Agriculture

Protect Your Crops

The safe growing, production and storage of high-end agriculture crops is essential to feeding consumers not only in the United States but around the world. Protecting crops from harmful pests as they make their journey from farm-to-table is a job Sprague takes seriously and is well-positioned to deliver on.
Industries

Keep your Organic Certification

Running an organic-certified food operation doesn’t mean pests have to come with the territory. Let us arm you with rigorous prevention strategies, thorough documentation and, if needed, carefully targeted treatments that keep your certification in good standing.

We use a system of ongoing, fastidious communication and record-keeping – all to ensure your pest solutions stay compliant with the USDA’s National Organic Program standards. Our team receives specific training for pest control in organic food environments, and when a clever strategy is in order, we bring the creative energy needed to protect your inventory.

Our Approach

Rigorous, Thorough, Meticulous

Strategic Prevention

Reactive programs leave the door open to risk. We prevent complicated pest issues and partner with you to protect your business from potential threats.

Documentation

If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. Our reports include detailed inspection results and analysis of conditions or activity that could impact your program.

Smart Selection

We reserve the right to select the best possible products and services available. It’s one of the advantages of being a service company, not a product company.

Communication

We start with real people having real conversations. Then back it up with versatile communication systems to give information when and how you want it.

Standards-Based

Our reputation has been built on consistently performing to the toughest standards in food safety, third party audits, customer requirements, federal agency and local government.

Sprague Solutions

Baits

Baits eliminate insect activity and reduce rodent pressure. Non-toxic baits can help us monitor rodent activity and be useful in sensitive situations.

Biological Control

We often use biological growth regulators to prevent populations from multiplying. In special situations, parasitic wasps may be used to prey on problematic insects.

Exclusion

This one sounds like a no-brainer, but trust the experts to do it right. Let us seal, screen, net and caulk potential pest entry points to keep them out of your place of business.

Fumigation

When it comes to fumigation, experience matters. Trust Sprague for railcar, container, warehouse, processing, flour mill, seed and grain storage fumigation services. We can fumigate on our site, or yours. And we’ll do it right, to minimize its impact on the environment.

Fumigation Alternatives

Did you know you can reduce your reliance on gas fumigants and achieve equal or better results? Mass trapping, mating disruption and heat treatments all deliver good results without the environmental impact of traditional fumigations. A special combination of carbon dioxide, heat and phosphine can dramatically reduce the amount of gas required to deliver an effective treatment. Ask us about your options.

Insecticides

Combined with longer-lasting prevention techniques, targeted insecticide treatments provide immediate relief for a wide range of ants, cockroaches, flies, spiders, stored food pests and wood destroying organisms.

Insect Light Traps

ILTs are an efficient, non-chemical means to control adult flies. Providing 24-hour protection, they capture flies and prevent contamination of otherwise safe food and environments. Regular cleaning, glue board and annual lamp replacement ensure optimal year-round performance.

Light Repair

Sometimes, a minor repair is all it takes prevent a pest infestation. Make sure it’s done right by calling the Sprague team to correctly seal, screen or caulk potential pest entry points to keep them out of your business.

Mating Disruption

Prevent seasonal spikes in moth activity with this intensive pheromone trapping service. Aggressive lure placement and monitoring reduces the need for pesticides and diminishes stored product moth populations. Ideal for seed production, shell nut growers, grain storage, raw agricultural commodities and certified organic operations.

Pest Prevention

Sometimes it’s as simple as eliminating food, water or shelter to prevent pest activity. Sprague has a detailed understanding of pest biology, experience and creativity, so trust our team to work with you to stop pests before they jeopardize health, safety and property.

Pheromone Monitoring

This is an excellent way to monitor for stored product pests. Our experts study trapped insects for early signs that a new pest has been introduced, and where in the facility they’ve been spotted. We’ll then analyze and observe trends to anticipate and prevent seasonal increases and measure treatment effectiveness.

 

Products

At Sprague, we pride ourselves on offering the very best, proven choices available on today’s market. We’re not a manufacturer or product-focused company, so count on us to recommend only the most effective, efficient and field-proven insect light traps, fly traps and other pest control products.

Sanitation Audits

Audits for restaurants, food processors, and others; to evaluate areas that may need sanitation cleaning such as potential food and water sources for various pests.

Third Party Consulting

Having an expert opinion is critical when food safety, money, customers and your reputation is on the line. For pest prevention across a wide range of industries, Sprague’s got it covered.

Trapping

Trapping is a highly effective method for getting rid of rodents and insects. With a keen understanding of pest behavior and biology, our Sprague specialists rely on an arsenal of traps to monitor or eliminate pest activity.

ULV Treatments

This option allows for the use of non-residual insecticides by means of a ULV generator. Sometimes called “fogging”, the treatment is effective on exposed insects. Insect growth regulators are often applied in this manner.

Case Studies

We’re more than a pest control company. We protect your brand, your customers, your employees and the environment in which you do business.
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What Our Clients Say

  • Thank you, Sprague for helping us pass our organic audit! You gave us great notes and we were able to improve our standards.
    Joanne, Food Production Facility Manager
    Portland, OR