For those that are in the food industry, you know how important pest management is. All pests pose a threat to your business, so their presence can be detrimental. Luckily, if you followed some preventative steps and have a pest management program integrated into your business; you don’t usually have to worry about it. A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about what those in the food industry should be doing to ensure their business is safe from dangerous pests.
Commercial Pest Control Inspection
Your property should be inspected regularly to stay on top of any pest problem that could be lurking in your business. All of the regular places that pests are frequently found should be checked. This includes storage rooms, break rooms, receiving docks, water sources, and possible entry points.
Commercial Pest Prevention
Once your property has been inspected and possible problems have been brought to light, you can start taking preventative measures necessary to protect your business. The best thing you can do is structural maintenance that will prohibit any pests from entering your establishment in the first place.
Pest Identification & Treatment Analysis
When you have a pest problem, it’s important to remember that with different pests come different treatment methods. Once you have identified the pest you are dealing with, you can start to come up with the treatment option that will be most effective. There are many chemicals that aren’t an option when you are dealing with a food establishment. You will find that often, you need to use a combination of treatment options to effectively eliminate the threat.
Pest Monitoring System
Unfortunately, when it comes to pest control, it isn’t a one and done type of situation. You need to be constantly on guard to keep your business safe from invasive pests looking for their next meal. It is so important that your establishment stays pest free, that many business owners choose to have their pest control team inspect the property weekly or bi-weekly to stay on top of any potential problems.
Pest Documentation & Reports
In order to be ready for a visit from the auditors, documentation is imperative. Any of your integrated pest management plans should be fully documented. In an audit, pest control can account for 20 percent of your total score. Some important things that should always be documented are pest activity reports, the scope of service, corrective action reports, service reports, trap layout maps, lists of approved pesticides, pesticide usage and applicator licenses.
Food Industry Pest Inspections, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park, Texas
Don’t let your food establishment fall victim to a pest infestation of any kind. Not only does it put your customers at risk, but any sign of pest infestation can also damage your reputation beyond repair The pest experts at A-Tex Pest Management have the training and resources needed to handle any pest problem you may be up against. We can work with you and your staff to devise an integrated pest management plan that will keep your business safe and thriving. Call us today for more information.