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Dead Mouse Found in Monster Drink Can

A Washington man is suing the maker of Monster Energy Drinks after finishing a can of the beverage and finding a dead mouse in the bottom.

Vitaliy Sulzhik of Federal Way purchased the drink at a Fred Meyer in Des Moines and noticed it still felt heavy after he had polished off the contents. “Then I looked in the can and I saw the tip of the tail and I vomited everywhere,” he told King 5 News.

Pest control in the food industry is an ongoing challenge, particularly for large food processing plants whose products can become tantalizing food sources for rodents and other pests. A preventive pest control plan is the key to ensuring food safety and preventing contamination.

The best way to prevent lawsuits such as the one Monster is facing is to seek out a pest control company that offers Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services, utilizing a combination of non-chemical pest prevention measures to keep pests and pesticides out of production areas. The IPM approach includes:

  1. Barring pests from entering the facility.
  2. Making the location unattractive to pests.
  3. Controlling pest populations with traps and deterring mechanisms.
  4. Limited or focused material application only when necessary, using the lowest-risk products available.

Contact Eden for a free Washington pest control estimate.

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