Common Pests Found In the Food Industry

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If you are in the food industry, there is a good chance that you will encounter pests.


There are so many different kinds of pests out there, and they all require different methods to get rid of them! This blog post will go over some common pests found in the food industry and how to handle them.


Ants are one of the most common pests in the food industry. They usually come in from outside and enter through an open door or window, they can be removed using insecticide powder that is sprinkled along the windowsill and around doors. The other option would be to close up all cracks so no more ants can come into the building.


Cockroaches are the most common pest in commercial kitchens because they love to eat starch and sugars. The best thing you can do is to use sticky traps near cabinets where crumbs may accumulate so roaches have an easy meal!

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies will enter a building if food spills onto the floor that isn't cleaned up in time while they're in the area. To prevent this from happening, use a wet towel to wipe up any spills as soon as they happen or put down plastic sheets under counters so it's easy to clean them later on!


Mice can get in anywhere if it's open or they see an opportunity. They like dark areas where food could be stored so check out your storage area for any signs of mouse droppings.

House Flies

Flies are also another common pest found in the food industry. If the food isn’t sealed properly or if there is a spill you will find flies there. You'll notice them in the warmer sections of the kitchen because they're attracted to protein sources such as meats, eggs, or vegetables! To get rid of them, place flypaper near windows and doors where fresh air comes in!

If you are looking to get rid of pests from your food business then it is recommended to hire a professional to do the job. Van Vynck Professional Bird and Pest Control has a team of well trained and skilled personnel who can get rid of any type of pests so that you can run your food business in a smooth way and offer more hygienic food to the clients.

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