Organizations are not immune to many of the issues that bug homeowners. Your property is home to your business, so don't let uninvited pests make it their home, too. Your facility's uniqueness demands a custom-designed pest management and grounds care program. Since 1950, Clark Pest Control has served businesses throughout California and northwestern Nevada. So we understand the nuanced needs that different industries and spaces represent. We'll work hard to implement the best pest control or grounds care strategies for your particular property.
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As pest management professionals (PMPs), we are asked to assess food handling establishments to help improve their integrated pest management (IPM) programs.
IPM programs are not just about reducing pesticide usage or using low-impact methods to manage pests, they encompass much more. They include paying attention to sanitation, exclusion, cultural and inspection practices that, if ignored, can create conditions conducive to attracting pests.
IPM programs also include a heavy dose of preventive actions to deter pests. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), prevention is the preferred method of pest management. If rodents or cockroaches can’t gain access to a facility, there is less of a chance there will be an issue.
Today’s IPM programs also rely on data analysis to identify key trends that provide vital information on pest activity and threat levels. This data is useful when creating a plan of action to eliminate the pest threat.
When Clark Pest Control technicians and QA specialists inspect a facility for pest activity, they will ask some very important questions to help them get to the root of the pest problem. They’ll ask questions to find out why there might be a higher risk of possible pest activity in a particular facility or in a particular area of that facility.
Five Questions to Improve IPM Program Effectiveness
According to noted industry consultant Dr. Bobby Corrigan, “sanitation is pest control.” When pest-conducive conditions are removed from the scenario, it can go a long way to solving the problem.
For example, no amount of fogging and spraying will solve a small fly problem if the source of the activity is in the drain lines. Clients will end up wasting time and money, and unneeded pesticide treatments will be made. Even in a commercial kitchen where grease is an issue, if standing water was removed and cracks and crevices sealed up, ongoing cockroach infestations can be eliminated.
Through years of experience protecting commercial food processing, storage and service facilities, Clark has learned that pest activity is often a symptom of another problem and the key to finding the root cause and solving the problem is to ask the right questions.
Before any treatment recommendations are made, we first perform a comprehensive risk assessment. An effective IPM program also involves the facility’s staff helping to resolve conducive conditions such as sanitation, structural repairs and maintenance, equipment cleaning, employee training, etc. Otherwise, a facility will continue to put itself at a higher risk of a pest infestation and contaminated products.
Higher risk IPM programs may require a weekly service but when facility staff and pest management professionals work together, IPM programs become more proactive, less reactive, and less costly over the long term, and lead to higher levels of audit compliance and pest-free food products.
If you are looking for a pest management partner that understands your commercial facility and can design and deliver effective pest management and food safety programs, give Clark Pest Control a call at (800) 936-3339.
Clark Pest Control understands how quickly business can grind to a halt when an unwanted rodent, bird, bat, insect or other unsavory creature invades your space. We act quickly to get your business back on track.