Clean & Green Pest Management is a family owned and operated Northern Beaches pest control company providing professional pest control of strata properties on behalf of Executive Committes, Strata Managers and Real Estate Agents.
Our trained and licensed pest controllers offer safe and sustainable green pest control services for the treatment and eradication of pests in strata buildings and on common property. An environmentally friendly approach to pest control means sustainability of ecosystems through management not obliteration. Our methods give residents and their pets peace of mind and minimise disruptions to strata occupants.
Why do strata buildings require pest control?
As a property manager, one of your key responsibilities is to ensure the cleanliness and upkeep of the buildings under your care. This not only includes maintaining the physical structure and common areas, but also pests control.
While most people think of pest control in relation to residential homes, it is just as important for commercial and strata properties. Not only can pests be a nuisance for tenants, but they can also cause damage to the property itself. In severe infestations, pests can even pose a health hazard.
Whether you live in an apartment, townhouse or unit, if you’re a strata property owner or resident, you know that pests can be a big problem. Mice, rats, cockroaches, ants and termites are just some of the pests that can wreak havoc in strata buildings, causing damage to property and spreading disease. Pest control is therefore an important issue for strata councils and property managers to consider.
The first step in any good pest control plan is identification. You need to know what kind of pests you’re dealing with before you can develop a plan to get rid of them. Once you’ve identified the pests, you can begin to develop a plan of action. There are a few different methods of pest control, and the best method will vary depending on the type of pest and the severity of the infestation.
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Under the Pesticides Regulation 2017 (the Regulation), The property manger & pest control company need to provide residents with at least five working days’ notice when you organise a pest management technician to treat the common areas of multiple-occupancy residential complexes. Common areas include pathways, gardens, lawns, foyers, hallways, share laundries, car parks, roof cavities and sub-floor areas.
Multiple-occupancy residential complexes
include units, flats, townhouses and villas with three or more residences. They include caravan parks with long-term residents.
These rules do not apply to dual occupancies, duplexes or to single residences.
How to prevent pests in a strata building
While individual unit owners are responsible for keeping their own units free of pests, there are some pest control measures that need to be taken at a building-wide level in order to prevent infestations from happening in the first place. Here are some tips on how your strata council or property manager can keep pests at bay.
1. Keep the building clean and tidy – inside and out. A clean building is less attractive to pests than a dirty one. Make sure all common areas are kept free of rubbish and that food is not left lying around. regular cleaning and vacuuming will also help to get rid of any crumbs or food scraps that might attract pests. Outside, keep the garden tidy and trim back any trees or bushes that touch the building as these can provide a route for rodents and other pests to enter the premises.
2. Seal up any cracks or holes – both inside and outside the building. Regularly check for cracks in walls, floors and ceilings and seal them up with caulk or mortar. Outside, make sure that there are no gaps around pipes or drains and that screens are fitted to all doors and windows.
3. Get rid of standing water. Pests like mosquitoes breed in stagnant water so it’s important to remove any sources of standing water around the building, such as ponds, puddles or birdbaths. Doing this will not only help to reduce the risk of vector-borne diseases but will also discourage other pests like rats and cockroaches from taking up residence.
4. Install door sweeps and repair ripped screens . Fit door sweeps to all external doors to keep vermin out (these can be purchased from hardware stores). Make sure that all flyscreens are intact and tears or holes are repaired promptly as these provide an easy route for insects to enter the premises.
5. Implement a no-pets policy . While many pets are lovely creatures, they can also bring pests into the building (fleas, ticks etc.). If your strata scheme allows pets, consider implementing a no-pets policy or restrictions on certain types of animals (e.g., only small mammals such as guinea pigs or rabbits).
6 . Use environmentally friendly pest control methods .There are a number of environmentally friendly pest control methods available which are just as effective as traditional pesticides but without the harmful side effects. These include baiting systems for rodents, traps for insects such as cockroaches and flies, ultrasonic devices to deter rodents and sealed bins with lid locks to discourage vermin from rummaging through rubbish .
7 . Enlist the help of a professional pest control company . If you’ve tried all of the above but still can’t seem to get rid of your pest problem , it may be time to call in reinforcements! A professional pest control company will have the experience and expertise needed to get rid of even the most persistent pests quickly and efficiently . They can also advise on long-term pest prevention strategies for your strata scheme .
8 . Stay vigilant ! Even if you think you’ve successfully gotten rid of all your unwanted guests , it’s important to stay vigilant and keep up with regular cleaning , inspection s and maintenance to prevent infestations from happening again . If everyone does their part , your strata scheme will be pest-free in no time !
Environmentally Conscious Strata Pest Control Solutions
As more and more people become aware of the harmful effects of traditional pesticides, there is an increasing demand for environmentally friendly pest control solutions.
There are a number of environmentally friendly pest control methods available which are just as effective as traditional pesticides but without the harmful side effects. This in typically in conjunction with a integrated pest management approach.
Child and Pet Safe Options For Strata Buildings
As anyone who has ever lived in a strata building knows, keeping pests under control can be a challenge. Not only do you have to worry about pests getting into your own unit, but you also have to be mindful of your neighbor’s units and the common areas. And if you have children or pets, you need to be extra careful about the pest control products you use. Clean & Green Pest Managers specialise in providing customers with a custom made pest control solutions even for the the most sensitive environments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Strata responsible for pest control NSW?
The strata scheme is generally responsible for maintaining the common property and ensuring it is kept in a good condition. This includes taking steps to prevent or control pests on the common property. If there are any reasonable pest control expenses incurred by the strata scheme, these should be paid out of the administrative fund. However, if the problem has been caused by the deliberate or negligent actions of an owner or occupier, they may be liable to reimburse the strata scheme for any reasonable pest control expenses incurred.
Is Strata responsible for bed bugs?
While landlords and strata corporations are typically responsible for pest control, bed bugs are one of the few exceptions. These tiny insects are known for theirability to hitch a ride on clothing and luggage, which means they can enter a building even if it is well-sealed. Once they’ve made their way inside, they can quickly spread from one unit to another. As a result, it is often impossible to determine where an infestation originated, making it difficult to hold any single party responsible. In some cases, a landlord or strata corporation may be held liable if it can be shown that they were aware of an infestation and failed to take appropriate action. However, in most cases, tenants will need to shoulder the responsibility (and cost) of exterminating bed bugs themselves.
Are landlords responsible for pest control
Landlords are responsible for pest and vermin issues that occur at the start of a tenancy. This is part of their duty to provide clean property which can befit living in, so it’s important not only when there’s an infestation but also if you see any signs like mice or cockroaches during your stay!
A landlord must make sure everything meets code before renting out space; otherwise they could potentially face legal troubles later on down the road .
Who is responsible for termites in a strata complex?
Termites can cause major structural damage , which is common property such as subfloors and roof cavities. Even if termites are found in an individual apartment, the body corporate is responsible for the treatment.
Pests and termites don’t only attack older buildings . We can advise your strata committee on which treatment plan is best for your specific building, location, and budget.
Sydney strata pest management
Sydney is a high-risk pest area. If you aren’t proactive in the management of pests in the workplace, you risk losing the war. Our licensed pest controllers can carry out an inspection of your premises and advise you of what methods we recommend be applied to win back control of pests. We will help you carry out effective protections and treatments to reduce their return in the future.
Benefits of our pest eradication services
All our technicians are fully trained and experience in all aspects of pest management from domestic, commercial and termite control. Our pest controllers hold a Certificate 3 and Timber Pest Qualified (Units 8 & 10) – the highest standard in the industry – so you have the confidence you’re in safe hands with your Clean and Green pest controller.
Unlike some larger companies, we don’t use inexperience trainees to treat your property or business all techs have at least 8 year industry experience.
Insured and responsible
We are fully insured General, Public Liability and Professional Identity Insurance. With up to 55% of the pest control industry uninsured (Statistics from Pacific International Insurance), why risk it?
When you enlist our ongoing pest management services you have the assurance that you’ll deal with the same service technician each time. They will know the history of your pest problems and layout of your business thereby limiting confusion, saving time and reducing costs.
We are a family run and owned company that puts the customer and their needs first and will go the extra mile to make our customers happy. Our pest controllers pride themselves in being able to think outside the square when it comes to pest control and being able to solve any problems our customer throw at us no matter how unique they are.
We extend flexible booking times and more availability then larger pest control companies. You will be notified by text and/or email once your job has been confirmed. A text will be sent to your phone when our tech is on their way and will give you a exact time of arrival.
For our client’s convenience, we offer flexible payment options. Invoice will be given as soon as the job has been complete.
We will provide you with a detailed report after every service no matter how big or small. Your report will detail areas treated, chemicals used plus advice and recommendations on how you can further prevent and reduce future pest inundation.
You will be put on our automatic reminder list and we will remind you the same time next year that your annual pest service is due.
Safe and environmentally friendly
We are committed to keeping your staff and premises safe. We only use the safest environmentally friendly chemicals on the market today.
Pests can be a big problem in strata buildings, causing damage to property and spreading disease. But by taking some simple preventive measures , your strata council or property manager can help keep your building pest-free . These measures include keeping the premises clean , sealing up cracks and holes , removing sources of standing water , fitting door sweeps , repairing ripped screens , implementing a no-pets policy , using environmentally friendly pest control methods , enlisting the help of a professional pest control company ,and staying vigilant . If everyone does their part , your strata scheme will be free of pests in no time !
More information about our Northern Beaches pest control services
If you have any questions about removing and controlling pests at your business premises and workplace, contact the team at Clean and Green Pest Management for obligation free advice. We are your local Northern Beaches pest controllers specialising in both traditional and the green pest control methods that are safe for your staff. Our licensed pest controllers can advise you on the safest and most sustainable ways to control pests including cockroaches, ants, fleas, silverfish, fleas, rodents, spiders, ticks, wasps and bed bug eradication. We can also assist with possum removal and bird control methods. We strive to give you the best experience possible in terms of value for money, explanation and clear communication about how we plan to implement our services and pest control treatments. Click here for a pest removal quote or click the buttons below to get in touch.