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26 10, 2018

Are You Making the Grade When it Comes to Documentation?

by Shane McCoy, ACE Documentation has always been an important part of a food-processing facility’s operations, but now the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) mandates documentation be even more organized, detailed and accessible. A food-processing facility’s documentation must produce the following trail of information for auditors and inspectors: Show that a pest management program is [...]

26 09, 2018

Tech Talk: From Rodent Filth to Hospital – Considering Contamination

By Bennett Jordan, PH.D., B.C.E. Food plants, pharmaceutical facilities, schools and health-care facilities are the most sensitive accounts we service. These specialized accounts also bring increased expectations of us, the pest management professional (PMP), from our clients, auditors and regulatory bodies. Our responsibilities go beyond traditional pest management, and we must consider how our actions [...]

20 08, 2018

Tech Talk: Seven Tips for Aerosol Application Safety

By: Dena Berg-Castano, ACE Canned aerosol insecticides are a staple in many pest management programs. The convenience of these ready-to-use products and the ability to apply and get the product into crevices and voids where pests live make them a go-to in the field. In addition to considering the ease of product application, it is [...]

3 08, 2018

Tech Talk: Five Tips for a Successful Bed Bug Heat Treatment

By Jared Woerth As pest management professionals, we are not new to bed bugs. In fact, 99.6 percent of pest professionals have encountered bed bugs in the past year, according to research from NPMA and the University of Kentucky. As we have learned, heat treatments continue to be the most effective method when eliminating bed [...]

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 [...]

12 06, 2018

How to Keep Wasps Away from Your Business

Narrow-waisted, smooth and shiny, brightly-colored, and naturally aggressive, wasps are one of the top pests of the summer. It’s not uncommon to watch as employees and visitors take part in the summer ritual of swatting at and running from these stinging insects. If wasps are becoming a problem at your business, here are a few [...]

25 05, 2018

Tech Talk: The Invasive Turkestan Cockroach

By Christian Wilcox, ACE Dealing with invasive species in our industry has become more and more common. Some of the more notable ones, such red imported fire ants, Africanized honeybees, Asian lady beetles, brown marmorated stink bugs and Formosan subterranean termites, to name a few, have become common, if not even daily, occurrences for us [...]