During National Pest Management Month, McCloud Services encourages public awareness of pests and reminds facilities to pest-proof their buildings this spring.
Premier Food Industry Pest Seminar to Address Key Topics and Trends South Elgin, Ill., February 27, 2013…McCloud Services, a leading pest management company with offices in 10 states, today announced it will host its annual Pest Invasion premier food read more
Interview with Patricia Hottel, technical director, McCloud Services With warmer weather on the horizon, it is important for food manufacturers to put prevention measures in place for warm-weather pests. Food Manufacturing spoke with Patricia Hottel about the steps processors can take to read more
The intent of the audit is to measure and identify what components are working well in the program as well as identify weaknesses. This certainly can provide value to the food facility being audited and the pest management company when well-designed and relevant standards are used.
I have entomologist friends who resist identifying insects based on photos sent to them from a client or service technician. Although I understand their concern that it can be difficult to positively identify an insect based on a picture (quality read more
Bed bugs can hitch a ride on back packs, purses, coats and briefcases into the office, movie theaters, apartments and restaurants.
Today, more and more food facilities and pest control companies are utilizing digital technology to identify pests accurately and efficiently. Patricia Hottel discusses how food processors can use digital technology to take control of their pest problems.
A ticket to doing business in the global market Global standards. Consistent audit schemes. Validated certifications. Across the food supply chain, the concepts are being increasingly discussed, tested, and required. It is a trend that is being reported in articles, read more
This article originally ran in the January/February 2013 issue of Food Manufacturing. Interview with Patricia Hottel, Technical Director, McCloud Services A recent outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park has raised concern about potential rodent infestation and hantavirus outbreaks in manufacturing plants, including read more