Importance of Commercial Pest Control
Commercial pest control is crucial to ensure a pest-free environment for all your staff and customers. Pests like birds, vermin, rodents, and others can cost you thousands of dollars in damage to your property and stock.
In the food industry, compliance with health regulations and food safety requirements cannot be stressed enough. Pests urinate and defecate on all surfaces as they move through your premises. Whether it is the floor, workbenches or food stock, it will all be affected.
Since pests carry diseases such as bacteria, viruses (especially salmonella) and even worms, they can spread these to your food products with devastating effects. These diseases can reach humans who consume or work with food and cause food poisoning and other life-threatening illnesses.
Every year the QLD Food Authority publishes a list of the names of food premises that have been issued penalty notices during the previous 12 months. Having the name of your business on this name-and-shame list can have devastating consequences to your business.