Winter is fast approaching, and mother nature’s creatures are getting ready. As the weather slowly grows colder, animals all across America begin to seek warmth and shelter within the homes and buildings of individuals everywhere. One such animal is the rat, the most common pest in America. Long known to be deadly pests, these creatures are not only unsightly, but they are also highly unsanitary.
Rats can live up to a year, and are known for breeding very quickly, which can lead to outbreaks that will spell doom for your business if allowed to spiral out of control. Rats have been known to damage valuable equipment by chewing on wires and power lines, and their droppings carry a wide range of diseases, none of which are pleasant. Additionally, rats can carry fleas, mites, and ticks which carry diseases of their own and can cause allergic reactions in humans. Did you know that the bubonic plague was spread throughout Europe by the ticks on rats?
Food processing plants, and likewise warehouses, become the ideal shelter for rats during winter. Their climate controlled interiors often mean that it is warm and comfortable 24/7, while the presence of raw materials for food products provides an abundant source of their favorite carbohydrate-rich food for them. Furthermore, their tendency to chew on wires can damage expensive equipment, leading to costly repairs, downtime, and lost business. When dealing with these kinds of rodent infestations, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach that will work for everyone. Every plant and warehouse is built differently, and as such,
every solution has to be custom-tailored to the facility in order to maximize its effectiveness.
At Horizon, we understand that food processing plants require top-of-the-line treatment and a level of care that’s above the usual standards. To ensure this, we’ve created a pest control solution that’s designed specifically for food processing businesses, be they factories, restaurants, or warehouses. We ensure that you can meet the requirements of any audit, both internal and external, To ensure maximum effectiveness, we use an Integrated Pest Management strategy that’s both effective and environmentally friendly.
We pride ourselves on being able to meet and surpass all any requirement you might have, and can meet any external or internal audits. If your plant or warehouse is suffering from extreme rodent problems, visit Food Processing Pest Control to learn how we can help you.