Requirements that a pest control company must meet
Pest control companies not only act when a problem arises, but they also perform preventive work to prevent its occurrence.
When you discover a pest inside or around your home, you will start thinking about hiring a pest control company to solve the problem. You should not choose the company abruptly, ask a lot until you understand the answers and consult with several companies before making the final decision and signing the contract. It may take several days to consider all the information you have read about each company and the budget received by each. The company must choose based on safety and efficiency criteria, which guarantees an integrated pest control and good environmental management of the products used.
We recommend Building Inspections Sydney you ask enough questions and make sure you understand the answers and explanations given by the pest control company.
- What insect/rodent/ other agent is it?
- Can you show me a sample of the plague or at least evidence or evidence of the damage caused?
- Are there other options than the use of pesticides to control that pest?
- If they have to use pesticides (from now on we will use the term that is currently used: biocides) what are they and why?
- How can I help prevent the problem?
- How long will the problem last?
- What is the safety period after treatment?
- What results can we expect?
This regulation regulates the activities and imposes a series of requirements on all the companies that are dedicated to the control of plagues and that carry out treatments with Biocides Products. Biocides mean all those substances used to control, eliminate, reduce or counteract the effects of any harmful organism by chemical or biological means. They are generally classified as disinfectants, rodenticides, insecticides, repellents/attractants, water protectors, wood protectors, etc. The WHO warns that biocides products are not harmless, they produce residual effects at best and in the worst they can cause poisoning in people, animals and pollute the environment so they should be rationally used: only in necessary cases and after the corresponding diagnosis of the situation and the risk-benefit assessment and, of course, with a criterion of simultaneous correction and correction of the concurrent environmental deficiencies.
The objective of a pest control company is the elimination or reduction of vectors such as rats, cockroaches or any other organism that may pose a nuisance, danger or risk to the health of people or animals and whose population has exceeded the tolerance threshold. The tolerance threshold is the number or density from which a population of organisms constitute a threat to the health of people, animals, and causes unacceptable damage or discomfort (noise, odors, property damage, etc.). So any organism can become a plague and this depends on its number and habitat. In cities, the habitat of any organism capable of becoming a pest is public buildings and spaces and as a consequence of human activity (transport of goods, storage of food, generation of garbage and other waste), these organisms can penetrate homes and proliferate inside so that they begin to generate discomfort and can be the cause of diseases.