Green Pest Management in the Food Industry

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1 Green Pest Management in the Food Industry Presented by Jeffrey A. Weier Technical Director

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3 What is Green? Why Green?

4 What is Green? Sustainable Practices Efficient Resource Use Do not Degrade the Environment You Environmental Foot Print People have different levels of Greenness

5 Why Green Our customers are asking for it It doesn t matter if we agree with it or believe in it It is permeating every aspect of our lives It has been taught in our schools for the last 30+ years Being Green has merit

6 Opportunities Exist Within your business With the services you provide

7 Within Your Business

8 Carbon Centered Ideas Carbon Footprint: An estimate of how much carbon dioxide an entity (be it person, family or building) produces and releases into the atmosphere Carbon Neutral: Reducing energy use and compensating for the amount of carbon dioxide an entity generates through either obtaining energy from renewable sources or offsetting. Carbon Offsets: Credits earned for activities that help balance CO2 emissions, such as planting trees. They can also be bought from a provider who uses the money to plant trees, generate renewable energy or conserve energy.

9 Carbon Footprint Fuel efficient vehicles Efficient routing Energy efficient lighting Types of fixtures Lighting control, motion sensors

10 Sustainable Energy

11 Recycle Recycle cans, bottles Recycle paper

12 Reducing Resource Use Using electronic data collection and reporting to reduce paper use Using paper with recycled content Water use; low flow toilets etc.

13 Pest Control Products and Services

14 Not Green?

15 Green Pest Management Based on IPM Documentation is Critical Education Necessary Begins with Inspection Physical Control measures first Sanitation Building Maintenance Exclusion Trapping Removal of Pests If pesticides are needed, use the least toxic, Selective Solution

16 Selective Solutions Those methods that, as much as possible, impact the target pest, effectively eliminate it and affect nothing else

17 Achieving Selective Solutions Identify and remove the conditions that allow pests to survive Always seek to apply permanent rather than temporary solutions to pest issues Seek out the source Choose products and application methods that are effective and low risk (Least Toxic) Strive to reduce waste Give preference to materials and applications that are target specific

18 Achieving Selective Solutions Make no routine applications No general surface applications Preventative applications generally not justified Work with product manufacturers committed to sustainability Must be effective!

19 Practical Suggestions Baits, roaches, ants, flies, termites Non-toxic rodent bait for monitoring Boric acid, DE etc EPA reduced risk and exempt products Pheromones and mating disruption Heat and Cold Vacuum

20 Non-Toxic Rodent Baits New ones contain Biomarker Can help determine the source of an infestation

21 Least toxic Pesticides Diatomaceous Earth Spinosid Insect Growth Regulators Plant Oils

22 Reduced Risk Pesticides Indoxacarb Dinotefuran Cholecalciferol Metapesticide

23 Pheromones Attraction Repulsion Confusion

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25 MD Allure

26 CideTrak IMM

27 Exosex SP Tab

28 Is Fumigation Green? Profume EcoFume Fumigation systems

29 Green Standards and Certification Unlike Organic, no government programs exist Private organizations are currently filling the void

30 Green Certification Programs GreenShield Green Pro LEED Certification

31 Green Shield Green Shield Certified is an independent, non-profit certification program that promotes practitioners of effective, prevention-based pest control while minimizing the need to use pesticides. Because our approach addresses the underlying cause of pest problems, it is more effective than conventional spray-intensive services. Green Shield Certification is available to qualifying pest control professionals and to buildings and facilities where our standards are attained.

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33 Green Pro Part of NPMA Quality Pro Certifies companies Management training Technician training Programs for specific accounts

34 LEED Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design

35 LEED Certification The U.S. Green Building Council LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing thirdparty verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

36 Pest Control and LEED Buildings are rated on a point system Pest Control can gain two points for the building Credits for IPM in two areas, Sustainable sites and Indoor air quality

37 Questions?

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