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Stored product pests Sydney

Preventive Commercial Pest Control Stored Product Pests

 

how to get rid of Indianmeal Moth / Pantry Moths
pantry moth
indianmeal moth

 

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:

 

  • Almond moths
  • Broadhorned flour beetles
  • Rice weevils
  • Saw tooth grain beetles
  • Tobacco moths
  • Granary weevils
  • Maize weevils
  • Merchant grain beetles
  • Warehouse beetles
  • Mediterranean flour moth
  • Indian meal moth
  • Khapra beetles
  • Lesser grain beetle
  • Coffee been weevils
  • Confused flour beetles
  • Drug store beetles
  • Biscuit beetles
  • Bean weevils
  • Book lice
  • Flat grain beetles
  • Cigarette beetles
  • Mites
  • Australian spider beetle

 

Here at Redline Pest Control we go to great lengths to understand the biology and lifecycle 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

 

 

What Could Be Eating Your Cereal? (Pantry pests prevention and treatment)

 

 

Stored product pests can easily infest any organic products, as well as dried and preserved foods, including the following:

 

  • Nuts
  • Flour
  • Rice
  • Cereals
  • Grains
  • Seeds
  • Preserved meats
  • Pasta
  • Cheeses
  • Leather

 

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
  • Spoiled food

 

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

 

Further reading:

how to get rid of Indianmeal Moth / Pantry Moths

What Could Be Eating Your Cereal? (Pantry pests prevention and treatment)

Commercial Pest Control Sydney and what you can do to prevent pests from entering your place of business.

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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?

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