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ServSafe™ Exam Prep & Study Guide          AtTheInstitute.com
12. Integrated Pest Management        AtTheInstitute.com
Section Goals• Understand and explain the rules of an integrated  pest management program (IPM).• Know some guidelines to ...
Definitions• PCO – A Pest Control Operator (licenced  exterminator.)• IPM – (Integrated Pest Management.) A two part  syst...
Rules of an IPM ProgramAn IPM program seeks to prevent pests from entering an  operation and to control those that do ente...
Keeping Pests Out of Your Operation  Pests can enter the building inside deliveries or through    openings in the building...
Keeping Pests Out of Your Operation              (cont’d)  Note: Rodents can burrow into buildings. Mice can   squeeze thr...
Deny Pests Food & ShelterPests are attracted to damp, dark and dirty places. A clean  operation offers little access to fo...
Hiring a PCOAlthough you can take many of the steps to  control pests in your operation, most  commercial control measures...
Identifying Pests: CockroachesCheck for the following signs:• Strong, oily odor.• Droppings that look like grains of black...
Identifying Pests: RodentsCheck for the following signs:• Gnaw marks.• Droppings: Fresh droppings are shiny and  black, ol...
Using PesticidesPesticides should be chosen and applied by your  PCO. To prepare for pesticide application, use  the follo...
Storing PesticidesPesticides should be disposed of by your PCO. If you  must store pesticides onsite follow these  guideli...
ServSafe Essentials    ISBN: 0135026520      http://nraef.orghttp://www.servsafe.com
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  1. 1. ServSafe™ Exam Prep & Study Guide AtTheInstitute.com
  2. 2. 12. Integrated Pest Management AtTheInstitute.com
  3. 3. Section Goals• Understand and explain the rules of an integrated pest management program (IPM).• Know some guidelines to follow when hiring a Pest Control Operator (PCO).• Be able to identify the signs of pest infestation.• Understand and explain the rules for safe pesticide use, storage and disposal.
  4. 4. Definitions• PCO – A Pest Control Operator (licenced exterminator.)• IPM – (Integrated Pest Management.) A two part system for preventing and controlling pests in an operation.• Material Safety Data Sheets– MSDS identify the hazards of using a chemical and give directions for safe use and handling.
  5. 5. Rules of an IPM ProgramAn IPM program seeks to prevent pests from entering an operation and to control those that do enter the operation. There are three basic rules to follow:• Deny pests access to the establishment.• Deny pests food, water and a hiding (or nesting) place.• Work with a licensed PCO to eliminate pests that do enter the operation.
  6. 6. Keeping Pests Out of Your Operation Pests can enter the building inside deliveries or through openings in the building. To prevent pests from entering your operation: • Use approved suppliers and check all deliveries for signs of pest infestation. Reject any deliver in which you find pests or signs of pests. • Screen all windows and vents with at least 16 mesh per square inch, screening. Keep doors closed and install air curtains around doors. • Keep other openings such as drive-thru windows, closed when not in use.
  7. 7. Keeping Pests Out of Your Operation (cont’d) Note: Rodents can burrow into buildings. Mice can squeeze through opening the size of a nickel. Rats can pass through openings the size of a half dollar coin. • Use concrete to fill holes around pipes entering the building. • Cover floor drains with hinged grates. • Seal all cracks in floors and walls.
  8. 8. Deny Pests Food & ShelterPests are attracted to damp, dark and dirty places. A clean operation offers little access to food and shelter. Besides sticking to your Master Cleaning Schedule, follow these guidelines:• Throw out garbage quickly, correctly and frequently using cleaned, lined containers.• Store food and supplies properly using the FIFO method. Consider refrigerating foods pests are especially attracted to like nuts, cocoa and powdered milk.• Keep the facility and equipment clean and properly empty and store buckets and mops.
  9. 9. Hiring a PCOAlthough you can take many of the steps to control pests in your operation, most commercial control measures (such as applying pesticides) must be carried out by a PCO. Use the same care in hiring a PCO as with any other professional. Check references, licenses and professional memberships. Also make sure you understand the extent of your pest control problems and needs and what must be done to control any problems.
  10. 10. Identifying Pests: CockroachesCheck for the following signs:• Strong, oily odor.• Droppings that look like grains of black pepper.• The presence of capsule shaped egg casings that are brown, black or dark red.
  11. 11. Identifying Pests: RodentsCheck for the following signs:• Gnaw marks.• Droppings: Fresh droppings are shiny and black, older droppings are gray.• Urine stains: Requires a black (UV) light to see.• Nests: Look for scraps of paper, hair and feathers or grass.• Holes: Rats nest in holes in quiet places.
  12. 12. Using PesticidesPesticides should be chosen and applied by your PCO. To prepare for pesticide application, use the following guidelines:• Prepare the area by removing all food and movable equipment.• Equipment that cannot be removed should be covered.• Wash, rinse and sanitize food contact surfaces after application of pesticides.
  13. 13. Storing PesticidesPesticides should be disposed of by your PCO. If you must store pesticides onsite follow these guidelines:• Keep pesticides in their original containers.• Keep them in a secure location away from food and equipment used to prepare food.• Keep a copy of each pesticide’s MSDS.• Dispose of pesticides using manufacturers guidelines and any applicable local requirements.
  14. 14. ServSafe Essentials ISBN: 0135026520 http://nraef.orghttp://www.servsafe.com
  15. 15. AtTheInstitute.comfeedback@AtTheInstitute.com

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