IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING & METHODS - PREPARATIONS | FACILITY SERVICES - DOMO CARE

1.EXTERMINATION

Extermination mainly aims to eliminate all kinds of insects that either invade a space from the outside or live and reproduce inside buildings, more specifically in sewage networks, mechanical equipment or raw materials and products. 

As regards hygiene, cockroaches (Periplaneta americana, Blattella germanica, etc.), bugs, fleas, flies and warehouse insects such as Lepidoptera (Ephestia sp., Plodia sp., etc.) and Coleoptera (Stegobium sp., Tribolium sp. etc.), which often infect stored products, are insects which must absolutely be eliminated.

Pest control is usually carried out to eliminate crawling insects such as various species of cockroaches often found inside buildings, and involves measures for monitoring the presence of insects in the affected area.

Extermination is implemented in: 

For instance, for crawling insect control we carry out residual spraying on all the above-mentioned areas, using a low-pressure pump and special insecticides. Residual spraying achieves uniform wetting of the sprayed surface and creates a thin insecticide layer which gradually releases molecules of the active substance.

In particular, for protection from the German cockroach (Blattella germanica)  in specific areas (such as kitchens), it is suggested to apply a special gel onto specially selected spots where the insect multiplies. The gel is applied in very small doses, with a special bait gun. The preparation used is completely harmless, odorless and exceptionally effective in the control of this insect. This extermination method is ideal for sensitive areas, as application is localized and no particular preparation of the area, such as evacuation or covering objects, is required.

2.PEST CONTROL

The main purpose of pest control is to apply various methods in order to deal with any rodents invading your space and to take measures to prevent their possible reappearance.

The main method of rodent control is based on the identification of critical control points and the placement of bait stations and traps, creating three zones of protection (outside, at the fencing, at the building perimeter and inside the building).

The critical control points are always identified by an experienced DOMO CARE agronomist specialized in pest control, following an inspection of the application areas and free of charge. 

At each application, our company’s technician refills the stations with baits, inspects their condition and ensures that they remain placed properly. 

Please note that, as expressly stipulated by the competent health authorities and the Hellenic Food Authority (EFET), it is prohibited to use rodent control preparations inside facilities such as food production and storage or food packaging areas. 

Therefore, in food production and packaging areas, it is only allowed to place mechanical traps (Multicatch type) equipped with a special rodent trapping mechanism or to use bait stations with non-toxic baits (detex) to detect the presence of rodents.

The traps (Multicatch)have an adhesive surface on the inside and a transparent lid permitting the easy detection of the trapped rodent and its immediate removal. Furthermore, all Multicatch traps are equipped with a special trapping mechanism at the entry holes, to prevent the rodent from escaping. Multicatch traps may be either galvanized or, for spaces with a lot of humidity, plastic.

For each rodent control procedure, the trap is inspected and the adhesive surface is replaced with a new one, regardless of whether a rodent has been captured, as the adhesive quality of the surface wears off over time. Also, a table of statistics is drawn up at control stations. 

A laminated card bearing the initials of the Protection Zone and the serial number of the bait position indicating the bait point, is placed at a conspicuous spot above every bait station control point or every trap. All control points are indicated in a floor plan which is delivered to the customer.

Rodent control is carried out in the following areas:

After the baits are replaced for the first time, the following steps apply:

(a) identification – evaluation of the bait station network (number, distribution, critical points)

(b) measuring of the consumption of the rodent control preparation

(c) on-site observation

(d) inspection of critical control points

Once the results are evaluated and provided that it is deemed necessary to take corrective action to address the problems more effectively, we proceed with implementation.

Such actions may include, for example, a change in the positions of bait stations, an enhancement of the number of bait stations and a replacement of broken or missing bait stations.