FACILITY PEST MANAGEMENT ARTICLES

Fumigations Aren’t as Costly as They May Seem

Fumigations Aren’t as Costly as They May Seem

Fumigations are highly specialized treatments that rely on the power of gas formulations in sufficient concentrations to effectively eliminate all life stages of target pests. While fumigations may have a negative connotation for some, many know that they can be very...

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Are You Prepared for an Audit?

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

Food processing facilities are often subject to audits to ensure that they are following proper food safety practices. Preparation for these events is important, which is easier when the audit is scheduled ahead of time. However, they can be unannounced! However, that...

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4 Tips for Keeping Your Facility Rodent Free

4 Tips for Keeping Your Facility Rodent Free

Rodents are recognized as a significant threat to food processing and distribution facilities of all types. It is common to trap an occasional mouse or have feeding in exterior bait stations, but rodent infestations cannot be tolerated in or around good and...

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Organic Facilities and Approved Pesticide Use

Organic Facilities and Approved Pesticide Use

Organic foods continue to gain in popularity; this is why many food companies have found opportunities to develop or promote products that they can market as organic. Many believe that organic products are produced in facilities that are pesticide free, but as organic...

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What You Need to Know About Heat Treatments

What You Need to Know About Heat Treatments

Heat treatments have been around and used since the early 1900’s. It is the process of gradually heating a structure or equipment to temperatures high enough to kill all life stages of insect pests, particularly stored product pests in the food industry. Heat...

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Fogging vs. Fumigation

Fogging vs. Fumigation

Fumigation and fogging are often seen as the same type of pest service. While they’re similar in nature, they have key differences that will affect whether a pest expert like IFC would recommend them for your facility. Both involve the use of an insecticide or...

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