Retail Foodservice pest control 2012


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Retail Foodservice pest control 2012

  1. 1. Integrated Pest Management
  2. 2. Integrated Pest Management •90% •10% •100% PREVENT CONTROL CONTRACT
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. 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 
  6. 6. 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 
  7. 7. 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 
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
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