Basic Pest Management
- Flick will provide routine pest control services to your premises in order to prevent the breeding of the specified pests as treated within your facility.
- In order to maintain effective control of the pests, we require your co operation with your staff with your house keeping and hygiene practises to maintain effective control of the pests. A few points are:
- Please do not clean directly over our pesticide residual after a treatment is rendered as this will render the insecticide to be ineffective.
- Please keep all equipment, floor surfaces, wall surfaces and working surfaces clean as much as possible including eliminating any oil/ fat build up under work surfaces, on floors and fat traps etc. This practise will eliminate any further breeding and feeding sites for cockroaches and rodents.
Inspection and Monitoring
- The Flick operator will conduct a thorough inspection of the facility before commencement of the service. High risk breeding areas will be identified and control measures put in place.
- Monitoring involves maintaining control of any possible area of infestation by way of increasing the frequency of the application to the target area until the infestation is under control and thereafter monitoring the area by means of either applying bait (in the case of a rodent infestation) where the bait can be checked for signs of feeding or placing down cockroach monitoring traps which can even be checked by the facility manager or kitchen supervisor for signs of cockroach infestation.
Identification and Control
- Identification of the pest/s works in conjunction with the regular inspection as mentioned above. The identification of the pest/s plays a major role in which way the Flick technician will administer the treatment plan and this will lead to control of the pest/s.
- Control of the pest/s involves the use and application of various products to target areas for effective control such as gels, residual insecticides, dusting agents, rodenticides and monitoring devices.
Safety – Contamination and Risks
- When a service is conducted, it is important that safety is considered before commencing with the treatment. The Flick technician will identify areas of treatment and recommendations will be brought to your attention in respect to any possible risk of contamination to areas within the scope of work, i.e. to ensure that all cutlery, crockery, working surfaces etc is not in any way going to be contaminated with any insecticide.
- The Flick technician will also determine if there are any risks to him or to any other person working in the environment with the task he needs to perform. This includes all risks including safety equipment, clothing and risks within the environment he is working in to ensure that no one is exposed to any possible injury.
- The Flick technician will ensure that he practises good personal hygiene at all times. This practise plays an important role for client’s employees to prevent any possible contamination or spread of disease/ illness to your employees or clients within your facility.
- Good housekeeping is one of the surest ways to identify a safe workplace. You can tell how workers feel about safety just by looking at their housekeeping practices. Good housekeeping isn’t the result of cleaning up once a week or even once a day. It’s the result of keeping cleaned-up all the time. It’s an essential factor in a good safety program, promoting safety, health, production, and morale.
- Whose responsibility is housekeeping? It’s everyone’s. Clean work areas and aisles help eliminate tripping hazards. Respecting “wet floor” signs and immediately cleaning up spills prevents slipping injuries. Keeping storage areas uncluttered reduces the chances of disease and fire as well as slips, trips, and falls. Accumulated debris can cause fires, and clutter slows movement of personnel and equipment during fires
- How a workplace looks makes an impression on employees and visitors alike. A visitor’s first impression of a business is important because that image affects the amount of business it does. Good housekeeping goes hand-in-hand with good public relations. It projects order, care, and pride. Besides preventing accidents and injuries, good housekeeping saves space, time, and materials. When a workplace is clean, orderly, and free of obstruction; work can get done safely and properly. Workers feel better, think better, do better work, and increase the quantity and quality of their work.
- In pest control proofing is a simple process of preventing the entry of specific pests by ways of blocking or sealing off all access points within the facility. The technician will report any proofing recommendations to you where required.
- Stacking processes should be adhered to when recommendations are put forward by the Flick technician as this could provide breeding or harbourage points for pest/s to utilize.
- Flick would recommend that any storage facility have all goods stacked at least 1 metre from the internal or external perimeter walls within the facility.
- Good stacking processes need to be followed on shelving as to not also create favourable breeding sites for pest/s.
- Bad stacking practises are further a potential health and fire risk to an establishment.