Rodent Prevention Checklist for Food Establishments

The Rodent Prevention Checklist for Food Establishments helps you pest-proof your premises with checks of exteriors, interiors, garbage areas, and more.

Rodent Prevention Checklist for Food Establishments



EXTERIOR

1. Are grounds properly drained and free of excessive leaks, debris, trash, damaged pallets, equipment or other materials that attract rodents or provide them with shelter?


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2. Are the front, side and rear yards free of burrows and/or rodent droppings?


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3. Are rubber-encased steel fabric sweeps or high-density brushes installed and in good condition on all doors?


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4. Are openings for utilities (A/C refrigerant, natural gas pipes and hoses) sealed with high quality sealants?


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INTERIOR

1. Are all below-sink plumbing lines completely sealed with escutcheon plates?


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2. Is the area where the floor meets the wall free of rodent droppings?


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3. Are interior doors in good condition and free of holes or gaps larger than an eighth inch?


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DRY STORAGE AREA OR CELLAR

1. Is the area free of excessive moisture due to: • Roof leaks • Leaking drains • Leaking pipes or valves • Condensation drips • Broken windows • Broken or damaged skylights


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2. Are food products stored inside rodent-resistant containers on clean, structurally sound shelving or racks?


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3. Is the storage area free of active rodent signs?


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4. Are products stored 6 inches from the floor and not immediately under open windows, unit heaters, vents, stairways and motors?


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GARBAGE AREA (Interior And Exterior)

1. Are the garbage containers in good condition? (No holes or cracks)?


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2. Do you have enough garbage containers with tight-fitting lids to store all of the garbage without it spilling over?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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