What are common pests infesting businesses and commercial spaces?

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Mice and Rats

Mice and rats cause millions of dollars each year worth of damages. These pests not only eat food stock, they cause food contamination in both commercial and domestic premises.

These pests are a big problem in the food industry because they consume food stock, they damage containers and contaminate food preparation areas, leaving their faeces and urine all over the place.

On top of these, rodents can gnaw on electrical wires and cause fire.

Common rodent species in Australia:

  1. Roof rat

  2. Norway rat

  3. House mouse

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In general, cockroaches feed in sewers, drains and garbage dumps and poses a threat to sanitation in your commercial property. Cockroaches thrive in dirty areas and can come in contact with contagious viruses.

Common Cockroach Species in Australia:

  1. Australian cockroach

  2. German cockroach

  3. American cockroach

  4. Smoky brown cockroach

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Ants come in large groups. There can be several millions of ants in a colony or nest. Even though ants do not eat a lot, they can scare your customers and harm your brand reputation.

Common Ant Species in Australia:

  1. Coastal brown ant

  2. White footed house ant

  3. Black house ant

Ant Control

Common ant in Sydney


In Australia, flying insects such as flies are considered as disease carriers that can spread diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid, amoebic dysentery, worms and andgiardiasis.

Common Fly Species Infesting Australia Properties:

  • House fly

  • Fermentation fly

  • Blowflies


Moths, Beetles and other Bugs

Common pests that invade and contaminate stored food:

  1. Rice weevil

  2. Saw-toothed grain beetle

  3. Biscuit beetle

  4. Indian meal moth

Beetle Control

Beetle Control

Commercial Pest Control Methods

There are plenty of devices and techniques on the market used by commercial pest exterminators. Not all tools available over-the-counter are 100% effective. It's still best to consult professionals to ensure that your business comply to strict Australian health and sanitation code.

Here are some common pest control tools.

Electronic Fly Killers

It uses UV light that attract insects. When insects get close to the grill, it electrocutes them. An issue with this device is that the dying insect may spin around and scatter dead insect fragments. Dead insect fragments can fall on food or food handling surfaces, transmitting bacteria. That is not convenient for commercial usage.

Time Release Aerosols

Aerosol contains pyrethrin or synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. It is effective against flying insects, but only in smaller rooms.

Cockroach Bombs

Cockroach bombs releases aerosols and an insect growth regulator which break the lifecycle of insects. Cockroaches' bombs are effective against flying insects. However, cockroach bombs may result to residual chemicals not recommended in commercial premises.

Electromagnetic And Ultrasonic Devices

Electric pest control tools are usually used to control rodents and insects. However, they are not so effective against these pests. Electromagnetic forces don’t repel rodents and ultrasonic signals don’t penetrate surfaces.

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and why is it more effective?

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one of the most effective pest control programs. Using IPM, pest exterminators can remove pests in a strategic and natural way. IPM involves:

  • building maintenance and exclusion practices
  • inspection and monitoring
  • advice about good housekeeping practices
  • physical and chemical control methods
  • environment management

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Our Commercial Pest Control Program

  1. Exclusion – controls pest entry into buildings. It can be expensive but our exclusion comes at a fair price and provides long lasting protection.

  2. Restriction – a method that creates unpleasant conditions for pests to breed and hide. It involves covering sealing gaps between tiles and replacing broken ones, removing food and liquid leftovers, placing food in sealed containers, regular cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces.

  3. Destruction – We use safe chemical and non-chemical methods to exterminate pests.

If you need help removing a pest infestation in your hotel, office, restaurant, cafe, or any type of commercial space, you may consult our team on (02) 8007 4666.

Who are the Masters of Pest Control Sydney?

Masters Pest Control Sydney is a professional pest management and control service provider that is able to deal with all types of commercial pests quickly and efficiently.

Pest control is what we do best. We are professionally trained, insured and licensed in all areas of residential and commercial fumigation. We provide eco-friendly pest control treatments. If you still struggle with pest issues or if you want a complete pest solution that protects your commercial property from any harmful effects, check out our professional services below:

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