At Clean and green pest managers we understand the difficult position childcare centres owners are in when it comes to pest control at their facilities they are constantly worried about their children or staff coming in contact with potentially deadly pests such as venous spiders or stinging insects during daily operations but they are also wary of implementing a pest control programs due to legitimate health concerns of parents.
What are the requirements for pest control in a childcare facility?
Early education centres and their pest control requirements is very similar to the requirements of food handling industries as they are consistently legislated and monitored due to the potential health risks that they expose.
Pest control in the childcare industry is something that is not something to be taken lightly. Health & Safety auditing can take place on a frequent basis, which will require the child care center to produce their pest control service plan including service report site maps sds sheets etc
A Child-Friendly Pest Control Approach
We are trusted by childcare centres throughout Sydney because our strong focus on safety and using the only the safest treatments and methods available , we practice Integrated Pest Management, as well as offer Eco-Friendly natural pest control measures that differ to the traditional pest control approach.
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Why Childcare Centre’s need professional pest management
Keeping child care centres pest free is a highly important factor in maintaining a safe and healthy school environment. Some other benefits of having a professional pest control program at your child care centre include:
- Reducing your business potential risk of exposure to pest infestations and resolves the problems that cockroaches , flies, rodents and stinging insects can cause especially to small children
- Ensure that your business is compliant with WHS safety regulations and internal quality assurance standards.
- Protect your company’s reputation and prevent loss of customer due to bad reviews and negative media.
- reduce workplace distractions caused by pest activity or sightings .
- Give your staff peace of mind that their work place is pest free
Using Safer products for a Healthy Environment
When it comes to eliminating pests in your early daycare centre, you must make sure that the treatment products used are effective yet safe for everyone using the space.
Children often come into close contact with the floors and walls than the adults watching over them. Considering this, much thought and attention must be given when it comes to selecting the treatment products to be used. Your priority must be to reduce risks not only to your property but also to people using and the surrounding environment.
Our Expert technicians with experience in child care centre pest control will be able to help you achieve this. They use the least hazardous chemical control options and follow certain procedures in applying baits, sprays, and aerosols where required
Because they are water-based and fully biodegradable and non-accumulative, these products are very effective at controlling pests while doing no harm to people and mammals, thanks to their low toxicity. In fact, they are less toxic than many common household cleaning products
Greener pest control solutions
Green pest control is still a pretty new concept in Australia but is gradually growing in popularity as manly people are becoming concerned about their personal impact on the environment and are looking for services for their property’s or businesses that are environmentally minded.
Our Green pest control services use safe and environmentally friendly methods of pest control as well as the implementation of integrated pest management solutions. Oftentimes, this means forgoing chemicals and choosing natural treatments that involve management of the environment and its pest issues rather than obliteration.
Our Integrated Pest Management System
Clean & Green utilizes an integrated pest management system to control pests. It’s a holistic way of pest control and doesn’t rely on chemicals treatments alone. Integrated pest management provides an opportunity to create a safer learning environment to reduce children’s exposure to pesticides as well as eliminate pests.
The benefits of implementing a IPM program to childcare centres include
- More effective and address the cause of of pest problems by removing what attracts pests in the first place and rectify .
- Creating a Healthier learning environment for our children.
- long-term control of pests.
- Reduced liability of the center .
- Lower cost to the center
There are six key components to a successful IPM program:
Monitoring: Regular site inspections, allow us to determine the nature and the level of the infestation so treatments can be more accurate.
Record Keeping & documentation : This is essential. It allows us to recognise trends and changes in pest pressure and keep a detailed records of activity for each location.
Action Levels Required : Pests are rarely completely eliminated. So it is important to understand the level of each pest, to manage pest pressures effectively.
Prevention strategies : Prevention is extremely important , like blocking holes in screens or walls, to stop pests freely entering . Exclusion is just as important as keeping your site clean and free of the things pest look for, like food, water, and harborage areas. Prevention should be the primary means of pest control in a good IPM program for pest control.
Tactics: our view is that , chemicals should only be applied selectively and even then the least toxic options are preferred. A carefully targeted pest control strategy should be made to minimise the use of material and increase the effectiveness of the application.
Evaluation: A evaluation programming a regular basis ensures the success of the pest management program.
What you can do to reduce pest infestations at your childcare center
The best pest control strategies is to prevent a pest infestations before it occurs. Here’s some simple things you can implement to make your child care center less conducive to pests.
Keep the pests out
Find all the cracks and holes in your daycare facility and seal them. Add a door sweep to the bottom of your doors if there’s a big gap. Use window screens! Get rid of unnecessary papers or boxes. Clutter attracts pets.
Maintain the exterior
You need to pay attention to the outside of the child care center too. Remove bushes or plants that are abutting the building.
Do not keep food sources
Make sure to store and clean your food waste daily . Always opt for tightly sealed containers. Don’t leave food or rubbish out overnight. Inspect for any kind of pest droppings. Keep the kitchen counters clean, especially where the children eat regularly.
Train your staff
All employees must know how to keep your center pest-free. Make sure they know to report any potential infestations. They should always follow up on complaints. Sort out the problem before
Reducing risks of venomous spiders at child care centres
there are a number of venomous spider species in Sydney you need to be aware of especially if you have small children around such as red-back spiders funnel webs and mouse spiders here are some simple things you are you staff can to what you can do your self to help prevent them.
- Educate your staff and children to be aware of spiders around your property
- Be aware spiders are more activate after periods of heavy rain
- Make sure that you were protective gloves boot and long sleeve clothes when gardening
- Reduce leaf littler , retaining wall areas (where possible) rockery areas this will help reduce spider activity
- Make sure that you don’t leave any towels or clothing on the ground outside especially around pool areas.
- Inspected children sand pits as these are a common hiding stop
- Beware of leaving shoes boot or clothing baskets on the ground overnight
- Make sure all children’s toy are kept of the ground as spider in generally love to hide under them
- Inspect all door gaps and if needed install proofing strips to prevent access .
Why Trust Clean & Green
Clean & Green uses comprehensive inspection methods and treatments to keep your childcare center pest-free. We utilize the best practices for pest control. Our inspection will help you detect all the problems. With our report, you can compare the effectiveness of different treatment options.
We also take a look at the conditions that attract pests. From our results, we recommend the necessary changes. The Clean & Green team will help you adopt the best cleaning practices too.
Online customer portal
As a part of our service We will regularly monitor your pest issues and provide detailed service reports and other related documentation regarding activity, trends or corrective actions needed at your site . You’ll have easy 24/7 access to your records and pest reports through Our pest portal with your own online account.
The Dangers Pests Pose in Child Care Centres
Clean & Green has years of experience in servicing childcare centers. Our team of experts has comprehensive information on effective pest control. Cockroaches, spiders, rodents, flies, and ants are most likely to affect daycares. Let’s take a look at the problems they pose.
Cockroaches can spread disease though contamination of food and food preparation areas.They can cause diarrhea, allergies, and even trigger asthma.
Spiders are terrifying to small children and sometimes their parents . They can jump and bite. Some spiders are specifically harmful to humans. They inject toxins that can be deadly if left untreated. Their bites leave a painful sting that can cause swelling and inflammation.
Rodents not only are known to spread disease. They all can cause damage to pipes and electrical wires which can potentially cost thousands of dollars in repairs
Flies can be a real annoyance to children and staff
Ants may look harmless but their bites have a sting. Now imagine having multiple bites. Children are more sensitive to this.. A serious ant infestation can lead to severe property damage.
Termites are often not considered as a pest when it comes to child care centers but can pose a huge threat by causing structural damage.Regular termite inspections are a must.
Wasps are one of the most common threats a child care center face.
Common pest harbourage areas for Childcare and Early Learning centres
Roof voids: these are common areas were pest such as rodents and pest hide out and are a key area for any pest management program.
Play ground equipment: This is a common area where venomous spider can hide away from the elements and can be a big danger if a child accidentally comes in contact with it.
Bin rooms: These areas can attract a range of different pests such as cockroach, flies and rodents and need the correct pest maintenance program in place to stop these areas become a problem.
Landscaping: This is a areas pests such as spiders, ants a wasps can hide and need to be monitored on a regular basis.
Subfloor areas: Are a perfect place for cockroaches, spider and rodents to hide out and need to be regularly inspected and treated to prevent pest infestations in this area.
Kitchen & staff rooms: These areas commonly have issues with pest such as German cockroaches that are often brought into the centre through delivery’s or by staff . So these areas need to be regularly inspected
Children require careful protection. A safe and secure environment is crucial for their growth. Childcare centers must ensure that atmosphere. Clean & Green’s services prevent the scope of disease through pests. We also minimize property damage. We work without disrupting your day-to-day activities.
It’s important to take precautions to reduce harmful exposure to children. This is why you need Clean & Green’s integrated pest management plan. We help you identify pest issues, monitor their activities, and use non-chemical methods of sanitation. Most importantly, we log all our activities. Call us today to build a safe and pest-free childcare facility.
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