Food Processing Facility Pest Control in Miami Dade Ft Lauderdale FLThe food and beverage processing industries face constant criticism from regulatory agencies, certification bodies, and third-party auditors. With a shift toward increased regulatory oversight and the adoption of more rigorous, globally-accepted food safety and quality standards, you need to make sure your facility is prepared.

Florida Pest Control provides quality pest management services that consistently withstand the extensive inspection of government regulation and third-party audits, including GFSI audits such as SQF, BRC, and FSSC2000. We’ll send our highly-trained, certified professionals to your facility and utilize innovative techniques and the latest technology to ensure your facility is pest-free. In addition, our online platform provides comprehensive reporting and documentation capabilities to address even the most stringent audit needs. We know that following pest control procedures in the food industry is pivotal, and we’re here to help you do that.

With Florida Pest Control’s renowned service quality and documentation, you can rest assured you will pass the pest control portion of your audits – every single time.

Disinfection for Food Processing

In addition to helping food processing facilities put a halt to pest infestations, Florida Pest Control offers a disinfection service that can help your facility reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.

Core Pests for Food Processing

On top of maintaining your own high-quality standards, your processing facility is responsible to report to regulatory agencies and third-party auditors. Disease-spreading pests have no place in your operation. As part of Florida Pest Control’s program, our core pest package targets the culprits most likely to cause issues in food processing facilities: cockroaches, ants, rats, and mice.

Once our technicians perform a detailed evaluation of your facility, they develop a plan to meet your needs, taking into account factors such as structural integrity, environmental pest pressures, and potential for pest activity. We’ll back that service up with the industry’s most bulletproof documentation and reporting package, using our proprietary data capture software.

Pest Control in Food Processing

Our goal at Florida Pest Control is to create pest control programs for companies in the food industry that will help eradicate pest infestations, identify pest issues, and offer solutions to prevent future pest infestations. We want to help food-based businesses protect their reputation and prevent any food safety problems customers might experience.

Our first order of business is to find out which food pest might be causing the problem. We can then determine which product is drawing them into your building and offer a pest control policy that outlines when it’s time to contact professionals and what can be done to prevent pests from coming back.

Integrated Bird Management for Food Processing

Large buildings with safe areas to roost and potential food sources make food processing facilities attractive environments for birds. And while birds may seem harmless, their droppings and feathers can carry and transmit over 60 diseases. The presence of birds is a serious health and safety concern – they can compromise air quality, damage equipment, and your building, contaminate products, and create an unsightly mess.

In fact, the mere presence of birds can be a cause for audit failure or inspection, leading to shutdowns and lost revenue. The mess they leave behind can also be costly to clean up. Florida Pest Control’s Integrated Bird Management Program safely and humanely solves nuisance bird issues through an innovative and comprehensive solution of trapping, removal, and targeted exclusion techniques, focusing on the areas of your food processing environment most susceptible to bird activity.

Flies in Food Processing

For food processors, flies are more than a nuisance, they are a threat to public health and a serious business risk. Flies spread germs wherever they land, transmitting dangerous bacteria such as Shigella, Salmonella, and E. coli and contaminating products and production surfaces. Because of this, auditors are especially strict on fly issues, and their presence can result in costly production shutdowns, fines, and loss of business.

Florida Pest Control begins on the exterior of your facility with a detailed environmental study to determine your facility’s unique fly pressures. Your technician will institute a comprehensive fly baiting program to target fly hot spots, such as dumpster areas, to kill flies before they have a chance to invade your facility. Additional barriers are created along fence lines with effective lures, such as bag traps, to capture flies on the move. On the interior, we’ll install appropriate insect light traps to draw flies away from critical production areas. With Florida Pest Control, you’ll have a complete solution that complements your existing pest prevention programs and keeps your facility audit-ready at all times.

Stored Product Insects for Food Processing

Facilities that handle dried foods and grains can be the target of stored product insect infestations. These pests can feed on any number of products, including pet food, birdseed, dried fruits, chocolate and flour and grain products, causing contamination issues and making you susceptible to lost business.

To deal with stored product insect issues such as Indian meal moths, warehouse beetles, almond moths and red and confused flour beetles, Florida Pest Control has developed targeted service protocols. Your service technician will conduct a detailed inspection, focusing on production and storage areas. Then, he or she will physically remove any live infestation, apply residual products and insect growth regulators to provide lasting protection and install special pheromone monitors to alert us to the potential for new activity. In addition, we will work with your staff to give them the right tools to prevent issues from recurring, building a solid defense against stored product insects at your facility.

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