Battling Birds

Patricia Hottel, technical director for McCloud contributes to Quality Assurance magazine’s Q&A on pest birds and preventing their presence in food plants.


There is no question that birds in a food facility can be a food safety risk, causing potential product contamination, inspection failure, or even fines or plant closure. But food plant personnel often do have questions related to controlling and preventing bird presence, such as: Why is it important to keep birds away from food facilities? What can be done if a bird gets in? What can plant personnel do to help in the battle against birds?

To get expert answers to these and other questions, we went to the experts: pest management professionals. Following are insights from McCloud Services Technical Director Pat Hottel; McNeely Pest Control President Scott McNeely; and Sprague Pest Solutions Special Services Manager Keith Rowney.

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