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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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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.

 

What is IPM?

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IPM is also known as Integrated Pest Management and any good pest controller will implement this technique in every job that he carries out.

 

So what is it and how does it work?

 

It all starts with a call that you make to us here at Redline Pest Control, your customer service agent will ask you a few questions and then will listen to your pest concerns and advise you of the appropriate pest treatment. When the technician arrives at your home the technician will inspect, identify and treat the pest which is in your home. The technician will also advise you on tips on how you can prevent pest from entering your home.

 

What are the basic rules when it comes to Integrated Pest Management?

 

Any pest company that has good values and care about the needs of their client will use IPM which consist of 5 basic rules which are:

 

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

 

What can you do once pest control has been carried out on your premises?

 

We have the big 4 things you can do in and around your home to help prevent pests from residing in your home.

 

Eliminate Entry Points:

 

Pests don’t need an invite to set up their home in your premises. Go around your premises and find any cracks and crevices and seal them up with some sealant. Fix any broken windows, tiles on your roof, flyscreens and any other items on your premises. If your home is an older home fix any repairs on the foundations.

 

Home Maintenance:

 

Set a day of the week where you have your big clean up where you are dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping. You wouldn’t believe it but pest actually love dust, food scraps and other particles that they can find. Remove any clutter that is in your home as this gives the pests a place to hide themselves away and start breeding.

 

Landscaping Maintenance:

 

Always do mini makeovers in your yard by mowing on a regular basis, pruning trees and bushes. Remove any dead branches and logs.

 

Eliminate Water And Food Sources:

 

After preparing food in your kitchen always tidy up and wipe away crumbs and spilt liquids. Put your pet bowl away once they have finished eating and at the end of the night tip their water out and turn upside down. By eliminating water and food source the pest have no reason to set up home in your premises.

 

Further Reading:

What is the Integrated Pest Management and how can you implement this system in your home.

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

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

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

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 Bio

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Redline Pest Control is a family owned and operated Pest Control business.

 

Redline Pest Control has the best solution for your pest problems.

 

Redline Pest Control strongly believes that a good pest technician will provide you with a good thorough pest service which means there is no cutting corners, diluting chemicals or rushing in and out in 10 minutes. For a general pest treatment the service should take around an hour for a standard size home.

 

Unfortunately we get calls daily from customers who has hired a pest technician and they were only in their homes for a short amount of time. When the client calls the original pest technician they either answer and say they don’t have warranty even though they were promised warranty or they ignore their calls.

 

Redline Pest Control Technicians only uses synthetic pyrethroid products. Pyrethroid is a safe and effective chemical which has no odour and is completely safe for humans, pets and the environment.

 

Redline Pest Control is in no way the cheapest pest control company but we can guarantee that your home or business with be treated thoroughly with no cutting corners or diluting of chemicals.

 

Each pest technician that comes out to your premises will follow our three step rule:

 

  • Inspect the threshold of pests
  • Identify what pests that are in your home
  • Treat the pest which is in your home and making sure that your love ones and pets are safe

 

What is involved in a pest service?

 

  • Dusting of Sub floor
  • Dusting of Roof voids
  • Any crack and crevices around the house
  • Under fridges
  • Ovens
  • Dishwashers
  • Skirting board spray
  • Window frames
  • Door frames
  • Gel in all kitchen, bathroom and laundry cupboard hinges (if having a German cockroach treatment)
  • Outside treatment Spray
  • Garages / Sheds
  • Pergolas / Carports
  • Barge boards
  • Eaves
  • Perimeter of house
  • Fence line
  • Retaining walls
  • Clothes line
  • Bins
  • Garden beds/shrubs and bushes
  • Under furniture
  • Letterbox

Further Reading:

Redline Pest Control Products and Services

Residential pest control Sydney and what Redline Pest Control can do for you!

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

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

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

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

Three things Rodents love about your home.

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What are rodents?

 

When we talk about rodents to our clients some are often confused as most people don’t associate the word rodents with mice and rats. Rodents also include hamsters, Guinea pigs, porcupines, prairie dogs and beavers.

 

So why did rodents pick my home?

 

When we think about the reasons people get rodents we start to wonder how dirty people are. That is not the case though. We get calls all the time from clients who has rodent issues and they have the cleanest homes.

 

Where there is warmth, shelter and a food source rodents can pop up in anyone’s home. Pet food, pet waste, bird aviaries, heavy foliage, and bird feeders are all attractants for rodents.

 

  • Rodents love to set up their nest in warm environments.
  • Rodents love to have adequate shelter so they can reproduce and have somewhere to sleep.
  • Having a food source can lead rodents to enter your home, garbage, pet food, pet poop that hasn’t been cleaned up, high vegetation, cleaning up bird aviaries, if you have fruit trees pick up rotting fruit, removing water sources such as pet bowls, bird baths and other sources that you may have.

 

What can you do to prevent rodents?

 

  • Go around the outside of your home cut down any trees which are overhanging on your property, get into the garden and prune any shrubs and vegetation.
  • After you feed your pet pick up their bowl and wash it, at the end of the day put your pets water away.
  • Take your bin out at the end of each day.
  • Wash up, sweep/mop floors and wipe benches down each day.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
  • Remove any debris around your home so there is no hiding spaces for rodents.

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Further Reading on Rodents:

Rodent Control Sydney

Rodents

What services does Redline Pest Control Offer?

What is the Integrated Pest Management and how can you implement this system in your home.

Termite Prevention Tips Sydney

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Redline Pest Control

 

Every homeowner’s worst nightmare is “you have termites”.

 

But what are somethings you can do around your home that can help reduce the risk factor of termites setting up home in your humble abode?

 

I have been researching on different ways that the average homeowner can prevent the risk of termites entering their home.

 

Unfortunately for homeowners insurance companies do not pay out claims for termite damage.

 

It is recommended by Australian standards to have a termite inspection yearly and if in a bushy area to have every six months.

 

So what are somethings you can do around your home to reduce the risk factor of termites.

 

  • Reduce humidity in your subfloor by installing a crossflow ventilation fan.
  • Go around your property and remove any timber landscaping post.
  • Remove timbers in subfloor.
  • Fix any leaking pipes in and around your home.
  • Remove any wood chippings in your landscaping area.
  • If you have a section for firewood or untreated timber I highly recommend that the firewood and untreated timber be removed from your premises.
  • Divert any water sources away from your home.
  • Have a day where you do some pruning of bushes and heavy foliage.
  • Get a ladder and check your gutters and remove any debris that maybe in your gutters.
  • Remove any dead stumps or trees from your premises.
  • Make sure that water overflow pipes and air-conditioning pipes are directed away from your home.
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in and around your home.
  • Remove any moisture in and around your home.
  • Replace or repair any damage shingles, fascia and soffits.
  • Do mini inspection and check for any changes in and around your home.

 

If you have found out that you indeed have termites please do not disturb them as  by disturbing the termites will cause the termites to move to another location in your home making it harder for the termite technician to ascertain how bad the termite infestation is in your home.

 

Further Reading:

Ten facts about termites that you may not know.

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

Is your home protected from Termites?

Is it important to have a Termite Inspection?

Pre-Purchase Inspections Sydney

The big four pest that could ruin your summer holidays.

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Summer is well and truly here but what does that mean when dealing with pests this summer?

 

Whether we are entertaining in our homes, picnics at reserves or going to the beach you are guaranteed that you will encounter at least one of these pest if not all.

 

So what are the big four pest that will haunt us?

 

  1. Ants
  2. Stinging insect such as wasps and bees
  3. Mosquitoes
  4. Flies

 

Ants:

 

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No one wants to go on a picnic or entertain in their home and ants are crawling all over the food that we have prepared.

 

Ants are attracted to sweet sugary substances and will make their way to your food source very quickly.

 

  • Not cleaning surfaces properly can bring an ant infestation inside very quickly.
  • Cleaning up spills on the floor is vital
  • Open lollies and biscuits to be stored in air tight containers.

Stinging insects:

 

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Bee Control Sydney

 

Bees and wasps are always buzzing around at this time of the year.

 

What can you do to protect your family?

 

  • If you see a nest around your home contact a professional pest controller immediately.
  • If you are at a park, reserve or beach move away from the affected area.

 

Mosquitoes:

 

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The dreaded flying insect which we all hate is the mosquito. Mosquitoes are that pesky little flying insect that loves to inject their saliva which has a substance that will anti-coagulate your blood so they can get their blood feed for longer period of times.

 

What can you do to protect your family from Mosquitoes?

 

  • Roll on some aerogard if you are outdoors.
  • Install flyscreens
  • Keep screen doors closed
  • Plant lemon scented geraniums and cat nip
  • Eucalyptus oil, vanilla oi, campor tablets work a treat.
  • Place pet bowls and kids pools upside down that way there is no water source.

 

Flies:

 

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Flies can be so irritating from the moment you step out of your home they are buzzing around you making your squat them like a mad person.

 

Flies can be a serious annoyance when entertaining, flying on the food that you have prepared.

 

What can you do to protect yourself this summer from flies?

 

  • Install flyscreens and door screens.
  • Keep doors closed
  • Slap on some aerogard
  • Put covers over your food that you have prepared.

 

So there you have the four common pest which will annoy you over the summer.

 

Further Reading:

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in Sydney at its worse this summer

10 Prevention Facts for Mosquitoes

Natural ways to keep ants out of your kitchen

10 Fun Facts About Ants

Ant Control Sydney

Fly Control Sydney

Natural Fly Remedies For Prevention And Control

Bees Bees Bees!

Bee Control Sydney

Bees

10 Fun Facts About Bees

Wasps

Ten facts about termites that you may not know.

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  1. Termites communicate by using their pheromones, each colony of termites have their own scent.
  2. If termites feel threatened they will start tapping away to let other termites know that danger is ahead.
  3. Termites are actually very beneficial to the environment as they break through plants and trees and turning it to new soil.
  4. Now this may sound gross but termites will actually feed off each other’s faeces.
  5. Termite soldiers and workers are blind, only reproductive termites can see as when they become Alates they will fly off in search for a new location to start breeding.
  6. Termites are in no way related to ants but are actually related to the cockroach.
  7. Termite queens can lay up to 30,000 eggs per day and can live up to 25 years.
  8. There is more termites on this earth than humans.
  9. Termites never stop to rest and will work day in and day out for the rest of their lives.
  10. Termite Alates will usually swarm for around thirty minutes and this is done in the late spring to summer often after a little bit of rain. With the humidity in the air it gives them just enough time to find a new home to start their colony.

 

Further Reading:

Termites

The importance of a termite inspection

Why choose Redline Pest Control for your termite services