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OPERATIONS

21st

century pest control
The latest technological advancements helping pet
food operators better manage pest control.
By Keith Loria | petfoodprocessing@sosland.com

O

One of the biggest and most exciting trends in the pest
management industry today is embracing progressive
technologies. Changes in FSMA, accessible technologies, lower thresholds and sophisticated clients have all
forced the pest management industry to really explore
and develop various innovations.
"The pest management industry is embracing the
food safety mindset better now than in the past and
building more robust programs as a result," says Bennett
Jordan, director, technical support and regulatory compliance, Copesan, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
Some of the greatest advancements in pest management technology over the past 15 to 20 years have been
in the realm of monitoring with advancements in pheromone traps, and especially barcode software programs
for comprehensive pest data management.
"The essence of monitoring is the analysis of data and
gaining insights on trends, hotspots of activity and root
causes," says Billie Johnson, Ph.D., food safety/regulatory compliance manager, BHJ North America, Omaha,
Nebraska. "It still takes a professional to interpret the
data, but the reporting and mapping capabilities of the
programs have been tremendous."
Another huge innovation over the same time span is
widespread use of insect growth regulators (IGRs). IGR

usage was adopted in parallel with the software development and the value of IGRs may not have been realized
without monitoring data to show their efficacy.

Best practices
Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist and vice president, technical and regulatory affairs, National Pest
Management Association (NPMA), Fairfax, Virginia,
says there are plenty of things processors should do to
help control pests.
Among them are ensuring the facility has adequate
waste management systems inside and outside; stores
garbage in sealed containers at all times and disposes of
it on a regular basis; seals all pest entry points around
pipes, the foundation and loading docks, as well as any
cracks or crevices in the structure with an appropriate
sealant; and addresses any areas conducive to pest activity, such as clutter or debris, open trash, standing water
and overgrown vegetation.
"The best method of pest control in food processing facilities continues to be the Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) process, whereby facility managers
work with their pest control professional partners to inspect, identify, recommend, treat, and evaluate pest hot
spots to prevent infestations," Fredericks says.

Proper management
of waste, clutter and
debris both inside
and outside a processing facility can
help control pests.
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Contents
OFF THE LEASH - Dearth of data
TRENDS - Pets vs. planet
PLANT PROFILE - Recognized as Champions
FOOD SAFETY - Plan, test, improve, repeat
REGULATORY - Building on success
INGREDIENTS - Balanced benefits
FORMULATION - Understanding palatability
EQUIPMENT - Eye on dry
EQUIPMENT - Key to kibble control
OPERATIONS - 21st century pest control
PACKAGING - The singles scene
BEST IN SHOW
PATENTS TO PONDER
EVENTS
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
AD INDEX
SIT, STAY, READ
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - Contents
PET Food Processing - March 2020 - OFF THE LEASH - Dearth of data
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - TRENDS - Pets vs. planet
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - REGULATORY - Building on success
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - INGREDIENTS - Balanced benefits
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - FORMULATION - Understanding palatability
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - EQUIPMENT - Eye on dry
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - EQUIPMENT - Key to kibble control
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - OPERATIONS - 21st century pest control
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - PACKAGING - The singles scene
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - BEST IN SHOW
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PET Food Processing - March 2020 - EVENTS
PET Food Processing - March 2020 - CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
PET Food Processing - March 2020 - AD INDEX
PET Food Processing - March 2020 - SIT, STAY, READ
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