Pests Control

What do pets can do?

  • Contaminate food by droppings.
  • Spoil food by eating part of it.
  • Carry the diseases.

Main types of pests

1. Insects

  • Flying (adult moths, flies and larvae)
  • Crawing (beetles, weevils and cockroaches)

2. Rodents

  • Mice (field and house)
  • Rats (roof and noway)

3. Birds

  • Pigeons
  • Crows
  • Starlings
  • Gulls

4. Other mammals

  • Skunks
  • Raccoons
  • Cats
  • Dogs

Pests controlling methods

First need to determine,

  • What mix of pests are present?
  • What attracts the pests?

Effective pests control

An effective pests control program includes,

  • Exclusion of pests.
  • Removing food sources by good practices.
  • Controlling pests with appropriate methods.
  • Specific procedures and records.

1. Pest exclusion

  • Keep doors closed always.
  • Doors must be tightly fitted, no gaps, with door sealers and with self closer.
  • Keep windows screened or closed.
  • Screen the air inlets and exhaust openings.
  • Use air curtains and strip curtains.
  • Netting and eliminate perches for birds.
  • Eliminate crack and holes in walls.

2. Good housekeeping

  • Deep cleaning must be done every week and daily cleaning must be done in every night.
  • End of every shift needs to clean the floor and all the table tops, as well as during the working time.

3. Pest infestation checks

  • Watch for droppings and tracks.
  • Watch for product or container damage.
  • Note presence of dead pests.

4. Capture or destruction

Traps work by:-

  • Attracting the pest.
  • Confine the pest (trip mechanisms and sticky pads).
  • Kill the pests (baits, mechanical levers and electric current)
Sticky pad

Rodent control

  • Remove spilled food promptly.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Pot wash are needs to be clean always.
  • Garbage bins always need to be closed.
  • Every week need to be done deep cleaning.
  • Floor area must be always dry and clean.

Bird control

  • Eliminate roots or nesting sites.
  • Minimize food sources outside of building.
  • Use netting or screens under eaves or structures open to outside.

Insect control

Physical

  • UV light attracts insects.
  • UV light killer mount at right height and right location.
  • Charged electric grids kills the insects.
  • Sticky pads hold the insects after impact.

Chemical

  • Handle pesticides with care.
  • Use only approved chemicals.
  • Do not contaminate with food.
  • Use correct methods to target the pests.
  • Store in correct and safe place.
UV light electric insects killer

Employees & pests control

  • Don’t leave the garbage everywhere, leave it in designated area.
  • Replace the traps that are out of places.
  • If you don’t have any idea about chemicals, please don’t use it.
  • Eat the food in designated areas only.
  • Always update information about the traps to all employees.
  • Let your supervisor know if you see any evidence of pests.

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04/05/2020 foodieson.com by @cheflakey

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