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27 07, 2021

Tech Talk: Top 10 Pest Vulnerable Zones in Liquid Food-Processing Plants

By: Pat Hottel, B.C.E. One way to characterize the types of pests that are likely to infest a food-processing facility is by the products produced. In this article we will cover the most common pests and most vulnerable locations for those pests in wet-processing plants. Examples of wet-processing plants include those that produce beverages, canned [...]

24 06, 2021

Tech Talk: Trapped! Choosing the Correct Interior Insect Monitoring Trap

By: Anna Berry, B.C.E. When a client reports seeing insects in their facility, or if the facility is at risk for insects, one of our first steps is to place insect monitoring traps. These traps, when used appropriately, can give us much information about the insects that are present: the species, the area they’re in, [...]

21 05, 2021

Tech Talk: Documentation and Communication: Imperative to Success

By: Bryan Ingold Communication and thorough documentation are at the core of a successful pest management program. A lack of communication between service teams and site management, and insufficient documentation, can be a cause of heartburn for our clients, especially at the corporate level. However, there is often a challenge in the pest management industry [...]

23 03, 2021

Tech Talk: Top 10 Pest Vulnerable Zones of Food Distribution Centers and Warehouses

By: Patricia Hottel, B.C.E. All pests will have certain environmental preferences and survival needs. When the right conditions are met, pests thrive. Sanitation, employee practices, facility processes and structural/equipment design can either hinder or help pest survival. In fact, not all areas within a facility will meet the needs of the pest equally and certain [...]

16 02, 2021

Tech Talk: What I Learned While Training During a Pandemic

By: Caroline Kirby, ACE Innovation defined our industry during 2020. In all aspects of our profession, we needed to examine prior processes and procedures and adapt to the challenges that faced us. As essential workers, our industry was tasked with figuring out how to operate safely in unprecedented times. As a training coordinator, I was [...]