Pest management presents a unique challenge in protecting health, at the same time providing health and environmental benefits. Because pests carry microorganisms that can cause diseases, and thus could be a potential source of contamination, pest management is a non-negotiable aspect of operating any business that involves people. A wide variety of pests can be located in the human environment with some pests more prevalent than others. Some of the more common pests are:
- Rats and mice
- Fish moths (especially where paper is stored)
- Fleas and
- Subterranean Termites
- Harvester Termites
- Bees & Wasps
Rats and mice not only carry life threatening germs but are often guilty of chewing through cables which can result in the loss of valuable data. Cockroaches have been reported to spread up to 33 kinds of bacteria. They spread diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, typhoid and poliomyelitis. There is, unfortunately, no quick-cure for pests and regular treatment is required to prevent proliferation, contamination and infestation.
Camperdown will inspect offending areas and will discuss the problem with the customer, recommend the appropriate countermeasures and keep the customer informed.
The various methods used to ensure effective pest management are:
- Gel applications;
- Aerosol dispensing;
- Dusting and
- Electronic flying insect control units, used in food processing areas, which comply with HACCP principles.
Camperdown only uses high quality equipment and internationally approved products. Our staff is well trained and has access to recognised consulting specialists and some of the best laboratories in the country.
Camperdown recognises that the global environmental challenges requires changes in an ongoing fashion. Our pest management teams therefore, constantly stay abreast of new developments and research new methods and products as demanded by the industry.