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2 05, 2016

7 Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

Zika virus, a rare mosquito-borne disease may make its way to the continental United States this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert for people traveling to areas where Zika virus is currently found, like the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. As peak mosquito season approaches, get the [...]

18 04, 2016

5 Cleaning Tips to Keep Flies and Other Pests from Making Your Drains Their Home

Drains that are not cleaned well or maintained properly can become the source of a troubling pest infestation, especially flies and cockroaches, which is a food safety issue and a public health issue, besides affecting customer sales. It’s extremely important to clean drains thoroughly each week. Not only do dirty drains provide a food source [...]

10 03, 2016

Rodents, Food, and Humans – a Deadly Combination

What could really happen if your customer eats food that has been contaminated by rodents? It’s no secret that rodents and food simply do not mix. The sight of a rodent not only deters your customers from returning, but is also attached with major health issues and public safety concerns. The How Rodents are dangerous [...]

21 12, 2015

Keeping Rodents Out This Winter

Rodentologists and other pest experts across the country 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. And, with winter right around the corner, these pests are on their way into your [...]

13 11, 2015

No Fly Zone: Birds Damage Property and Create Real Health Risks

CASE STORY: Believe it or not, the  single, most famous problem ever solved at the Washington Monument involved the removal of pigeon droppings! An abundance of bird droppings were creating an unsightly, unpleasant experience for tourists, costing thousands in frequent chemical cleanup which subsequently led to building corrosion due to the harsh nature of the [...]

1 09, 2015

Rodent Outbreaks Across the Country

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 [...]

15 08, 2015

August Is Fly Month With Copesan

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. If you haven't yet heard the buzz on what works to prevent these pests from spreading illness in your business, kitchen or facility, [...]

30 07, 2015

FDA Rules And Interpretation

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 [...]

25 07, 2015

The Connection Between Food Safety And Pests

There is a trend occurring in the United States, and it has many faces. It may look like the organic section at the local supermarket or it may look like a natural food store. It looks like a new candy bar made from crickets or milk-less cheese products. Everywhere you look specialty foods are a [...]