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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 [...]

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 [...]

9 07, 2018

Tips to Protect Your Store Against Pests

Cluttered stock rooms are ideal for rodents and cockroaches. Well-planned and organized backrooms make it easy for your pest management provider to inspect for and prevent pests. You’ve hired a pest management provider, and have established a regular plan for pest control service at your store. But, there’s more to keeping your store [...]

1 03, 2017

Tech Talk – Documenting Conducive Conditions

By David Moore, BCE The bar for the pest management industry is constantly being pushed higher and higher, and documentation is one of those areas where there is little room for error. The conditions we report to our clients are scrutinized and hold both us and them accountable for what we document. This is especially [...]

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 [...]

31 08, 2012

Where Do Pests Come From?

By Matt Frye To view this article as it appeared in PCT magazine, please click here. Pest management in the 21st century is based on the premise that unwanted organisms can be excluded or eliminated from our living and working spaces. Pests, like all living organisms, require food, water and shelter to survive. Remove those conditions, [...]

30 04, 2012

The Importance of German Cockroach Baiting

By Dr. Kathy Heinsohn To view this article as it appeared in PCT magazine, please click here. We seldom hear of German cockroach infestations as much as we did in the past. Bed bugs have pretty much stolen the pest management headlines! However, commercial kitchens and inner-city apartment dwellings continue to suffer from large German cockroach infestations. In [...]