Grocery and Convenience Store Pest Management
The last thing you want is for your customers to see a cockroach run across the deli service counter, or a mice squeek by them while grabbing a loaf of bread. Not only will that harm your business’s reputation, but also your bottom line.
Food facilities are tricky when it comes to pest control, simply because the facilities are full of exactly what pests seek out: food. These pests come in all shapes and sizes, and can cause sizable problems when it comes to meeting the high standards set by the state and other regulatory bodies.
Proactive pest control with established sanitation best practices, can prevent future pest outbreaks. Aside from site maintenance basics – keeping a clean facility; storing waste properly; sealing holes, gaps, and other entry points; plus inspecting all incoming shipments. These best practices can help keep your business pest-free.
Food prep/storage areas require ongoing concentration on sanitation, which plays a large part in effective pest management. Our pest management program enables you to pass inspections and maintain your own commitment to excellence with pest solutions for your specific need. We will also make recommendations and give insight on everyday practices to unsure you remain pest free.
Our Experts quickly identify your pest threats and put into place a customized solution for you. We provide discreet and efficient pest control with flexible service schedules that work for your business. If a pest concern arises, we are just a phone call away. With our Moore Year-Round Protection Service; we guarantee protection for over 30 of the most common pests.
Food manufacturing facilities require stringent standards of sanitation and protocols for pesticide use to meet state and federal regulatory guidelines. We strive to not just eliminate pest infestations that can render food products unusable or contaminated, but will always do so in a safe, effective, and environmentally responsible manner.
Our Expert Technicians Are Local
We’re right in your neighborhood. Understanding the area surrounding your location is essential to providing the best possible service. All of our technicians receive superior training, which means you receive superior results. They are continually updated through conferences, workshops and monthly training sessions assuring you of quality service. We are professional, dependable, and effective.
Strategic placement of pest control materials, guarantees maximum protection with minimal environmental impact. Green-Environmentally Safe Solutions. We use only the safest products for your business. Our first-class commercial grade baits are used in schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and the food industry. They work great with no odors, smells, or fumes of any kind. With over 50 years of experience in pest control, we will not let you down.
Top 4 Violators in Grocery and Convenience Stores
Invader #1: Rodents
Mice, rats, and other rodents are responsible for creating huge quantities of damage to products each year. Not only do rodents directly consume stored products, but more importantly they damage foods and packaging by gnawing and puncturing, plus contaminating the products with feces and other waste products. Rodents enter food storage and manufacturing plants in shipments or through holes and gaps that enable them to enter the structure. Therefore, the most important steps in dealing with rodent infestations are inspection, sanitation, and exclusion.
Invader #2: Stored Product Pests
If you’re not attentive, you may be transporting pests with your product to your customers. These pests mine their way into dried foods packaged in wax, cardboard, and other materials. They also infest the pallets on which these food products are stored, which can allow problems to quickly spiral out of control. These pests include weevils, beetles, moths, meal worms, and more.
Invader #3: German Cockroaches
While cardboard is a standard packaging material for food manufacturers, it’s also an attractive food source for German cockroaches. The added attraction of starch, sugars, grease, and meats may enable these pests to produce large populations. Since many species of cockroaches are small and very secretive; they hide throughout your facility, making them difficult to eradicate.
Invader #4: Pest Birds
While pest birds usually remain outside, they can be annoying. They can cause poor curb appeal to your store front, as well as damage to your store’s exhaust fans from nesting material. Bird feces can carry over 60 transmittable diseases, including Salmonella, histoplasmosis, meningitis and encephalitis. They also carry fleas, ticks, lice and mites. If that isn’t bad enough, the highly acidic droppings can corrode building materials and can cause irreversible damage.
Favorite Hiding Spots
Beyond pallets, food processing and manufacturing facilities are rife with additional pest-attracting hotspots. Out-of-service equipment that is not properly sanitized is a veritable buffet for pest scavengers; along with areas containing moist heat, spots behind sinks and drains that have not been properly flushed.