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Pest control for Warehouse and Logistics Business

Warehouses are often breeding hotspots for pests such as rats, mice and birds. Safeguard your building from future risk of damage from pests today.

In the bustling world of warehouse and logistics, the smooth operation of your facilities is paramount. Any disruption caused by pests can have far-reaching consequences, from damaged goods to regulatory issues. Rentokil New Zealand understands the unique challenges faced by warehouse and logistics businesses and has tailored comprehensive pest control solutions to protect your operations.

Pest control methods for warehouse and logistics businesses

Just like every other industry, warehouse and logistics businesses require stringent pest control measures to protect their reputation, maintain hygiene standards, and uphold compliance with industry regulations. At Rentokil, we are committed to being your trusted partner in pest management, offering innovative solutions that promote transparency, proactive risk management, and, most importantly, the protection of your brand and the well-being of your customers.

From complex multi-site locations involving multiple warehouses to smaller logistics companies, we work proactively with our customers to implement and maintain pest control systems to protect your business. This is how we ensure that our service offering caters to all your pest challenges:

Regular inspections and risk assessment

We recognise that prevention is key to success, so our experts conduct thorough inspections of your facilities. Following this, we develop a customised pest control plan and provide regular monitoring and treatments to prevent infestations from taking hold.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Rentokil’s IPM approach combines a range of pest control methods, creating a comprehensive solution tailored to your individual warehouse sites. This ensures the highest levels of hygiene and safety across your entire business, fully supporting regulatory compliance and external audits with certifications and licenses.

Our leading digital pest control solutions detect and capture pests while instantly alerting our technicians of any pest activity. This groundbreaking approach revolutionises pest control, providing new levels of efficiency and control. With digital pest management, you can proactively monitor, manage, and prevent pests across multiple 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 storage areas to large logistics hubs.

Birds can pose various risks to warehouse and logistics facilities, including contamination of products, the 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

At Rentokil, we bring our expertise, experience, and commitment to excellence to every pest control partnership. When you choose Rentokil as your pest control partner for your warehouse and logistics business, you can expect:

Ongoing support and monitoring

We provide continuous 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 New Zealand customer sites. With operations in over 80 countries, we adhere to rigorous Standard Operating Practices and service solutions that support local laws and regulations.

Sustainable solutions

Our solutions are designed to be highly effective while minimising their impact on the environment. We also prioritise integrated pest management (IPM) techniques that focus on preventing pest problems before they occur, reducing 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 eliminate 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

Local expertise

Providing comprehensive, tailored solutions to support your local pest control needs.

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.