Taking the necessary pest control precautions to ensure the quality of your products and the quality of your facility’s environment is essential.
There are many strict guidelines to follow when it comes to the food processing industry. It is unacceptable to allow pests to exist in such a facility because it puts the business, their product, and their customers at serious risk. Therefore, it is essential to have a pest control management service in place to prevent any kind of pest infestation.
If you are an owner or manager of a food processing plant, taking the necessary precautions to ensure the quality of your products and the quality of your facility’s environment is essential. Making these special precautions to keep pests from entering your facility should be a priority. To do this effectively, it is important to work closely with a commercial pest management company to control and eliminate the possibility of pests in your food processing facility.
Common Pest Problems
Many different types of pests can make their way into food processing businesses. But some are more common than others.
- Cockroaches – Cockroaches multiply rapidly, spread disease, and are a cause of distress and annoyance for food processing plants. They make their way into a building through crevices, cracks, and other entryways to find food and water. They are very addicted to the smell and sight of food, which makes a food processing facility a likely target.
- Flies – Flies are very persistent insects that will continually fly over and land on exposed food. A facility that has unsanitary conditions has a higher chance of having flies around the plant. Flies are dirty and can cause bacterial contamination to food products.
- Rats and Mice – Rodents are likely the number one problem for the food processing industry. Rats and mice are highly destructive, causing much damage everywhere they live. Also, they are known to carry disease and cause serious illnesses. Rodent populations multiply quickly, so time is of the essence. It is crucial to target rodents when their population is small before it turns in to a full-blown infestation.
Pest Management for Food Processing Plants
Having an effective pest control program in place will depend on having highly trained and experienced technicians. But more than extermination is required. To effectively control roaches, flies, and rodents, the areas they are attracted to need to be cleaned and, if possible, eliminated. For example, rodents are drawn to living in old pallets and equipment. If these things are thrown away, moved, or fixed, it removes an attractive area for rodents to make a home.
An effective pest management program needs to include:
- A thorough inspection of the premises
- Preventative actions
- Identification of the type of pests and problem areas
- Choosing the appropriate treatment
- Continued monitoring for further issues
If you have a pest control problem in or around your food processing facility, call B & D Pest Solutions LLC in New Jersey today!
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