Commercial Services

Commercial Services

In business it is essential to protect your property, stock and valuable reputation from pests and the damage they can cause. In commercial situations there are a number of pests which can cause significant damage and Mr PEST has extensive experience in commercial pest management. It is important to have the pests at your premises correctly identified and treated. We have a selection of information to help you identify the pests you may be experiencing at you premises in our Pest Library.

Effective pest control requires an understanding of pests and their habits; and good communication between the business manager and the technician. The best results are achieved by working together to reduce the availability of suitable food and shelter for pests within within your property, combined with the use of the right quality products for the target pests. Incorrect treatment can result in ineffective control and lead to extensive infestation.

At Mr PEST you deal direct with the people who know and care about you and your business. Our aim is to provide outstanding personalised service, tailoring our treatments and packages to suit your needs. All our services aim to provide the highest quality and best value for money in relation to your property and requirements.

We can take the hassle out of organising your pest management with a detailed program and regular service scheduling. We offer flexible appointment times, are up to date with the latest pest management techniques and relative legislations and use only quality chemicals and products. We hold Public Liability, Professional Indemnity and Workers Compensation Insurance. If your business is required to comply with government, industry or other regulations and you require log books, HACCP compliance and certificates, Mr PEST has the right documentation and procedures in place.

What are uncontrolled pests costing your business?

Pests can cause serious physical and financial destruction to your business if not correctly identified and treated. No matter what industry you are in, a good partnership with a reliable pest management firm is essential. The effects of poor pest management programs can include:

• Lost Productivity • Unhappy Customers • Physical Building Damage • Expensive Legal Proceedings
• Spoiled Food Stocks • Poor Business Image • Expensive Maintenance & Repairs even Forced Business Closure

Hints & Tips For Business Managers

To get the best results from your pest management program we have provided some tips and hints you can use and implement around your premises. Following these procedures will reduce the suitable access and harbourage points for insects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments.
For the best results the following common precautions and recommendations should be observed both before and after your premises are treated:

  • As much as possible please remove furniture and other items from the skirting boards/wall floor junctions.
  • If you are planning to have any carpets or hard floors cleaned or polished have this done before your treatment is scheduled, otherwise your treatment may be wasted due to the active residues being washed away.
  • Also have any regular cleaning of external or other areas such as concrete/bricks, completed before the treatment.
  • As much as possible have any planned repair or maintenance work on plumbing, building and gardens completed before the treatment. This helps to remove possible pest entry, food and harbourage points.
  • Please make sure any open food items and utensils are covered or placed in airtight containers.
  • Allow for adequate ventilation of the treated areas for the chemical applications to dry and set. These applications should not be touched while they are wet.
  • Make sure that no other people are booked to do work in and around the premises at the same time.
  • Advise the technician of any personal or staff allergies or other concerns before treatment.
  • Any persons who are sensitive or suffer from strong allergic reactions should remain, out of the premises for twenty four (24) hours and re-enter after the premises has been fully ventilated.
  • You must observe any verbal advice provided by the technician at the time of treatment.

Good hygiene is essential for good pest control and to keep your health inspector happy! To ensure continuous and economical protection general ‘pest management’ cleaning must be carried out regularly. Some useful tips are:

  • Keep work and storage areas neat and tidy.
  • As much as possible avoid stacking goods against the wall. Goods should also be stacked off the ground on pallets.
  • Where space permits a gap of 50cm should be left between the walls and aisles of stored goods to allow access for cleaning, maintenance and treatment.
  • Keep lids on garbage bins and ensure that they are emptied regularly.
  • Do not store old newspaper and cardboard. These provide breeding material for cockroaches.
  • Do not leave food exposed for long periods unless necessary (eg: retail food premises) and ensure that food is not left out overnight.
  • Do not allow food and debris to accumulate, especially behind shelves and fridges and under other furniture, machinery or fixtures. Ensure that residues are regularly cleaned from cracks and crevices, as these are pest harbourage areas.
  • Food preparation utensils, equipment and handling areas should be cleaned at the end of the day and wiped dry.
  • Repair dripping taps and leaky plumbing regularly.
  • Ensure wet areas have adequate drainage so they are able to dry overnight and replace any cracked or broken tiles.
  • Where a site has stainless steel wall linings fitted these must be checked regularly. If at any time the sealant along the edges begins to lift, it must be repaired as soon as possible.
  • Seal all cracks where bench tops meet the walls, around wall fittings (eg: fuse boxes) and around pipes where they enter the wall, floor or ceiling. This prevents easy access by pests.
  • Incoming goods should be inspected for insects and/or eggs and efficient stock rotation practices should be followed at all times.