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OPERATIONS

Jordan notes pest management does not need to
be complicated. "Much like food safety in general,
it's all about identifying risks and taking steps to
mitigate them," he says. "If you can keep a tight
control on your sanitation program, repair structural issues before pest problems take hold, maintain an effective incoming goods inspection program and rotate your goods, you may rarely even
see pests in your facility."

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Remote monitoring
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Anna Berry, training manager and entomologist,
McCloud Services, South Elgin, Illinois, notes the best
way for pet food processors to start a pest control plan
is to have a Pest Management Partner (PMP) they can
trust - one that processors can count on to handle the
nuances of the facility, follow the laws, identify concerns
and utilize the most efficient, progressive, and appropriate corrective actions.
"Embracing exclusion as a very effective form of
prevention and control is another essential best practice," Berry says. "Oftentimes, we can eliminate the
risk just by excluding the pests from the facility, so
having a PMP with exclusion capabilities results in a
more effective plan."

"Most pet food
processors these days
should have barcode
pest management
software that facilitates
comprehensive pest
monitoring, deficiency
and corrective action
tracking, and
trend reporting."
Jerry Heath, IFC Pest Control

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Electronic Monitoring (EM) is a rapidly advancing technology that allows pest control professionals to remotely monitor a variety of pests in
and around a facility. Fredericks notes these smart
devices provide real-time pest activity data, which provides a more robust picture of pest activity within a
processing facility.
Berry notes remote monitoring is quickly becoming
accepted as a commercial necessity as clients and industry professionals recognize the many benefits of it,
including increased safety, efficiency, accessibility, humane capture and more. She explains many areas that
processors would like to monitor are regularly inaccessible either due to facility restrictions or safety concerns,
so reducing the number of visits needed to these areas to
check traps is a huge safety win.
"These devices also increase our efficiency. By spending less time checking traps without activity, we can
spend more time inspecting for the source of the problem," Berry says. "For example, we have a very modern
food processing facility that has extensive GMPs in place
before entry in each room. These rooms are incredibly
well-sealed, they rarely have any type of pest issue. But
monitoring is a necessity, and so multi-catch traps were
placed where appropriate in the interior."
Before remote monitoring, McCloud's service specialist would spend a lot of time meeting those GMP
requirements, and even more time gearing up and entering the rooms the traps were located in. Now, he services them monthly for maintenance and only needs to
check when alerted.
Jerry Heath, board-certified entomologist, IFC Pest
Control, Lenexa, Kansas, says an emerging technology
in pest management that is currently getting a lot of
press is remote-reporting rodent devices, similar to the
electronic monitoring. "The concept is to equip rodent
devices with sensors and communication devices that
can immediately report activity," he says. "Immediate
reporting could have value for certain highly-sensitive
areas, and in other situations, there may be a suggestion
of cost and labor savings if traps do not need to be physically checked as often."


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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 - 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 - EQUIPMENT - Key to kibble control
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