Food processing plants can be shut down due to cockroach infestation

Foster Farms truck courtesy of NBC news

Don’t underestimate the power of insect pests over your business.  Business owners in the food and hospitality industry, especially restaurants and hotels, are very conscious of what pests can do to their brand and image.  Food manufacturing firms should be equally aware that infestations can shut their operations down and tarnish their reputation as well. This is what happened to a poultry plant in California where United States Department of Agriculture inspectors found cockroaches in its fresh chicken processing facility.  The inspection and resulting shutdown are in line…

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Safety First in Pest Control Services in the Philippines

When it comes to pest control in the Philippines, Bio-Tech Environmental Services Philippines, Inc. sets the standard on safety.  Bio-Tech Environmental’s total solutions not only employs safe technologies, but more importantly, these are deployed by well-trained professionals to ensure effective and safe systems that satisfies customers with the strictest pest control service and industry requirements. On top of regular in-house trainings, the company hires external consultants and trainers to uphold the ISO 14001 standard and guarantee continual improvement.   The recent “Technical Safety Seminar” conducted by SHMS360 Corporation at  1141…

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How to Start the New Year Free of Pests

Party's over

Pests could be furthest from your minds during the holidays, but they cannot be ignored any further.  If you want the new year to be pest-free, rid of the following to prevent pest problems: 1.  Used gift wrappers, boxes, and other packaging materials.  Christmas is the time for giving and receiving gifts, and also for shopping.  After the holidays is the time to remove materials accumulated in the basement, closet, and other storage spaces in the house that are meant to be discarded.  Cardboard, boxes, cloth, paper and…

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Starbucks got the Bugs out without Pest Control

Starbucks cochineal dye news

This type of bug “plaguing” certain variants of coffee and pastries of the international coffee chain, Starbucks, does not need pest control services after all. After a few weeks of online protest that was started by a vegan woman who found out that Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino contains cochineal extract, the company announced that they are to stop using the dried bugs as food color. Starbucks to Stop Using Crushed Bug Dye Cochineal is a scale insect that had been reared, harvested, dried and utilized for centuries…

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What is General Pest Control?

In the pest control industry in the Philippines, three services are usually offered by pest control companies: General Pest Control, Termite Control, and Fumigation.  Usually, only the first two are offered by majority of these exterminators, while a minority, usually the bigger ones with trained and licensed fumigators, offer the third.  This blog post will explain the first service. General Pest Control or GPC encompasses the management of all urban pests excluding termites.  While this may mean dealing with all vertebrate and invertebrate pests, most pest problems are…

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