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Rodentologists and other pest experts across the country now speculate that rat populations are higher now than they have been at any point in the past decade. Rats are not just a nuisance, they are a serious threat to business owners. Just one Norway or roof rat can produce anywhere from 30 to 180 pellets of fecal matter a day and more than an entire gallon of urine a year. If you have 365 rats, that's a gallon of urine a day!
This is a busy time of year for the green bottle fly, the house fly and cluster flies. In fact, it is so busy, August has been unofficially named National Fly Month. I
Occasionally, someone asks about a change in some food safety standard or law. They say they didn’t know about this “new” requirement until an auditor or government inspector told them they were out of compliance. Usually, after some investigation, it’s found the requirement isn’t clearly stated anywhere, meaning it’s another case of differing interpretations of the same requirement. This is compounded by the fact that variations in these regulations can differ from state-to-state, county-to-county, and municipality-to-municipality. For instance, one live cockroach may cause different consequences in one location compared to another nearby location. The same is true for flies, mouse droppings, and other pests and pest evidence.