At Earthwise Pest Management, we provide effective and safe pest control solutions for food processing facilities and other commercial properties. Our pest control experts can help remove even the most stubborn pest infestations from your property and prevent future infestations from occurring. We utilize our Integrated Pest Management process to ensure that water sources, food sources, possible entry points, and ideal nesting areas are removed so that we can minimize our use of pesticides while effectively removing and preventing pest infestations. 

Our pest control solutions will keep your food processing facility free from pests and safe for your inventory and employees. If you are currently experiencing an infestation, or you would like to prevent it from ever occurring, contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management for a free quote. 

The Benefits of Professional Pest Control in Food Processing Facilities

It can be especially difficult to keep pests out of food processing facilities and even more challenging to get rid of pests after they have already infested your facility. Pests typically search for a place with a source of food, water, and shelter to call their home. Even the cleanest of food processing facilities can still attract pests such as rodents, ants, and cockroaches due to the amount of food that is handled there on a daily basis. 

When you choose professional pest control services like those from Earthwise Pest Management, you can be sure that your space will remain pest-free, no matter how much food is being processed each day. You won’t have to worry about pests spreading disease, ruining your inventory, or failing your health inspection due to an infestation. 

Better Than DIY Pest Control Solutions

Professional pest control works better than any DIY solution that you will find at your local hardware store or pest control hacks you might find online. Over-the-counter pest control products can sometimes be effective in a residential environment, if the infestation is small, but they are not the best choice for protecting your food processing facility. When it comes to your facility, you do not want to take the chance of using a pest control product that will only yield mediocre results. You want to ensure that your facility is completely free of pests and will remain that way. Professional pest control from Earthwise Pest Management can help you achieve just that. 

Confidence That Your Food Processing Facility Is Pest-Free

When you choose professional pest control services, you can be absolutely confident that your food processing faculty is pest-free. You won’t have to worry about mice scurrying around your inventory or cockroaches invading your space. With professional Sacramento pest control, you can rest assured that pests are not making their home in your food processing facility. 

Protects Your Employees’ and Customers’ Health

Pests are known for spreading bacteria and diseases. Rats, cockroaches, ants, and others can spread salmonella, staph infections, plague, and other serious diseases that can make you, your employees, and your customers seriously sick. Investing in professional pest control services from Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento can help you prevent pest infestations so that they never have a chance to spread disease in your facility. 

Keeps Your Inventory and Building Safe

Pests such as rodents and ants are known for chewing their way through cardboard boxes or bags that contain food. They can easily ruin expensive inventory this way. 

You also don’t want to run the risk of cross-contamination. Pests often scavenge through the garbage for food and then search through open packages or attempt to eat any food that is left out. If this happens, you’ll have to discard any contaminated products, which will also cost your business money. 

In addition to ruining your inventory, some pests like termites and carpenter ants can destroy the integrity of your building. Many times, termite infestations can go unnoticed for years, all while they are eating your building from the inside out. These types of infestations are best identified and dealt with by a professional pest control company. 

Protects Your Business’ Reputation

Running a food processing facility is a lot of work. You have to manage the employees, ensure the environment is safe, and manage inventory, among many other responsibilities. The last thing you want is for all your hard work to be all for naught because your business’ reputation is destroyed by a pest infestation. If your employees or customers notice pests, or worse, someone gets sick from cross-contamination caused by the infestation, your business may not be able to bounce back from that. Professional pest control helps to ensure that your business’ reputation will not be damaged due to a pest infestation.  

Helps You Pass Health Inspections 

Health inspections typically occur unannounced throughout the year because your food processing facility is expected to be kept in order at all times. A pest infestation can easily derail an otherwise positive health inspection. And, a failing health inspection can lead to a loss of customers or even being shut down in more extreme cases. When you hire a professional pest control company like Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento, you can be sure that the health inspector will not be finding any pest infestations in your food processing facility. 

Why Our IPM Process Is Ideal for Food Processing Facilities

The main concerns of pest control in a food processing facility are typically that pests are removed effectively, future infestations are prevented, and that the pest control solutions are safe for both the inventory and employees. At Earthwise Pest Management, we utilize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) process that allows us to minimize the use of pesticides while effectively removing current infestation and preventing future pest problems. By choosing our pest control methods, you can ensure that your food processing facility is safe from not only pests, but also the chemicals used to prevent them. 

What Does Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Process Involve?

Our IPM process consists of three stages. We’ll outline these stages below to give you a clear picture of exactly how the process works and what you should expect when Earthwise Pest Management treats a pest infestation at your food processing facility. 

Step 1: Detailed Inspection

During the first step of our IPM process, we will perform a detailed inspection of your food processing facility. We use this time to assess where the pests are living, how they got in, where they are finding food and water, and anything else that we can learn about the infestation. This helps us to not only rid your facility of the current infestation but also to prevent future ones.

Step 2: Pest Identification

During this step, we will identify the pest as well as how big the infestation is. While identifying the pest may seem simple, it is important that we know exactly what species of pest is in your food processing facility so that we can treat it appropriately and effectively. In addition, understanding the size of the infestation is also extremely important to deciding on the best course of treatment. 

Step 3: Treatment

During the third step, we will treat the infestation. Treatment will include us removing the pests from your property as well as suggestions that will help prevent future infestations and minimize the use of pesticides. These suggestions may include changing how food is stored, sealing holes in the foundation, fixing broken window screens, or changing sanitation practices. All of our suggestions will be geared toward making your food processing facility a less hospitable place for pests to live. 

Follow-Up Maintenance and Management

After we complete our IMP process, we always recommend follow-up maintenance and management. This helps to ensure that pests will not return to your food processing facility in the future. We’ll utilize everything that we’ve learned about your unique facility to help to ensure that pests do not return during our follow-up and pest management.

Reduces the Amount of Pesticides Used

Our IPM process helps us to reduce the amount of pesticides that we use. If we can focus our efforts on removing pests’ water sources, food sources, possible pest entrances, and areas that are perfect for pests to nest, we can greatly reduce the chance of a pest infestation in the first place. Taking these steps helps us to prevent pest infestations effectively and efficiently while using fewer pesticides in your facility. 

Effectively Keeps Pests Out of Your Food Processing Facility

IPM is an extremely effective form of pest control. At Earthwise Pest Management in Sacramento, our employees are always learning about the newest techniques in pest control and applying them to our IPM process, so you can be sure that you are receiving high-quality pest control services.  

Pests That Are Common in Sacramento Food Processing Facilities

Food processing facilities attract pests because of the abundance of food available. However, there are definitely a few pests that are more commonly attracted to these facilities. From rodents and cockroaches to ants and spiders, you should be aware of which pests are more likely to try to make a home in your Sacramento food processing facility. 

Rodents

Rodents, like most pests, can survive on just crumbs, and food processing facilities tend to have a lot of those. Rodents are also known for spreading dangerous diseases like rat-bite fever and plague. When these pests are allowed to make a home in your facility, they can destroy inventory and make people seriously ill. 

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Cockroaches

Cockroaches are another pest that is known for spreading diseases. They are also notoriously difficult to get rid of once they make a home in your facility. This is because they can go about a month without eating, so they can survive hidden in your food processing facility for long periods of time even if there is not a consistent food supply. 

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Ants

There are many different species of ants that live in Sacramento. Some prefer moist environments while others prefer dry. But one thing that they all have in common is that they are difficult to get rid of once they nest in your facility. Ants are a pest that you will always want to have a professional pest control company handle.

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Termites

Termite infestations can often go unnoticed for years or even decades. They are not a pest that you want living in the walls of your food processing facility. These small pests will eat wood from the inside out and are also attracted to cardboard, so food processing facilities often make a great home for termites. 

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Spiders

While spiders will not typically eat through the packaging of your food or destroy your building, they are still a pest that you do not want in your facility. They are attracted to food processing facilities because they love the dark hiding spaces that your property provides. At Earthwise Pest Management, we can handle all types of spiders including brown recluse, black widows, wolf spiders, common house spiders, and more. 

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