Manufacturers want to provide high-quality products, yet pests can very quickly put a stop to this. They can infest containers, live in warehouses or damage machinery, all which can lead to downtime, expensive repairs, lost stock and in the case of food manufacturing, liable for disciplinary action.
Statewide Pest Control provide tailored Integrated Pest Management strategies so you can prevent pest invasions across all aspects of your business.
Expert pest management for warehouses and manufacturing facilities
Statewide Pest Control technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable about pest control regulations and quality assurance for warehouse and manufacturing facilities. As a subsidiary of Orkin Australia, we are part of one of Australia’s biggest pest management businesses, which gives us the capability to quickly deploy resources across Victoria or the rest of the country.
We are 100% committed to every client – we provide you with a dedicated account manager and pest technician team who will look after all your pest management strategy, monitoring and service.
Experienced with small manufacturers to national operations, we design a pest management strategy specific to your requirements. We also meet the requirements of any necessary compliance standard that you require to suit internal and external compliances.
Manufacturing pest management process
We have an established, effective process to manage pests in manufacturing:
Step 1. We conduct a free audit of your business and premises
It’s important we get a thorough understanding of every business we work with, so we can assess your risks of pest infestation. We:
- Understand how goods enter and leave the area
- Assess your production facilities, storage facilities and waste collection areas
- Inspect your transportation vehicles and loading docks
- Check your existing pest reports
- Inspect the surrounding environment, for any places that pests may enter your facility from
Step 2. We assign you your own pest control team
We make sure your pest management is only done by people who know your business inside and out. We give you a dedicated account manager and pest control technicians, who keep a close eye on pest management across your operation.
Step 3. We plan out your Integrated Pest Management program
Once we thoroughly understand your business and associated risks, we design an integrated program with three main steps: inspect, identify and treat.
These usually include:
- Best practices for product storage and movement
- Advice on good housekeeping and sanitation
- Building and maintenance exclusion practices
- Pest inspections
- Physical control methods
- Chemical control methods
- Managing the surrounding environment
Step 4. We use PesTrak to keep you up to date and keep track of your compliance
Our proprietary PesTrak system is a bait station monitoring tool that shows you all your baiting activities in real-time and allows us to keep a close eye on your facilities. If you call us or we get an automatic alert about activity in a baiting station, we can remotely check your facility and take action if required.
This means we can check up on your premises remotely in the event that you call us, or the PesTrak system alerted us that there is activity in one of the baiting stations. This allows us to take action if required.
If you are audited, all your compliance-related documents are kept together on the platform where you can access them anytime 24/7, 365 days a year.
Legislation and compliance
A pest infestation won’t only slow down production but it could also make you liable to penalties.
Given the complications of the manufacturing process, it’s important to get experienced pest controllers in to keep you compliant.
Statewide Pest Control are across compliance standards, and we can also deploy solutions to meet any standard that you require. As we spend a long time getting to know your business, customers and supply chain, we tailor this specific to your own operations to make sure you are compliant.
Main pests to watch for in warehouse and distribution facilities
Without diligent pest control, birds can find their way into warehouse buildings and build their nests there. They create multiple issues– their feathers and droppings can contaminate machinery, while they can physically damage buildings and machinery through their actions. They are also known to carry and spread diseases, so any contamination needs to be taken seriously.
As many bird species are protected, bird control needs to be carried out by a strategic and knowledgeable technician.
Stored product pests
Stored product pests are beetles, moths and weevils found in foods that have been processed in some way, such as pasta, flour, biscuits, cereals and processed meats. Given their ability to enter miniscule holes in packaging made of cardboard, plastic and foil, they can infest food anywhere along the supply chain and are difficult to control.
Stored product pests can cause huge financial damage for manufacturers, so it’s important to have experts to keep them under control.
Once ants are attracted to your facility, they are fast to infiltrate and infect your stored products. Ants leave an invisible trail that their colony follows, so you can have a large infestation of ants on your hands very quickly.
Protect your manufacturing facility with pest control you can trust
We know how important it is to keep your manufacturing facility under strict control from pests. Statewide Pest Control has a well-resourced team that will go above and beyond to keep you protected. If you take the security of your operation seriously, call us for a free audit.
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