Food Processing Pest Control

You worry about the food. We’ve got the inspections covered.

Why Use Western® for Food Processing Pest Control?

As you’re searching for the right pest control company for your food processing facility, make sure you’re asking, “What else can you do for me?” That’s what sets Western apart. Your life will be made easier with our online customer portal that makes pest management simple – whether you manage 2 plants or 200. Find trends, monitor the treatments we have applied, pay invoices, review reports, and create solutions at your convenience. And with our Board Certified Entomologists and 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, you can be sure we’re treating for the right pest based on expert identification and will stand behind our work until you’re satisfied. Our dedicated personnel are here to make sure you are satisfied – but you don’t have to pay until you are. You will have a main point of contact to make sure your food processing plant is always running smoothly. To put it simply, we take care of all your pest issues so you always look good, your employees and vendors are always happy, and complaints are kept to a minimum. That’s the “more” you’ll get with Western.
  • Experts in audit pest control requirements*
  • 24/7 pest monitoring capability and clear service reports
  • Proactive and eco-friendly solutions
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • Specialized fumigation services
  • Regular internal QA/IPM inspection team audits

Maintaining a pest-free facility is crucial in the food processing industry, with strict third-party audits and food safety to consider – especially at the first sign of a pest in an operation – whether it’s the most common food pests or not. Western not only has Board Certified Entomologists, but we employ Pest Prevention Pre-requisite Programs that emphasize training, hazard analysis, cGMPs, and preventive controls for ongoing pest management to make sure you are always audit ready. We’ll start with a thorough inspection of your facility, both the exterior and interior, including any floor drains to see if you could benefit from bioremediation services, and provide customized solutions for your individual needs. Our strategies include remote monitoring with our new cutting edge technology PestDetect™ program. This program is revolutionizing the way we look at commercial pest control in food processing. We even have bird mitigation strategies. We can now also provide a full disinfecting and sanitizing service, Western PurClean™, to add to your usual Preventive Controls Rule. Our scenting services can even help you with employee retention. Read on here for how!

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Food processing has its own unique set of pests, and we can help you prevent them. With high quantities of food sources, processing facilities are vulnerable to ants, flies, rodents, birds, and roaches. We’ve been helping businesses in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions maintain compliance and keep pests out since 1928 — you can always count on us.

*Certifications include: Preventive Controls Qualified Individual, Advanced SQF Practitioners, GMP in Food Plant Facilities, BRC and AIB Pest Management, and FSMA training by third-party accredited trainers.

Q&A with Western Entomologist

1. What’s the most interesting pest control job you’ve completed for a local business?

Stored product pests in a food warehouse

2. What was the pest problem found during the inspection?

Cigarette beetles – October/November 2020

3. What impact do these pests have on businesses in this industry?

Cigarette beetles can be very problematic because they can often be brought in undetected, or enter through open doors and windows, and establish quickly in areas of warehouses that are infrequently visited. With time, their populations grow and spread to different areas of the facility. This makes managing them more challenging.

4. How bad was the infestation before service began?

Prior to the beetle program’s initiation, the infestation was localized to one area of the warehouse, where several bags of expired inventory were stored on racks. But it was beginning to spread to another area with inventory slated for shipment to buyers.

5. What treatments and/or other steps were taken to eliminate the infestation and prevent future pest issues?

We ascertained the extent of the infestation with sex pheromone traps and recommended that the client discard all expired inventory that was suspected to be food for the beetles. Numerous visual inspections of at-risk products were also conducted on a weekly basis. The trapping program indicated gradual decline of the beetles’ numbers over several weeks, and the warehouse has had no significant increases in beetle activity since December 2020. Insect light traps have been installed at key positions to monitor insects at open doors, and additional pheromone traps are deployed throughout the other areas of the warehouse where the beetles were not active. These are placed for early warning.

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“Western Pest Service does a fantastic job protecting our facility from pests. We are a top tier food manufacturing business and we rely on our pest control company to provide us with detailed service reports, trend analyses, and up to date documentation on all baits and chemicals used.”

Kristin T.
Randolph, NJ