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Sugar, Spice, and Everything Mice

Ahhh yes, my favorite time of year, fall! The leaves are changing, the temperature is starting to cool down, and pests are trying to wither their way indoors. As the colder months start to approach, it’s important to realize that fall pest control is a must! Although pest control is essential for all seasons of the year, it is very important to prep your food processing facility for the winter.

The key to controlling pests is through prevention, defense, and management measures. It’s important to know the calling signs of each of the categories of pests, so you can determine what products you will need for each. For insects, birds, and rodents, there are many similar calling signs, these include; droppings, visual sightings, eggs/hatchlings, noise, etc. When there is suspicion of pests present in your facility, it is important to do a thorough inspection of both the interior and exterior of the facility to determine the issue.

Nelson-Jameson offers a variety of products to suit your pest control needs. For rodents, consider 
Stick-Em® Rodent Traps, NJ# 202-6010
. These traps are effective and don’t pose the danger to employees of spring traps or uncertainty of box traps. Looking to combat insects? Try a Insect-O-Cutor® Guardian Scatterproof Unit, NJ# 343-6392. Scatterproof units are ideal for use in proximity to open food processing areas as they are USDA and FDA approved.  Aside from this unit, Nelson-Jameson offers other popular items to repel insects, such as light traps. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you are maximizing the most use out of your light trap(s):

  • Use a trap that is best determined for the area it will reside in.
  • Change out your bulbs according to manufacturer recommendations.
  • Shatter protection must be in place where food or packaging may become contaminated from broken glass.
  • Glueboard traps must be changed/replaced once the glue loses its tackiness.

No matter what time of year it is, pest control is something that plants need to be looking at regularly, as different pests are more active in different seasons. In the fall season though, it is primarily important because pests are looking for a place to stay warm during the winter. At Nelson-Jameson, we believe that staying ahead of the game is important to avoid costly shutdowns within food processing environments. Click here for more information regarding how to effectively eliminate pests from your work environment and to avoid these costly shutdowns.

Sources:

Why Fall Pest Control Is So Important. (2014, September 9). American Pest. https://www.americanpest.net/blog/post/why-fall-pest-control-is-so-important#:%7E:text=In%20fall%2C%20bugs%20and%20rodents,pest%20control%20is%20so%20important.&text=They%20can%20stop%20many%20bugs%20before%20they%20even%20get%20to%20your%20home

 

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Targeting Pest Control

Pest Control Products Sale Flyer-2-1Pest control certainly doesn’t top the list of most people’s passions in life. In the food industry though, there is no avoiding the consistent threat to human health and to your operation’s success that pests pose on a relentless, daily basis. This reality motivates us at Nelson-Jameson to be passionate about keeping our customers supplied with the right tools for the right pest control jobs.

We recently mailed out our newest Pest Control Products Sale Flyer featuring an array of products that can help keep you on top of your pest control regiment. You’ll find sales pricing on an array of products including Shat-R-Shield bulbs and Insect-O-Cutor units. Keep an eye out for the flyer in your mailbox or take a look at a PDF version right here. To browse our extended selection of pest control products click here.

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A Pest Request

FlyFor those of you in states buried under several feet of snow, navigating slippery roads, or simply trying to remember what the sun looks like, it may be hard to fathom, but warm weather is around the corner!

Along with picnics, baseball, vacations, and relief from seasonal affective disorder, spring and summer come along with some uninvited guests: a myriad of pests. In all fairness, cockroaches, flies, rodents, etc. are threats to food safety operations all year but with warmer weather food operations often see additional challenges when it comes to managing pests.

A good pest control program takes a good deal of planning and proper maintenance. Before the warmer weather hits, it might not hurt to examine your current program and anticipate the needs for your operation. Where to start though? Well, don’t “wing it.”

The following free sources provide some good, introductory insight into Pest Control in food processing environments:

Pest Control in Food Establishments – FDA
A Pest Control ProgramPurdue University
Sanitation and Pest Control – USDA

Also, consulting with your local inspectors, government resources, and academic extension programs can help you get ready to put your pest control plan/ program to the test. To assist you in developing, implementing, and maintaining you program, Nelson-Jameson has created a Pest Control flyer, highlighting some of our key product offerings. To talk with one of our product specialists about your pest control needs, give us a call at 800-826-8302 or view our website for more information. We’re here to help in all seasons!

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