Professional Pest Control For Your Pharmaceutical Facility
Pests can have an enormous impact within the pharmaceutical industry. Whether that is through economic losses associated with sterilizing the facility, or through contamination of raw materials, packaging and finished products.
The standards required in maintaining a pharmaceutical facility are extremely high, and the consequences of a pest infestation can be severe. From damage to a brand and loss of trust for a company to the financial and even legal implications associated with possible contaminated products. Orkin Canada takes an integrated pest management approach to help you comply with all major manufacturing processes and audit requirements including CFIA and BRC.
Here are the most common pests to watch out for to ensure that your pharmaceutical facility is free of pests.
Ants are one of the most common crawling insects that may infest pharmaceutical facilities. This can cause problems because of their size, varied diet, fast breeding cycle and their ability to fit through small cracks and crevices
Ants are primarily nocturnal, which makes it hard for facility operators to even know that a colony has been established. Depending on the species of ant, your employees might be at risk of being bitten, which might trigger an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to ant bites.
Flies pose a serious threat to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, as they breed and feed on fecal matter, garbage and rotting organic materials. As they fly throughout the facility, they can transmit pathogen loaded remnants of their previous food source into clean and even sterile environments. This can contaminate machinery, utensils and even finished products in the process
Rats & Mice
Rats and mice may pose a serious risk to pharmaceutical facilities. From the damage caused to buildings, machinery, and products to the risks of contamination and pathogen transmission associated with their body hairs, droppings and urine. Rats and mice can also be responsible for creating fire hazards, as rodents are known to gnaw on electrical wires.
The buildings of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility provide safe refuge for pest birds to nest and roost. The most common pest birds are pigeons, house sparrows and starlings. Pest birds can cause structural damage and can transmit pathogens, along with introducing ectoparasites such as ticks or bird mites into your facility. Pest bird droppings can also be a slipping hazard as well as health hazard since they can be rife with viral and bacterial organisms.
Wasps are often attracted by sweet/sugary scents often created during pharmaceutical production process. As pharmaceuticals facilities are usually well landscaped, this provides an ideal nesting site for wasps. Many species of wasps might also cause damage to your facility, as they establish a nest on your commercial property, under eaves and entrance and exit pathways.
Over 65 years of pest control experience and a team of certified Orkin technicians across Canada has given us industry leading knowledge and expertise in dealing with any pests that may be disrupting your pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. With approaches and equipment backed by science, you can rest easy knowing your facility will be professionally protected by Orkin Canada. Contact us today to get started.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Orkin Canada will provide you with the industry's best integrated commercial pest management service, combining all available methods of preventing pests.
Orkin Canada technicians will carry out a comprehensive check of all your commercial facilities, to identify pest-activity zones.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will conduct a facility layout analysis, noting all current and potential problem areas.
You, your employees, and your customers should submit pest reports to Orkin Canada, giving the location and time of any sighting.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will create an integrated pest management program tailored specifically to your facilities.
Your integrated pest management program will be centred around a daily sanitation schedule, focused on reducing specific risk factors.
Your Orkin Canada technicians will expertly, safely, and humanely treat any pest infestations, using eco-friendly products wherever possible.
Orkin Canada will provide your business with ongoing pest control monitoring and maintenance, to make sure your pest problem has been eliminated.
What our customers have to say
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