Commercial pest types

Pest Control Regulations for Commercial Premises

The occurrence of pests can cause lots of problems for your business so you have to know what are best ways to get rid of them. By State Government and Local council regulations, all areas that contain food have to be safe from all kinds of pests and contamination.  Not obeying the rules can get you up to $100,000 fines and the government can even close your business in the cases where you do not follow the laws. If your customer gets sick because of poor conditions that result in pest infestation, they can take legal action against your business causing loss of reputation and time. To avoid all of this, a professional pest controller will ensure your commercial premises have met all the minimum pest regulations.

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Professional Pest Controllers

OHS industry safety certificationThere are some states that require professionals in pest control. Trained and experienced experts that possess the right equipment will not do damage to your business areas or to your workers and food. These people are going to do their task safely and correctly. They will not contaminate and pollute the surfaces which are used for food preparation. By doing this, you will provide customer and government trust that you take their health and their legislations seriously and with respect.

Types of pests

There are few pest types that can be found in a commercial use like food preparation businesses and in shops or restaurants. In these kinds of facilities, you can find rodents (mice and rats), flying insects (flies and moths), and crawling insects (ants, cockroaches, weevils and beetles).

Mice and rats

These types of pests are the reason of damage for millions of dollars each year. They also spread serious diseases.  Mice and rats are responsible for the contamination and loss of food in both commercial and domestic premises. Rodents are involved in the transmission of disease organisms, and the most famous was the Bubonic Plague in Europe in the 6th century which caused the loss of 25 million human lives.

These pests are a big problem in food industry because they consume foodstuff and that way they are damaging containers and pollute food preparation surfaces leaving their faeces and urine all over the place. Rodents can invade premises through walls, floors and roofs holes. Once you notice rodents inside of your business area, you have to react fast because their breed can quickly occupy your whole building. They are dangerous because they can bite trough electrical wires and can cause fire.

Main rodent species:

  1. Roof rat

  2. Norway rat

  3. House mouse

Rat Control

Rat Control

Crawling insects


This type of pest can be frequently found in businesses where it contaminates huge quantities of material and can carry diseases. In general, cockroaches feed from sewers, drains and garbage where they are in contact with many disease organisms like salmonella, hepatitis, tuberculosis, dysentery and typhoid. They usually live in warm and moist areas with food source. Many food businesses have cockroach problems which need to be solved.

Main cockroach species:

  1. Australian cockroach

  2. German cockroach

  3. American cockroach

  4. Smoky brown cockroach

Cockroach Management

Cockroach Management


They come in a large groups and their nests can be several million in number. Even though they do not eat a lot of food they can scare your customers and harm your brand reputation.

Main species:

  1. Coastal brown ant

  2. White footed house ant

  3. Black house ant

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Ant Control

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Beetle Control

Beetle Control

Stored product pests

This is a very large group that mainly contains beetles and moths which are the cause of destruction of millions of dollars’ worth of foodstuff each year. It is recommended to leave stored product pest control to professionals.

Main species:

  1. Rice weevil

  2. Saw-toothed grain beetle

  3. Biscuit beetle

  4. Indian meal moth.



Flying insects

In Australia, flying insects are the most common disease carriers that can spread diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid, amoebic dysentery, worms and andgiardiasis.

Main species:

  • House fly

  • Fermentation fly

  • Blowflies

Commercial Pest Practices

There are plenty of devices and techniques on the market that can be used in food handling areas. Some of them are not very useful and some are used incorrectly. Here is the guide for their correct use.

Electronic fly killers

It uses UV light that attract insects. When insects get close to the grill, it electrocutes them. This device has the problem because the dying fly spins around and scatters fragments of dead insects already in the tray. Dead insect fragments can fall on food or food handling surfaces transmitting bacteria. That is not convenient for commercial usage. Better solution is the glue board or catch pad variety.

Time release aerosols

These devices include an aerosol fitted inside of it which activates the aerosol on pre-determined intervals. In most cases aerosol contains pyrethrin or synthetic pyrethroid insecticides. It is effective against flying insects and in smaller rooms.

Cockroach bombs

It releases aerosols which contain residual insecticide and an insect growth regulator which brake life cycle of insects. Cockroaches’ bombs are good for flying insects which are exposed at the time of treatment.

Electromagnetic and ultrasonic devices

These devices are used for controlling of rodents and insects but they are not so effective against them. Electromagnetic forces don’t repel rodents and the ultrasonic signals don’t penetrate surfaces as they cast their sound waves. It is recommended to use conventional pest control.

Integrated pest management

Integrated pest management is one of the most effective pest control programs that cover areas like building maintenance and exclusion practices, inspection and monitoring, advice about good housekeeping practices, physical and chemical control methods, and environment management.

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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. Sydney wide pest controller, all pests including all commercial pests removed, warranty on all work.

 Masters Pest Control Sydney 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 ”“ method that creates unpleasant conditions for pests to breed and hide. It covers sealing gaps between tiles and replacing broken ones, removing food and liquid leftovers, placing food in sealed containers in the fridge, regular cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces.

  3. Destruction ”“ other name for a procedure that will get rid of your pests once and for all. We use chemical and non-chemical methods to exterminate pests that have moved into the building.

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