Where do pests and diseases come from?
Some crop diseases and pests are native to California, while others originate from other regions of the continent or world. In their native regions, potential pest species are kept under control by predators and other ecosystem processes. However, once introduced to a different region such as the California Central Valley, these pests and diseases may no longer have natural predators or other environmental variables to control their population size. Climate change is aiding these invasions by widening the "invasion niche," or the set of environmental conditions under which pests can successfully invade.
Top pests in hotel and commercial kitchens
Pests are a public health and business risk. They can cause damage to buildings, fittings, furnishings and food products, transmit disease, cause unsightly marks and smells.
They affect customers in several ways, including causing illnesses, irritating bites, bad feeling, which can be expressed in many social media platforms and review sites, and loss of custom.
On this page you can find detailed information on these pests that affect hotels and commercial kitchens:
Pest infestations impart costs to businesses from:
Businesses providing products and services to the public are expected to give pest control a high priority. Hotels and restaurants have a responsibility for protecting public health by preventing contamination of food and transmission of pest-borne diseases inside their premises.
Food safety legislation (in the EU Regulation (EC) 852/2004) mandates that food handling businesses exclude pests and prevent food contamination by taking effective measures.
From https://www.rentokil.com/hospitality/top-pests-in-hotels-and-commercial-kitchens/; accessed August 18, 2017.
Information on Pests in Schools and Their Control
Pests such as insects, rodents, fungi, and weeds can affect the school environment and the people who work and learn there. These pests can cause human health problems, structural damage, and plant damage.
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