FACILITY PEST MANAGEMENT ARTICLES

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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Answering Your Most Asked Questions: Ask the Pest Experts  

Answering Your Most Asked Questions: Ask the Pest Experts  

After being in the pest management industry for over 80 years, there isn’t much our team hasn’t seen or heard. Here are some of the frequently asked questions. What pests are common in the food industry, and why? While there are a variety of pest concerns in the food...

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Top 6 Sanitation Solutions

Top 6 Sanitation Solutions

1. GET YOUR MASTER SANITATION SCHEDULE UPDATED AND FUNCTIONAL Master Sanitation Schedules are fundamental components of sanitation programs. From a pest management perspective Master Sanitation Schedules eliminate pest food and harborage, and cleaning schedules...

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Tips for Audit Preparedness

There was a time when sanitation managers devoted significant time and effort several weeks in advance to prepare for scheduled audits. Preparation for these important events will continue, but demands will increasingly be for 24/7 readiness for unannounced audits –...

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