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Pest control childcare industry!

Pest control childcare industry!

 

IPM protecting our kids from pest and pesticides.

 

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Pest Control

 

What does your childcare centre say about your reputation?

 

A childcare centre is required to sustain a pest-free environment for the children in it has in its care.

 

Unfortunately, common pest such as cockroaches, rodents and ants often find their way inside and can contaminate toys, utensils, and other items in and around your childcare.

 

Pest control in the childcare industry is very important and must be carried out according to the food standards code set out by the NSW Food Authority. The food standard code requires all businesses that provides food is to take all practicable measures to the following:

 

  • Prevent all pest from entering the food premises
  • Prevent and eradicate all pests and their harbourage spots in a food premise
  • Sealing all entry points such as holes, gaps, cracks, and crevices
  • Installation of flyscreens to prevent flying pests
  • Installation of weather strips at base of each door
  • Doors closed when not in use
  • Have mini inspections on the childcare facility to prevent pests
  • Removal of any unwanted fixture, furniture, boxes, and any other items that you don’t need
  • Each day have a cleaning routine set in place such as removal of all rubbish, counter tops wiped over, floors swept and mopped
  • Storing food in airtight containers and away from the floor

 

Where do pest like to hide in your childcare facility?

 

  • Behind and under all electrical appliances
  • Under sinks and basins
  • Bathroom, kitchen, and laundry areas as it is humid and moist
  • Food packaging, boxes and other storage containers that are not sealed
  • Cracks and crevices

 

Risk that are associated with pests entering your childcare facility?

 

  • Children can get very sick or die from contamination from urine/faeces and diseases that pests may carry
  • Loss of income due to an outbreak of pests and contamination
  • Loss of reputation due to an outbreak of pests and contamination
  • Bad reviews on your business from parents who have seen pests or child has become sick from pest and their diseases
  • Fines from local and state councils
  • Your business could be shut down due to you not preventing and maintaining a pest-free environment
  • You go on the name and shame website which the public has access too

 

Integrated Pest Management?

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we follow five basic rules to prevent and eradicate any pest in your childcare facility.

 

  1. Inspection – A technician from Redline Pest Control will go in and around your childcare facility and inspect all areas even those areas which have no issues with pests
  2. Identification – Redline Pest Control will identify any pest which are in or around your premises
  3. Threshold of pest – Redline Pest Control technicians will determine the threshold level of pests which are residing in your childcare facility
  4. Control measures – To control and manage all levels if infestations of pests which are in your childcare facility
  5. Evaluation – Redline Pest Control Technicians will evaluate the effectiveness of each service which is carried out and will eliminate any pests in your childcare facility

 

Further reading – pest control

What is IPM?

Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!

Why is Commercial Pest Control Sydney So Important?

https://www.redlinepestcontrolsydney.com.au/pigeon-control-sydney/

 

The good the bad and the ugly of pests

 

So when we often think about pests we think about how we can get rid of them and by get rid of them we mean yesterday.

 

But what if I was to tell you that not all pests are bad as some pests play a significant role in our eco-system.

 

Below is some pest which are good, bad and ugly.

 

Good Pests:

 

Honey Bees have a significant part in our ecosystem as they go around pollinating flowers and fruit trees.

 

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Bee Control Sydney

 

Green Lacewing are beneficial for your veggie and fruit crop as it feeds on thrips, whiteflies, moth eggs, aphids, small caterpillars and mites.

 

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Lady Beetles are beneficial for your plants, veggie and fruit crops as it feeds on mites, aphids and mealybugs.

 

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Bad Pests:

 

Grasshoppers will cause damage to fields, garden bedding and fruit and veggie crops as they can eat over half their body weight.

 

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Termites although great from an environmental perspective but can cause serious damage when it comes to your home.

 

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Redline Pest Control

 

German Cockroaches can multiply very quickly often as for every female German Cockroach you have she will have between 40 to 50 baby (nymph) Cockroaches.

 

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White Tip Spiders can pack a nasty bite resulting in a skin inflammation called necrotising arachnidism which is a nasty skin and tissue decaying syndrome.

 

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Ugly Pests:

 

House Spiders can be very big and believe me they are absolutely ugly.

 

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Rats are not only bad for our health when they run across our cooking utensils and food but they are definitely ugly and gross.

 

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Flies are not only annoying but are really ugly and can cause serious illness when it comes in contact with our food.

 

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Further Reading:

Pest Control Sydney

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

Pest Control Sydney Commercial

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As a business owner we all know the stress that comes with owning a business.

 

The last thing that is on our minds after a 15 hour day is pests and the havoc that they can cause.

 

In an ideal world we would love for pests to disappear rather than multiply.

 

What is your responsibility when it comes to pest control in a food premises?

 

As soon as you see any pest in your food business you must always contact a trusted pest controller who will provide you with not only a pest service which eliminates pest but also provides an appropriate pest management program.

 

It is by Australian standards that anyone in the food sector is to not only be trained in safe food handling but also must be on a pest management program which controls the threshold level of pests that enter your premises.

 

So you have this beautiful restaurant with beautiful food in a great part of Sydney don’t ruin it by letting pests take over and scare your customers away.

 

We often get calls from commercial clients who have tried doing pest control on their own or with someone who was cheap but didn’t know what they were doing and they were still experiencing pests.

 

What are some risk that is associated with pests entering your food premises?

 

  • Customers getting sick or dying from contamination from urine or faeces and diseases that pests may carry
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of reputation
  • Bad reviews on your business
  • Fines
  • Your business could be shut down
  • You go on the name and shame website

 

When Redline Pest Control comes out to your commercial premises the technician will always ask you questions regarding what pests you are seeing and where you are seeing those pests, the technician will get you to walk around with them and show them where the problematic areas are.

 

Each Redline Pest Control technician will discuss the method of treatment that is to be carried out on your premises and will advise you on what you need to do in order to reduce the risk of pest infestations in the future.

 

Redline Pest Control doesn’t just provide pest control but will always be available for you at any time of the day and night if needed. We will provide you with helpful hints and if there is a pest that you can get rid of on your own will advise you of the method of treatment, not only does this save you money but it also builds our working relationship with trust that we are not just there to take your money and run.

 

Further Reading:

Pest Free Business & What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Pest!

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

Commercial Hygiene & Pest Management

Good Pest Control For Your Commercial Business!

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For You!!!

Commercial Pest Control Sydney

Commercial Pest Control Sydney

Cockroach Control Sydney

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Do you have cockroaches running around your home?

 

In the dead of night cockroaches will come out of their hidey-holes and will gobble up anything in their sights.

 

Not many people know that cockroaches will not only eat the crumbs that they find but they will also munch on electrical cables, papers, hair, decaying matters and other organisms.

 

It is true that cockroaches can go around a month without food but cannot survive without water for about a week.

 

So what can our clients expect from cockroach control from Redline Pest Control?

 

Redline Pest Control will firstly inspect your premises to find out what species of cockroaches you have.

 

Once identified Redline Pest Control will treat those affected areas.

 

German cockroaches:

 

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German cockroaches are the little goldy brown cockroaches. They will usually start off in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry areas as these areas are dark and moist. Once an infestation starts growing and harbourage places become over crowded the German cockroaches will spread to other areas of your home.

 

So what do we do to get rid of those dirty little cockroaches?

 

First and foremost the technician will access the level of infestation. The technician will spray the skirting boards and place a gel in the hinges of cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, any electrical appliances and high risk areas.

 

Large cockroaches:

 

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Unlike German cockroaches large cockroaches will usually live in roof voids and subfloors and will come inside to get there source of food.

 

What does Redline Pest Control do when getting rid of large cockroaches?

 

We will dust your roof void and if you have a subfloor, spray along the skirting boards of your home and along your fence lines, window frames, door frames, eaves and other high risk areas.

 

What are some common areas that you will find cockroaches in and around your home?

 

  • Garden bedding
  • Roof voids/subfloors
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Laundries
  • Hot water tanks
  • Under sinks
  • Furniture
  • Drains
  • Behind fridges/freezers
  • Confined spaces

 

What can you do to reduce your chances of getting cockroaches?

 

  • Empty your bins daily
  • Clean under appliances
  • Clean up after you have prepared meals
  • Clean thoroughly at least once a week
  • Put pet bowls away after each meal and at the end of the night empty your pets drinking bowl
  • Clean up any spills immediately
  • Fix any leaking pipes
  • Put all open packaging food in air tight containers
  • Don’t keep magazines, papers or cardboard around as they love to eat the fibres
  • Go around and seal and cracks and crevices

 

Further Reading:

4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

German Cockroach Treatments

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

 

4 gross way that cockroaches are really bad for your health.

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When you think of cockroaches you think ewww yuck, dirty little cockroaches must go to dirty homes but that is not the case.

 

Cockroaches do go to clean homes and your home is no exception.

 

So what health risk can cockroaches cause you or your love ones?

 

  1. Disease causing bacteria such as salmonella, streptococcus, staphylococcus and other bacterial diseases.
  2. Unfortunately cockroaches can cause asthma and allergies in some people as their saliva, dead body parts and waste contain allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction or asthma.
  3. Food contamination by cockroaches can cause serious health issues. Good food hygiene is a must that way both yourself and your family are not ending up in the emergency room or even worse falling so sick that you actually pass over.
  4. Cockroaches loves to violate us when we sleep. It is not uncommon for cockroaches to tip-toe up to our mouth, nasal and ear cavity when we are fast asleep.

 

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Further Reading:

 

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

Pest Free Business & What You Can Do To Get Rid Of Pest!

Out comes the cockies and other pest.

What should you look for when hiring a pest control company?

RESEARCH

 

When it comes to looking for a pest company or any tradesman to come to your home it is vital to always do your research on that company before coming out to your home.

 

Now I know I might be a little anal but do we really know who is coming through our doors, trusting them to provide the correct service or let alone our trusted valuables?

 

Unfortunately the pest control industry isn’t regulated and there are many cowboys that makes it hard for those companies who have set the industry standards high.

 

When researching a pest control company what should you look for?

 

When I use a tradesman I google that company, searching for reviews across the web seeing if they have positive or negative reviews. When reading reviews this helps me determine if the company in question is reputable and will provide the service that is right for me.

 

Go through their website and get a feel for what the company stands for by reading their mission, vision and values statement and any other information that they may have on their website. Do they have a section on their website that has the list of chemicals that they use? This will usually be under the MSDS section of their website.

 

What should you ask the person that you intend to hire?

 

So you have done your research now it is time for the phone call to see if their services are the right services for you.

 

What sort of questions should you ask the customer service agent?

 

  • Are you fully insured if something should go wrong?
  • What is your warranty period?
  • Do you hold the relevant qualifications for safe handling of chemicals?
  • Does your pest technician do refresher courses so they keep up to date with not only pest bio but safe handling of chemicals?
  • Are you a registered business?
  • How long does a treatment last?
  • How long will it take to spray my home?
  • Do you implement the integrated pest management system?
  • Is your chemicals safe for my family, pets and the environment?
  • What is the payment method?
  • What sets you apart from other pest companies? (I like to ask this question to hear what tradesman have to say)
  • What is involved in the treatment?
  • What pest are included in my treatment?
  • Will the chemical kill my vegetable garden or plants?
  • What do I need to do to prepare for pest control?
  • How often should I get pest control/termite inspections done on my home?
  • When will I start seeing results from my service?
  • What is the difference in a common cockroach and a German cockroach?
  • What is the difference of webbing spiders and ground dwelling spiders?
  • What if it rains on the day of the treatment?

 

When calling the pest control company that you have chosen your customer service agent should ask you questions regarding the pest in your home. The customer service agent should listen without interrupting you and identify pest over the phone such a bio of that pest and how an infestation can get out of control. Recommend a treatment plan that is right for your premises.

 

If you are just getting quotes for pest treatments ask them to send you via email the quote so you can compare what pest service you are getting and what is involved in the pest service.

 

Sometimes going with the cheaper pest company can end up costing you more in the long run so make sure that you really do your research on the company you choose.

 

Further Reading:

Dodgy Pest Controllers Preying on unsuspecting customers

MSDS

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your pest and termite services?

FAQ

 

 

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

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When you think of pest control you often think are the chemicals harsh and will they affect my family, pets and the environment.

 

Back in the day the chemicals that were used were very harsh and often people were sick from them.

 

These days the chemicals that pest control use are human, pet and environmentally safe.

 

We often get asked what treatments do you provide and do you service our area.

 

What pest services do we offer?

 

  • General pest treatment
  • German cockroach treatment
  • Ant treatment
  • Termite treatments
  • Wasps treatment
  • Bee treatment
  • Large cockroach treatment
  • Bed bug treatment
  • Thrips treatment
  • Bird lice treatment
  • Bird proofing
  • Webbing spider treatment
  • Ground dwelling treatment
  • Flea treatment
  • Rodent treatment
  • Silverfish treatment
  • Carpet beetles
  • Creamy colour crickets
  • End of lease treatment
  • Store bought product pest treatment

 

Who do you service?

 

Redline Pest Control services the following:

 

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

 

What areas do you provide pest services too?

 

Below is the suburbs we service in Sydney and this includes the surrounding suburbs.

 

  • Blacktown
  • Penrith
  • Campbelltown
  • Inner west Sydney
  • Greater western Sydney
  • Outer west Sydney
  • Manly
  • Killara
  • Castle Hill
  • Seven Hills
  • Kellyville
  • Parramatta
  • Rose Bay
  • Bondi Junction
  • City
  • Bankstown
  • Liverpool
  • Epping
  • Mosman
  • Richmond
  • Canterbury
  • Alexandria
  • Fairfield

 

How long do we need to vacate our premises?

 

Redline Pest Control will ask you to vacate your premises for around an hour depending on how nice of a day it is, sometimes it could be more if the weather is cooler. This is just so the chemical that we spray has time to dry.

 

If you are having smoke bombs done you need to be out of the house for four hours and when you return open the windows and doors and stay outside for a further half an hour.

 

 

We have pets, what should we do?

 

Redline Pest Control always advises our customers to get their pets looked after or taken for a walk once the treatment has been put into place.

 

If you are have a smoke bomb treatment all pets are to be removed from the house including fish, birds and other reptiles.

 

Further Reading:

Services

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer

Why choose Redline Pest Control

The cold hard truth about cockroaches and can it cause Asthma

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Whether we like it or not cockroaches at some point will enter our premises and set up their cosy little living space.

 

Not many people realise that cockroaches can actually cause asthma.

 

Decomposing cockroaches, saliva, faeces and urine from cockroaches has just enough organisms for us to breathe into our bronchial tubes. With some people this can cause an allergic reaction that is also known as asthma.

 

Not everyone who has cockroaches in their home will develop asthma. Usually the people who are affected are people who are more sensitive in their bronchial tubes.

 

Unfortunately as the weather is getting warmer and warmer this makes the perfect breeding ground for cockroaches.

 

Cockroaches are a nocturnal insect and will often come creeping out in search for food at night and will scatter away once the light has been turned on.

 

Cockroaches is not just limited to causing asthma but they can also create other health issues which can make you severely sick or can cause death.

 

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Studies have been done and while German cockroaches are on the top of the list for causing asthma this does not exclude the larger cockroaches.

 

German cockroaches will breed every five to six weeks and will have between forty to fifty baby cockroaches in each egg sack.

 

Large cockroaches have less than the German cockroaches with around 15 baby cockroaches.

 

So what can you do to avoid an infestation of cockroaches?

 

  • After every meal clean up and wipe bench tops down
  • Sweep, vacuum and mop floors daily
  • Remove any clutter in and around your home
  • Store all food in airtight containers
  • Clean out your pantry on a regular basis as crumbs can often fall on the shelves
  • Fix any cracks and crevices around your home
  • At the end of the day pack your pets bowl away so there is no food source
  • After shopping check bags and boxes for cockroaches or their egg sacks
  • Check your kids backpacks when they come home from school or when staying out over night
  • Fix any leaky pipes in and around your home
  • Also take the rubbish out each night

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Further Reading:

German cockroaches

Cockroaches

Out come the cockies and other pest 

Integrated Pest Management

German cockroaches

Commercial Pest Control Sydney

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As a business owner we all know the stress that comes with owing a business.

 

The last thing that is on our minds after a 15 hour day is pest and the havoc that they can cause.

 

In an ideal world we would love for pests to disappear rather than multiply.

 

What is our responsibility when it comes to pest control in a food premises?

 

As soon as you see any pest in your food business you must always contact a trusted pest controller who will provide you with not only a pest service which eliminates pest but also provides an appropriate pest management program.

 

It is by Australian standards that anyone in the food sector is to not only be trained in safe food handling but also must be on a pest management program which controls the threshold level of pests that enter your premises.

 

So you have this beautiful restaurant with beautiful food in a great part town but one thing is lurking over your head. The dreaded rat runs over your customers table with a loud screech there is sudden uproar in your restaurant with customers all scrambling around in panic.

 

Not only are you going to suffer from income loss from customers not dining at your restaurant but you could potentially unintentionally poison your customers from the faeces and urine that rats and cockroaches leave behind.

 

These days the council is pretty much going to each and every food premises often surprising food business owners with inspections for pest and cleanliness. If you are one of these food premises you could leave yourself wide open for hefty fines, prosecution and being place on the NSW Food Authority Website where everyone has access to see anyone who has been fined.

 

Food operators must also know that going with the cheapest quote will not always mean that your pest issues will be handled correctly and efficiently.

 

Further Reading:

Commercial Pest Control

Commercial Pest Control & What Redline Pest Control Can Do For  You

Good Pest Control For Your Business

Commercial Pest Control Hygiene & Pest Management

Commercial

Interview with one of our office girls

Pest Control Interview

 

What do you love most about your job?

 

I really love having a chat with our clients, hearing about what pest they have and educating our clients on the life cycle of each pest.

 

What do you dislike about your job?

 

The only thing I would say that I dislike about my job is hearing that their previous pest controller didn’t do their job correctly. I really hate hearing our clients upset and angry.

 

What is a funny storey that you have heard since working at Redline Pest Control?

 

Oh gee there is quite a few funny stories but my favourite would have to be Mrs Allan a widower from Parramatta who fell asleep watching tv with a bar of chocolate next to her. When Mrs Allan woke up she glanced down and saw a mouse nibbling on her chocolate she had such an awful fright that she had flung the mouse up in the air along with the chocolate and went darting into the other room.

 

What is your favourite pest?

 

Oh I would have to say the peacock spider the way it moves and the amazing colours that come from these little spiders is amazing.

 

What is your least favourite pest?

 

Ground dwelling spiders would have to be my least favourite. Something about them that creeps me right out.

 

If you have one word to described Redline Pest Control what would it be?

 

I can only chose one word now that is hard as we stand for so much but I would have to say reliable. Can I still say the rest?

 

If you could change one thing in the pest industry what would it be?

 

I would regulate the pest industry, there is too many cowboys out there trying to make a quick dollar from unsuspecting clients. It truly breaks my heart when I hear that our clients have been ripped off and still experiencing pests.

 

Further Reading:

Interview with George

Redline Pest Control mission statement