All of the following need frequent pest inspections:
Food Processing Plants
In Sydney pests such as ants, cockroaches, silverfish, spiders, rats, mice and many others can find their way into your work environment through cardboard boxes, pipes, vents, unsealed doors or windows and cracks in the foundation. These pests can easily set up nests and make themselves at home with a variety of materials that are available to them. You will need to ensure a Sydney based commercial pest controller visits your premises to eliminate the risk.
The last place your business wants to be in is the NSW Food Authority Penalty Notice Register.
Your food may be talk of the Sydney, but so would be a low grading on your door. It is important that your commercial pest control procedures are in place and followed. Remember, it is not just controlling pests but also removing potential harbourages from your business premises or commercial property, not doing this you may end up with a substantial fine for “FAILURE TO ERADICATE AND PREVENT HARBOURAGE OF PESTS” by your local health inspector.
Keeping you fine free and out of the Food Authority name and shame program can be achieved by working with your Sydney commercial pest control technician, yourself and the staff of your food premises. Did you know that nearly a third of all penalty notices issued in NSW were for unhygienic conditions. Cleaning thoroughly is also the first step in pest management. In the past times, some food premises used to only contact a pest manager when they saw cockroaches. Most pest managers will now only treat a premises on a regular basis because it is now their reputation at stake aswell.
Materials such as: books, cardboard, paper bags, food, dust, clothes, carpets are some of the food sources that attract pests and increase the risk of infestation. The most effective way to pest removal is to eliminate the problem. We are Sydney’s best commercial pest control specialists.
At ABC Pest Control Sydney we believe that “Early prevention is smart business”.
We offer a thorough inspection of your workplace, in which pests and damage is identified. The structural or sanitation problem is determined which may be contributing to the problem. A tailored management plan is then developed to tailor services to your industry’s specific needs.
Pests commonly found in commercial premise kitchens, restaurants, food preparation areas
Rodents are masters of concealment. They look for quiet places to nest in such as wall and roof voids, sheds and piles of debris. Baiting is only part of effective rodent management. Your ABC Pest Control Sydney technician may advise areas that should be cleaned-up. We ask you to follow our recommendations and advice to reduce the potential of rodents being attracted to your property. Maintenance should include sanitation – a general tidy up including mowing, especially around nearby water sources, and removal of food, water and harbourages.
The German cockroach is the most common pest in food premises; it thrives in areas that provide shelter (hollows inside cracks), warmth, food and water. It reaches maturity in as little as 40 days and each egg case contains 30-40 eggs. They congregate in areas, brought together by an aggregation pheromone. The ABC Pest Control Sydney technician will need to identify these harbourages to achieve a successful outcome. Sealing harbourages is also important to achieving control.
Your ABC pest management technician may apply spray to surfaces where flies are likely to rest. If small flies (drain flies) are present the technician may ask you to have the drains physically cleaned and then treat them with a microbial spray. Your technician may also recommend placement of fly lights or other forms of fly management at your premises. Lights placed higher than 2m will catch moths but are less effective on flies. NOTE: there are two types of fly lights – glue boards and electrocutors. Never use electrocutors near food. Wind currents (fans) will deter flies in outdoor dining areas.
STORED PRODUCT PESTS
Inspection of incoming goods and regular rotation of stock are important for management of stored product pests. If pests are found remove that stock immediately. Pheromone traps should be used to give early warning of any infestation.