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Pest control for food and beverage processing businesses

With over 50 years of expertise, we’re trusted by national and local food processing companies across Australia to advance their food safety standards.

In the realm of food and beverage manufacturing, every aspect of pest control risk mitigation must be meticulously planned and executed. We recognise the difficulties that arise in evaluating and mitigating risks associated with pests across complex supply chains. Therefore, we take the lead in developing cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to offer advanced pest control solutions that promote transparency, proactive risk management to ensure food safety and the protection to your brand and most importantly, consumer health.

Pest control methods for the food and beverage industry

As the leading pest control service provider, Rentokil is a trusted partner to many businesses within the food and beverage industry across Australia. Whether you are a large-scale producer or a small artisanal operation, we work closely with our customers to provide tailored pest control solutions that meet third-party audit requirements and enhance your overall business operations.

Our proactive approach involves working with you to identify potential pest risks and implementing effective prevention and control measures. This helps to ensure compliance with increasingly stringent food safety regulations and provides the transparency needed to maintain the highest standards of quality and safety.

Regular inspections and risk assessment

Particularly in high-risk food areas, businesses are required to take a zero-tolerance approach to pest infestations. Rentokil's advanced connected solutions enable continuous 24/7 monitoring, proactive prevention, real-time response and control to support your statutory obligations.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Our IPM approach combines a range of pest control methods to provide a comprehensive solution tailored to your individual food processing site to ensure the highest levels of food safety across your entire business, fully supporting regulatory compliance and external audits with certifications and licences.

Our leading digital pest control solutions detect and capture pests and alert our technicians of pest activity. Digital pest management has revolutionised the way we control pests, providing new levels of efficiency and control, which enable you to proactively monitor, manage and prevent pests mutiple facilities.

Our ILTs use LED technology to attract and trap flying insects, providing an effective and environmentally friendly solution to pest control. These ILTs are designed to be discreet, easy to maintain, and suitable for different types of facilities, from small kitchens to large-scale food production facilities.

Birds can present various risks to food and beverage facilities, including contamination of products, spread of diseases and damage to infrastructure. Our bird control methods include netting, spikes, and other humane deterrents to keep birds away from your facility.

 


What to expect from Rentokil

When it comes to pest management in the food processing industry, Rentokil Pest Control offers a comprehensive and personalised approach. Our pest control experts are highly trained and have extensive experience in the food and beverage industry. They will work with you to develop a customised pest control plan that addresses the unique challenges of your facility and meets the requirements of third-party audits. Here's what you can expect when you choose Rentokil as your pest control partner for your food & beverage processing facility:

Ongoing support and monitoring

We provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure long-term pest prevention. Our team of experts is always available to provide advice and assistance whenever needed.

Global reassurance

Rentokil ensures high-quality, consistent solutions across all Australian customer sites. With operations in over 80 countries, we work to rigorous Standard Operating Practices and service solutions that support local laws and regulations.

Sustainable solutions

Our solutions are designed to be effective whilst minimising the impact on the environment. We also use integrated pest management (IPM) techniques that focus on preventing pest problems before they occur, minimising the need for pesticides.

How we deliver

Integrated pest management

Rentokil employs a five-stage approach to pest control, focusing on strategic preventative measures rather than a tactical reactive program.

Design and construction

Pest control starts with the design and construction of the building; the internal and external layout as well as construction materials. The design and construction in itself should prevent harbourage of pests - deny access through doors, windows, vents, pipe work, drains etc. and minimise risk of access during business operations.

Pest control practices and training

Rentokil plans the actions needed to prevent a pest infestation, including physical, cultural and chemical methods and will provide recommendations to specify:

  • physical controls: maintenance of buildings to prevent access;
  • cultural controls: change operating procedures to prevent infestations, specify the frequency of monitoring, responsible persons, monitoring activities, reassessment and document of activities; 
  • sanitation controls: removal of food sources such as waste, spills and inappropriately stored food; removing harbourage;
  • chemical controls: how to remove pests with safe and approved pesticides suitable for use around businesses storing, preparing and displaying fresh and packaged foods and where members of the public are present;
  • an inspection regime to detect the presence of pests as early as possible, around and in buildings, in fittings, equipment, stored and displayed products and incoming supplies;
  • training of personnel;
  • document the control measures specified; to be made available for a review team and auditors/ inspectors

 

Pest monitoring and maintenance

Implement the control measures that provide the most effective results and ensure safety:

  • appoint trained personnel to be responsible for each area of the control measures. This can include appointment of internal or external experts for monitoring pests;
  • Assign adequate resources to implement the measures;
  • Implement the control measures and inspection regime according to plans;
  • Record actions and results in accordance with standards and legislative requirements

Response to pest outbreaks

In the event of a pest outbreak, clear identification of the pest is essential to determine the most appropriate control methods and preventive actions needed to avoid re-infestation. 

  • Pest species - Different species of closely related pests have different behaviour and biology that will require tailored treatment for best results
  • Origin - Has the pest been introduced in delivered goods or gained entry due to structural defects, poor maintenance, poor hygiene, decaying goods etc.
  • Potential damage - Does it pose a food safety risk to fresh, prepared or packaged goods; can it damage equipment, fittings or building structure
  • Potential harbourage - Conduct an inspection of the building and surroundings to identify harbourage places
  • Quantity - Estimating the quantity of pests will provide an indication not only of the extent of the problem but how long they have been established on the premises
  • Conducive conditions - Pests could be present due to supplier or transport issues, or environmental conditions which encourage or trigger pest infestations

Evaluation of the pest control program

Evaluate the effectiveness of the pest control program, this can include:

  • examining pest control operations;
  • reviewing operating procedures to reduce food sources, harbourage and contamination;
  • review preventive maintenance procedures;
  • documentation of the review;
  • recommend changes and improvements to the IPM program;
  • implement the recommended changes to the IPM program

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About Rentokil

Our mission is Protecting people, enhancing lives. We do that by creating groundbreaking pest control innovations, by making our service solutions more sustainable and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.