Since the Bloomberg administration has established a letter grading system for restaurants, they are all reaching for the “A” ‘s. Prior to this system being put into place it was very difficult for the consumers to understand what was going on behind the kitchen. Other then calling the Dept. of Health to find out what violations your favorite restaurant has, now you can just check out the letter grade or visit the NYC website here.
This grading system has unintentionally made the restaurant pest control and consulting businesses much more busy. Many patrons only will want to eat at eateries that have a bold posted A on their window. A letter grade of B or C could have the owner call us a pest control pro. Restaurant owners have noticed a decrease in tens of thousands of dollars when demoted a letter. Although its tough, sometimes it is for the better. Some reasons for grades of B could be major violations such as ” Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas” or Facility not vermin proof.” or “Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist”
When we receive a phone call from an upset owner we try to rectify the situation immediately. Upon getting that phone call or email about the violations we will schedule a detailed inspection with the restaurant owner. Not only is it important to see what pests are present but it is often over looked to see how they are arriving in the first place. It is also very essential to schedule a regular maintenance program for these accounts. Being well versed on the grading system and understanding what the inspectors are looking for is crucial to restaurant treatments. We try our very best within 1 or 2 visits to guarantee a letter bump up. Placing proper bait stations, and using all of the latest in pest control technology is crucial in these situations.
If you have a restaurant in NYC and need help with your most recent violation give us a call at 718-336-0634 and we will explain what needs to be done. 20 + years experience in the industry gives us the upper hand against many. If you have any questions or comments please do so below.