Restaurants & Food-Processing Locations Have Unique Needs
Pests like rodents, cockroaches, and flies can be a significant issue for restaurants and food processing sites. They not only pose a threat to the health and safety of the workers but also compromise the quality and safety of the food products – violating health codes and potentially damaging your reputation among clients and customers.
Pest Control in Restaurants and Hospitality Establishments
Rodents and pests can damage or contaminate food products by gnawing on food packaging and leaving behind saliva and feces that can contaminate the product with dangerous diseases or bacteria that can make people sick. Cockroaches and rodents are liable for the spread a variety of diseases – including e.coli, hantavirus, listeria, and salmonella. Flies and other flying insects easily land on food products in kitchens, prep areas, and dining spaces – leaving behind bacteria and other pathogens they’ve picked up from other locations.
New Jersey Health Code regulations require restaurants and food processing sites to maintain a pest-free environment. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in hefty fines or the revocation of licenses. Beyond these regulations, the presence of insects or other pests can ruin a restaurant’s reputation. No one wants to hear that their favorite restaurant has a pest problem, and in today’s era of social media news travels fast! A bad review or social media post about a restaurant’s pest problem can have devastating effects on its reputation and bottom line.
Pest Control at Food-Processing Locations
Food-processing sites are uniquely challenged by pests like moths, beetles, flies, cockroaches, rodents, ants, and other insects. Close monitoring of food storage and preparation areas is of utmost importance – and in the case of infestation, it’s imperative to use the appropriate pesticides with precise application. The use of experienced pest control service professionals is therefore of exceptional importance in order to prevent contamination of your food products from pests and pesticide exposure alike.
With this in mind, focusing on prevention using integrated pest management solutions is highly preferable to trying to eradicate pests who have already invaded your business. We offer service contracts for food-processing locations that include inspection of the entire property so we can assist you in preventing access to pests before it happens
Insect and pest control is a critical consideration for the food industry. Contact us today for more information about integrated pest management programs, preventative treatments, and service contracts we offer to businesses looking to protect their establishment from unwanted infestations.