Checklist: Rodent control expectations of PMPs

By |  August 23, 2018
Dr. Byron Reid, Senior Principal Scientist, Bayer

Dr. Byron Reid, Senior Principal Scientist, Bayer

In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the final rule for preventive control for human food as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The goal is to safeguard the food supply by shifting focus from reacting to a contamination to proactively preventing it. This legislation affects all food spaces that pest management professionals (PMPs) may service — from large commercial food plants to the local bar and grille. Here’s a quick checklist of the expectations for pest management programs that apply to rodent control:

⦁ Written pest management plans.

⦁ Inspection procedures and frequencies for plant infrastructure, pests, and all pest devices that demonstrate control.

⦁ Documented corrective actions.

⦁ Required documentation of pest activity log, and analysis of records for trends in activity.

⦁ A map showing the location of pest control devices, such as interior rodent traps, glue boards, insect light traps, outdoor bait stations and pheromone traps, with date last updated included.

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Danielle Pesta is the digital editor for PMP magazine and its parent company, North Coast Media. She can be reached at or 216-363-7928.

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