Close up of food scraps in an office setting in Cranford NJ that attracts pests (ants, rats, mice)

Restaurants/Food Service & Processing

Restaurants & Food-Processing Locations Have Unique Needs

Pests like rodents, cockroaches, and flies can be a significant issue for restaurants and other food-service or processing sites. They not only pose a threat to the health and safety of employees, but can also compromise the quality and safety of products – violating health codes and potentially damaging your reputation among clients and customers.

Restaurants, Food-Service, and Hospitality:

Rodents and other pests can damage or contaminate food products by eating through food packaging, leaving behind saliva & feces that contaminates the product with dangerous diseases and bacteria that 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.

Food-Processing and Production:

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. Contact us today for more information about our fully-customized service contracts for protecting your establishment from unwanted infestations.


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