Sydney Pest Control and Bee Removal

Pest Services for Schools and Child Care

Given that young children are the most vulnerable in our community, it is important for us to take an approach that reduces their exposure to any chemicals. This is where IPM for child care centres is so valuable.

Our approach is that pest control doesn’t have to be toxic. Removing the pests’ access to food, water and shelter is the first step in eradication and then it is combined with other non-toxic methods to reduce the risk of them returning.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a strategy that uses on long-term prevention methods such as:

  • regular pest population monitoring
  • regular site pest inspections
  • an evaluation of the need for pest control
  • resident education
  • structural, mechanical, cultural, and biological controls

Some techniques involve:

  • improving sanitation & hygiene
  • pest-proofing
  • building maintenance
  • other non-chemical measures such as sealing gaps and crevices, traps, screens and insulation for hot and cold water pipes. Least-hazardous pesticides are only used as a last resort to minimise the exposure

Why is IPM Important?

Unfortunately, spraying for pests only works for a certain period of time. It is a not an all-in-one solution. As pests will keep coming back as the pesticide loses potency, using IPM methods ensures that the root cause of infestations is dealt with.

Why is IPM Important for Child Care Centres?

IPM is the gold standard for safe pest control and is described on the NSW Environmental Protection Authority’s website as “… an environmentally sensitive way of managing pests. It uses a combination of practices and control methods to prevent problems from occurring rather than dealing with them after they have happened. IPM practices include forward planning, regular monitoring and timely decision-making.” You can read more here: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/pesticides/integratedpestmgmt.htm The Pest Control Co Australia prides itself on its thorough and specific IPM plan for schools and child care centres in Sydney. We will assess your site, carry out necessary steps for eradication and provide you with an actionable plan to keep your centre as pest free as possible – all with the health and safety of children placed first and foremost.