Integrated Pest Management
The goals of our Food Safety Pest Management programs are:
- Protect your brand by identifying and mitigating pest related risks to product safety and quality
- always Maintain third party audit readiness .
- Review effectiveness of risk based IPM programs at least 3 times per year to ensure that new risks are identified and proactively addressed.
- Provide on site training and support for all individuals engaged in protecting the quality and safety of your product.
Our Rodent Control program consists of traditional multiple catch devices, Bait stations, and state of the art electronic remote monitoring providing instant notifications on captures. Utilizing this technology, we can spend less time checking nonproductive traps and more time protecting your operation from potential and known risks.
- Multiple Catch Traps can capture up to 15 mice without the use of baits or poisons. These types of devices are the accepted standard within the industry. We can enhance these devices by adding remote monitoring technology that sends alerts when activity is detected allowing us to respond quickly and directly when rodents have entered the facility.
- Bait Stations containing a rodenticide are commonly placed around the exterior of the facility to intercept rodents that may enter your building. These stations are tamper resistant and secured to reduce the risk to non-target animals
- Snap Traps, Glue Traps, and other rodenticides are used on a temporary basis as a response to increased rodent pressure as a method to pinpoint rodent entry points and harborage.
Fumigation Service & Supply is the leader in Food Safety Pest Management. Our unique Dynamic IPM program utilizes the latest technologies and innovations to provide superior protection and risk mitigation for your brand and customers. Our expertise and focus are entirely on food processing, Milling, Pet Food, Dairy, Meat processing, Food distribution centers, Pharmaceutical, Packaging, Import and Export, Grain and Feed.
- Pheromone Trapping uses insect pheromones which are chemical signals that insects use to communicate and locate one another to mate. Using pheromone traps allow you to determine the presence or absence of potentially harmful pest insects.
- Insect Light Traps or ILTs work great for monitoring facilities for any number of flying insects that may enter or infest your facility.
- Mating disruption is a process of using large amounts of sex pheromones to confuse male insects and limit their ability to locate and mate with females. This affects the male's ability to respond to females and causes the male to follow a "false pheromone trail". Since males cannot find females to mate , the overall population is reduced over time reducing the need for foggings.
Monitoring and inspections can show increased insect activity that may need to be corrected by the application of a residual pesticide. If the area in need of treatment requires cleaning prior to application, we can clean the area prior to treatment. If an area is identified as a chronic problem area, preventative use of insecticides may be necessary for control.
Fogging is the use of a pesticide in a ULV or ULD form. ULV and ULD stand for Ultra low Volume and Ultra Low Dosage. These terms refer to the droplet particle sizes generated. The size particles generated vary from 5-50 microns.
Flying insects are most commonly targeted for fogging but other insects such as stored product pests may also be targeted. The fogging particle attaches to the hairs on an insect. Through capillary action the particle , the pesticide wicks into the thinnest part of the exoskeleton at the base of the hair where it enters the insects body causing death.
While fogging is an important tool for Integrated Pest Management, it should not be considered as a long term control option for insect pests. Fogging will only control exposed insects that come in direct contact with the fogged material. Insects in packaging, under plastic, in machinery, etc., will not be affected.
Proper weed management is a food safety issue since it relates to rodent harborage and exterior insect and rodent pressure.
BIRD CONTROL / PREVENTION
There are many different bird prevention methods including bird spikes, bird netting, sensory repellents, trapping devices and avicides. Fumigation Service & Supply recognizes birds as a major threat and has the skills and knowledge to help eliminate bird problems.
All control methods and procedures will follow state regulatory regulations. This includes acquiring the appropriate permits from the DNR before performing said control procedures. Fumigation Service & Supply can obtain the proper permits and help with nuisance wildlife.
BIN / RAILCAR CLEANING
Good sanitation, regular sampling, temperature/air flow management as well as making sure that only sound and dry grain is being placed into bins or railcars are all measures that should be included in a complete program. Bin facilities also play an important role in determining whether grain quality is maintained. Facilities should be inspected regularly for deterioration of any type. Four insecticide treatment options in stored grain include:
- Applying insecticides as an empty-bin spray
- Treating the entire grain mass with a liquid spray or dust (protectants)
- Treating the top of the grain mass (top-dress treatment)
Empty-bin spraying is recommended in grains bins that have difficult areas to clean or if there has been a history of insect problems in those bins. These treatments provide a deterrent to insects that may be attracted to the storage facilities and also provide control of the insects not removed during the cleaning operation.