IPM is a short abbreviation that stands for Integrated Pest Management. IPM is a common-sense process using a wide range of sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions contain three other simple steps, including inspection, identification, and treatment. For IPM, it is known as the most holistic approach to pest management since treatments are individually created based on each individual’s needs. Professional pest experts will be those people inspecting your home or garden carefully for signs of pests or areas vulnerable to future infestation. They are also well-trained to identify the species and any sorts of disease-related threats they pose to your home and garden. After having done inspection, those professional experts finally determine the most effective treatment option to target at your pest issue. One thing to remember is that IPM requires a co-operation between you and the licensed professional. When you are in a great partnership with a well-trained pest expert, we ensure that your garden and home will be under high protection against pest-related health issues and property threats.
Prevention is a standard method that brings fast and effective acts to keep the pest out because prevention appears even before the pest is present. Besides, prevention is also famous for its long-lasting effect. If the pest is well-controlled, we can deter future infestation and its spread. Prevention is a control method that promotes not only environmental safety but also causes minimal risks to the environment. There is also a small percentage of risk to humans. Above all, we highly recommend this control method because of its environmentally friendly feature to either the environment or people.
Chemical Control Method is a commonly used technique to contain the pest from spreading. One of the most common examples of this method is the use of pesticides. In the same way, chemical pesticides are highly effective and show immediate results within a short time. Besides being fast-acting, pesticides are also long-lasting, so we recommend not applying pesticides yearly to protect the environment. Mainly, this control method is only used in the absence of all the alternative methods. Using chemical pesticides or toxic substances requires consciousness and responsibility because pesticides are just like any medication. When deciding to use this method, farmers or homeowners should consider correct products, dosages, and recommendations from a qualified pest professional. Remember that chemical pesticides are only valid when being applied appropriately, following instructions on the label or package leaflet and using personal protective equipment(PPE) according to the laws of the country. By following this advice, the risk of using pesticides will be minimal to both humans and the environment.
Like any other pest management method, cultural control brings some similar effects to the control of pests, but efficiency seems to be the least. The most prominent disadvantage of this control method is not killing the roots of those pests. Right after we finish the treatment, the pests have a tendency to come back and continue to develop again. Therefore, its long-lasting effectiveness is not sufficient. However, most professional pest experts consider cultural control methods to be the most environmentally safe to the environment as they cause no concerning issues and no longer require any toxic chemicals. Regarding personal safety, they are also as safe as farming practices. When applying these cultural control methods, we had better pay great attention to sanitation and crop rotation to make sure that pests are killed strictly.
When it comes to the pest control method, there is a wide range of choices, depending on the type of pest, the level of infestation and environmental conditions. Amongst those methods, the biological control method might be the most prominent one in terms of human and ecological safety. This control method uses many kinds of organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and even predatory insects, to reduce the significant number of pests in your areas. Some typical instances of this method are releasing a predatory insect that eats other tiny pests or using parasitoids to prevent harmful pests from causing massive damage to your garden plants. The biological control method is safe and environmentally friendly to both humans and natural ecology. Besides its safety, organic methods are low in cost and do not use any kind of toxic substances. Despite having these advantages, biological control methods have their drawbacks. One of the most prominent disadvantages is that these methods are not always applicable. Biological control agents usually take loads of time to develop until they reach their maturities. Once they reach maturities, the rapid spread of pests already causes some severe consequences, and the level of infestation is at an alarming rate. Therefore, biological pest control methods are only suitable for some areas where the level of the pest is in control.
To find out more about the IPM method, please consult out team on (02) 8007 4666. You may also reach us via chat.
Yes, your deli, diner, or fine restaurant has delicious food, an impeccably trained staff, and an enticing ambiance. All that don’t matter because nothing can take away an appetite quicker than spotting a cockroach on the counter.
A pest problem can ruin the dining experience for your guests, and consequently, can affect your future potential customers. It can also harm your business reputation in general.
Restaurant properties have many of the things that pests love—food, moisture, frequently opened doors, foot traffic, and shipments coming in. Thus, they are a year-round threat to restaurants because it provides their food, shelter, and water that they seek endlessly.
Three of the dirtiest pests and most common offenders are rodents, cockroaches, and flies.
As a key player in the urban pest category, rodents such as rats and mice are one of the most common pests found infesting restaurants, cafes, commercial kitchens, and other food service businesses.
These adaptive creatures are attracted by strong, frequent food supplies and do not venture far from their nesting sites to feed. So, as you can guess, restaurants make the perfect place for them to inhabit. Rats and mice are capable of a rapid increase in population given an abundant food supply, due to the number of litters they are capable of producing and the time to maturity.
They are known to cause damage to both buildings’ fixtures and electrical equipment due to both their nesting, burrowing, and gnawing habits. They can also cause loss of stock through not only eating food items, but also damaging food containers and packaging. They have also been known to spread a range of diseases, such as Salmonellosis, which can contaminate food items and equipment through their urine and droppings.
Cockroaches cause particular problems because of their size, giving them the ability to hide in small places, their varied diet, rapid reproduction, and the diseases they can carry.
Cockroaches are primarily nocturnal, sheltering in the daytime and coming out at night to find food and other sites for shelter. They shelter in dark places such as cracks, crevices, drains, sewers, inside equipment and furnishings, and hidden spaces that provide the right temperature and humidity. These places are also hard to reach using normal cleaning and sanitation methods.
They pose a risk to food safety as they are known to carry a large number of disease-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can easily contaminate both food items, packaging, machinery and cooking utensils through their urine, droppings, and saliva.
As I’m sure you’re aware, flies are another issue for restaurants. There a number of species of flies which are attracted to food odours generated by commercial kitchens such as fruit flies, drain flies, and house flies.
Different species of flies are attracted to different food products; however, they all pose the same risk to food safety and other legislations restaurants must adhere to.
They are known to transmit over 200 different pathogens which, as you’ve probably guessed, can lead to the contamination of food items, machinery, and cooking utensils, posing a risk to both staff and customer health.
There are practical restaurant pest control actions that your management and staff can take to drastically reduce the likelihood that pests will be attracted to your restaurant. Here are five of the many actions that you can easily implement:
If you see any of these pests in your restaurant, it’s also a good idea to have a contracted restaurant pest control partner to help you stay one step ahead of pest activity with a customized plan. Many commercial pest control companies have extensive experience in delivering effective restaurant and food service businesses pest control. In addition to treating your pest problems, which will help you meet health code requirements in regard to restaurant pest control, trained professionals can also offer you and your staff tips for helping avoid and eliminate conditions that may attract pests.
With this solution, customers would come back to your restaurant, not pests.
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If you own a building, you would know that a lot is going to keep it in its original state. You have to look at the many aspects of the building. From electrical to the structural, you have to make sure that it will give you and your tenants zero problems.
But the real question is when is the best time of the year to book a building and pest inspection in Australia?
Pests are a real threat, and you should take it very seriously. This is a matter of protecting your property and making it last a long time.
Some would say that there is no real best time for a pest inspection. In some regards, this is true. You have to be proactive in protecting your home from infestation. But building and pest inspection at the right time can have better results compared to other months or times of the year.
But first, what is pest control?
Pest control is basically regulating species of pests that impact human activities negatively.
It is a way to keep pests from damaging properties and even livelihood. Since different insects feed on organic materials, then you will do well if you protect these materials or completely manage the pests.
The answer depends on the type of pest you have in your home. Different pests live and thrive in different seasons.
Based on the experience of many professional pest control Sydney, the best time is between August and December.
These are months, when the temperature and humidity are starting to rise, which makes it ideal for pests to go out and about.
The cold season makes most insects dormant, so any pest control activity will not be as potent during winter. They hide in cracks and spring is the best season to have professionals do their business around your home.
Short answer: no.
You should have a regular pest inspection, especially if you see that signs of a pest infestation in your home.
Pests, like termites, live in underground colonies. So if the queen or any potential queen is still alive, even if you exterminate a large number of their population, they can still come back and resume their business of tearing down your property.
Termites are not the only insects you should be wary of. There are ticks, mites, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and a whole range of different kinds and species that can harm you, your clients, and your building.
Building and pest inspection should always be on top of your priority list, no matter what season.
If you’re unsure what to do, you may call us on (02) 8007 4666 to consult our experts.
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