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Visit Clark at Best of the West Rib Cook-Off this Weekend!

 

Love Ribs? Well if you do you won't want to miss this event! Make sure to visit our Free photo booth. 

The free Photo Booth Fundraiser will be at the Clark Pest Control Booth at Victorian Square (near the Kid’s Area) in Sparks, Nevada throughout the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off. 

By simply showing up and taking your picture in the free “Photo Booth Fundraiser,” you can help raise money for these medical facilities in Haiti.  A professional photo booth – the kind where you walk in, pose and take away the fun photo strip – will be set up at the event.   For every person that takes their picture in the booth between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th, Clark Pest Control will donate $5 to the Pest Management Pledge campaign.

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Rodent Control - Dirty computers and keyboards are attracting rodents

 

Is your computer keyboard a health hazard? Dirty consoles now attracting rodents

For many, the tiny morsel of food buried beneath the keyboard is an innocuous, albeit unpleasant, hazard of a working lunch.

But the seemingly harmless crumb is now being blamed for a growing health crisis within the workplace.

The Royal Society of Chemistry says mice are leaving droppings in computer keyboards as they search for food crumbs in empty offices at night.

Their claims come amid a rise in anecdotal evidence suggesting mice are becoming an increasing problem.

One London cleaning firm told them: 'A woman worker wondered why 'seeds' were coming out of her computer keyboard when she typed.

'She was mystified because she did not eat food at her desk. An investigation showed them to be mice droppings.'

The RSC claim good office hygiene is as important as domestic cleanliness and are now calling on employers to adopt a clean workstation policy.

They have launched a search for Britain's filthiest computer keyboard in an attempt to highlight the growing problem.

The RSC, which has a clean keyboard, monitor and telephone policy, is this year focusing on science and health in society.

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GMP's - Mike Parker

 

 

Mike Parker is now on deck speaking about GMP's. Mike has been with Clark for 33 years and is truly a professional in the GMP arena. 

Good manufacturing practices (GMP)

Refers to the the practices set by the U.S. Food Drug Administration

  • 1905 the book "The Jungle" exposed unsanitary conditions in the meat industry

  • 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act was enacted

  • 1938 U.S. Food Drug and Cosmetics  act became a Federal Law

  • 1970, to further explain the FDC Act, GMP's were published

GMP's (Clark Standards) Covered

Hand Washing

Cuts and Abrasions

No Jewelry  

Food, tobacco and beverages are not allowed in restricted areas

No gum chewing 

Clean and neat uniforms

hair protection

iPods, MP3 playes and etc. cannot be worn while preforming a service

propped doors allow rodents in 

Head, Eye and ear protection are to worn as required

Lab Jackets are to worn as required 

 

Thanks Mike, great presentation! 

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Monterey County to see fresh efforts against apple moth

 

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND DANIEL STRAIN • DSTRAIN@THECALIFORNIAN.COM • FEBRUARY 27, 2010

But no chemical sprays are expected

California has no plans to spray chemicals in the air to eradicate the light brown apple moth, the state's top pest control official said Friday. The California Department of Food and Agriculture's acting director of pest prevention, Robert Leavitt, said the department is looking at other means to rid the state of the invasive insect. His comments came during a call with reporters to announce the release of the final environmental impact report on the state's moth eradication program.

In late 2007 and early 2008, the CDFA sprayed a substance that mimicked the insect's sex pheromones to keep them from finding mates. The effort caused a firestorm of complaints in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties and the Bay Area.

County residents including Mike Lynberg of Pacific Grove opposed the actions on health grounds. He set up a post office box and Craigslist account to catalog health complaints when the CDFA sprayed Monterey County twice and Santa Cruz County once in 2007.

"Time has made it more clear than ever for me that what they did was a travesty," said Lynberg, who collected hundreds of symptom reports.

In November 2008, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the departments of Pesticide Regulation and PublicHealth released an after-the-fact report on the spray's toxicology. The agencies concluded that while ill effects were unlikely, they couldn't be disproved.

Many are concerned that, with rural spraying still on the table, Monterey County could be at risk from the CDFA's program.

David Dilworth, the head of the organization Helping Our Peninsula's Environment, says that if the agency treats rural areas, the fog might still float to cities.

"There are lots of places in Monterey County that have less than 100 people per square mile right next to highly populated areas," Dilworth said.

But agriculture officials worry the Australian moth could inflict heavy damage on crops.

One of two eradication techniques that Leavitt said were the "preferred alternatives" would involve baiting twist ties with female-attracting scent to overwhelm the moths' mating urges. The other approach would be to release sterile males in infested areas to disrupt the female moth mating cycle. 

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