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Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!

Pest Control for schools – Get a head of the class!

 

Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!
Pest Control 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.

 

Pest Control for schools – Get a head of the class!
Pest Control for schools – Get a head of the class!

 

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

 

Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!
Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!

 

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.

 

Further Reading:

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

What is IPM?

Frequently Asked Questions!

Pest Control schools – Get a head of the class!

Dead carcasses and the blow fly!

pest pic

 

Monday I had a frantic call from a concerned client saying there was an unusual amount of blow flies swarming in her home and she didn’t know where they were coming from.

 

I asked her the usual questions like can she smell something decaying, was there any meat left out, does she have pets as maybe it is the food that they might not of eaten, to check to see if there was any animals on her property that may of passed. Nothing I asked was occurring so I asked one of our technicians to do an emergency job to investigate why this customer has blow flies in her home.

 

John arrived at the client’s home in Parramatta and searched the lawns, subfloor, and interior and made his way up to the roof void where he instantly smelled a decaying matter. Upon further investigations of the roof void he had found dead rodents in the roof void.

 

John removed two dead rodents but was unable to get the third rodent as it had slipped into the wall cavity. John advised the customer that he was putting the odour eliminating bag in the roof void and that it will suck up any bad smells that was in the roof void.

 

Our client had used a different pest controller to do a rodent treatment and when she had tried to call that pest controller he no longer had his phone in service.

 

Usually when pest controllers bait for rodents they will use bait that has a thinning agent in it so it coagulates the blood stopping it from releasing a bad smell.

 

Unfortunately for our client the bait that was used was a stock standard bait that you could get from the local hardware house which doesn’t have this thinning agent in it.

 

Needless to say our client was so happy that the blow flies have since disappeared and that we have found the source of the issue.

 

Further Reading:

Rodents

General Pest 

German Cockroaches

Ants

Redback Spiders

Ground Dwelling Spiders

Termites

 

Redline Pest Controls Values Statement!

To establish Redline Pest Control as the leading provider of pest control in Sydney.

 

Redline Pest Control will follow our 5 principles which we will maintain as we grow.

 

(1)   Customer Service is Redline Pest Controls number one priority.

(2)   Redline Pest Control will always find a solution to any problem which arises.

(3)   Redline Pest Control is highly innovative in the services it delivers to each client and is guided by our core principles which is environmental, reputable, respectful and honest.

(4)    Each service which Redline Pest Control carries-out will be defined with a highly structured service which outlines how the service works and priced in accordance to what the client is seeking.

(5)   Redline Pest Control will always hold high integrity by carrying out each service to the highest level of professionalism and with 100% accuracy.

Pest Free Business Sydney

 

Pest Free Business

 

Pest Free Business
Pest Free Business

 

What does your commercial food business say about you?

 

Whether you are a take away shop, restaurant or café food hygiene is vital for any business owner who is in the food industry as without customers you wouldn’t be in business today.

 

Do you have regular pest control on your business?

 

Have you seen pest like rats, cockroaches, ants or birds in your business?

 

What can you do to avoid a pest outbreak in your business?

 

Could your business survive if you were to have pest outbreak or being fined and put on the name and shame website?

 

In today’s society it is easy for potential customers to search if a business has been placed on the Food Authority’s Name and Shame registry therefore potentially losing you customers for a mistake that you could have avoided.

 

Pest control is so vital in the food industry and anyone who owns a business has the duty of care to make sure that food hygiene and a pest free environment is in place at their business.

 

What are some steps you can do to make sure that your business is pest free?

 

  • Install flyscreens to windows and doors
  • Seal any gaps, holes and cracks and crevices in your building
  • Have an plan of action once your business closes for the day
  • Designate an employee to make sure that other employees pulling their weight when it comes to cleaning and keeping food safe at the end of each day
  • have regular training available for all of your employees so they are aware of the dos and don’ts when it comes to hygiene and pest management
  • Keep food in air tight containers and do not store food on the floor
  • Keep your garbage area neatly and always take the rubbish out at the end of each day
  • Have regular mini inspections, go around the premises and see if you can see any areas which are affected by pest or have pest droppings.
  • Being on a regular pest maintenance program with a pest control company who is licensed

 

When cleaning your business be sure to make sure that you get all fats and oils from those hard to reach places and that all bench tops, counters, floors etc are cleaned with the correct cleaning agent. For cups, plates and utensils make sure that they are sterilised in hot water and the correct detergent is placed in the dishwasher.

 

It is very easy for an outbreak of pest to occur without you realising. Say for instance German cockroaches you see them at night time and depending of the infestation you could very well see them in the day as they are spilling from their harbourage spots. For every female German cockroach you have they have the potential to breed hundreds before you even realise that you have an issue. Female German cockroaches breed every 5 to 6 weeks and once their egg capsule hatches between 40 to 50 baby cockroaches will be running around. Their lifecycle can be hard to eradicate if the outbreak is quite high. Usually you will need to be put on a maintenance program by having an initial service then a follow up service 6 weeks later then depending on the conditions of your business you have services every 6 weeks to 3 months to maintain a pest free environment.

 

Pest Free Business

 

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