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Pest control for food processing

The food and beverage processing industry is under the constant surveillance of regulatory agencies, certification bodies, and third-party auditors. And it’s only going to become more stringent. The trend is toward increased regulatory oversight and the adoption of more rigorous, globally accepted food safety and quality standards.

Rentokil delivers a level of pest protection that consistently withstands the rigorous scrutiny of government regulation and third-party audits, including GFSI audits such as SQF, BRC, and FSSC2000. We'll put highly trained, certified professionals in your facility that will utilize innovative techniques and the latest equipment to ensure your facility is pest-free.

In addition, Rentokil's platform provides sophisticated reporting and documentation capabilities to address even the strictest audit needs. We know that pest control procedures in the food industry are important. Couple Rentokil's unparalleled service quality with thorough documentation, and you can be sure that you will pass the pest control portion of your audits – every time.

Find out how Rentokil can protect your facility from pest threats by calling 1-855-633-6260.

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Deter rodents from entering your facility by using our rodent prevention checklist.

Uncover the top hot spots for pests in your food processing facility with our pest risk map.

Common pests in food processing

Bacteria-spreading pests have no place in your operation. Our Specialists can determine which food is luring them into your business and offer pest control solutions and suggestions to prevent pests from coming back. Some of the most frequent pest concerns in the food processing industry are:

Rodents - Since there are a wide array of food options for mice and rats in food processing facilities, this industry is highly susceptible to rodent infestations. Once inside, rodents can quickly breed and contaminate products, leading to a potential facility shutdown. Rentokil's Multi Rodent Trap Connect is an innovative, wireless electronic monitoring system that provides around-the-clock remote monitoring and protection for your business.

Cockroaches - Cockroaches are known by many to be some of the most unsanitary pests around. They carry disease-causing microorganisms on their bodies that can contaminate surfaces and food products in your facility. Rentokil offers bait and exclusion solutions to remove the threat of cockroaches from your establishment and keep them from returning.

Ants - Certain ant species can be detrimental to food processing facilities. Ants can get into processing equipment, or even into finished products, where their presence can lead to recalls. Rentokil provides a variety of ant solutions for food processing facilities based on the severity of the infestation. Such solutions include dust material treatments, nest and barrier treatments, as well as perimeter treatments to keep ants from returning.

Birds - Food processing facilities are prone to higher-than-average pest bird activity due to the increased amount of food sources and nesting areas in these buildings. Rentokil offers highly effective, non-toxic bird repellents including bird spikes, bird netting and electric bird deterrents that are able to remove birds safely and humanely from your facility.

Stored product pests - Stored product insects can not only cause damage to products at your facility, they can also clog machinery leading to costly downtime. Rentokil offers effective treatment options for these destructive pests including: precision spraying, dusting and grain protectants.

Pest prevention for food processing facilities

An essential part of Rentokil’s Integrated Pest Management approach for food processing facilities is providing services and products that save you from the headache and high-cost repairs of a pest infestation. Armed with advanced knowledge of regulatory and audit standards and integrated pest management techniques, our experts will help you implement the proper prevention methods to keep pest issues from becoming a full-blown infestation. Simple steps such as practicing proper cleaning and sanitizing procedures will discourage pests from invading.

Rentokil Specialists also work to seal up external access points to limit pests’ ability to enter your properties. We also make sure to replace screens, seal up holes and cracks, and fix defective pipes and drains. All of these steps can minimize the risk of a pest infestation in your business.

Food safety regulations for your facility

Ever-tightening policies and regulations make it essential for companies handling food to take appropriate measures for prevention, early detection, and control of pests in food and food supplies.
Rentokil is your expert partner when it comes to controlling pest risks in compliance with industry best practices and statutory obligations including:

Additionally, Rentokil is also in compliance with the following quality and audit standards:

  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) - Including British Retail Consortium (BRC), Safe Quality Food (SQF), Foundation of Food Safety Certification (FSSC) 22000 and others
  • GMP – Good Manufacturing Practice (FDA 21 CFR Part 110)
  • HACCP - Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point
  • QS - Quality and Safety

Our experts can advise you on the use of appropriate monitoring or non-toxic systems in highly sensitive production and storage areas where the use of poisonous bait for rodent control is not permitted.

Additional food processing services

Rentokil’s Drain Line Service can increase your drain flow capacity, reduce drain-related odors, drain fly breeding sites and more. Learn more.

Rentokil offers fumigation services as a safe and effective way to rid your structure of pests. Learn more.

Remove weeds or unwanted plants around your property with our Vegetation Management Service.

Our national accounts program works with multi-location businesses to develop the most efficient and cost effective pest solutions.

Odor management systems can improve working conditions in areas where strong odors are prevalent.

The Rentokil advantage

Protecting your people and your property: At Rentokil, we take an integrated pest management approach, meaning with every service we carry out we are committed to providing environmentally friendly solutions that are uniquely tailored to your specific business.

Multiple locations, multiple pests: Does your business have several locations? With our National Accounts program, you are able to work with a single contact for all pest control-related issues instead of having to interact with multiple companies.

Trackable success: Rentokil customers have access to PestNetOnline, our industry-leading online pest control reporting tool. The application is safe, reliable and easily accessible, making it appropriate for recording, storing and auditing valuable information at any of your locations.

Have a question about any of our products or services? Call Rentokil at 1-855-633-6260 or contact us online.

Multiple site services

Rentokil can handle your pest control needs whether you have one location or many. Find out about our multi-site pest solutions.

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