Monday September 10, 2012
In your last article you said "Be liberal with a use of insect glue traps, placed in many locations so you can monitor to see where hot spots may exist." When servicing restaurants we would love to place glue boards out and the health dept encourages this, BUT if they see 1 live one in the traps they can shut the restaurant down! I call this entrapment! What are your thoughts?
Well, my characterization of this, if it truly does happen, would be to call that action rather short sighted or narrow minded, or perhaps a bit ignorant of good pest management practices. If, and I qualify it with "if", a health official were to shut down a restaurant because a single, or even a few, roaches were found in properly placed monitoring devices the end result would be pretty obvious. They would be stifling the use of these monitoring devices that are important for determining if and when pests enter these kinds of places. Non-toxic insect glue traps are an important part of an overall IPM program for good roach management.
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