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Food Processing

Workers at a food processing facility, in front of a conveyor belt of food.

A pest infestation in a food processing facility is not only a serious health and safety concern, but can be very detrimental to the reputation of the company involved. For these reasons, and to comply with legislation, it is vital for an effective pest control system to be in place.

PestControl.co.uk is fully equipped to make sure your facility remains pest-free. Our field biologists specifically trained for pest control will survey your site for possible problems, and  create a report on what they find. Advice will be given on how to resolve any issues and then our pest control technicians will be able to carry out the necessary work for you.

This will give you the peace of mind that you will not only be in compliance with the law, but will be at very low risk for a pest infestation.

PestControl for Food Processing Sites

As always, prevention is the best cure, which is why the major part of what we will be able to do for you is make sure your facility is pest-proof.

Every facility is different of course, which is why the first step is always a thorough survey of your site. We will be able to identify any conditions that could attract pests, as well as any places that they may be able to gain access.

Once the survey by a field biologist has been completed, we will provide you with an action plan for how to proof your facility and make sure it is pest-free. When you are happy with the plan, our pest control operatives will carry out the work that needs to be done.

Some of the areas which will be considered include:

  • Hygiene Standards. In order not to provide a hospitable environment for pests, it is vital to keep high standards of hygiene. Scraps of food or crumbs left for any period of time without being cleaned up could attract pests such as rats, mice and cockroaches.
  • Access Points.Sometimes pests are just looking for shelter, so they may try to gain entry even if your property is completely clean. That is why we inspect your property carefully for any entry points, such as uncovered ventilation points and holes in the wall around pipes. If these are found, we can provide a number of proofing options to make sure pests cannot get in.
  • Water Sources.Most pests are on the lookout for sources of water, as well as food. That's why if you have blocked drains or leaking gutters this can be a pest control problem.
A worker in protective clothing in a food processing plant.

Once the proper pest prevention methods have been taken, and the proofing has been installed, PestControl.co.uk will continue to make regular visits to make sure that they are still working properly and that you have not contracted a pest problem.

Signs of a Pest Infestation

There are many different signs of a pest infestation to be on the lookout for, depending on the pest. For instance rats and mice will leave droppings, and often chew on wood, cardboard and wires.

A pest infestation in a food processing facility is not only a serious health and safety concern, but can be very detrimental to the reputation of the company involved. For these reasons, and to comply with legislation, it is vital for an effective pest control system to be in place.

PestControl.co.uk is fully equipped to make sure your facility remains pest-free. Our field biologists are specifically trained for pest control will survey your site for possible problems, and  create a report on what they find. Advice will be given on how to resolve any issues and then our pest control technicians will be able to carry out the necessary work for you.

This will give you the peace of mind that you will not only be in compliance with the law, but will be at very low risk for a pest infestation.