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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 [...]

30 12, 2020

Warehouse Pest Control: Five Things You Need to Know

The warehousing and distribution industries rely on streamlined processes and strong workflows. With a continuous flow of product being received and shipped out, a pest infestation could majorly disrupt your business. Pests commonly found in warehouses include birds, rats, mice, cockroaches and stored product pests. While specific pest prevention strategies may differ between companies, there [...]

30 12, 2020

Tech Talk: Labels – How PMPs Can Make a Molehill Out of a Mountain

By: Mark VanderWerp Pest management has always been a blend of science, technology and art. Technical skills and knowledge are important to outsmart the pests, but if you cannot effectively communicate with clients and package services that customers want to purchase, your business won’t grow. It’s never been easy, but these days there are entirely [...]

1 12, 2020

Tech Talk: So, You’ve Found Scorpions. Now What?

By: Ted Thorp Controlling scorpions can be a frustrating task, particularly if you rely on conventional liquid applications alone. I have had customers over the years tell me that other pest control providers guarantee elimination while only applying chemical controls. Their solution to additional sightings or customer complaints was to apply more of the same [...]

20 11, 2020

Stockroom Practices for Pest Prevention

Towering stacks of inventory. Neglected boxes. Poor stock rotation. These three ingredients make for an unorganized stockroom that puts your store at risk for pest infestations. Cluttered and unorganized stockrooms can complicate inspection efforts and attract rodents, cockroaches and other pests. These pests can carry and transmit diseases that pose a direct health threat to [...]

4 11, 2020

Tips for Preventing a Cockroach Infestation

A cockroach infestation presents health risks to your customers and your employees. Cockroaches can contaminate product, spread diseases and allergens, and reproduce with an extremely high frequency. Their presence also puts your brand at risk, as the sight of a single cockroach can be detrimental to your reputation. The best way to prevent an infestation [...]