With the thousands of different types of insect species, it is impossible to talk about each one. But the preventative concept is consistent.
Identify which insects would be the largest threat to your Raw Ingredients, Production Process and Finished goods. Implement a program to monitor those insects. Have a threshold limit on the insects. Use the appropriate treatment to achieve control.
Monitors can consist of Pheromones, sticky traps, Insect light traps etc.
After the threshold has been met, the best way to attack any pest problem is to find the source. Once the source is found, you don't always need to rely on a chemical treatment to achieve control.
APS will recommend ULD Space treatments or fumigations, only when necessary.
I would like to take the time to say that I really appreciate you and your team.
Insect control for our site is very important. We have a food/ drink based product that is very susceptible to infestation. Having a great treatment rotation and the availability to products that keep our grain clean of any insects. You and your team are great to work with. Having recommendations for processes or products is talked about on a regular basis. We have a weekly visit by your technician and he takes the time to tell us what is going on or what he sees in any trends at this site. Having the ability to access on line (anytime) our reports and trending graphs is very valuable during audit.
Thank you Randy for a class act team.