Here’s an unappetizing reality: every day, numerous food-related businesses across the country are closed down by various officials or agencies due to unsanitary conditions and other health hazards, which often include insect and rodent infestations.
If you own or work at a restaurant or any sort of business that deals with food preparation (including a school or nursing home), you probably already realize the importance of a good pest control program. But even for residential settings, insect control is an important issue when it comes to food preparation and protection. You want to ensure that any food you serve to your family is free from any sort of insect-related contamination. And of course you also want to avoid having to waste money by throwing away food that has been invaded by insects.
However, there are special considerations when it comes to pest control in areas where food will be stored or prepared. You need to care careful that you aren’t using toxic chemicals that could be dangerous to people (or pets).
This isn’t a huge challenge, though, as there are many products specifically designed to be safe for kitchens and other food preparation areas. Organic or natural products are often a good choice for this situation.