Food Service and Restaurant Pest Control

Pest solutions tailored for your restaurant

Our deep experience and expertise in the restaurant industry set us apart. We’ll create a custom program based on your specific needs, and keep pests off your mind, and out of your restaurant.
Free pest inspection. Same day service.
What to expect

It’s our business to make your business pest free.

Every situation is unique – so are our solutions. We target treatments based on your specific needs.
We’ll work with your schedule. We stay behind the scenes, so you look great out front.
We’ll take care of logging and documenting all visits and insurance.
You can change or upgrade your service anytime.
All work is 100% guaranteed. With no additional charge for emergency service calls.

Customize your pest protection plan

Each season brings new pests. We’re all over it. Providing you peace of mind with year-round protection for these common pests and more:


Ants (all types), Spiders, Roaches, Mice, Rats, Bees, Hornets, Stink Bugs, Pantry Pests, Crickets, Silverfish, Wasps, Moths, Centipedes, Millipedes, Interior Fleas, Pill Bugs, Earwigs, Box Elder Bugs

Add Bed Bug Control
Control and prevent bed bugs from invading your business.
Add Mosquito Control
Keep your property and outdoor areas protected from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes.
Add Termite Control
Prevent or eliminate termites before severe damage is done.
Add Fly Lights
Install fly lights to maintain hygienic environments.
Add Floor Drain Service
Treat floor drains to stop infestations, diseases and pathogens from spreading.
Add Fruit Fly Service
Effectively get rid of these nuisance pests.

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Businesses love us.
Pests, not so much.

“Being in the restaurant business for 35 years, we have dealt with many different pest control companies. About a year ago, I was recommended Excel Pest Services and we could not be happier.”

— Sonny’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bergen County, NJ

“From the moment I placed my first inquiry about monthly service treatments to our different properties up until the present, I am extremely happy with the service they have provided.”

— Mount Prospect Property Management, Essex County, NJ

“Our company has been using Excel since last summer, and we are so pleased with our technician. He is extremely customer service oriented and extremely informative any time we have questions or concerns.”

— Parker Imperial Condominiums, Hudson County, NJ

A few of our valued clients

Quick reference

Frequently asked questions

Why is Pest Control Important in the restaurant and food business?
When it comes to food, customers expect the utmost cleanliness. Pests can compromise the hygienic environment you strive to maintain. Your reputation is important to you, and our professional commercial pest control services will help you uphold it. Restaurant pest control is vital for a variety of reasons, most importantly, health and regulations. Pests such as rodents, cockroaches and flies contaminate food and spread harmful disease, posing serious health concerns and risks to customers and staff. Maintaining a clean and pest-free environment is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of all who enter the restaurant. A pest infestation can also severely damage a restaurant’s reputation, leading to negative reviews, loss of customers and in some cases, shut down. Effective and personalized pest control measures help protect the business’s image and maintain customer trust. Complying with food safety regulations is essential for food industry businesses, and implementing proper pest control practices is a vital component of meeting these requirements.
What are the most common Pests found in a restaurant?
The pests most commonly encountered by food service and restaurant owners are rodents, cockroaches, fruit flies, drain flies, and ants. Restaurants with outdoor seating areas are also vulnerable to problems with biting insects, like mosquitoes. One of the most common pests found in restaurants is the cockroach. These resilient insects are attracted to the warmth and abundance of food sources found in commercial kitchens. The problem with cockroaches is that they can contaminate food, spread diseases, and cause damage to property and this is why it is vital you work alongside a pest control company to ensure cockroach infestation prevention. Another common restaurant pest is the rodent, and this includes rats and mice. These pesky critters seek shelter, water, and food within restaurant premises and can cause significant damage to infrastructure, chew through packaging, and contaminate food with their droppings and urine. Flies are also prevalent restaurant pests, particularly fruit flies and house flies, and can quickly multiply and contaminate surfaces and food. Effective pest control measures are essential to prevent these common pests from infesting restaurant environments.
What are the signs of a Pest infestation in a restaurant?
Detecting the signs of a pest infestation in a restaurant is vital for early intervention and effective pest control. Visible pests such as rodents, flies or cockroaches are an obvious sign, while droppings, chewed packaging and gnaw marks may indicate the presence of rodents. Also keep an eye out for grease marks or shed skin which are evidence of cockroach infestations. Other signs include unusual odors such as urine-like and musty smells, which usually indicate a hidden pest problem. An increase in insect activity such as an abundance of ants and flies should raise concerns. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to promptly address them to prevent further infestation and safeguard your customers, staff and business reputation.
What to do if you suspect a possible pest infestation in your restaurant?
If you suspect a pest infestation in your restaurant, it is vital that you take immediate action. The first step is to contact a professional restaurant pest control company. At Excel, our experienced pest control professionals have the knowledge, tools, and expertise to effectively handle the situation, ensuring your restaurant sticks to protocol and takes the correct steps in protecting staff, customers and business. While waiting for pest control, it is important that you clearly document and photograph any signs of pests or damage observed. Also ensure that food and supplies are stored securely and in pest-resistant containers. Make sure to thoroughly clean and sanitize your affected areas, and make sure to pay special attention to food preparation areas, storage spaces, and garbage disposal. It is important to prioritize the safety and well-being of customers and employees by promptly addressing any suspected pest infestation.
How often should pest control be done in a restaurant?
The frequency of pest control services in a restaurant depends on varying factors, including the size of the restaurant, location, and the environment. In general terms it is recommended to have regular pest control inspections and treatments at least on a quarterly basis. However, for high-risk environments, more frequent visits may be necessary. Integrated Pest Management or IPM services, which focus on proactive prevention, are particularly effective. IPM combines regular inspections, monitoring, sanitation practices, and targeted treatments as needed. Working with a professional pest control company that specializes in IPM can ensure that pest control measures are implemented at appropriate intervals to maintain a pest-free environment in your restaurant.

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Partnering with us means we’ve got you covered all year long – with free return service visits, anytime. If you need us, call us. We’ll be there. It’s one more way you can Excel and exhale.
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