Sprague Pest Solutions News

An Update on the Pollinator Issue

March

31

2015

Pollinator health has been in the news lately and there are a lot of questions, as well as some erroneous information, being presented. The Sprague Pest Experts are very aware of the important role pollinators play in agriculture production in the Pacific Northwest, Intermountain regions and across the country. Bees, flies, moths and other insects help pollinate crops that in turn help yield the…

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Tags: jeff weier  |  Pollinators  |  Bees  |  spring  |  summer

Don’t Get Your Feathers Ruffled With Nuisance Birds

March

31

2015

The spring pest season is about more than just pests that creep or crawl on the ground; it includes those that fly in and around your facility as well. For commercial facilities with potential nuisance bird issues spring is an important time to take action. With migratory birds returning from their winter hiatus it is critical to prevent them from establishing nesting sites in and around your…

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Tags: bird exclusion  |  birds

Preparing for Quarterly Program Reviews

March

19

2015

The calendar tells us spring is officially arriving this month and that the end of first quarter is upon us. For quality assurance managers the end of the first quarter also means it is time to prepare for the quarterly review with their pest management service provider. Food industry professionals should not dread these reviews like a trip to the principal’s office but rather view them as…

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Tags: 2015  |  Quarterly Review

Preparing For an Early Spring Pest Season

March

19

2015

The milder, above average temperatures the Pacific Northwest is experiencing this year may or may not be a symptom of global warming but one thing is for sure, it has given pests a head start as we roll into spring. The first quarter of 2015 has been a busy one for the Sprague Pest Experts as we partner with clients to prepare for third-party audits, navigate new food safety regulations, and…

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Tags: insect control  |  spring pests