Any food company’s custom tailored pest control management program is not expected to completely eradicate the variegated pests. That’s biologically quixotic. However, food and beverage establishments can manage and control pests to acceptable levels just as they eschew virulent pathogens from the commodity goods that they produce.
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Pesticides do not always have to be used when combating pests. Common sense, good house keeping practices, and preventive maintenance protocols to building infrastructures will generally preclude a lot of pest control problems from even starting.
Like HACCP systems, a viable pest control management program should be constantly modified according to the unique needs of each company.
Remain proactive with your focused efforts while including the experienced counsel of your pest control company. Actively share with them both the responsibility and accountability of your binary pest control management goals and objectives.
Steve Sayer is a 25-year veteran of the beef industry and food safety for S and R Consulting (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) Reach him at email@example.com.