When is Sanitation Not Pest Management?

Food Manufacturing: When is Sanitation Not Pest Management?

by Patricia Hottel, Technical Director – McCloud Services

Reduction of food, water and shelter is a critical component of food facility pest management programs. The more we can reduce the availability of these basic survival needs, the easier it is to control pests. However, there can be times that the type of cleaning strategies that are used to eliminate food can be detrimental to pest control efforts. This is most commonly found in food facilities when compressed air and power washing is performed. Although these techniques can be useful in moving food debris for clean up, they can also contribute to degradation of structural components and must be managed properly to insure that food debris is not moved to inaccessible areas without further cleaning attention.

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