Pest Control : Many Pests are found in the food preparation and service area. They may be categorized into three main groups
– Rodents: Mice and rats
– Insects: Flies and cockroaches
– Birds: Sparrow and pigeon
All pests carry harmful bacteria in their droppings, furs, feathers and feet. They become source of food contamination as they eat, climb or run over. All insects in the kitchen or service area are not seen in normal condition as they hide themselves in the dark and cool spots. They grow rapidly if not checked and prevented.
To stop pests coming in the kitchen and surroundings the doors and windows should be closed most of the time. Dustbin is Pest’s paradise especially for flies and cockroaches. Frequent disposal of waste and cleaning of dustbins will prevent it. Rodents drink three times water of what they eat so if water is not in their approach they will never stay in the premises. Electrical fly killers are fitted with ultraviolet light which attracts flies and other flying insects towards it and when they come in contact with the electric grid which has electric current in it. They fall in the underneath tray should be cleaned regularly.
Now we get services of Pest Control Experts. These companies provide services on the regular basis. They use different to eliminate the pests. These chemicals and sprays are Poisonous to kill the pests. ln food preparation areas prolong use of chemicals and poisonous Sprays are not recommended and hence prevention should be adhered rather than control.