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Rodent control in the food industry

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Mice and rats can cause significant damage to food processing plants. These rodents regularly become a source of problems in both warehouses and restaurant kitchens. The appearance of these pests entails chaos and violation of sanitary standards, which is absolutely unacceptable in the food industry.

Statistics show that every year rodents destroy food reserves weighing more than 30 million tons. These huge numbers include damaged food of all kinds, from cereals and vegetables to deli meats, since mice and rats are practically omnivores. To prevent food spoilage, it is important to take timely measures to combat these rodents.

How mice and rats cause harm in the food industry

The figures that we present may alarm any reader: just one rodent is capable of absorbing about 20 kilograms of food in a year and infecting more than 200 kilograms of food with its excrement. Despite their small size, these pests cause enormous damage to the food industry. Multiply these numbers by several tens, given how quickly rats and mice reproduce, and it becomes clear how serious the threat can be.

By making simple calculations, we can come to the conclusion that just a few rodents can undo the efforts of harvesting and storing crops. In just a few months, these pests can eat almost a year's worth of grain and cause even more damage. Such losses will not only lead to loss of crops, but will also cause huge financial costs.

If rats take up residence in a warehouse, you may experience the following problems:

  1. Rodents can damage the insulation in refrigerators, which will require complete replacement.
  2. Mice and rats can completely deplete stocks of dairy products, as well as disrupt their storage conditions.
  3. Damage to wires and equipment connections by rodents requires repair.

In addition to the obvious losses, rodents pose a danger due to their diseases. The bodies of rats and mice are inhabited by worms and other parasites that can enter food through rodent excrement. If you own a food processing business, you risk not only losing crops or food, but also putting the health of your employees at risk.

There is clearly a real and serious threat from rodents. It is important to carefully monitor food storage conditions and maintain cleanliness in kitchens and production areas. In case of an unsuccessful encounter with rodents, it is necessary to immediately take measures to destroy them. Below we will talk in detail about the difficulties that may arise when dealing with these pests.

What difficulties await you when fighting rodents in the food industry?

Rodent control involves a variety of methods, including the use of traps, animal baits, and mechanical means such as crushers and stranglers. However, these methods come with their own set of challenges, and using traps can be dangerous in a home with pets who might accidentally get caught in them.

Why traditional rodent control methods, such as traps, are not always effective:

  1. Baits with toxic substances for rats and mice are effective only in a third of cases, and the use of poisons in food industry conditions can be problematic.
  2. Edible traps are ineffective because rodents will still turn to stored food. It is more rational to use special attractants for rodents.
  3. Some rodents, especially urban rats and mice, can avoid common traps and transmit information about danger to other rodents.
  4. Current formulations containing warfarin are not permitted in food processing plants or warehouses.
  5. Mechanical traps can leave remains of the bodies of dead rodents, becoming a source of infection.
  6. Glue traps are considered to be ineffective, especially in large warehouses.

It is important to note that all of these methods provide only temporary effects and rodents may develop resistance to the chemicals. For more effective control, it is recommended to use powerful repellers.

Effective ways to eliminate rats and mice in the food industry

To achieve maximum power and efficiency in rodent control methods, it is recommended to choose equipment from trusted manufacturers. Only repellers purchased from reliable companies will be of high quality and have functionality suitable for the characteristics of your premises.

As noted, various methods, such as chemical traps, poisoning and deratization, are temporary “pills” that only mask the symptoms of the problem without eliminating it for the long term. The most reliable means of fighting mice and rodents is a repeller. This is a long-lasting device that can be used for both emergency and preventive measures.

Rodent repeller from EcoSniper

This unique device is an innovation in the field of rodent control, developed by Russian scientists. It attracts the attention of everyone who faces rodent problems in the food industry due to its outstanding effectiveness. Repellent devices have successfully passed a series of tests, guaranteeing users high-quality protection against rodents.

What is a repeller? This is an ultrasonic device that is absolutely safe for humans and does not harm other animals. Ultrasound waves tuned to a specific frequency stimulate the nervous system of rodents. Frightened animals leave the area covered by the ultrasonic radiation of the device in panic.

The advantages of such ultrasonic repellers include:

  • There is no need to constantly monitor the operation of the device. Just turn on the device in the desired room.
  • A wide selection of repeller models, including large ones for spacious rooms and compact ones for carrying.
  • Economical energy consumption, ensuring maximum efficiency over a long period of time.

Rodent exterminator from EcoSniper

Rats and mice are extremely prolific rodents, and in just a few months, a small group of adults can produce an entire army of offspring. To prevent the reproduction of rodents and eliminate any chance for them to reproduce, it is recommended to purchase an exterminator device.

Advantages of the shredder include:

  1. A special compartment in the design that automatically locks, preventing the rodent from escaping. A hopeless situation for them;
  2. Painless death of rodents inside the device. The process is instantaneous due to the discharge of electric current that strikes the rodent when trying to get inside the trap;
  3. Works without the use of chemicals or toxic substances, making it safe for use in the food industry.

Rodent exterminators are available in a variety of models, ranging from compact devices to industrial devices for large enterprises. They can be mains powered or use rechargeable batteries.

To purchase repellers and exterminators, please contact our managers. They will help you choose the right device and answer all your questions.

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