Environment

Environmentally Responsible

The harsh pesticides and extermination methods of the past have given way to safer, more natural pest controls and more environmentally responsible methods for maintaining healthy, pest-free workplaces. At PestCo, we prefer to work with the local environment to minimise pest activity and we strive to create lasting solutions instead of relying on repeated applications of chemicals.

 

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management forms the basis of our approach to natural pest control. IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. This educated and humane process can be used to manage all types of pests in all types of environments — rural, urban and agricultural – by combining methods such as controlling access, limiting food, and humane trapping. This eliminates reliance on costly and toxic pesticides for the long-term mitigation of pests, making your workplace safer and healthier for you and your staff.

Safe Chemicals and Safe Practices

What chemicals we do use are never stored on site, minimising the risk of accidents and exposure and maximising the health and safety of your personnel, your customers, and the general public. All of our technicians are trained in safe handling practices and carry Approved Handlers Certificates issued by the Environmental Protection Authority. All chemicals are approved for use in New Zealand and Australia. Material Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals in our possession are always in your possession. A Spill Response Plan is also part of the PestCo Documentation package.

 

Industry Compliant

All PestCo processes and products comply with New Zealand’s Health and Safety at Work Act, Food and Environmental Protection Act (FEPA), Control of Pesticides Regulations (COPR), Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO), Environmental Protection Act and Food Safety Act. All pests are terminated and disposed of humanely and in accordance with any local ordinances.

We strive to provide the most effective, nontoxic and lasting solutions for healthy, hygienic, pest-free workplaces.