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Victorville Businesses Including Del Taco Closed Due to Cockroach and/or Rodent Infestation

Victorville Businesses Including Del Taco Closed Due to Cockroach and/or Rodent Infestation

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. – Three separate Victorville businesses were closed due to an infestation of vermin, leading to the suspension of their safety and health permit. 

On June 7, 2019, the Arby’s restaurant (#7041) located at 15122 Bear Valley Road in the City of Victorville was closed due to a rodent infestation. The San Bernardino County Public Health Environmental Services Department as a result of a complaint inspected the restaurant and spoke with a manager at the facility. According to the report, the manager stated that they did not have a rodent inspection and provided pest control receipts, the most recent dated April 16, 2019. The manager said that the pest control service is conducted every 30 days. 

The inspector, Kathryn Gutierrez, found evidence of rodent infestation including rodent droppings on the floor below the soda syrups. In addition, she found two plastic bags containing around 30 hamburger buns with gnaw marks and holes in the bag. The business was required to close due to the rodent infestation and eliminate all evidence of rodents from the business. All areas were to be cleaned and sanitized prior to being allowed to reopen. The restaurant was inspected and allowed to reopen on June 10, 2019. 

On July 22, 2019, Victor Bowl, located at 12277 Mariposa Road in the City of Victorville was inspected and closed due to a rodent infestation. The employees told Inspector Jeanette Guido that all of the mentioned areas were cleaned and sanitized the prior week. Upon inspection old and new rodent droppings were found in the janitorial room, in a dry storage room, where cans are store, behind the cooler, under the cash register and below the sink.

Prior to reopening the business was required to eliminate all of the evidence of rodent infestation. All areas required to be cleaned and sanitized They also required vermin proofing including keeping the doors closed to prevent vermin from entering. The report also indicated several holes small holes would be required to be repaired before reopening. The facility was also required to replace several of the surfaces from an absorbent material to a smooth, durable, cleanable material. The location was inspected and permitted to reopen on August 1, 2019. 

The San Bernardino County Public Health Environmental Services Department received the report of a cockroach seen next to the lettuce bins at the Del Taco (store #5) located at 15070 7th Street in the City of Victorville. The inspector, Kathryn Gutierrez, went to the location on July 26, 2019. She talked to the manager about the nature of the investigation and was told by the manager that she has seen cockroaches, but not until around a month before the inspection. The manager provided a receipt from Dewey Pest Control for the most recent service which was on July 8, 2019. 

Upon inspection, two live cockroaches found hiding between the base cove tile and wall at the cook line area, according to the inspectors report. One live roach was also found on the preparation table cabinet located below the cold and hot holding unit at the kitchen. Dead cockroaches on the preparation table cabinet located below the cold and hot holding unit in the kitchen. Several dead roaches were also located on a sticky trap. 

The restaurant was closed on July 26, 2019, and they were required to eliminate the cockroaches. In addition they were required to sanitize the facility. The restaurant was inspected and was cleared to reopen on August 1, 2019.

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