Pantry pests pose a major threat to food processing industries. It is very important to keep your facility completely free from these pests as they can easily contaminate the food items and create several health, as well as hygiene problems. This can also lead to your facility’s license being revoked by health officials. Some of the common pests that can contaminate food items in processing facilities include moths and beetles that can carry various diseases and also make your food items poisonous for consumption.
There are many different methods that you can employ to effectively control these pests in your facility. Here is a simple tip that you can use to prevent these pests from contaminating your food products in your processing facility.
Prevention better than cure
Having pantry pests running a mock in your processing facility is something that is not desirable. A majority of these pests often access your facility through tiny holes, gaps and cracks in the walls or floors of your facility. As a result, it is very important to regularly inspect and repair any damaged doors, windows, flooring and walls with necessary caulking procedures. In addition to this, it is also a good idea to keep your campus completely free of any garbage accumulation. Always keep a fair measure of distance between your processing plant and any nearby vegetation as the latter can be a breeding ground for these pests. It is also a good practice to inspect any vehicles or other equipment that come into your facility from outside.