In food manufacturing and processing locations most managers opt for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services. IPM Services take a conservative approach to pest control. The various strategies and monitoring involved in an IPM approach require a more time intensive investment.
Cypress Creek Pest Control has AIB Certified Technicians and services locations with SQF,YUM, BRC and other auditing standards that our programs far exceed.
While pesticides can play a key role in IPM programs by their very nature most pesticides pose some risk. They are powerful tools for controlling pests but need to be used carefully and judiciously.
The two overall methods of maintaining food safety are the corrective method – eliminating the undesirable situation when a condition has been discovered; and the preventive method – anticipate undesirable conditions that may occur and take preventative measures.
The process utilizes regular monitoring to determine if and when treatment is needed. Treatments are not made on a pre-determined schedule that is typically uses in traditional pest control services. The individual components of IPM include: inspection, monitoring, assessment, treatment and evaluation. There is also an educational aspect of IPM. It may require retraining employees on sanitary measures, such as: no food outside of break room areas, cleaning product spills immediately, proper storage of raw materials and other measures.
Remedial action does not always include a chemical response. Cypress Creek Pest Control may suggest a range of solutions including:
The objective is a facility free of insect and rodent evidence as well as products free of extraneous materials and bacteria. Our Cypress Creek technicians will provide you with detailed reports of all findings and trends.