As a food establishment operator you are required to maintain effective pest control measures in your facility. This includes:
- Preventing the entry of pests.
- Eliminating harborage (shelter) and feeding of pests in and around your facility.
- Routinely inspecting the premises for evidence of pests.
- Using safe and effective methods to eliminate pests if they are found.
Together, these measures are known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a two-part approach that focuses on prevention and control of pests. The goal of IPM is to provide a way to gain the best possible control of pests with the least impact on your staff, customers, and the environment.