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This is short presentation highlighting the issues of concern for pest control in retail grocery and foodservice operations.

This is short presentation highlighting the issues of concern for pest control in retail grocery and foodservice operations.

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Retail Foodservice pest control 2012 Retail Foodservice pest control 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Integrated Pest Management •90% •10% •100% PREVENT CONTROL CONTRACT
  • Three Rules  Deny pests access to the establishment  Deny pests food, water, and shelter  Work with a licensed PCO to eliminate pests that do enter
  • Deliveries  Use reputable suppliers  Check deliveries before they enter the establishment  Refuse shipments if you find pests or signs of infestation (egg cases, body parts)
  • Facility Screen windows and vents  Install self-closing devices, door sweeps, and air curtains on doors  Keep exterior openings closed tightly  Fill holes around pipes  Cover drains with grates  Seal cracks in floors, walls, and around equipment 
  • Denying Food and Shelter Dispose of garbage quickly  Clean up spills around containers immediately  Keep containers clean and tightly covered  Store recyclables properly  Keep containers as far away from the building as regulations allow 
  • Denying Food and Shelter Store food away from walls and at least 6” (15 cm) off the floor  Rotate products so pests cannot settle and breed  Clean the establishment thoroughly  Clean up food spills immediately  Clean break rooms after use  Keep cleaning tools and supplies clean and dry 
  • Identifying Pests: Cockroaches  Cockroaches:  Carry bacteria, viruses, and parasite eggs  Live and breed in places that are: ○ Dark ○ Moist ○ Hard-to-clean  If you see them in daylight, you may have a major infestation
  • Identifying Pests: Cockroaches  Signs of a cockroach infestation include:  A strong oily odor  Droppings similar to grains of pepper  Capsule shaped egg cases ○ Brown, dark red, or black ○ Leathery, smooth, or shiny Illustration courtesy of Orkin Commercial
  • Identifying Pests: Rodents  Signs of a rodent infestation include:  Signs of gnawing  Droppings ○ Shiny and black (fresh) ○ Gray (old)  Tracks  Nesting materials ○ Paper, cloth, hair, feathers or grass  Holes ○ In quiet places ○ Near food and water ○ Next to buildings Illustration courtesy of Orkin Commercial
  • How to choose a PCO  Choosing a Pest Control Operator  Talk to other foodservice managers  Make sure the PCO is licensed or certified  Ask the PCO if they belong to any professional organizations  Ask for proof of insurance  Weigh all factors, not just price
  • Pest Control Operator (PCO)  Help you develop an integrated approach to pest management  Stay up-to-date on new equipment and products  Provide prompt service to address problems as they occur  Keep records