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why seattle food processing facilities need roach control

Having roaches in your food processing facility is unacceptable. Keeping these pests out can be a challenge, but with the assistance of a pest control company like Sprague Pest Solutions, cockroach problems can be addressed quickly and protocols can be put into place to eliminate future roach problems. Why are these pests such a concern for food processing facilities? Here are just a few of the reasons why roaches pose problems in commercial environments.

Roaches spread diseases. Because they frequent sewers, landfills and dumpsters, they pick up germs and diseases on their bodies and will transfer these microbes to food preparation surfaces and onto food directly. Cockroaches have been implicated in the spread of 33 different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli and Salmonella. Cockroaches are also known for spreading different types of parasitic worms and many other human pathogens.

Cockroaches are known for causing allergies and asthma. Sensitive people, including children and the elderly can have allergic reactions or asthma attacks when exposed for a length of time to the feces, saliva or body parts of cockroaches.

Cockroaches can cause you to fail sanitation audits and will make people believe that you have poor sanitation habits in your facility. The stigma attached to a cockroach infestation can ruin your reputation, costing you money and threatening your bottom line.

If you own or manage a food processing facility, you should know that proper pest control is best done in conjunction with an experienced pest control company. At Sprague, we offer commercial pest control services that will not simply take over your problem; we will work with you in a partnership to make sure that your property achieves and maintains a pest-free status. Because we know pest control and you know food processing, it is vital that a partnership be forged to make sure that every aspect of your business is considered while we work towards creating a pest-free environment, free from the conditions that may be attracting pests.

Click here to give us a call today to learn more about our pest control for cockroaches in Colorado, Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City and to schedule your first appointment with one of our experienced representatives.