Tips on Warding Off Flies

Ever wondered what it feels like when you enjoy a good meal and a fly suddenly disrupts your feasting pleasure? Well, it certainly feels annoying not just by the sight of such pesky insect, hearing its buzzing sound around you is enough to turn off your good mood. A single fly is capable of laying 9,000 eggs, imagine what it does to your food before you ingest the food together with the eggs in it … Totally unimaginable!

There are some ways to help you ward these pests off or minimize their unwanted presence.

(i) Flies are attracted to strong scent of food. Keep the kitchen door and window closed when you cook; this, however, can be impractical, as doing so can be very stuffy in the kitchen. An alternative suggestion would be to place a fan in the kitchen and direct the running fan to the open door or window, this is because flies hate to be blown by wind. Clean up the food after meal and make sure there are no leftover remnants on the dining table or the cooking place/space (for example, the frying pan). Wash the dishes and do not let them stay uncleaned overnight.

(ii) Seal the uneaten cooked food and place it in the refrigerator or store the excess food in tight container. Waste food must be discarded in the trash can and the lid must be closed securely. Get rid of the trash the next day. Flies crave for compost too, ergo, keep the compost as far away from the house as possible.

(iii) Flies love to wander around animal feces. If you have a dog or cat, be sure to dispose of its excrement in a proper manner by flushing it in toilet, burying it or putting in a plastic bag, seal the bag & discard it.

(iv) Flies like to hide in bushy shrubs and tall grass. Hence, it is recommended to mow your grass often and manicure your lawn on a regular basis.

(v) Like mosquitoes, flies desire for standing water. Drain the unwanted or excess water around your house. Pour boiling water down the drains and cover them up.

(vi) If you still see flies around despite undertaking the above-mentioned preventive measures, check your house and garden thoroughly to see if there’s any carcass (example, dead rat, dead insects, etc.) or maggot, and dispose of them accordingly.

(vii) Engage a pest control professional.

Contact AntiPest (03-8023 1888) today. We provide fly traps known as Electronic Insect Trapping Devices that come with 2 models (Discreet & Hercules) to help solve your pesky fly problem.

Reference:
https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/14-tricks-get-rid-flies/
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How to Keep Pests Away from Your Kitchen

Which part of your house or a commercial building has the highest chance of getting infested with various kinds of pest?  Kitchen, no doubt, as it is the main area for storing food that can attract the critters; to them, kitchen is the place of their gathering and get-together because it is their food source.

A proper and disciplinary pest control in the kitchen is essential in ensuring that you are being fed with fresh and uncontaminated food and, in the case of commercial kitchen, pest-ridden and unclean food can turn off the customers resulting in loss of business to the restaurant owner, not to mention contaminated and disease-ridden food caused by rats that can endanger the health and lives of the diners.

To maintain the cleanliness and a pest-free environment in the kitchen, here are some tips to help you ward off pests from your kitchen.

First things first.  It is important to identify the “problem” areas that are easily accessible to pests in the kitchen.  Pay attention to the food storage area (e.g. cabinet), dining area (dining table), waste disposal area (garbage bin), and food preparation area (kitchen table or sink).

(i) Always cover your trash can to prevent the smell of food from spreading out.  Clean and empty your can regularly.  A dirty garbage can with rotten leftover food is a favorite hot spot for rats, in particular.

(ii) Seal all the cracks and caulk the fissures on the walls in your kitchen because cockroaches love to hide in these holes.

(iii) Store all your foodstuffs in airtight containers.  You wouldn’t want a massive ant invasion of your yummy foods.

(iv) Keep the doors and windows in the kitchen closed to avoid those uninvited guests.

(v) Let a licensed pest controller do the dirty work for you, help you ease your job and make the pest control treatment more effective.

Having pest problem in your kitchen?  Wait no further.  Contact AntiPest today at 03-8023 1888 for our expertise and professional pest control solution.

References:
https://medium.com/@bayswaterpestcn/how-can-i-prevent-pest-infestation-in-my-commercial-kitchen-area-ee97c585c0db
https://www.foodsafety.com.au/resources/guides/how-to-keep-your-commercial-kitchen-clear-of-pests
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425379127291100252/?lp=true (Image source)

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Preventative Pest Control For Your Place

Preventative Pest Control For Your Place

Keeping your property pest-free is tough work especially when there are so many aspects to consider. Even so, it requires an effective pest management programme to ensure the upkeep of your property as well as the amenities available.

By creating an integrated pest control action plan that runs throughout the year, property managers like you will have a better chance at keeping unwelcome critters out and happy residents in. After all, having solid preventive pest control is crucial to protecting your property and residents from pests.

One way for you to do so is to engage a pest control service that offers Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme, which has been advocated for its environmentally responsible approach.

Before we dive into what you can do for preventative pest control, let’s take a look at the key aspects to consider when it comes to ensuring that your property is well-protected.

Key aspects to consider

There are three aspects to consider if you want to ensure that your property is protected from pests – landscaping, exterior maintenance, and finishing touch.

a) Landscaping

If the landscape of your property is one of the major factors that make it popular among your residents, you will need to ensure that it’s pest-free to keep your residents from leaving.

Make sure to inspect the grounds for uneven spots as these areas can become an entryway for pests. With Malaysia’s weather conditions, dormant pools of water can collect at these spots and provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also, inspect your property’s landscape for any termite activity as they can cause costly damages to the structure.

Enlist help from your pest control professional during the landscaping work as they can work with your landscaping team to implement a preventative measure that’s pleasing to the residents while your landscape remains unattractive to pests.

b) Exterior maintenance

Alongside regular inspection of your property’s landscape, maintaining the exterior of your property will go a long way in helping to deter pests from entering your property and the homes of your residents.

Inspect the vents and have them properly screened to avoid pest infestation. You should also install weather strips around windows and doors to close the gaps. Make sure to inspect the strips regularly and replace them when necessary.

Also, look for cracks and other damages on the exterior wall structure. Seal them with weather-resistant sealant to keep pests from gaining entry into the structure. Aside from the wall structure, make sure to inspect the roof for any cracks or missing shingles.

c) Finishing touch

Although an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme can strengthen your structural defence against pest infestation throughout the year, it isn’t a one-time solution but a continuous process to help keep pests out. For the programme to work effectively, it will require the support of everyone involved to keep the property free from pests.

What can you do to keep the property pest-free?

With these three factors in mind, you can reduce the costs of property upkeep as well as operational costs because lack of proper maintenance can result in faulty equipment, human injuries, and regulatory fines. Here’s what you can do to keep your property pest-free:

Consider predictive testing and inspection programme

As prevention is better than cure, you should consider a predictive testing and inspection programme. This can help reduce the maintenance cost of the amenities available as well as enable rightly-timed maintenance. Besides, predictive testing helps to monitor the system components to detect trends that indicate excessive wear or impending failure.

Automate preventive maintenance tasks

With technology at the forefront of our daily lives, automating preventive maintenance tasks can reduce operational costs. Not only that, but it can also organise the workflow and decrease deferred maintenance, giving property managers like you the information you need to be more efficient.

Partner with a professional pest control company

Professional pest control experts do what they do best – exterminate pests from properties. For instance, our team of pest control experts at AntiPest are trained on IPM as well as advanced termite identification and biology, allowing us to utilise the most efficient pest control methods, monitoring systems, equipment, and chemicals.

At AntiPest, we advocate the use of IPM to help prevent pest infestations before they start. You can rest assured that our Pest Alert System Approach meets HACCP standards because we are one of the professional pest control companies in Malaysia. For your commercial pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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Food Safety: Importance of Commercial Pest Management Service

Food Safety: Importance of Commercial Pest Management Service

Like all living beings that are drawn to places that provide food and shelter, pests are also drawn to food establishments as they make an excellent environment for the species’ survival. While this natural law may seem harmless, commercial pest control is critical because pests pose a considerable amount of risk to any establishment.

Inadequate pest control can result in pest infestation and cause major health risks to everyone involved in the food establishment, including their patrons. Not only that, but it will also lead to regulatory actions, significant product loss, as well as a public relations nightmare. More importantly, it can ruin the business’ reputation.

Instead of letting this happen to your F&B business, why not invest some of your capital in commercial pest management services? After all, pest management for food safety is likely to reduce the threat of product loss and enhance customer satisfaction and brand reputation.

In this article, we will share the types of pests that can pose a threat to your F&B business and how AntiPest’ integrated pest management programme can help tackle the threats posed.

Types of pests

There are several types of pests that can pose a risk to human health as well as the commercial viability of your business. These include:

  • RodentsRodents can do more harm than any other pests as they tend to gnaw, feed, and breed in locations where food processing is done. On top of that, they can chew on electrical wires, contaminate your foodstuff, mess up your surroundings, and spread fatal diseases, making their presence a total abomination to humankind.
  • Cockroaches – Like rodents, cockroaches are vectors of several bacterial species like Salmonella and E. coli. Living mostly in the dark, cockroaches can multiply quickly, live up to a year, and survive without food for 30 days. Not only that, but cockroaches can also induce allergies in some people.
  • FliesFlies are difficult to control and tend to multiply during warm weather. As they thrive on trash receptacles, flies are responsible for causing diseases like food poisoning, typhoid fever, etc. On top of that, flies can contaminate foodstuff and packaging materials.
  • Beetles – Categorised as stored product insects, beetles like flour mites and weevils can contaminate foodstuff with insect pupae, shed skins, faeces, body parts, and webbing, resulting in wastage of raw materials.
  • Moths – Indian Meal Moths tend to reside and reproduce indoors and are often found in kitchens, food stores, and industrial food processing plants. Since they feed on any items containing grain or cereal products, this moth species is responsible for many of the insect problems in the food industry.

How does Integrated Pest Management help?

Integrated pest management (IPM) is an environmentally responsible approach to commercial pest control that emphasises non-chemical control techniques such as sanitation and facility maintenance to help prevent pest infestation.

It isn’t a single pest control method but rather a series of pest management evaluations, decisions, and controls. By employing IPM for food safety, commercial pest control experts like AntiPest typically follow the steps listed below:

Step 1: Inspection

Before we carry out any pest control treatment in your food establishment, our surveyor will thoroughly inspect your structure and then submit a survey report to us.

Step 2: Identification

Using the survey report, we will identify visible signs of pests, signs of past or present damage in the property, and/or conditions conducive for pest infestation that may attract pests to your premises.

Step 3: Treatment

Once we have identified the pest(s), we will carry out the necessary treatment using the latest techniques and chemicals, which have been approved by the pesticide board, in all the identified areas.

Step 4: Communication

This is the most important step in our pest management approach. Once the initial treatment is completed, our technician will submit a report containing the 3 items below:

  • What was found during his inspection
  • What was done to correct/minimise the situation
  • Advice on how to maintain/improve the situation

Step 5: Documentation

Once the steps above have been conducted, AntiPest will compile a special Pest Alert file for easy reference during an audit and when further action is needed. The contents of the file will be updated regularly.

To ensure that your IPM programme reaches its potential, approach your relationship with your commercial pest management service provider as a partnership. After all, communication is key to effective pest management for food safety .

At AntiPest, we advocate the use of IPM to help prevent pest infestations before they start. You can rest assured that our Pest Alert System Approach meets HACCP standards because we are one of the professional pest control companies in Malaysia. For your commercial pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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Little Known Facts About Integrated Pest Management Malaysia

Little Known Facts About Integrated Pest Management Malaysia

When it comes to pest management, there are numerous strategies available today including integrated pest management. However, not many people are aware that it encompasses various approaches to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to humans and the environment.

In this article, we explore the little known facts about integrated pest management (IPM) in Malaysia, the benefits of using IPM, and how it works. We will also introduce a HACCP certified pest control company at the end of this article.

What is Integrated Pest Management Malaysia?

Integrated pest management (IPM) Malaysia is an ecologically-based pest control strategy that focuses on long-term pest prevention through a combination of techniques like biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and the use of resistant varieties.

Pesticides are used only when systematic monitoring of pest populations and natural control factors indicate a need, and treatments are carried out to remove only the targeted pest. Also, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, non-target organisms, and the environment.

Why do you need IPM?

There are several reasons to incorporate integrated pest management Malaysia into your pest control strategy. Among them are:

  • Providing early detection of potential pest problem to reduce the risk of pest infestation.
  • Monitoring pest trend to help determine the right dispersion of pesticides.
  • Obtaining accurate identification and monitoring of pest for proper deployment of maintenance plans.
  • Minimising disruption to your daily operations.
  • Avoiding new pest from being introduced to the premises.

What are the approaches used in IPM?

To effectively manage pests, an IPM programme uses a combination of methods that work to complement each method for better efficacy. These approaches are grouped in the following categories:

  • Biological control involves the use of natural factors like the weather and natural enemies (predators, parasites, pathogens, and competitors) to control pests and their damage.
  • Cultural control involves practices that reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival. One example of this is changing irrigation practices to reduce pest problems.
  • Mechanical and physical controls involve eliminating pests directly, blocking their entryway, or making their environment unsuitable for habitation. For instance, traps for rodents are examples of mechanical control while physical controls include barriers like screens to keep pest birds out.
  • Chemical control involves the use of pesticides. This is only used when needed and in combination with other approaches for a more effective, long-term control. The pesticides are selected and applied in a manner that minimises harm to humans, non-target organisms, and the environment.

How does Integrated Pest Management Malaysia work?

IPM isn’t a single pest control method but rather a series of pest management evaluations, decisions, and controls. In practising IPM, pest control experts who are aware of the potential for pest infestation typically follow a four-tiered approach as listed below:

Set action thresholds

Before taking any pest control action, IPM sets an action threshold whereby pest population or environmental condition indicate a need for pest control action. Equipped with this information, you can create conditions that are not suitable for the pest.

For example, you grow a healthy crop that can withstand pest attacks, use disease-resistant plants, or even seal the cracks to keep pests like termites and rodents from entering your premises.

Monitor and identify pests

IPM programmes work to monitoring your premises and help you to identify which pests are present, the size of the infestation, or what damage they have caused. This is key to knowing whether a pest is likely to become a problem so that suitable control methods can be employed.

Additionally, this monitoring and identification removes the possibility of using pesticides when they’re not needed or that the wrong pesticide will be used.

Prevention

As the first line of pest control, IPM programmes work to prevent pests from becoming a threat to your premises. In food establishments, this may mean using mechanical and physical controls to block pests from entering your premises.

Meanwhile, in agricultural fields, the use of cultural control like rotating between different crops, planting pest-resistant varieties, etc., can reduce pest establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival.

Control

Once the three approaches above indicate that pest control is needed and preventive methods prove to be less effective, integrated pest management (IPM) Malaysia programmes will then evaluate the proper pest control method. If all else fails, chemical control will be added to the strategy to manage pests effectively.

At AntiPest (a HACCP certified pest control company) , we advocate the use of IPM to help prevent pest infestations before they start. You can rest assured that our Pest Alert System Approach meets HACCP standards because we are one of the professional pest control companies in Malaysia.

As an ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/ or contact us at 03-80231888.

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Why You Should Hire Pest Control Experts

Why You Should Hire Pest Control Experts

If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re looking for reasons to justify your decision to hire Malaysia pest control experts or you’re simply looking to understand the benefits of hiring pest control experts for your place.

We understand that having pests invade your place is something you can’t control, despite your best efforts in keeping your place clean. However, when pests like rodents or termites invade your space, you will likely try to resolve these issues with store-bought pesticides, which isn’t the best solution for your pest problems.

Instead of wasting your effort and money on store-bought pesticides, why not hire Malaysia pest control experts like AntiPest?

As one of the pest control service providers, AntiPest offers pest control services Malaysia that can help you get rid of termites, rodents, and other pests in no time.

On top of that, our team of pest control technicians are trained to handle the chemicals responsibly and employ safe pest control practices. The following are some of the reasons you should hire a Malaysia pest control expert.

Reason 1: Find the real source of your pest problem

You may have noticed signs of a pest infestation but like most homeowners, you may have trouble identifying the proper treatment for the pests that invade your place. For instance, there are various types of ants and each one requires a different treatment method.

Instead of spending your money on various treatment methods, hiring a Malaysia pest control expert is much more effective. That’s because pest control experts are trained to quickly identify the pest and effectively resolve your pest issues. Additionally, they’ll survey your property and identify the real source of your pest problem.

Reason 2: Lower your costs

When you hire pest control services in Malaysia, they will usually provide you with an estimated cost of their service based on pest type, size of the infestation, treatment type, size of your property, and the number of treatments. All of these may come at a hefty price tag, but it will all be worth it in the long run.

Think about it. If you don’t eliminate pests the right way, especially termites, they can cause severe structural issues to your home in the long run. And you will need to fork out more money to repair your property’s foundation and other structural damages.

Reason 3: Specialised pest control plans

We know that your home is your domain and protecting it from unwanted pests means ensuring the best possible protection. When you hire Malaysia pest control experts like AntiPest, we will come up with plans that can cater specifically to your needs.

On top of that, we will also consider the size of your place, the level of pest infestation, and long-term prevention. Additionally, we will regularly monitor your pest control plan to point out any improvements to make.

Reason 4: Minimise the risk of dealing with pests

While most readily available DIY pest treatments are approved for home use, you should always be careful when handling chemicals you’re not familiar with. Because exposure to dangerous chemicals can be risky business.

Instead of doing it yourself, let the professionals do it. They are trained and qualified to handle pest control products and know where to put them in your house so as not to cause any harm to you and your family.

Reason 5: Save time

It’s common for homeowners like you to try resolving pest issues by yourself. However, after several trials and error, your treatment methods could be a waste of time and might worsen the issue.

Rather than wasting your time trying to figure out the best solution, hiring a pest control expert is your best solution to solving your pest issues. That’s because they can provide quicker and more effective results for your pest problem. Consequently, they can implement extermination plans and efficiently eliminate all pests in a short time.

Reason 6: Get a long-term solution

When you hire a pest control expert from one of the many pest control services in Malaysia, you’ll get a long-term solution to your pest problem. Depending on your pest issues, the pest control service provider may provide a guarantee over their pest control treatment for a certain period.

Warranties are generally more common when it comes to termite treatments. Also, do note that pest control services Malaysia aim to provide the best treatment to keep pests away from your home for a long time. So, you can expect to cooperate with Malaysia pest control experts for long periods.

You can purchase dangerous pesticides and try to resolve your pest issues but hiring a pest control expert warrants proper pest extermination from your place. With AntiPest, you can rest assured that our pest control services Malaysia will be worth the cost because we are one of the professional pest control companies in Malaysia.

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/ or contact us at 03-80231888.

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AntiPest’s Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia

In termite prevention and control programmes, baits are an important tool to eliminate termite colonies. It can be in the form of soil-applied liquid termiticide or a baiting system. But there are situations where a baiting system may be preferred as an alternative to a liquid treatment or may even be used to supplement a liquid treatment such as Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia.

In some pest control cases, liquid treatment may not be feasible in the following situations:

  • There’s a foundation drain around the house and chemical may leak into a creek or other body of water.
  • Air-conditioning ducts are located beneath or in a slab floor that requires drilling so that the underlying soil can be treated.
  • A full-on treatment may require extensive drilling of a slab that’s covered by a wooden, tiled or carpeted floor, or drilling through other masonry such as a finished basement wall.

For this reason and many others, pest control companies come up with various termite prevention and control programmes. And Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia is one of them. In this article, we discover what the baiting system is all about and the advantages of using the Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia to combat termite colonies.

What is Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia?

The Sentricon Termite Baiting System is the standalone solution for every termite situation, ensuring total colony elimination and property owner satisfaction. This system uses an in-ground bait station known as RecruitTM that prevents termites from moulting successfully. On top of that, it also prevents the development of subterranean termites.

Why should I choose Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia?

There are several reasons why you should choose this termite baiting system for your place. First of all, it’s convenient and easy on you as the property owner because it doesn’t involve any drilling into your floors or foundations. The baiting system can be installed in the soil around your property or set up above ground at strategic locations.

Aside from that, the Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia is an environmentally friendly termite prevention and control programme. It was awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its cellulose mixture that’s harmless to humans. This means you need not worry about the effects of this baiting system on your family.

Furthermore, this termite baiting system comes with state-of-the-art data gathering and monitoring tools. By adding Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia to your property’s termite treatment programme, pest control service providers like pest control Selangor, AntiPest can monitor and service the system regularly to ensure that your property is continuously protected from termites.

How does it work? How is it installed?

The Sentricon Termite Baiting System works by eliminating the entire termite colony using bait that inhibits the growth of the colony. Termite workers that scavenge for food will share the bait with the rest of the colony. Once they ingest it, it will prevent them from maturing, ultimately wiping out the colony.

Before we set up the baiting system, we’ll first inspect your property for the best locations to install the baiting stations (in-ground or above ground). These will be monitored regularly for termite activity.

When termites are found in one or more of the stations, they’ll be transferred to another device that contains Recruit II termite bait. This is then placed into the stations. As they feed on the bait, the termites will bring it back to the colony and kill off the colony.

Once the termite colony is eliminated, we’ll replace the bait with monitoring devices, allowing us to continue inspecting the station to detect new termite colony that may invade your property.

When will I see the results?

The Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia works as soon as termites find the bait. However, this depends on how long the termites take to find the bait and share it with the rest of the colony. If the termites are already active in the area, it could take several days to see the result. Otherwise, it could take a while (months) for the baiting system to work.

How do I benefit from installing Sentricon Baiting System?

There are several advantages to installing this termite baiting system at your place. Among them are:

Minimal to zero destruction of your property and garden

There are two types of baiting stations – in-ground and above ground. As the names suggest, these stations can be installed in the soil outside your house or at strategic locations in your house without any drilling, digging, or trenching.

Effective and long-term termite prevention and control

The Always ActiveTM Technology makes it an ideal baiting system for both active infestations and preventative situations. Also, the data gathering and monitoring tools allow pest control service providers like pest control Selangor, AntiPest to monitor and service the system regularly to ensure that your property is continuously protected from termites.

Application of active ingredient is less than 1gm

Developed to be a green solution for termite control, the Sentricon Baiting system Malaysia uses a baiting system that requires the use of only a few grammes of the active ingredient. This makes it environmentally friendly and harmless to humans.

The Sentricon Baiting System Malaysia may take a while to work but it’ll be worth your wait if it keeps termites away from your property. Its eco-friendly system also ensures that the soil of your property is free from chemicals, making it safe for your children or pets to play outdoors.

As AntiPest is an ISO 9001:2015 certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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The Importance of Pest Control for Offices That You Need To Know

The Importance of Pest Control for Offices That You Need To Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought considerable disruption to the lives of many across the world. More so for white-collar workers (employees of the public and private sectors) as many grapples with the idea of making work from home (WFH) a permanent option. This make that pest control for offices are important to guarantee your safety.

In a survey carried out by JobStreet last year, it was found that 67 per cent of Malaysian companies required their staff to work from home to facilitate the government’s efforts in curbing the spread of the virus.

Although it’s a necessary move to curb the spread of this virus, this has led to offices that house various companies in Malaysia being vacant. And when the office is vacant, the need to maintain and clean the office is reduced, allowing pests to take refuge in it.

In this article, we discuss the importance of pest control for offices and the pest control Malaysia prices.

Reason 1: Helps you to discover other issues

If there are pests in your office, it indicates that there are some maintenance issues on the outside of your office building. One way for your office to remain pest-free is to engage a pest control service provider to seal up any breaches on the outside of your building.

A pest problem can also indicate other issues with the clean-up efforts at your office. Let’s say you along with other people often eat in the office during lunch. Once you’re done eating, does everyone make the effort to clean up properly? Take a good look at your cleaning efforts and assess whether you’re all partially at fault for your pest problems.

Reason 2: Protects your office from damage

Some types of pests can cause damage to your office. Rodents can eat away at boxes, paperwork, and wiring while termites can penetrate deep into your office structure and eat away at the wooden elements, destroying your office from the inside out. Meanwhile, cockroaches can incite hygiene issues and trigger allergies among some people.

To prevent that from happening, you should engage in pest control for offices regularly. That way, you can protect your office from severe pest damage and minimise the cost of office repair.

Reason 3: Safeguards your reputation

Your office may be a workspace for you and the others but people will likely enter your office to discuss important matters. This may include prospective employees, clients, and representatives from the public or private sectors.

If any of these people witness that your office environment is somewhat subpar with some type of pest problem, your business reputation could suffer. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening by conducting regular pest control service.

Reason 4: Creates pest-free work environment

Aside from the above, keeping your office pest-free is also important for your employees. Because they’re the ones who will keep your business running. For this reason, they deserve to work in a pest-free environment.

You see, some people are afraid of certain types of pests and their presence can create real distress. For instance, pests like lizards and mosquitoes can be a nuisance while cockroaches and rodents can spread harmful diseases. If you want your employees to be well and productive, invest in pest control services as this shows that you care about their well-being.

How much does it cost to engage pest control for offices?

This is a common question asked by many when enlisting pest control for offices. However, due to a range of factors that contribute to the cost of pest control for offices, most pest control companies in Malaysia will provide clients with an estimated price.

The following is a list of factors that affect the overall pest control Malaysia prices:

  • Pest type
  • Infestation size
  • Treatment type
  • Property size
  • Number of treatments

With AntiPest, you can rest assured that our pest control services will be worth the cost because we are one of the professional pest control companies in Malaysia. Listed at #4 for Best Termite Control in Malaysia, AntiPest offer pest control services that can help you get rid of termites, rats, ants, cockroaches, and mosquitoes.

As AntiPest is an ISO 9001:2015 certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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Benefits of Commercial Pest Control Service for Your Factory

Benefits of Commercial Pest Control Service for Your Factory

As a business owner or factory operator, you are responsible for the lives of many, especially those working with you at your factory. While you have made it a priority to offer the best working environment, hire the best employees, produce the highest quality products, there’s one thing that you may have overlooked – pest control. It is important to have a factory pest control service for your safety and health.

You see, some factories refuse to engage commercial pest control services for fear that it might incite safety or hygiene issues. Worse still, if the factory is found to have severe pest issues and they need to halt their operations temporarily, causing a significant hassle for business owners like you.

While you may attempt to control any pest issues yourself, it may not be as effective as the ones offered by a commercial pest control service company. Here are the benefits of engaging a commercial pest control service for your factory.

1. Reputation

In this day and age, modern technology allows information to travel at the speed of light. If you thought that no one would spread the news about your factory’s pest issues, think again. Because it certainly won’t take long for the general public to hear about it.

To prevent your business reputation from being marred by such news, consider getting your factory pest control service before it’s too late. That way, you can create a barrier around your factory that catches and illuminates pests before they get in.

2. Inspections

No one likes to be audited but it is essential in ensuring that all businesses abide by the safety regulations and health standards. Besides, it’s one way to keep the check and balance between businesses and regulatory bodies.

When you hire a commercial pest control service, your business will always be ready for inspections and audits. Because the last thing your business needs is a red flag from the authorities which may affect your reputation and disrupt your business operations.

3. Quality control

Pests are a constant threat to quality control as they can damage various products from food to clothing and everything else. On top of that, they can also make your factory unsuitable for production.

Therefore, it’s best to hire a commercial pest control service to help eliminate any pests from your factory. That way, your factory can focus on producing good quality products.

4. Health

Pests can carry hazardous bacteria and harmful diseases that can expose you and your factory workers to illness. Should there be a sudden onset of illness spreading among your workers, your factory will have to halt its operations temporarily.

For instance, cockroaches carry salmonella and E-coli on their bodies. These can cause severe responses in people with asthma and allergies. By engaging commercial pest control service or factory pest control service, you can prevent the occurrence of a stop-work order.

5. Less discomfort

The condition of your factory operations may or may not attract pests like mosquitoes, spiders, and bedbugs. That said, these pests can leave your body itching and stinging for days. Although there are various over-the-counter treatments, it’s not a feasible long-term solution if it affects your factory workers.

Instead of letting your workers suffer in discomfort, it’s best to hire a commercial pest control service to eradicate these pests problems without exposing them to the harmful effects of pest infestation and store-bought pesticides.

6. Facility safety

If your factory is already experiencing a severe pest infestation, you likely need to halt your business operations and engage a commercial pest control service to take care of your factory’s pest issues. Because commercial pest control service has the expertise and knowledge about the best ways to deals with pests.

Not only that, but they also have the right tools to ensure the efficacy of their pest control products. Some factory pest control service providers may have developed and utilised newer, safer, and more environmentally conscious chemicals. When you engage pest control experts, you can rest assured that your factory’s pest issues will be taken care of.

By letting the professionals do what they’re good at, like pest control, you can focus on things that matter to you – building your business.

Consider engaging AntiPest as your factory pest control service provider. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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Avoid Common Problems with Your Pest Control Audit Report

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Have you ever heard about pest control audit report? Whether you’re in the food service industry, hospitality industry, or any other industry where audits are an operational requirement, a pest control audit is something your business has to undergo to ensure that it complies with the existing safety and operational standards.

Although this is a time-consuming process that requires everyone to cooperate as auditors often look at conditions and processes that stretch across your operation, pest control audit is a critical portion of many third-party audits. Many of the companies are scared of losing points in their pest control audit report.

The smallest infraction can result in low scores which can have a significant impact on your business like having to halt your operations for an extended period, negatively impacting your business performance.

To prevent that from happening, you must take the necessary steps to achieve a high audit score for every audit. While it doesn’t happen overnight, a little consistency and dedication will help your business achieve pest control excellence.

Moving forward, here are some of the common problems you can avoid with your pest control audit report.

1. Failure to organise documents

Different from pest control inspection, pest control audit involves reviewing a number of documentation. Depending on the audit scheme and size of your business operation, the documents required may differ but every auditor expects to see your documented pest control plans.

Therefore, before your scheduled audit, organise your pest control documents such as proof of service reports, facility maps with device locations, product labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), trend reports, etc., so that it’s easily accessible during the audit. You don’t want to scramble around looking for these documents while the auditor waits for them.

2. Outdated facility maps

Given the dynamics of today’s safety regulatory and audit requirements, your risk-based pest control programmes should be continually adjusted to address new risks or concerns about pest control.

Whether you just installed a new pest control device like a rodent station or insect light trap, you must update them in your logbook or pest management system. This is so that you don’t lose points over an outdated facility map during your pest control audit.

3. Failure to act on pest control recommendations

Most pest control providers will provide recommendations on ways you can reduce pest risk at your business facility. It can be as simple as installing a door sweep to close the gap under a door or more significant like implementing a deep cleaning programme to remove debris and dust.

However, if you fail to act on such recommendations, you will likely lead the auditors to look more closely at your business facility’s conditions. This will cause you to lose points on your pest control audit report. Instead of losing those points in your pest control audit report, make sure you review your proof of service reports after every service and address the given suggestions.

4. Damaged or non-functioning pest control devices

If you’re running a food processing facility, the chances of your pest control devices being damaged or not functioning are high as there’s plenty of action in your facility. Your pest control devices like bait stations could be damaged by heavy machinery, knocked out of place or become rusted due to humidity. This could result in your score being deducted.

You can instead perform regular checks on your pest control devices or request your pest control provider to check all your devices during their routine visit. That way, you can immediately report any issue to your provider so that they can repair or replace the devices.

5. Ignoring fence line pest problems

This is a common issue with many business facilities, especially those located nearby fields or farms, which come with their unique pest issues. Fenceline pest problems may be out of your control but they can affect your pest control plan due to the proximity of your structure.

Instead of ignoring the issues, it’s best to understand your neighbouring properties so that you and your pest control provider can come up with a plan at the fence line. Make sure it includes rodent protection as rats tend to seek refuge at fields or farms.

6. Failure to address exterior lighting issues

Bright exterior lighting can attract a number of flying insects like moths and other night-flyers. If the lights are angled at the doors or windows, it can also affect the cleanliness of your business facility as such positions will allow them to enter your facility easily.

To prevent that from happening, consult your pest control provider about the best type of lighting to reduce your facility’s attractiveness. This can be as simple as replacing the type of lighting you’re using or changing the position of your lighting.

Choose the right pest control provider

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The best way for you to avoid any problems with your pest control audit report is to choose a pest control provider who understands your business needs and works with you to help you pass your audit.

Consider AntiPest as your pest control KL provider because as an ISO 9001:2015 certified pest control company, you can rest assured that our products and services meet international standards. For your pest control needs, visit https://www.antipest.com.my/index.php or contact us at 03-80231888.

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