5 Common Pest Infestation Issues that can cause Theaters to Shut Down

At some point or another, we have all had to deal with an infestation. For the most part, these infestations are quite contained, but they are still annoying. It feels like even the  won’t get rid of your problem, no matter how hard you try.   

If you think experiencing an infestation at home is bad, imagine having to deal with one in a public building. Nowhere is hit harder with infestations than Theaters. Theaters are considered to be the perfect breeding spot for most pests and so there is no wonder why every year so many theaters are shut down due to infestation. Here are 5 common pest infestation issues that can cause theaters to shut down.  



Fleas are a theater owner’s nightmare. Once you have a few in your establishment, they continue to breed and multiply by the thousands. As previously stated, theaters offer the best possible environment for some pests to multiply.  Fleas love dark and warm areas, which is what theaters essentially are. Fleas can be very hard to spot and once you can spot them, it is too late. The last thing that you want is for your theatergoers to be attacked by a bug that bites as that will ruin their experience. Some people are also deadly allergic to fleas, so you will want to avoid exposing them to bugs.


Bed Bugs 

A big reason why so many people are hesitant to go to the theater is due to rumors that a lot have bed bugs. Though we would love to say that is not true, we cannot. There have been many theaters that have been discovered to be infested with bed bugs. Again, this often goes unnoticed for some time, and by the time the owners do notice it, it is far too late for them to be able to do anything to make a difference. This means that the theaters often get shut down for fumigation. 



Though ants aren’t exactly intimidating, they have managed to shut down a number of theaters. Unlike fleas and ticks, you won’t get bit by most species of ants. However, ants go against all health and safety regulations and so places are not allowed to remain open if they are found to have an ant problem. Ants are really attracted to theaters due to their stacks of sweet goods and sugary drinks, so theaters have to really make sure that they are taking measures to prevent infestation.  



The worst pest of all is arguably mice. Mice not only rummage and damage possessions, but they carry disease. If you see even one mouse within your theater, you must shut down production immediately. Once mice set up a comfortable nest, they breed quite substantially. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with a mouse infestation, so it is key that you try and fix the problem as early as you can. Customers seeing mice in your establishment can also be detrimental to the reputation of the business, so you should try to avoid this.  



There is no doubt that cockroaches are absolutely disgusting. They thrive in warm and damp places, which unfortunately makes some areas within a theater a cockroach hot spot. Having cockroaches within your theater is extremely unhygienic and if the general public found out about it, it would almost guarantee the closure of your theater. There are measures that you can put in place to try and prevent Cockroaches from infesting, but once they have they are very hard to get rid of. 


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