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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series of articles that provide a practical approach to various pest control topics.
Food processing plants—large and small—are hard to run on your own. But you don’t have to be alone in the fight against pests.
Consider soliciting help from staff members to help facilitate your facility’s pest management program. After all, more eyes looking out for pests will increase the likelihood of spotting a problem before an infestation sets in. Beyond reporting pest activity, your staff can actually play a role in the pest management program itself once they understand how their day-to-day responsibilities can help support your overall Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This will push your facility even closer to the goal of IPM: Preventing pest activity proactively, rather than reactively, by promoting regular facility maintenance and stringent sanitation to diminish the food, water, and shelter pests need to survive.
To teach staff about pest management and get them on board with your facility’s pest management program, keep the following five steps in mind.