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Wow that’s a conclusion contrary to thousands of users of barcoding in pest management. I feel like I’m responding to those who think we should eliminate rodenticides. Barcoding has provided so many benefits to pest techs I’d have to question how knowledgeable the individual making this comment is regarding food safety and pest management.
Here’s just a few reasons barcodes are used:
They ensure that the pest tech has been to the device.
They ensure that the tech has opened and inspected the device.
They help ensure the device is operational and properly located.
They help make the tech be more accurate and efficient in recording every detail of their observations such as environmental deficiencies, pest type and number, evidence of pest activity, product use/applications, corrective actions, etc.
They very importantly provide data which spatially pinpoint where an infestation source is located.
And so much more.
The conclusion from users is that barcoding has made Integrated Pest Management commercially possible. Its use has helped those that were failing audits pass them. Most importantly the use of barcodes helps ensure that the food we eat is safe at least adulteration from pest activity.
Let me add that what’s in a monitoring device doesn’t always reflect an accurate assessment of pest activity nor the conducive conditions for pest activity. That’s why “Boots on the Ground” should never be replaced.