Food protection! This presentation shows you the direct correlation between sanitation & pests. EHS specializes in commercial pest management, let us protect your
Food protection! This presentation shows you the direct correlation between sanitation & pests. EHS specializes in commercial pest management, let us protect your brand.
WHY? Is Common Sense. In a commercial food establishments the employees do not understand the importance of sanitation. Management has 101 things on their plate so follow through + training is often difficult in this area.
WHAT Can I As The Client Do??? Part I THREE STEPS : 1) Do Not Leave Food Out Overnight
WHAT Can I As The Client Do??? Part II THREE STEPS continued : 2) Clean, clean, & clean some more - Mops & brooms don’t bend. Get under equipment! 3) Remove as much moisture as possible - Standing water destroys your facility substrate & pests love it!
Found resting on electrical cables under a bar, behind a cooler, about 2ft off the floor
Needless to say these bottles were almost impossible to find
Each bottle contained thousands of fly larva (maggots)
Bottles removed, fly problem resolved!
More Micro-Environments TONS of flies! WHY??? Let’s see what’s under the floor
It is RARELY the visible areas! Maggots become flies!
Sometimes it is an MAJOR undertaking! The picture was taken with a digital camera snake. It is beneath a slab under a commercial kitchen in a hospital. The gap shown ranged from ¼” to 3” high. Millions of Phorid Fly larva/eggs are shown here. Cause? Broken water line.
How important is sanitation? Part I BAD Sanitation GOOD Sanitation
How important is sanitation? Part II BAD Sanitation GOOD Sanitation
Typical Grease Related Concerns Breeding Sites Soda dispenser drain tubes are one of the most attractive known breeding sites.
Soda dispenser drain tubes can collect massive amounts of gelatinous buildup. Not only is good for breeding but is also one of the most horrendous sources of foul odors. Breeding Sites and Odor Causing Buildup Typical Grease Related Concerns Fly Pupa (eggs) Fly Pupa (eggs)
Air Gap Drains Are A Major Breeding Site! How many drains do you see? Most people say two. There are actually 11 drains! Dark-Eyed Fruit Flies + Phorid Flies prefer to fly up & into these tubes & pipes (air-gap drains) to breed. They are a MAJOR infestation point!
Typical Grease Related Concerns These waist-chest high “drains” feed into floor drains by the air-gap hoses & pipes. They are rarely cleaned & are a common fly breeding area. Look at the gunk!
A major Micro-Environment! Part I Moisture is on the floor in every account. Have you ever looked VERY CLOSELY at floor grout? We have! This is the 1 st of three pictures….
A major Micro-Environment! Part II This is the 2 nd of three pictures. Starting to see something?
A major Micro-Environment! Part III This is the 3 rd and final picture. What you see is a true micro-environment. The perfect breeding site for small flies! You can also see the bacterial & mold buildup. What you can’t see DOES hurt you! Newly emerging Phorid Fly
Great biotic potential, egg to adult development in 40-125 days with 30-40 eggs per ootheca (egg capsule)
40 days = poor sanitation, 125 days = good sanitation
Stays VERY close to water.
Research (Bayer ES) shows that behavioral aversion or aberrant feeding occurs with poor sanitation
Roaches avoid insecticide bait gels
Behavior trait is passed on within infestation
Populations grow as there is minimal acceptance to baits
Sanitation & Cultural Practice Consequences:
Accelerated reproduction, provides ample harborage sites, plenty of alternative food sources cause bait rejection, moisture & debris will diminish any pesticide residual & cause bait molding, glue trap monitors will be rendered useless, access to main areas will be hindered or prohibited
Cockroaches & Sanitation
IPM (Integrated Pest Management)- Pests Need,….. Affect 1-3 of these & you will cause population stress with ANY pest. This will force the pest to do something positive toward control i.e explore a glue trap monitor, eat insecticide bait/rodenticide, contact an insecticide treatment/mechanical trap, etc. FACTS COCKROACHES can go without food for 42 days but can only go without water for 12 days. MICE can go without water for 42 days but need 1-2grams of food per day. RATS must have water daily (2oz) but can go without food for 14 days
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