Sprague Pest Solutions News

FSMA Update: FDA Funding Food Safety Training

February

25

2015

To assist small to medium-size food processors and farm owners meet the training, education and technical assistance requirements of the new standards established under FSMA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced it was teaming up with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to fund training efforts in these critical areas. In a…

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Tags: 2015  |  FDA  |  food processing  |  food processing facilities  |  food processor  |  food safety  |  food safety and modernization act  |  food safety modernization act  |  FSMA

Just the Facts About Rats

February

25

2015

Rats are a prevalent pest in many commercial facilities especially those located in urban areas near bodies of water. The Seattle waterfront, for example, has long-been a haven for rats seeking harborage in the sewers, basements, crawlspaces and under sidewalks that are abundantly available in these areas. These opportunistic, disease-laden pests not only pose a threat to food safety but also to…

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Tags: 2015  |  Commercial facilities  |  commercial rodent control  |  Commercial Rodent Management  |  rats  |  rodents

Breaking the Hearts of Stored Product Pests With Mating Disruption

February

25

2015

It may seem unkind for the Sprague Pest Experts to be endorsing mating disruption so soon after Valentine’s Day but we aren’t in the matchmaking business for pests. We actually want to see our client’s and pests break up for good! Putting a damper on the romance stored product pests have with food processing and storage facilities is a job Sprague Pest Solution’s Jeff Weier…

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Tags: jeff weier  |  mating disruption  |  pantry pests  |  stored product pests

Four Tips For A Better Pest Partnership

February

25

2015

Establishing and maintaining a successful pest management program in a commercial facility requires an open and honest partnership between the client and the pest management professional. Both parties need to be in sync and on the same page to ensure that pests do not become an issue that results in damaging financial, brand or regulatory repercussions. The client’s role in creating a…

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Tags: pest management  |  Tips  |  Partners  |  Sprague