In busy production and manufacturing areas, factories are at high risk of suffering from pest issues because there is a continual movement of people, products. In addition, without a doubt, pests too frequently housing various materials from multiple other sources, suppliers, and even countries. As a result, the potential for pests to enter the production facility and thrive is high. Thus, pests are high-risk threats in the industrial premises and supply chains, similar to those in food-related industries.
Besides damaging your inventories in various ways, pest also poses health and safety hazards to your employees, affecting performance, disrupting operations, and eventually leading to revenue loss. A severe pest infestation in your factory or production facility can cost your organization a lot through loss of stock, building repairs, interruption to business operations or product recalls, and could seriously damage your reputation and cause disruption to supply chains. Having an insufficient manufacturing pest control program in place may cause serious impact such as
- Spreading diseases through a transfer of pathogens
- Property and equipment damage
- Contamination of food products and workstations
- Bad reputation and loss of credit
- Prosecution and closure
It may also result in paying huge fines for not following standard safety protocols, production shutdowns,and . public scrutiny of the brand and finished product. Pest control in the factories or manufacturing units demands proper identification so that the appropriate treatment methods can be employed for effective results. There are several categories of pests that can infest a factory. The most common are:
- insects and
- even birds
Rodents can also cause damage to buildings, fixtures, and fittings by gnawing through wires and wood. They can cause electrical damage leading to fires.
These are some of the most loathed pests They pick up debris and germs on their legs while crawling through sewage and other unclean places, which can then be easily transferred to food, work stations, food processing equipment, thus increasing the chances of contamination. We all love birds but did you know it also causes significant amount of physical damage by blocking guttering systems with their nests and feathers and dislodging roof tiles, emitting foul odour and bird dropping. Above all the small insect pests such as flies, fleas, beetles, and wood-borers can all wreak havoc on a production facility
Precautions that can be undertaken
- Facility managers can monitor the potential entry points and signs of infestation.
- Eliminate incorrect garbage disposal.
- Perform regular inspections of areas prone to pest infestation.
- Implement cleaning practices for waste storage areas and containers
Inspection is the most important step towards protecting your facility. Our team of highly experienced, professional pest controllers will provide you a comprehensive site pest survey to identify any existing and potential pest issues. Appropriate solution will be recommend to eradicate and avoid future infestation, ensuring peace of mind for you and compliance for your business. The prominent places that should be looked into pantry area, employee break rooms, receiving docks, areas prone to spills, etc.
Ensure that your facility is free from any risks associated with pests by choosing our commercial pest control services. We at HiCare employ an integrated pest management services for the commercial and industrial facilities, with us you can safeguard your property and keep it pest free.