SOUTH ELGIN, Ill., May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- McCloud Services, a leading pest management company servicing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Wisconsin, is generating awareness on ways food facilities can prevent flying insects from entering food facilities this summer.
In meeting Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and third party auditing standards, preventing and controlling flying insects in the food supply chain is of utmost importance. Flying insects are problematic because they are disease vectors, spreading bacteria as they fly from food to food, causing a high food safety risk. Food facilities need to make sure they are familiar with the most common flying insects, including Filth Flies, Small Flies, Stored Product Pests and Cluster Flies, and know the preventative actions to take including eliminating breeding sites and taking the proper sanitation precautions.
"Flying insects are much more common in the summer months as windows remain open and doors are left open. With so many flying insects there is not a 'one size fits all' approach to control these pests, but proper identification will allow facility managers to put the correct action plan together to prevent further problems. When dealing with flying insects, sanitation remains key, as well as proper employee education on exclusion efforts," said Anna Berry, BCE, training manager of McCloud Services.
Berry added identification, along with a strong partnership between a Pest Management Professional (PMP) and their client, can allow for quick identification and removal of the harborage and pest.
McCloud Services identifies harmful flying insects most commonly found in food facilities and discusses prevention techniques in its article: "Flying Insects, Let's See Some Identification."
To learn more about flying insects in food facilities, please download McCloud Services' article here: Download Now: Flying Insects – Let's See Some Identification.
Contact McCloud Services to learn more about their food safety pest management programs at 800-332-7805 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
About McCloud Services
McCloud Services is a leader in integrated pest management solutions, serving the food supply chain of custody, health care, hospitality, property management, retail industries and residential markets. With a foundation of 113 years of industry and market experience, McCloud Services carries out its mission to protect food, human health, and the environment while ensuring the safety of its employees and the public. McCloud Services is a regional service provider with locations in 11 states. For more information, please visit: www.mccloudservices.com.
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