We recognise that fast, effective pest control is vital in the food manufacturing industry, as insects, birds and rodents can carry bacteria and diseases which can affect your products, staff and customers. Our high-quality services can help you meet all the food safety industry’s legal requirements and reach the audit standards required by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Eradicating Insects, Birds and Rodents
Pest infestations can occur at many different points in the food supply chain. Your manufacturing plant can attract pests via heating, lighting and odours and provide them with shelter and safety from predators.
At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we are specialists in the identification and control of any Stored Product Insects (SPIs) such as beetles, weevils, moths and mites. These get into foodstuffs and raw materials and can spoil your finished product.
We also eliminate any pests which might be attracted to your food waste, including birds like gulls. Our technicians can install netting or spikes to discourage them from nesting, and also clean up their droppings, which carry germs as well as looking unsightly.
Rats and mice can create issues by shedding fur or chewing through wood and wiring, and many food manufacturing companies have reported cases of machinery being damaged by rodents. Rats are particularly destructive, as they often eat through packaging to get to the food inside. They also carry other parasites such as ticks and fleas, while their droppings and urine can easily spread disease around the production floor.
To bring rodents under control we use anti-coagulant baits to remove them and we make several visits to ensure they do not return.
Meeting Top Safety Standards
Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help ensure you meet the audit safety standards set by the BRC, which means assisting you with:
- Monitoring the overall safety standards on your site
- Carrying out any staff training
- Identifying any problem areas which have seen the highest rate of product recalls and withdrawals
- Putting quality management systems in place.
This means that when you use our services you can be sure we follow industry-recognised best practices which have been developed by retailers, manufacturers and other food industry experts. We also make sure your business is fully compliant with all the legislation laid down by the Food Standards Agency and European standards.
Saving Time, Money and Your Good Name
Our team of experienced technicians work in a variety of locations, including warehouses and storage sites and food preparation areas. Our staff always use discreet, unmarked vans, and work to resolve any issue quickly and effectively, as we realise that any business pest control problem could cost you time and money, as well as your reputation.
Our technicians are based throughout Essex and Suffolk, serving areas including Clacton, Witham, Colchester, Chelmsford, Harwich, Manningtree, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. Read more about Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions’ commercial pest control services for food manufacturers and other businesses here, or call us on 01473 328092.
Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions have achieved Accredited Membership status of the National Pest Technicians Association. This means that we have proven our credentials by passing a detailed audit of our premises, working practices, equipment and training. We carry public liability insurance and have to undergo regular, ongoing auditing to ensure a continued high level of service.