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No Love for Stored Product Pests

Breaking Stored Product Pest Hearts With Mating Disruption By Hank Hirsch, B.C.E When I ask “What is a pheromone?” most people reply that it is some sort of sex attractant. Although they are correct, pheromones are much more than that. Pheromones are chemicals that are released by insects (and other animals), into the environment, affecting…Read More…

Bird Management Protocols Fly to the Top with New Mandates

When we teach the RK Environmental Services team about IPM or food safety, it’s always easiest for them to understand when we simplify our message.  And we want to do the same for our clients. For food safety, we can make things clearer by breaking down the broad topic into categories such as employee practices,…Read More…

Rodent Exclusion – The New Paradigm in Rodent Management 

By Hank Hirsch, B.C.E. We can all agree that dealing with rodents, especially mice, can present some of the most challenging and frustrating pest situations in commercial facilities. I have always said “a rodent infestation is a failed audit waiting to happen” since rodents present a significant food safety and human health risk. Commercial clients…Read More…

Swatting Down Issues With Small Flies

By Hank Hirsch, B.C.E. Many client service requests, especially in retail food facilities, revolve around ‘small flies.’ This group of flies is small and is made of primarily fungus feeders including fruit flies, Phorid flies, drain flies and fungus gnats. As with all flies, they belong to the insect order Diptera (two-wings) and develop via…Read More…

H.R. 2749 And It’s Impact on the Food Safety Industry

We have all heard the news; salmonella found in ground beef served to school students; peanut butter taken off the shelves at the grocery store; fish tainted with mercury. This past summer my guacamole wasn’t quite spicy enough, although, my guests preferred it at the time. Jalapenos were one of several items removed from the…Read More…

Who Do You Think Of?

I always admired companies that focused on one specific thing and mastered it. We have all heard the saying “A jack of all trades is a master of none.” It is true. When I think of a refreshing soft drink, I think of Pepsi. When I think of a portable music player, I think of…Read More…

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