McCloud Services uses an integrated approach to rodent management. Our service specialists inspect the interior and exterior of the facility for potential points of rodent entry, harborage, or conditions that could draw rodents into or near the facility. We work with our clients to identify and correct structural and sanitation issues which could result in rodent populations in the facility. To monitor and protect the facility, there are several tools McCloud Services employs, based on the needs of our client and rodent pressure.
Interior Rodent Management & Control: Multi-Catch traps are in place to monitor for potential rodent activity on either side of all doors and along perimeter walls. Interior inspections will take place with potential conducive conditions documented and recommendations reported. Devices will be inspected, cleaned and findings documented.
Interior Rodent and Device Inspection: Clean, service, and maintain interior rodent control devices; remove pest evidence; and pest proof small holes.
Exterior Rodent Management & Control: Exterior rodent stations are in place along perimeter of facility to monitor for exterior rodent activity. Exterior inspections will take place with potential conducive conditions documented and recommendations reported. Devices will be inspected, cleaned and findings documented.
Exterior Rodent and Device Inspection: Clean, service, and maintain exterior rodent stations; replace monitoring blocks or rodenticide as necessary; and pest proof small entry points.
Dropping Removal: Rodent droppings are removed via vacuum.
Pest Exclusion/Proofing: Inspection for pest entry points and installation of pest exclusion materials such as door sweeps and seal openings in floors and walls.
Insect Light Trap Service: Clean, service, and maintain insect light traps (ILTs).
Insect Light Trap Bulb Replacement: Annual replacement of shatter-proof ILT bulbs.
Insect Light Trap Bulb Recycling: Extinguished ILT bulbs are removed and recycled offsite in accordance with federal regulations.
Small Fly Control: Small fly control service combines bioremediation and insecticide applications to destroy breeding sites and eliminate larvae.
Large Fly Control: Large fly control service combines mechanical and insecticidal control.
Bed Bug Inspection: A thorough initial inspection performed by our trained service specialists. Since bed bugs can often be found in attached areas, we include the inspection of neighboring units in our protocols.
Conventional Bed Bug Treatment: Application of appropriate EPA labeled pesticides by our licensed service specialists to areas of bed bug infestation, including bed frames, wall crevices and baseboards.
Thermal Remediation Bed Bug Treatment: A targeted heat treatment during which the entire treatment area is heated to 120° F or higher. The hot air is circulated using fans, and temperatures are monitored throughout the treatment area(s).
Stored Product Pest Protection: Inspect for stored product pest activity and monitor pheromone trap activity.
Indianmeal Moth Mating Disruption: As a supplement to our Stored Product Pest Protection program, Indianmeal Moth populations are controlled with high concentrations of their sex pheromone, leaving the males confused and unable to find their mate.
Bird Management and Exclusion: We design and implement our bird management and exclusion services to resolve critical issues created by pest birds including pigeons, seagulls and starlings.
Structural Fumigation: Preparing the structure for treatment, application of the fumigant, and monitoring to ensure adequate internal concentrations are present, including the aeration of the fumigant to label mandated levels.
Food, Commodity, and Transport Fumigation: Preparing for treatment, application of the fumigant, and monitoring to ensure adequate internal concentrations are present, including the aeration of the fumigant to label mandated levels.
ULV Treatment: Ultra low volume (also known as “fogging” or “space treatment”) pesticide application is designed to control pests in a given, unoccupied area.
Temperature Modifications: Heat treatments are a non-chemical solution when looking to control stored product insects from within a structure or the equipment inside.
ULV Treatment & National Organic Program Products: Repeated applications of non-residual insecticides to reduce certain types of pests. ULV space treatments may be used in conjunction with other methods to remove inaccessible stages.
Pheromone Mating Disruption Programs: Mating disruption products work by saturating an environment in species specific pheromones to confuse insects and prevent successful mating. Currently, this strategy is available for Indianmeal Moths.
Equipment Inspection: Inspection of equipment, forklifts, scissor lifts, etc.
Vegetation Management: Control of invasive weeds through chemical applications
Rooftop Inspection: Facility’s roof top is inspected for pest entry points, pest harborage (including bird), and conditions that could lead to pest presence.
Drop Ceiling Inspection: Drop ceiling tiles are removed to provide access to void between tiles and ceiling. This void is inspected for pest entry points, pest harborage, and conditions that could lead to pest presence.
Occasional Invader Protection: Exterior perimeter treatment for seasonal insect activity.
Bees and Wasps Management: Whenever possible, the nest will be removed (in the case of structural based honey bee hives) or treated (wasps) to have the greatest impact on bee and wasp hazards on a property.
Mosquito Breeding Management: Treats mosquito breeding sites with an appropriate labeled larvicide. These sites may include: ditches, ponds and other areas where female mosquitoes may lay their eggs. Treatments of vegetation where adult mosquitoes rest is another supplemental treatment option.
Spider Web Removal: Removal of spider webs from facility via vacuums, brushes, and other methods.
Facility Assessment: Operations management will conduct a thorough data review and assessment of the facility, then meet with facility management to discuss concerns and/or changes to the program. Current 3rd party audit standards require a minimum of one facility assessment per year.
Quality Audit: Operations management will conduct a thorough review of your logbook and facility to ensure that the program is implemented properly and in accordance with program specifications.
Pre-Audit Assessment: An inspection of the facilities IPM program prior to 3rd party audit to ensure standards of auditing agency are met.
Business Review: Business and technical review of pest management program results, successes and opportunities.
Sanitation/GMP Inspections with Narrative Report: Detailed facility inspections to determine conditions conducive to pests and ensure related regulatory compliance.
Corrective Action Report: Detailed inspection of your facility with report documenting conditions that increase the potential of pest populations.
Technical Inspection: Detailed inspection of your facility focused on a particular problem conducted by technical staff.
Insect Identification Service: Identification of insects and pest damage by quality photo and or receipt of specimen by our entomologists. In some cases, a photo may not be sufficient for positive identification but when a quick determination is needed, it can be considered.