Sustainable Food Practices May Benefit Pests

Sustainable Food Practices May Benefit Pests

McCloud Services shares precautions and tips for sustainable practices in food facilities.

April 10, 2018
QA Staff
Pest Management Suppliers Sustainability

McCloud Services, a pest management company servicing Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Ohio and Wisconsin, is offering insight and tips on sustainable practices in food facilities as it relates to pest management, and explains what mitigation plans might be missing.

From hydroponic greenhouses to recycling fruit, sustainable practices are on the rise, especially in food facilities. However, the benefits and drawbacks of these practices are important to consider when determining a facility’s mitigation plan. For those who utilize sustainable practices, it is important to determine the positive and negative effects to the facility’s pest management program. Preparation is key; and knowing the signs of pest risk is highly important.

“While reducing waste and incorporating other sustainable practices in facilities are becoming more popular, some practices can increase risk to pest activity,” said Patricia Hottel, BCE, technical director of McCloud Services. It is critical for both the pest management professional, as well as the client, to be aware of these potential threats.”

McCloud Services discusses both the positive and negative implications of sustainable practices in food facilities in its article “Sustainability: Sustaining the Environment or Pests?” For more information on McCloud Services food safety pest management programs, call 800-332-7805, email or visit