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28 06, 2019

Tech Talk: Waste-Ed For Food-Processing Facilities: Education on Pest Prevention When Repurposing Food

By Pat Hottel It is estimated that in the U.S., about 40 percent of all food produced is wasted. It makes both environmental and economic sense to find alternative uses for our food wastes to reduce this high percentage. For commercial food facilities, this can include repurposing of certain types of food. Food that is [...]

29 11, 2018

Tech Talk: The Client’s Role at Food Facilities

By Pat Hottel Clients will, and must, play an important role in the success of the pest management program at their food plant. Their assistance is necessary in pest prevention, and it often helps in solving pest problems that occur. Pest prevention starts with proper facility design, and whenever possible, the PMP should be consulted [...]

16 07, 2018

Top 10 Cockroach Prevention Tips

The sight of just one cockroach in your facility, store or restaurant can be enough to damage your brand. Preventing cockroaches from entering your business in the first place is key to preventing an infestation. Following the below tips can help reduce the chance of cockroaches invading your business. Cockroach Prevention Tips: Sanitation and cleaning [...]

11 02, 2015

Common Stored Product Pests In Commercial Establishments

Stored product pests are capable of causing great financial losses once a facility becomes infested. Infestations will cause contamination of product, mold and unpleasant odors, all of which make the food product unfit for human consumption. Additionally, commercial grain buyers will refuse to accept delivery of the product if it is discovered the grain has [...]

4 02, 2015

How Your Business Can Prepare For Indianmeal Moth Infestations

The Indianmeal moth is considered to be the most common pest inhabiting kitchens, food processing plants, restaurants, warehouses and any other location where food products are stored. These moths are often referred to as pantry pests as they feed on all types of grain, cereals, cornmeal, powdered milk, flour, dried fruits, chocolate, nuts and dry pet food. [...]

28 03, 2014

Your Guide To Stored Product Pests

As the manager of a food processing or storage facility, you know that stored product pests can be a serious problem. These pests are known for infesting commercial products and their larvae eat the product as they grow. With the potential of product contamination and failed sanitation audits, stored product pests have the ability to cost you a [...]

19 12, 2013

Pest Management For Organic Facilities

Most people believe that organic products are produced without chemicals, synthetic additives, preservatives and pesticides, but this is misleading and incorrect. Organic products are ones that are created by using ecologically sustainable practices, without the reliance on synthetic chemicals. Organic foods and products are very popular these days and their popularity will only increase in the future. [...]