Pest Control Checklist
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on Dec 28, 2011
Is there evidence of damage and debris caused by insects?
Are the doors or other openings to the outside tight fitting?
Are there gaps around windows and/ or doors?
Are there water sources near the building?
Is there waste disposal near the building?
Is there vegetation or mulch placed against or near the building?
Is there nonessential lighting near the building?
Is there evidence of damage and debris caused by insects within the building?
Are there cracks or holes in or around the walls, doors or windows?
Is there food waste in undesignated areas?
Do all food containers have lids?
Are there moisture leaks or condensation around plumbing, windows, or climate control equipment?
Are garbage containers clean and properly covered?
Sweep up all food debris in the food preparation and storage areas.
Ensure all food such as flour, sugar and legumes are covered and stored in sealed containers.
Seal gaps and holes in walls, floors, ceilings and around pipes and cables.
Remove accumulated boxes or redundant equipment.
Seal the gap under external doors.
Cover and seal rubbish bins tightly.
Purchase and use only poisons and chemicals approved for use in food establishments.
Lay baits such as pellets or blocks, or traps where droppings are sited and check them regularly.
Carry out a monthly check of the food premises to check for any signs of rodent activity.
Signs of Infestation (Rodents)
Rodent droppings on the floor and other surfaces especially where food is stored.
Greasy rub marks on vertical surfaces.
Squeaking, gnawing or movement sounds in walls, cupboards, ceilings.
Nests made from rags, paper, cardboard, straw and other materials.
Gnawing damage to materials including wood, soft metals, soap, cables, conduits and food containers.
Before treating any area take a flashlight and check for nesting sites.
Seal any holes, cracks or crevices to eliminate hiding places for the cockroaches.
Reduce potential harbourage by removing clutter.
Thoroughly clean and disinfect all equipment and surfaces.
Clean away any dead cockroaches.
Baits should be placed around the premises where cockroach activity or droppings are found.
Replace the baits as required.
If necessary, employ a pest control operator to inspect and treat the premises.
Carry out a monthly check of the food premises to check for any signs of cockroach activity.
Signs of Infestation (Cockroach)
Small spindle shaped droppings.
Dead cockroach bodies.
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