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Original Roadhouse Grill closed by Public Health due to cockroach infestation

Posted at 1:09 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 16:12:09-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Original Roadhouse Grill, located at 8490 Rosedale Hwy., was closed by Public Health due to a cockroach infestation.

According to inspectors, 10 or more dead cockroaches were observed on the kitchen floor of the restaurant and 30 or more live cockroaches were found under the prep table, near the bulk food storage and next to and inside utensil storage. Inspectors also reported five or more baby cockroaches under the same area.

Public Health noted the manager said the last pest control service was in August. The previous service was focused on cockroach abatement. The manager said the pest operator/pest control specialist provided treatment, including fogging, traps and bait on the traps.

Inspectors said the manager did not indicate that self closer (at the time) was an option. Inspectors report the facility remained in operation during active vermin infestation.

At this time, health officials ordered the restaurant to close and that another pest control service be performed. Inspectors also advised that all food surfaces and equipment be cleaned and that any material that could attract vermin be removed.