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Determining the Best Placement for Rodent Devices at Commercial Food Buildings

Rodent devices at food facilities are typically spaced according to the standards of an auditing body, or a company’s standard operating procedures, or because “that’s just the way we’ve always done it.” Indoors, traps are usually 20-40 feet apart and exterior stations are spaced 50 to 100 feet apart. But, have you ever thought aboutContinue reading “Determining the Best Placement for Rodent Devices at Commercial Food Buildings”

Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management

Bed bugs are one of the most labor-intensive pests that pest management professionals (PMPs) tackle. These tiny, cryptic (i.e. well hidden) creatures can get into almost anything inside of human spaces and are keenly adept at spreading by themselves or hitching a ride. Often, digging into the PMP toolbox and utilizing a combination of toolsContinue reading “Non-Chemical Bed Bug Management”

How Humidity Levels Impact the Most Common Pest No One Knows They Have

Psocids are a group of insects containing about 5,500 species that are commonly referred to as barklice and booklice. Despite the fact that psocids do not bite, research performed in the last 20 years has shown that parasitic lice, like head and body lice, actually share a common ancestor with booklice and therefore should beContinue reading “How Humidity Levels Impact the Most Common Pest No One Knows They Have”

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