According to research conducted by Time Magazine poor pest control was the 5th highest reason for foodborne illness in the restaurant sector.
Here at Always Food Safe we want to highlight to you the main problems, how to solve them and some best practices for you to keep in mind.
Pests fall under 4 main groups, these are:
Food premises are very attractive to a pest, because your establishment will contain everything they need, such as: food, warmth, moisture, and shelter. If they get in they’ll be like a kid in a candy store!
Don’t give pests a sniff, just clean as you go! If you keep a clean workplace there will be a much lower chance of having a pest problem.
Clean as you go should be the motto for you and all of your staff – don’t give pests a chance to find food, so if you spill some food make sure it’s cleaned up immediately!
It’s also important to pest proof your building overall, this can sometimes be called denial of access – if you pest proof your building you will make it much less likely for pests to be able to gain access insider your building.
However, if the worst happens and you do get a pest in your premise, don’t wait, contact , they will eliminate any pests.
We recommend the use of PCO, as they are the experts.
Now you know the main pests, the problems and how to prevent them, we wanted to give you a few best practice tips to help you and your staff on a day to day basis.