QSRMAGAZINE - AVRIL 2020 - The Importance of Restaurant Pest Control During COVID-19. For good reason, pest control providers have been deemed essential by the Department of Homeland Security and can operate during this ever-evolving time.
What you may not realize, however, is why pest control is so essential, especially in light of COVID-19. Just because a restaurant is closed, doesn’t mean it’s still vacant. In fact, it may be more susceptible to pest infestations as decreased traffic allows pest hot spots to go undisturbed and unmonitored. Plus, with the abrupt closing of establishments, it’s likely that critical cleaning and sanitation steps were overlooked. This is a dangerous combination, since unkempt restaurants can attract rats, mice and German cockroaches, especially as they search for new food sources. With the closure of restaurants comes a decrease in trash, a sought-after home for many pests.
Additionally, any pests that already existed within your restaurant’s walls may become more active without daily occupancy. JAMAICA OBSERVER 04/02/21 Pest Control: That's What You Are Going To Do. Regardless of the size of a food business establishment, pest control must be incorporated and more than a hit-or-miss function.
We have established that pest control is a prerequisite for food safety. Pest control seeks to eliminate or control the population of those creatures that are classified as pests. Whether your food business is a community shop or supermarket chain, a corner shop or a restaurant franchise, pest control is important; in this case, size does not matter. Pest control strategies must be developed into a programme which aims to prevent the introduction of pests on the premises and to manage said premises in such a way that it prevents the harbouring of these unwanted creatures.
While bigger establishments tend to have pest control systems in place, smaller establishments, more often than not, have not invested in such systems. Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University - 1997 - Thèse en ligne: Effect of insect growth inhibitors on the food consumption and growth of insect pests. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - JUNE 2019 - Pest Management in the Food Industry: How Far Have We Come? PEST MANAGEMENT | June/July 2019 By Richard Kammerling It has been more than 75 years since dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) was developed as the first modern synthetic insecticide.
Initially used by the military during World War II for combating disease, DDT was widely used in the U.S. on livestock, in housing authorities and institutions, as an additive for dry-cleaning clothes, as an aerial spray for mosquitoes, and for use in the home and garden. One study by the Office of Scientific Research and Development in 1947 even recommended sacks of grain be impregnated with DDT to protect stored cereals from insect infestation: A 1 percent DDT solution provided adequate protection and a 5 percent formulation provided a high degree of prevention.
DDT has been recognized as one of the 100 greatest discoveries of the 20th century. Silent Spring, a 1962 book by Rachel Carson, highlighted the persistence of DDT and how its continuing overuse was literally poisoning the environment. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH 22/08/18 A systematic review of human pathogens carried by the housefly (Musca domestica L.) J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 Apr; 11(4): DC04–DC07. Bacterial Contamination of Adult House Flies (Musca domestica) and Sensitivity of these Bacteria to Various Antibiotics, Captured from Hamadan City, Iran. Journal of Stored Products Research 09/10/12 Control of stored product pests by ionizing radiation. FOOD QUALITY - MARCH 2012 - Sanitation Measures for Food Processing Facility Pest Management. ECOLAB via YOUTUBE 19/06/17 Food Safety Matters Webinar, June 2017 - Large Flies. BIHAREAN BIOLOGIST 9 (1): 59-62 2015 An introductory study of storage insect pests in Iran.
ARMED FORCES PEST MANAGEMENT BOARD - NOV 2015 - Stored-product pest monitoring methods. CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH - OCT 2015 - Pest control procedures in the food industry. MD WEAVER CORPORATION - 2015 - Integrated pest management in food service and restaurants. I.J.S.N., VOL.4 (4) 2013: 646-650 A STUDY OF INSECT PEST INFESTATIONS ON STORED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN THE NORTH EASTERN NIGERIA.
INSECTS - 2015 - Insect Pests and Integrated Pest Management in Museums, Libraries and Historic Buildings. 2.1.
Insect Pests on Wood Different types of wood are stored in museums and can be infested by species of beetles feeding on structural timber, furniture, wooden floors, material used for displays, firewood, wooden pallets or other wooden objects. Most species prefer fresh softwood of high sapwood content rich in nutrients and also prefer high wood moisture. The wood being infested can vary between the species, which can help in the identification and prevention. The most commune wood pest is probably the furniture beetle/woodworm (Anobium punctatum), or at least it was until heating was installed in most buildings.
Wood feeding weevils are only found on very damp wood (but can feed also in ideal conditions on paper and books) like the New Zeeland wood weevil (Euophryum confine), the pit-prop beetle (Hexarthrum exiguum) and Pentarthrum huttoni. Longhorn beetle Hylotrupes bajulus only infest softwood and are found as pests in attics or also wooden pallets. 2.2. 2.3. 9th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection - 2006 - Psocid and mite pests of stored commodities: small bu. Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies (Impact Factor: 2.53). 01/2013; Effectiveness of a novel insect-repellent food p. Page 1 1 Effectiveness of a novel insect-repellent food packaging incorporating essential oils against the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum) F.
Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies (Impact Factor: 2.53). 01/2013; Effectiveness of a novel insect-repellent food packaging incorporating essential oils against the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum). – guatemalt
Muratorea, P. Sumab, Russo A.b, C. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(61), pp. 13256-13262, 10 October, 2011 The impact of microwaves irradiation and tempera. The impact of microwaves irradiation and temperature manipulation for control of stored-products insects Abstract The impact of microwaves irradiation and temperature manipulation against adults of saw-toothed grain beetle, Oryzaephlius surinamensis (L.) and cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne (F.), over various exposure times and cold storage period was evaluated.
The insects were exposed to 2450 MHZ at five different power levels of 0, 100, 200, 300 and 400 W for five exposure times of 0, 3, 6, 9 and 12 min. A complete control was achieved for tested insects at 400 W power levels for exposure time of 12 min and 72 h cold storage period. At a given time, a direct positive relationship between the mortality rates and microwaves irradiation power levels was obtained. Key words: Cold storage, microwaves, saw-toothed grain beetle, cigarette beetle.
American Entomologist. Spring 2011 Perspective and Promise: a Century of Insect Acoustic Detection and Monitoring.
Proceedings of the 7th International working Conference on Stored-product Protection – 1998 - Evolution of biological control of. Proceedings of the 6th International working conference on stored-product protection - Volume 1 - studies of responses of stored. JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY - 2011 - control strategies of stored product pests. J Econ Entomol. 2000 Oct;93(5):1531-42. Monitoring insect pests in retail stores by trapping and spatial analysis. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY - 2002 - Monitoring Stored-Product Pests in Food Processing Plants with Pheromone Trapping, Conto. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - AOUT/SEPT 2012 - SANITATION Pests: Everyday Threats to the Human Food Supply. SANITATION | August/September 2012 By Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., and Missy Henriksen According to 2010 estimates from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and more than 3,000 die each year from food poisoning in the United States. Although food can become contaminated at any point during production, unsanitary conditions coupled with disease-carrying pests in food facilities can cause widespread outbreaks. Pest management can be challenging even on a small scale and may seem overwhelming in larger instances such as in food processing facilities, warehouses and the like. Negligence and Consequences Many people inside the food manufacturing and safety industry, as well as the average consumer, are all too familiar with the recent spate of food contamination events, illnesses, deaths and recalls. FOOD SAFETY MAGAZINE - JUNE 2005 - SANITATION - Can Your Pest Management Audit Be Simplified? SANITATION | June/July 2005 By Greg Baumann Last week, you may have watched the pest control technician from your contract provider check the positioning of the mechanical rodent traps in and around your food processing plant.
You also check the traps, satisfied that they are spaced every 10 ft. as outlined in your company’s sanitation program policies and as agreed to in the contract with the pest control company. A few days later, a third-party auditor enters the plant to conduct a routine sanitation and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit. The auditor notes in his report that the rodent traps are not adequately spaced and suggests they should be placed every 20 ft. Before you can relay this information to the pest management provider (PMP), another audit is conducted at the request of one of your largest retail customers to verify that your food safety and sanitation programs meet its standards of doing business.
Personnel. Pest Management Plan. Communications. AGRIC_WA_GOV_AU - 2005 - Cockroaches and their control. ARS USDA - JANUARY 2002 - Fighting insect pest of stored foods. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 2010. 55:375–97 Biorational Approaches to Managing Stored-Product Insects. Journal of Stored Products Research Volume 45, Issue 2, April 2009, Pages 91–96 Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) as an altern. Abstract Modified atmospheres based on high carbon dioxide (CO2) content offer an alternative to fumigation for arthropod pest control in durable commodities.
The present study aimed to establish the efficacy of using modified atmospheres during packaging (MAP) to control a wide spectrum of pests and their respective developmental stages that affect final food products during storage and commercialization. Two high (50% and 90%) CO2 MAPs were applied to identify the pest species and developmental stages that were most tolerant to treatments. Standard food diets containing eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of Lasioderma serricorne, Cryptolestes ferrugineus, Oryzaephilus surinamensis, Tribolium confusum, Rhyzopertha dominica, Sitophilus oryzae, Ephestia kuehniella, Plodia interpunctella, Liposcelis bostrychophila and Tyrophagus putrescentiae were confined in sealed plastic bags filled with the two MAPs.