Sprague Pest Solutions News

The Heat Is On: Why Do Pest Thrive In the Summer?

July

31

2015

When the heat gets turned up, as is this case this summer across much of the Pacific Northwest and Mountain states, insect and wildlife pests get their game on. The trio of a warmer than usual winter and spring, low moisture levels and summer heat is creating rising insect pressure across the region. Sprague Pest Expert Lance Gray, manager of our Eugene, Oregon service center, says due to the…

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Tags: summer pests  |  Lance Gray  |  Fly activity  |  Pacific Northwest  |  Mountain states  |  Eugene  |  Oregon  |  Fly management  |  good sanitation

Managing Stinging Insects In Commercial Facilities

July

30

2015

Yellow jackets, paper wasps, honey bees, carpenter bees, and bald faced hornets are some of the stinging insects that might make an unwelcome appearance in and around commercial facilities. While some stinging insects are beneficial to our environment, others pose a threat to employees, customers and vendors. According to the National Pest Management Association, stinging insects send more than…

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Documenting the Top 10 Audit Infractions

July

30

2015

Passing a third-party audit is the most important item on a food processing facility’s checklist. If the facility fails an audit it can mean production shut downs, possible product recalls, fines and citations, damage to the brand, and lost revenue. What are the missteps that cause facilities to be written up or fail an audit? The British Retail Consortium (BRC), a food safety and quality…

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Tags: audits  |  BRC  |  audit infractions  |  top ten infractions

Creating A Food Safety Culture

July

30

2015

Changing the culture of an organization is never easy regardless of its size. From 10 person outfits to those with thousands of employees spanning the globe, change is never easy. When it comes to changing hearts and minds as it relates to food safety the task isn’t any easier but the level of urgency to do so is. Changes created by the Food Safety Modernization Act and Global Food Safety…

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Tags: food processing  |  food processing facilities  |  food safety