Old and New Foes: Creating a Cockroach Management Plan

Outside of the bed bug, there is no other insect that evokes more public disgust than the cockroach. Although cockroaches are known for their fastidious grooming, the structural infesting variety can carry foodborne illness pathogens and are a food safety concern.

Cockroaches contaminate and consume our food and can be responsible for consumer complaints. In addition, and although not a problem specific to food, they can cause allergic responses in humans. The German cockroach is considered the most common trigger for asthmatic reactions in inner city children, causing illness through their secretions and shed skins deposited in infested environments. Some recent reports have hinted that certain foods, containing FDA allowable cockroach fragments, may trigger allergic reactions when consumed.

In the whitepaper “Old and New Foes: Creating a Cockroach Management Plan” McCloud Services discuss common cockroaches with indoor and outdoor preferences, geographic locations and prevention and exclusion methods food facilities should take in proper pest control management. The white paper also discusses common control tools and monitoring devices that can be used for cockroach prevention.

To learn more information about cockroaches and prevention, please download McCloud Services’ white paper here: 

Old and New Foes: Creating a Cockroach Management Plan

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