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How to deal with pests in your food processing facility
Managers and owners of food processing facilities may find themselves struggling to manage pest populations and stay in compliance with the sanitation and pest management procedures outlined in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
But don’t worry — Hawx Pest Control is ready with expertise on how to manage pests and what to expect when you call in the pros.
Common pests found in food processing facilities
Although your pest control strategy will vary depending on location and time of year, some pests are a year-round concern for food processing facilities. Here are the most common pests to watch out for in food safety and how to stay ahead of them:
Where to look for signs of pests
It’s easy to lose track of spills and messes when they get under heavy machinery. If spills aren’t properly cleaned up, they can easily attract pests. Food can fall between the cracks of machinery, so it’s important to clean under and inside your machines regularly.
Anywhere that’s humid, dark, and undisturbed must be sanitized frequently to keep away intruders like cockroaches and rodents.
Excrement, molted husks, and insect remains can quickly build up on high shelves and exposed rafters, attracting other pests who eat them.
Indoor and outdoor garbage enclosures attract insects and rodents. Garbage cans may tempt pests in break rooms, kitchens, or offices that aren’t emptied frequently enough.