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Custom Weed & Pest Control has been in business since 1989, serving the greater Phoenix metro area for both residential and commercial. We offer organic, natural and chemical pest control, with customized service to meet your specific needs. VISIT SITE: https://wekillweeds.com/

CUSTOM WEED & PEST CONTROL
Phoenix AZ 85044
602-956-3844
623-376-7743
info@wekillweeds.com

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Top 5 Pests to Eliminate in Grocery Stores

  1. 1. TOP 5 PESTS TO ELIMINATE IN GROCERY STORES
  2. 2. wekillweeds.com When it comes to the food retail business, few things can ruin your company’s reputation like having a customer spot a pest running across their favorite fresh foods.
  3. 3. wekillweeds.com Grocery stores have the perfect combination of factors for attracting pests.
  4. 4. wekillweeds.com In addition to large quantities of food, pests find tons of hiding places in the warehouse portion of stores.
  5. 5. wekillweeds.com Certain pests are also accidentally brought into the building in boxes of food from infested processing plants.
  6. 6. wekillweeds.com Your grocery store pest control plan must include a combination of prevention and treatment strategies.
  7. 7. wekillweeds.com These must also be implemented year-round, to comply with food safety codes, and create a pleasing environment for your customers.
  8. 8. wekillweeds.com Train your team to watch out for the following 5 pests, and make sure that you know how to safely eliminate each.
  9. 9. COCKROACHES wekillweeds.com
  10. 10. Cockroaches are a huge problem in grocery stores, because they can transfer bacteria to food. wekillweeds.com
  11. 11. They carry Salmonella, E. Coli and Staphylococcus, and can transmit diseases to food through their saliva, droppings, and by bacteria on their feet. wekillweeds.com
  12. 12. Roaches hide in tight places, like behind or even inside of kitchen equipment. They’re small enough to fit in places that are hard to inspect and clean. wekillweeds.com
  13. 13. They are also nocturnal, which means that your crew might not spot them until the damage is extensive. wekillweeds.com
  14. 14. FLIES wekillweeds.com
  15. 15. wekillweeds.com When it comes to the food retail business, few things can ruin your company’s reputation like having a customer spot a pest running across their favorite fresh foods.
  16. 16. wekillweeds.com There are other types of flies that are found in grocery stores, such as drain flies and house flies, that come in from outdoors.
  17. 17. wekillweeds.com Flies can carry the same types of bacteria as cockroaches. Following standard hygiene practices can reduce attractants for flies.
  18. 18. BIRDS wekillweeds.com
  19. 19. wekillweeds.com These flying pests usually stay outside, but they sometimes enter grocery stores through doors that are constantly left open.
  20. 20. wekillweeds.com Even outside, they can pose a risk to your business, since bird droppings potentially harbor disease and look unpleasant to customers.
  21. 21. wekillweeds.com Bird control is best handled before you have a problem - eliminate areas where they may nest. Removing them is sometimes complicated by federal and state laws.
  22. 22. STORED FOOD PESTS wekillweeds.com
  23. 23. wekillweeds.com People often call these pantry pests, and they cover a range of insects such as: Weevils Moths Beetles
  24. 24. wekillweeds.com We can help you identify and correct potential entry points for these pests in your building.
  25. 25. wekillweeds.com Since many of these pests come in with product shipments, your staff must be vigilant about checking for signs of a new infestation.
  26. 26. RODENTS wekillweeds.com
  27. 27. wekillweeds.com These are the most unsavory pests to find in a grocery store - they carry disease and ruin food, and can also lead to major property damage.
  28. 28. wekillweeds.com Rats, mice and other rodents frequently come into stores through holes in the building or doors that are left open.
  29. 29. wekillweeds.com You will need to repair any entry points while also using safe control measures to eliminate these pests, without creating a situation where a customer may find a dead one near the products that you sell.
  30. 30. wekillweeds.com Even with proper precautionary measures, you may still find that some pests find their way into the store.
  31. 31. wekillweeds.com Regularly scheduled pest spraying works with your other strategies to keep your store’s products and building in safe and sanitary condition.
  32. 32. Custom Weed & Pest Control has been in business since 1989, serving the greater Phoenix metro area for both residential and commercial. wekillweeds.com
  33. 33. We offer an affordable weed and pest control package, with customized service to meet your specific needs. wekillweeds.com

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