs, wasps, moths, bees, termites, lawn grubs, geckos, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, bed bugs, silverfish, pantry pests, beetles or ticks, we are here to help!

Book your Safeguard treatment now by calling 07 5477 6675 or emailing info@safeguardpestcontrol.com.au and allow us to protect your business against these dangerous and annoying pests.

Popular Questions

Do you spray in kitchens and around food?

Yes we spray in kitchens and around food however we recommend your food to be properly sealed and stored while our treatment is carried out, We use only the best and safest chemical that have low toxicity to humans. Book today call (07) 5477 6675 or email us.

How often should I get a pest control treatment done?

You should get a pest control treatment done at least every 6 to 12 months, our work comes with a 12-month warranty (Terms and conditions apply) We will notify you after 12 months so you can be sure you’re protected all year round. Call us on (07) 5477 6675 to book your Pest control treatment today.

Do we have to vacate the property while you spray?

Our chemicals are safe for you and your family to be around during the treatment. You don’t have to vacate the property while the service is being done. call (07) 5477 6675 to talk with Safeguard Pest Control about any concerns you might have!

Will wet weather affect the treatment?

Some treatments will be postponed, most pest control treatments usually are not affected as properties have eaves and guttering that overhang the exterior walls. Call (07) 5477 6675 or email us to organise your pest control treatment today!

Do you spray inside the house or just outside?

An Internal and external spray will usually be conducted unless a different treatment plan is discussed. For more information check out our Residential Pest control page or Contact us or call (07) 5477 6675  today.

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