5 Industries Who Benefit From Commercial Pest Control
Category: Electronic Pest Control
Businesses of all kinds can be affected - even disadvantaged - by pest problems. Cockroaches, rodents, ants and mosquitoes are attracted to warmth indoors. Cockroaches are even prone to wedging themselves between stovetops, refrigerators and walls, contaminating food related industries like restaurants and food processing plants.
Pests can invade all kinds of commercial businesses - no one is immune.
In this blog post, we’ve highlighted five industries that could benefit from natural pest control - plus the reasoning behind this. Find out how you can prevent pests from spreading germs and diseases throughout your business!
Industry #1: Hospitality
Australia has extremely high standards when it comes to cleanliness, health and hygiene in the hospitality industry, especially when it comes to restaurants and food vendors.
Pests like flies, cockroaches and ants are attracted to food, garbage, dirty benches, filthy drains, and warm areas like stoves, ovens and microwaves. Essentially, anywhere warm and smelly, you’re bound to find pests!
According to the NSW Government’s Food Standards Code, all food businesses are required to take practicable measures to prevent pests from entering the building and eradicate/prevent pests from living in the building.
This helps protect the general public from food poisoning and unpleasant experiences - no one wants to find a cockroach in their dinner!
Of course, it’s also important to ensure no hazardous chemicals from harsh pest controls make it into the food, either. We recommend using a natural approach to pest control in cafes, restaurants and even food trucks with our electromagnetic solution - the plug-in pest control.
Industry #2: Tourism, Hotels & Resorts
Hotels, like restaurants, are responsible for protecting the health of their visitors by preventing the contamination of food and transmission of pest-borne diseases in their buildings.
Common pests in hotels and resorts include bed bugs, cockroaches, and rodents like rats and mice.
Bed bugs, in particular, are a problem in hotels - brought in via guests’ luggage and clothing, these miniscule creatures can live for months at a time without feeding and can travel from room to room via electrical cables, furniture and bedding.
Since these bugs are difficult to control and come from a range of sources, it’s crucial to have a high-quality pest control management system installed to stop them from coming into the building in the first place.
Industry #3: Schools & Preschools
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) released a document in 2018 outlining the need for pest management in schools and concerns around using harmful pesticides to keep mice, rats, cockroaches and more out of our schools.
The guidelines include tips about pest management (including non-chemical approaches), common pests and their behaviour, potential chemicals in pesticides, and discussions on minimising the risk and effects of these chemicals on school environments.
Pests like rodents and cockroaches can have dangerous effects on our children - even more-so for toddlers and babies in early childhood education. When it comes to protecting our schools from pests, the safest bet is a natural, non-harmful approach to pest control.
The Pest Free Commercial model is proven to be effective in schools and large commercial buildings around Australia. These plug-in pest management systems can reach up to 1000 square metres, ensuring every inch of your school is protected from harmful, disease-ridden pests.
Industry #4: Health Facilities & Hospitals
The number one most important place we need to keep clear of pests is health facilities like hospitals, aged care facilities, respite centres and even the local GP. Patients who visit doctors and health care professionals might be at risk of illness or infection, or could be sick already.
It’s essential to ensure these buildings meet the highest level of sanitation possible.
Pest control has an important role in preventing secondary infection in hospitals, dental and medical, surgeries, nursing homes and more.
Industry # 5: Factories
We’ve all read stories about mice and cockroaches being found in canned or prepackaged foods. One man in the UK found a dead mouse inside a can of Monster, then proceeded to sue the energy drink manufacturer.
For large businesses, the least desirable place to find pests is in a food processing plant.
Legislation requires pests to be excluded from food processing plants to prevent harmful food contamination. Effective, chemical-free measures need to be taken to maintain cleanliness and meet the Australian Government’s requirements.
The Pest Free Commercial unit is invaluable for large businesses and locations like factories, where it’s difficult to control rodents and bugs sneaking onto the premises - or into the food.
Our units are 100% tax-deductible and comes with an unconditional two years of manufacturer’s warranty. Plus, if you’re not satisfied within the first two months, you get a money back guarantee!
Shop our commercial pest control units online - all natural and chemical free for your business.