So we have a documented and closely followed pest control program currently in place at my warehouse. We store bags and totes of packaged sealed raw ingredients, and facilitate the inbound and outbound transportation of such product. During our bi-monthly pest control inspections done by an outside firm, it was discovered in some of the glue traps that we have 5 brown recluse spiders in various traps. We have not had any real issues with pests in the past.
I instructed the pest control company to put out more glue traps so as to better ascertain the potential problem. Dependent on the findings at re-inspection in two weeks I am wondering if there are any BRC approved food safe pesticides that can be used in the warehouse. If so what is the recommended application/quarantine. If there are not any approved pesticides then what are some ways to truly remedy the situation.
Some thoughts I had on potential issues if we can not spray for the pests: How can we be sure we are not just transferring the problem from one area to another when we move product to a quarantine area so we can clean and spray effected areas once we have removed the product ?
Thank you in advance for your response. This forum has been an incredible resource for managing a complaint food safe warehouse.