Cockroaches will arrive from a number of sources: vendors, packaging, employees, customers, etc. The key is to make it an inhospitable environment for them. Learn more about our preventative measures you can take to protect your restaurant.
Pests can run, crawl, fly and hitch-hike their way in. Some paths are obvious like a door that is left open, and some not so obvious. Here are two common ways pests can hitchhike into your store.
From dishware, cleaning supplies, dry goods and frozen goods, everything must go somewhere. If not stored properly, these items will attract or hide pests.
The warehouse beetle is one species that will come in with shipments and enter from the exterior environment. Because it has two potential pathways into a building, it is one of the most common stored product beetles to infest food facilities.
Pat Hottel, technical director for McCloud, contributes to Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s article, “Pest control best practices for snack and bakery facilities”
Some parts of the U.S. have seen a surge in rat activity, in part, due to the pandemic. Rats will in turn, increase their foraging distances in response to food shortages.
A recent study by McCloud Services explaining the importance of assessing and mitigating insect damage in warehouses.
Juxtaposition of business booms and busts exacerbates seasonal issues. Rodent prevention and management amid the pandemic explained.
Rodents have increased in some areas due to the pandemic. As food sources deplete, rodents will seek other sources. Here are some tips to help prevent rodents.