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Industries most likely to be affected by pests during a heatwave

Jul 28 in Pests

Industries most likely to be affected by pests during a heatwave

Industries most likely to be affected by pests during a heatwave are those that produce or store food and beverages. Be this manufacturing or retail. Pests such as wasps, flies and ants can be a big problem. Rats and mice can also be a problem.

Industries most likely to be affected by pests during a heatwave

As wasp numbers increase over the summer restaurant and pub customers can be accosted by large numbers of wasps. Takeaways, bars, shops and supermarkets can also be affected. Wasps can quickly become aggressive and can sting a person multiple times, unlike bees. 

In warm weather and in heatwaves ants will be seen in larger numbers entering kitchens foraging for food of a sweet nature. Once they find a source more ants will return.

Flies can multiply rapidly in such hot weather as a heatwave and can become a very large problem very quickly. Food refuse and waste areas can see lots of flies invading the area if prevention measures are not taken. This involves ensuring that bins are fully sealed and that no waste is left out for them to feed on.

Rodents such as rats and mice are generally less active or noticed in summer months however some times if a supply of food, and water for rats, is readily available without them risking exposure to predators then there numbers can increase. Again food and drink waste or badly stored ingredients can lead to feeding.

Rodents can also bring fleas and other insects with them. It is always recommended that businesses involved in food production have a form of pest control contract in place. PESTUK can provide free quotations for this upon request.

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