Sprague Pest Solutions News

Oregon Towns Top the Sprague Top 10 Stinging Insect List

August

28

2015

The University of Oregon’s mascot – the Oregon Duck – is a pest to visiting teams when it whips the crowd into a frenzy with its sideline antics each fall but there is a more populous pest roaming around the state of Oregon – stinging insects. The Sprague Pest Experts recently released the Pacific Northwest/Inter-Mountain Region’s Top 10 Cities for Stinging Insects…

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Tags: Oregon  |  stinging insects

Birds of the Feather Become a Nuisance Together

August

28

2015

It is a fact that all commercial facilities are susceptible to nuisance bird problems. Sparrows, starlings and pigeons have become accustomed to living in and around human-occupied structures, and most commercial buildings are not designed to deter birds from establishing nesting and roosting sites. The biggest threat posed by birds is contamination of processed food and raw ingredients from…

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Tags: bird control  |  bird deterrents  |  bird exclusion  |  birds

Rodent Season Arrives Early This Year

August

28

2015

The end of summer is rapidly approaching and for Sprague Pest Solution’s commercial clients, especially those in agriculture and food processing, that means the start of a busy harvest season and an uptick in rodent activity. Late summer is traditionally the time of year when rodents start looking for fall and winter harborage locations. However, the dry and warm conditions the Pacific…

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Tags: rodent control  |  rodents  |  rodent  |  rodent problems  |  rodent exclusion  |  rodent management

FSMA Update: Separating Fact and Fiction

August

28

2015

The impending roll out of the specifics for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has created more questions than answers. It has also generated a good deal of inaccurate information that is confusing to food processing industry professionals. We visited with Tim Gallagher, Director of Strategic Accounts for Sprague Pest Solutions and 30 year food industry veteran, to set the record straight on…

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Tags: FSMA  |  food safety modernization act  |  FDA  |  Fact vs Fiction  |  Tim Gallagher  |  Strategic Accounts  |  Food and Drug Administration