Commercial Rodent Control in Newcastle
Rodent issues in a commercial businesses can have a devastating effect on your business reputation and the safety of your customer’s health
There are 3 major concerns for your business when it comes to rodent control.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS – Your customers and staff could end up with Salmonella poisoning or any number of other illness that is transmitted by rodents.
- DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS – When a rodent problem exist it could cost your business its public image.
This is extremely important right now as we are in a social media age and it only takes minutes for a dissatisfied customer to crucify your business on social media. Your customers expect to be served in a safe, hygienic surround and to be supplied with uncontaminated products.
- HEALTH AUTHORITY -The final concern for your business is the health authority as they have the powers to temporarily shut down your business. This could be a reality if you are not addressing the issues your business is having with rodents.
Recent rodent control incident
Recently we attended a commercial food business in Newcastle to quote for cockroach control at their business.
The technician performed a site inspection and assessment for cockroaches as per the quote request.
While the technician was performing the inspection he noticed some evidence in the form of fresh rodent droppings in a cupboard that housed a hot water system. This particular cupboard was not opened on a regular basis and the staff were totally unaware of what was living around the hot water system.
The rodent problem was not originally their primary concern but we gave some recommendations and included a baiting program in the quote along with the cockroaches.
The business happily accepted the quote and we started the baiting program with the installation of some lockable secure rodent stations strategically placed around the problem areas.
We returned to check on the rodent stations after 2 weeks and were surprised by the amount of feeding on the baits from the rodents.
In the 2 week period the rodents had consumed all the bait. The tasty bait inside was appealing enough for the rodents to eat their way into the station to get to the bait. Rodents need to gnaw and can chew through hard plastics and even some metals.
The station was replaced and re-baited and the frequency modified due to the high activity.
After a month of intensive baiting it appears that the rodent issue had all but disappeared.
The frequency was then changed back to the original schedule regular servicing will continue.
Amalgamated Pest Control – Experts in Rodent Control
At Amalgamated Pest Control our technicians are trained to assist you in solving your pest control problems and a service frequency can be modified at any time to suit the pest issues that you might be experiencing.
The Newcastle Amalgamated Branch is HACCP accredited and if that is a requirement of your business, we can set you up as a HACCP site.
Our technicians take pride in our service and they have the ability to solve your problems
You, as the business owner/manager, can also play your part to help reduce the risk of rodent infestation at your business.
There are some things you can do to assist in rodent control.
- Regular building maintenance can help keep rodents out — Do regular maintenance checks of your building and repair any possible access points where a rodent could enter the building.
Ensure that you have no gaps under your doors if so install a weather shield to help keep the rodents out and keep all doors to storage areas completely closed.
- Sanitation – Reduce the amount of food/water that is accessible and remove any possible shelter areas.
This can be achieved by using tight fitting bin lids, fix any leaking pipes and ensure that all scrap food is cleaned up on a regular basis.
Are you worried about rodents or other pests?
If your business has any rodent concerns or would like a quote for rodent control then don’t hesitate and simply call us today.