Preventive Commercial Pest Control Stored Product Pests
Commercial food storage businesses need to make sure that their stored products are in a suitable environment so that stored product pests do not have an ideal breeding ground.
Stored product pests can cause extensive damage and product loss by contaminating stored food products by scurrying along the products, urine and faecal matter.
Stored product pests are put into two categories, primary and secondary feeders and can reproduce in large numbers to cause an infestation of stored product pests.
There are a variety of different types of pests that can infest stored products such as the following:
Broadhorned flour beetles
Saw tooth grain beetles
Merchant grain beetles
Mediterranean flour moth
Indian meal moth
Lesser grain beetle
Coffee been weevils
Confused flour beetles
Drug store beetles
Flat grain beetles
Australian spider beetle
Here at Redline Pest Control we go to great lengths to understand the biology and life cycle of each pests, we investigate what their breeding conditions are like to their behaviour when infesting stored product pests. We go to great lengths to have knowledge on each and every pests. (even when a new species pops up we will make sure that we learn all about it)
Foods That Stored Product Pests Feed On
Stored product pests can easily infest any organic products, as well as dried and preserved foods, including the following:
Signs That You Have a Stored Food Pest Infestation
Some of the common signs of stored product pest infestations can include the following:
Holes in packaging for your stored food
Cocoons in packaging or on walls
Dead or alive pests
Moths flying around
Larvae crawling around
How to Prevent Stored Food Pest Infestations
Below are some steps that will help you prevent an infestation of stored product pests and by carrying out the following can help reduce an infestation of stored food product pests.
When stored food products come into your home or business it is crucial to inspect all packaging for webbing, moths and larvae
Any stored food products that is contaminated throw them out straight away
Temperature plays a big role in stored food product pests, if possible, try storing your stored food products at or below 16C to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
Food hygiene is a must as it helps reduce the infestation of stored product pests
All stored products should be kept off the ground and away from walls
Cleaning regime must be implemented to avoid an infestation of stored product pests
Install monitoring devices such as traps and lures which have pheromones that attract stored product pests
Install light traps which zap the stored product pests
When stored products come to your home or business pop them in the freezer for a few hours, this will kill and moths, eggs, larvae
Check shelving units and storage bins for evidence of stored product pests
Cracks and crevices in machinery can harbour stored food product pests
Whether your factory is small or large Redline Pest Control will customise a pest service which implements IPM (integrated pest management) that has been tailored to your pest requirements.
First step is calling us on (02) 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007 and making an appointment with one of our friendly customer service agents, once you have made an appointment and one of our Redline Pest Control Technician arrives he will have a chat about pest and if there is currently any pest infestations, he will get you to walk with him while he attends the premises. This way we get a better understand of your pest requirements and how to effetely eradicate pests.
Each of Redline Pest Control technicians will design a tailormade pest service that suits your business, your inventory stock and what sections need more attention as that section is a potential risk.
Pest do not discriminate when it comes to setting up camp at your factory, they are opportunist and will quickly invade any harbourage spots they can find.
So what types of pests usually occurs in factories?
Well each property is different and requires different pest treatments but some of the most common pests usually are the following:
Stored product pests
All species of cockroaches
Redline Pest Control is highly regarded in the pest control industry for our innovative ways on how we eradicate your pest infestations and keep them away from your place of business.
Don’t delay today, give one of our friendly customer liaison officer a call today to set up an appointment with a friendly technician to help get rid of your unwanted pests on 9920 0790 or 0426 002 007
When it comes time for pest control in supermarkets, Redline Pest Control knows what the safety and health expectations are when treating supermarkets for pest control.
We don’t just send out a technician to spray here and there, each pest spray is designed to your supermarkets pests and will not affect any produce when we carry out pest treatments to your supermarket.
We understand that having a pest free environment is vital for your supermarket.
Redline Pest Control we will always put your mind at ease by helping you maintain a healthy standard for your supermarket and meet the expectations of your customers. Each of Redline Pest Controls technicians are highly trained professionals and will analyse your store and come up with a customized pest package designed to address your pest needs.
Each of Redline Pest Control technicians take the time to carefully inspect your facility and look for areas where pests could be gaining access into your supermarket. Once pests have gained entry to your supermarket, they feed on number of products such as bird seed, pet foods, pasta, grains, and fresh produce items which then could lead to contamination issues and puts your brand at risk.
After we have identified the problematic areas, we will work with you to outline a pest treatment plan for a resolution and create a plan to prevent future pest issues.
Redline Pest Control follows and will implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) so your patrons can enjoy a pest-free shopping experience, and the best part is that you can focus your attention on managing your store instead of these pesky pests.
Some of our supermarket services include:
Pest Control — Once your supermarket has been quoted and you accept our quote, our technicians will schedule a service time and carry out the necessary pest control on your supermarket. We here at Redline Pest Control understands discreteness and have very little impact on your operations as we carry out pest control once you close the doors to the public.
Rodent Management — Rodents carry numerous diseases which can spread easily. Each year they contaminate and destroy millions of dollars’ worth of food, property, and other goods in and around your supermarket.
Bird Control — Birds such as pigeons can become a pest at your supermarket, not only do they cause damage to roofs and ventilation systems, they can also spread disease. Redline Pest Control has extensive knowledge and experience to help you eradicate your bird issues in a humane manner.
Pest Control for schools – Get a head of the class!
Here at Redline Pest Control we are fortunate to provide pest control for a few schools here in Sydney.
Did you know that schools are an ideal place for pests as there is an abundant supply of food for each pest that are lurking around.
With students eating their lunches both internally and in school grounds of the school it is very easy to get an outbreak from pests.
When a Redline Pest Control technicians visit your school a full, thorough inspection is carried out to identify any current pest issues, evidence of conditions that could potentially cause an infestation and how to implemented a pest treatment to avoid pest issues in the future.
Redline Pest Control will also work with you through our Integrated Pest Management system(IPM) to fight and eliminate against pest.
Common pests found in schools.
Before Redline Pest Control takes any action regarding pest management in your school we will meet with you to determine what pest species are currently active and causing an issue within the school. Here are some pests which are typically found in schools:
1. Ants 2. Bees and wasps 3. Cockroaches 4. Rodents 5. Termites 6. Spiders 7. Silverfish 8. Creamy colour crickets
Pests will always find their new home in many different places in the school such as:
1. Classrooms 2. Gyms/sporting areas 3. Lockers 4. Cafeterias 5. Dumpers and trash bins 6. School ground 7. Staff rooms 8. Library 9. Halls
Redline Pest Control will find the right Integrated pest management for your school.
Redline Pest Control follows an integrated pest management system. Before carrying out any treatment your dedicated pest technician will go around and source any problematic areas that pests tend to harbour.
Schools can also reduce the pest population by identifying what is causing a pest outbreak and eliminating the source that is attracting the pests.
By having preventive measures set in place you can reduce the pests or avoid the pests by simply following the steps below:
1. Move dumpsters containing food further away from school. 2. Seal all cracks, crevices, and wall voids. 3. Restrict eating food to cafeterias. 4. Repair and remove all leaking pipes in and around the school. 5. Institute strict sanitation measures for everyone to follow. 6. Clean all gutters and redirect water flow away from school buildings to reduce moisture. 7. Educate students and employees on how to reduce the risk of pests by throwing any food scraps away in appropriate bins.
The pests which are usually encountered at schools may have the potential to spread diseases. These pests are cockroaches, rodents, and birds.
Redline Pest Control values IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and identifies the pest issues thoroughly on arrival for your pest treatment. What we suggest is that you keep a record of pest problems at the school indicating what pests you are experiencing and where the pest was seen each time. By having a pest sighting sheet available for staff they are able to log the date, time and where they are seeing the pests in and around your school.
Did you know that pests in commercial food industries not only will lose clients but also breach health and safety regulations here in NSW.
Eradicating pests is a high priority for commercial food industries. Unfortunately, we are hearing and seeing more and more clients who have had pest control by another pest company who have not provided an effective treatment and when the client calls the pest company will only provide a service if they pay yet again (even ineffective treatments)
Biggest Pest Problem
German cockroaches are the most common pest problem when it comes to the food sector.
Normal common cockroaches will breed every six weeks and will usually have between five to 12 baby cockroaches wherefore the German cockroach will breed every six weeks and will have between 40 to 50 baby cockroaches, so you can imagine for every female German cockroach you have an infestation very quickly.
Unfortunately, commercial food industries are a favourite place for German cockroaches as they provide an adequate source of food. With the high moisture and warm electrical appliance this makes German cockroaches thrive.
Pest Control for commercial food industries
There are three things that must be done to ensure commercial food industries remains German cockroach free.
Firstly, ensure that all food is to be kept in airtight containers and put away in the appropriate places.
Next, at the end of each day make sure that you have a cleaning check list in place for both yourself and your employees.
Encourage all employees to Clean their Workstation and surrounding areas
Remove any water sources at the end of each day
At the end of the day clean any food scraps, work stations, sweep and mop the floors
Keep all garbage in a sealed dumpster which should be away from entry points of your premises
Clean outdoor eating areas daily and be sure to remove any crumbs and leftovers that will attract pests.
Finally, always be on time for your pest service as you don’t want an outbreak of pests in your commercial food industries as this will deter any potential customers and the power of social media these days could ruin your business.
As the weather has started warming up, bugs have started invading homes across Sydney causing quite a stir.
What does that mean for those who have pest’s issues?
Unfortunately, the pest control industry isn’t regulated and there are a lot of flyby pesties who come out of the woodwork for the busy season.
Now I know that everyone is on a budget but looking for that cheap quote where these flyby pesties promise you the world by treating all pests and providing up to 12 months warranty for $99 to $150.
Unfortunately flyby pesties either don’t read the manufacturer’s label or they are promising what they know to be false advertising as the chemical manufacture only has a six month warranty on their label.
While group buying websites are all the rage today you have to be careful of the fine print in the terms and conditions.
Let’s have a look at Gumtree as that is a directory of just about anyone who has access to their website. This is where a lot of flyby pesties advertise their work and can get away with ripping off the average joe blow. Now don’t get me wrong there are also good pest controllers on Gumtree.
In reality this actually can come at cost in so many ways.
Do you want your family sick?
Looking for another pest controller and outlaying more money as the previous pest controller didn’t fix your issue.
What happens when the pest come back, and you call that pest controller to come back as you have 12 months warranty, do you get the run around? Their phone is no longer connected? They say oh that is not covered under warranty?
What are you paying for?
For us here at Redline Pest Control we offer a premium service to each and every client.
What do you need to look out for when choosing the right pest controller?
Do your research on that company, google them, look for reviews good and bad, check their website out, does it have information that is suited to your needs?
By reading reviews you are getting a feel for that company and what they offer.
General Pest Control should be on or around the $220 mark and should come with a six month guarantee with spiders having a 1 month guarantee as you need to spray spiders directly as they go from web to web and have oil glands at the end of their legs that don’t soak up the chemical if they do happen to walk over the barrier.
A general pest treatment will vary depending on the size of your property.
Units: around 40 minutes give or take
Single storey home: around 1 hour give or take
Double storey home: around 1.5 hours give or take
General pest control should cover the following pests:
Creamy colour crickets
What is involved in a general pest treatment:
Firstly, the technician will chat to you about your concerns with pests and then the pest technician will do a mini inspection to ascertain the level of infestation of each pests.
Internally: Skirting boards spray Spraying under all furniture dusting of the roof void, and spraying any cracks and crevices.
Externally: Perimeter spray around your property, around door frames and window frames, Gutters and fascia boards, fence-line, Garden beds, scrubs, bushes, any ornaments on your property, close-line, bins, letterbox, dusting of the sub-floor and in cracks and crevices.
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
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.