Sprague Pest Solutions News

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

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