DEFINITION OF PESTS

 

  • Pests are unwanted animals or insects which depend wholly or in part on human food for their nutrition.

 

THEY ARE PEST BECAUSE:

 

  • They are a nuisance to humans
  • Cause distress to the general public,
  • Lead to food wastage
  • Cause structural damage,
  • They spread diseases

 

 

FOUR MAIN PEST CLASSES

  • Rodents : rats / mice
  • Crawling Insects : cockroaches, ants
  • Flying insects : flies, wasps, bees
  • Commodity insect : booklice, mites, various moths, beetles and weevils

 

COMMON FOOD PESTS

 

  • Rodents
  • Cockroaches
  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Moths
  • Birds
  • Beetles and Weevils
  • Stay cats and dogs

 

REASON WHY PEST CONTROL

 

  • Prevent contamination
  • Prevent wastage
  • Reduce risk of product recall
  • Prevent physical contamination
  • Prevent damage to equipment and premises
  • Comply with regulations and requirements
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