What is IPM?
Pests will always be a part of our lives. Therefore, a once-off treatment will not solve your problems over the long term. With the IPM programme, we work with you the client to solve any problems, and keep pests away over the long term.
IPM programmes are done according to HACCP guidelines. IPM is a solution programme.
We a) educate the client, b) analyse the problem, c) do short term action, d) do long term preventative action, e) monitor and document process and f) give constant feedback (reports) to the client. A pest control file will be kept on your premises.
The IPM Approach
Pests are a constant problem to various types of industries and cause major losses to profits or staff. The Integrated Pest Management approach includes preventive and counteractive measures to keep pests from causing substantial problems, with minimal risk or threat to humans and desirable components of their environment. IPM is a flexible, dynamic strategy, which needs updating every so often as information is received from management practice results.
IPM packages have a proven track record of considerably reducing the risks related to pesticides while improving the quality, health & happiness of an environment. Implementation of IPM strategies can benefit your corporation economically due to continued development, increased productivity and less pest damage. The possibilities that IPM can offer make exclusive reliance upon artificial pesticides a thing of the past. In the long-term, everyone benefits from a healthier environment.
Ever-tightening policies and regulations today make it essential for companies handling food to take appropriate measures for prevention, early detection and control of pests in food and food supplies.
Hygiene & Bugs R Us IPM
Hygiene & Bugs R Us is your professional partner when it comes to controlling pest and hygiene risks in compliance with industry best practice and statutory obligations including:
- Occupational Safety Act
- SANS 10133:1997 (The application of pesticides in food environments)
- SANS 10049:2012 (Food safety management requirements for prerequisite programmes)
- Prerequisite Programmes (PRP’s: the foundations for food safety, hygiene and quality) to allow your business to comply with HACCP
- SANS 10156:2007 (The Handling of Chilled and Frozen food)
- Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act 54 of 1972
Our experts can advise you on the use of appropriate monitoring or non-toxic systems in highly sensitive production and storage areas where the use of poisonous bait for rodent control is not permitted.
Which advantages does an IPM programme have?
- Encourages sound structures and healthy plants
- Encourages the sustainable bio-based pest management substitutes.
- Lessens the ecological risk associated with pest management by inspiring the adoption of more ecologically kind control tactics
- Decreases the potential for air and ground water contamination
- Safeguards the species not being targeted through reduced effects of pest management activities
- Decreases the need for pesticides by using numerous pest management methods
- Lessens or eliminates issues related to pesticide residue
- Lessens or eliminates re-entry interval restrictions
- Decreases employee, renter and public exposure to pesticides
- Takes away the public worry about pest & pesticide-related practices
- Preserves or raises the cost-effectiveness of pest management packages
- Improved longer lasting results
- Safer and healthier
- Optimum cost
- Long term solutions
How does it work?
An IPM programme works according to these steps:
Inspection on property Identification of all problems like pests, structural problems, hygiene etc. Problems, suggestions and quotation presentation.
On acception of your quotation, we supply:
- Prevention measures (structural, hygiene etc.)
- Monthly monitoring of situation
- Monthly reports
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), is the term for safe standards, determined by each client. This process is done on certain guidelines (AIB, BRC, SIS etc.) to establish each food processing facility, packaging facility, food handling facility etc. with a set of safe procedures and methods that regulate their processes and the environment it is done in, to produce a product safe for consumption.
The role of the Pest Control Industry is to compliment the standards and procedures these facilities has imposed and implemented. By applying the concept of an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program unwanted pests can be controlled and eradicated IPM is a process of basic steps which include:
- Establishment of threshold levels
- Implementing control measures
- Ongoing evaluation of its efficiency
Control measures must be environmentally compatible and economically sound. The IPM approach to Pest Management differs in some ways from the traditional approach that relies primarily upon pesticide use. The PCO will advise the client on methods to control the environment where pesticide use can be of the minimum.