When it comes to food processing facilities and restaurants, it is very important to have a pest control plan in order. First, the facility should hire a professional pest control company that is fully bonded and insured. This will protect the food processing facility against liability. The technician who comes out to assess the pest problem should be able to provide identification, certification, and a license prior to touring the facility and searching for pests of any kind.
Now that you have verified your technician, s/he will be doing an inspection of the areas where food is handled and prepared. The technician will search for evidence of flying insects, such as:
- House flies
- Fruit flies
If the technician discovers a problem they will discuss ways of treating the infestation. Companies that offer non-toxic options are best, because they will enable you to restore operation to your facility faster and safer, and protect your employees and customers/consumers.
Upon completion of the insect inspection, the technician might search for animals, rodents, and other creatures that could nest or sneak into your facility. This search includes:
Many professional pest control companies have humane animal removal services. If the technician discovers any of these pests, they will discuss proper removal options and create a plan for you.
By having a routine schedule with a professional pest control company a food operator can create more sanitary and pest-free facility conditions. Many governments have strong recommendations, guidelines, or laws overseeing how frequently pest control investigations should occur.
Pooling water can become a breeding ground for certain insects; crowded corners provide hiding places for rodents, animals and insects. Technicians can also recommend proper food storage solutions. A clean and well-maintained facility will be better able to keep pests away and their doors open.
There is no need to tackle pest removal on your own. When the cleanliness and safety of your business relies on dependable, professional, and humane animal removal services it is time to engage a professional pest control company. If in Toronto or the GTA, call Pro-Pest at (416) 487-4179.