Food Processing

Food Processing Pest Control Services in Utah

We understand the importance of having a pest free environment.

That’s why we take a proactive and scientific approach to pest management in food processing facilities.

Pests in a food facility can be a nightmare.

Pest control is one of the most cited issues during FDA, USDA, or 3rd party audits. Thorn is here to help make sure you are prepared with expert pest management for food facilities.

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Less Stress

Audits can be stressful and having a well designed and executed pest prevention program is one less thing that you need to worry about.

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More Confidence

Feel good about your pest management program. Feel confident that you have an expert team preventing pests and ready to handle anything that may arise.

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Look Good

We want you to look good as a QA manager. We want to make you look good to auditors, owners, and potential clients. Pest management should be something that makes you look amazing.

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Protect Reputation

Pests can damage your reputation fast. Make sure you have the very pest brand protection with Thorn Pest Solutions.

A focused approach to pest control for food processors:

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Food Processing

You have enough on your plate and shouldn't have to worry about pests.

With Thorn’s proactive pest control services, you can make sure your food plant is and remains pest free. From detailed inspections and documentation to thorough pest control monitoring services, we’ll keep your food plant pest free and ready for any audit.

We are well versed in and can help you make sure your pest management program meets or exceeds any 3rd party auditing standards such as SQF, AIB, PRIMUS, Merieux, BRC, FSSC, NSF, YUM and others.

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Assessment & Risk Based

Every food plant is different and has different pest vulnerable areas and risks. Thorn partners with you and helps identify pest risks and place control devices and monitors in place where they are needed most.

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Audit Ready

Thorn Pest Solutions is experienced in providing pest prevention to food processing facilities. We can help your pest prevention program be ready for any audit.

Our focused services

Detailed Pest Inspections

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Inspection is the most critical component to a good pest prevention program. We are pest and food safety experts that know how to identify pests, pest evidence, conducive conditions and potential risks. All pest inspections and their findings are clearly documented for your records.

Pest Monitoring

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Monitors are an important part of validating your pest prevention program. They are our eyes and ears on the property 24 hours a day. Thorn professionals are not simply “trap checkers”. We analyze the captures so we can see trends and prevent infestations.

Clear Documentation

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Be ready for your next 3rd party audit with our clear documentation. Inspections, monitors, pest sightings, conducive conditions, and treatments are all documented.

Pheromone Traps

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Stored product pests are common pests for food plants. We will identify possible risks and utilize pheromone traps to monitor for pest issues. Thorn professionals are experts at identifying stored product pests and understanding how to get control.

Audit ready to comply with all third-party agencies including GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative)

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Experts in Food Safety

All Thorn professionals are food safety pest management experts.

We work and study hard to be experts in our field. We are one of less than 100 pest management companies that are Food Safety Service Certified by the National Pest Management Association.

Helping to Prevent Pests Before They Enter

We are here to help.

Navigating the FSMA and CGMP’s regarding a proper pest management program can be difficult. Luckily, we can help make it easier for you. We are experts in food safety and we will help you stay compliant as well as protect your food and brand.

Our Food Prevention Programs

Our food prevention programs are designed to help.

  • Assessment and risk based
  • Clear and easy to use reporting
  • Specific pest thresholds that trigger additional actions
  • Always ready for an audit
  • Performed by professionals that know pests and food safety
  • Reduce your stress worrying about pest issues and audits


We provide training to you and your staff on pests and food safety. We can cover:

  • Sanitation
  • Structural deficiencies
  • Storage practices
  • General training on your specific pest prevention program
  • How to report pest activity
  • How to document corrective actions

Treatments and pricing are unique for each food facility.


Pricing varies widely for food facilities. It is difficult to give blanket pricing, but certain things will drive the price up or down. Some of these factors are:

Pricing varies widely for food facilities. It is difficult to give blanket pricing, but certain things will drive the price up or down. Some of these factors are:

  • Size of the facility
  • Products being produced
  • Condition of the facility
  • Pest pressure and past history
  • General sanitation and storage practices
  • Frequency of services

We have food facilities with prices anywhere from $150-$4,500 per month. 

Getting started is easy:

Here’s all it takes:

1. Call, Email, or send an online request

2. A Thorn specialist will perform an on-site assessment and design a custom plan for your specific business and situation.

3. You decide if Thorn is a good fit for your business. No pressure. We are here to help if you need and answer any quesions you may have. Choosing the right pest management company is an important decision.

How can you control pests in the food processing area?

Pest management in the food industry is paramount. Thorn’s proactive pest control services include sanitation, trapping, eliminating harborages, monitoring, vacuuming, baiting, and possibly crack-and-crevice treatments, though pesticides are never applied while food is in production. 

Our experts work closely with your teams and take all precautions to protect food, equipment, and food contact surfaces. Contact us for pricing today.

How are pests and rodents controlled in the food industry?

Our pest control experts are highly skilled when it comes to managing pests in highly regulated food processing centers. We understand pests and their biology, along with Utah’s regulations for food safety. This knowledge is then used to provide a detailed inspection and schedule ongoing programs to ensure that all food plants and facilities meet regulatory expectations.


What pest control device is illegal to use in a food service area?

There are pesticide products that are not labeled for use in food areas, and the pest control experts at Thorn will be able to help you determine which treatment solutions are explicitly safe to be used in your facility. 


Our experts are always happy to answer questions and provide humane, non-toxic recommendations for pest management in a food processing facility.


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