The Food Processing Pest Guide

By Cindy Mannes

Inadequate pest control in food processing can lead to substantial fines, shutdowns, and widespread illness outbreaks. These types of facilities offer the perfect conditions for rodents, cockroaches, and flies to thrive, allowing them to spread illness through the adulteration of the food supply. But by learning the habits of these pests, including what they like to eat and where they like to hide, as well as being able to spot the signs of an infestation and knowing when to call in a professional, facility managers can equip themselves with the knowledge needed to keep populations from disrupting operations and affecting the bottom line.

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