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#1 FlotoYo

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:47 PM

Does anyone know if we can create an in-house pest control program? There's a lot of "Best Practice" talk going around but I can't find out definitively if it's not allowed for SQF standards.

 

My pest control supplier is just terrible. If I do it in-house I can check traps daily or weekly. I don't have a certification for pest control because the state board won't let me get training unless I work for a pest control company! But I can get generic online training for about $250.

 

Honestly, the guy just comes by and looks at traps, and that's IT. I can do that. I already do my own fly program.

 

Anyone encountered this issue before?


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#2 SQFconsultant

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 04:00 AM

A couple of our clients have in-house programs. 

 

You MUST follow the requirements per the SQF code for having your own program however.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 02:08 PM

It's allowed, but depending on the size and workforce of your facility, may be more trouble than it's worth (chemical licensing, training, separate storage of chemicals, etc.).


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

A couple of our clients have in-house programs. 

 

You MUST follow the requirements per the SQF code for having your own program however.

can you link me to those requirements? I haven't found much about in-house programs in sqf version 8.0

I do follow their more general requirements for pest control, of course.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:36 PM

You won't find a link. All they audit to is that you meet the standard. However, you will have to have someone on site with a pest control and/or pesticide use license in order to complete this on  your own successfully. It's not just SQF who will demand this either, it is a federal requirement.

 

11.2.12---write and implement to meet and you shall be fine (we are in house as well)

 

The only way you can get away from having a person hold a license is to not bait exterior traps, but that will render them completely ineffective.


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