Allpest Blog

On-going blog marking new developments, achievements and general news.

HACCP Accreditation

Clinton van Kampen - Tuesday, July 16, 2013


It is  with  excitement  that  we  announce  Allpest  have bee awarde HACCP (Hazard   Analysis   at   Critical Control  Point)  Australia  accreditation  in  2013.  HACCP  is  a  global systematic  approach to food safety designed by the United Nations and  the  World  Health  Organization  to  address  risks  presented  by physical, chemical and  biological hazards through prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP has been adopted by various industries  including  pharmaceuticals,  manufacturing,   warehousing, restaurants, catering, transportation and even farming. A major component of HACCP is Pest Management. Allpest is playing a crucial  role  in  contributintthe  safe  productioof  food  and pharmaceuticals.  Our  Standard  Operating  Procedures  have  been improved  to  meet  HACCP  requirements  and  we  have  a  group  of Technicians who are undergoing HACCP training. We are now receiving more and more interest from HACCP based clients. Achieving HACCP accreditation not only gives us a competitive edge but also ensures we continue to provide our customers with the BEST SERVICE that they NEED.

Rats at Hoyts

Clinton van Kampen - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On a number of recent occasions Allpest have been put in the media spotlight to provide advice as experts in the pest management industry. Controversy sparked on Tuesday 2nd    April over a number of rats spotted at Hoyts La Premiere Carousel by a movie-goer.

The Today Tonight team made a visit to our headquarters to ask Alan Ennis, General Manager what he thought about the Hoyts debacle. Alan commented on the ugly little critters, stating that problems like this requir a ongoin continuou treatment   program,   one-off  spot treatments  are  not

the solution”.

Allpest fumigate Asylum Boat

Clinton van Kampen - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Allpest were once again cast into the media spotlight when an asylum seeker boat arrived undetected in Geraldton in April.Shortly after the

arrival of the vessel the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)   contacted  Allpest  for  assistance with treating potential biosecurit risks.   Our   team spent hours wrapping th fibreglass-shell timber boat before fumigating. In the following days, we were contacted by a  several  media  representatives to comment on our work on  the vessel and a number onews stories appeared in The Geraldton Guardian, The West Australian newspaper and online.

Snake Aware Shaun

Clinton van Kampen - Friday, April 19, 2013
Snake catching and relocation is one of the many services Allpest provide. Snake conservation is important because of the part snakes play in the eco-system, and due to this every snake in Australia is a protected species.

Our Training Advisor Shaun Cole says “I have a whole new respect for snakes. People fear snakes due to a lack of knowledge or a fear of getting bitten but when left alone, they are actually quite placid”. Shaun recently delivered a Snake Awareness presentation to over 200 staff at Agility, a logistics contractor for the Gorgon Project. Shaun spoke about how to identify different species of snakes, what to do when a snake is sighted and or in the event of a snake bite.

The presentation forms part of Allpest’s effort to be environmentally responsible and put the health and safety of our teams and our        clients’ teams first.

Mark Taylor, Josh Delaney and Jonathon Simmons have also recently completed their Snake Handling Certificates at the Armadale Reptile & Wildlife Centre. They join the Allpest team of 12 qualified Snake     Handlers!

Allpest Support Autism Research

Clinton van Kampen - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Autism affects around 1 in every 100 people in Australia and Allpest are helping The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research to ACT for Autism and find answers. The Telethon Institute are excited that Allpest have donated to support their Autism Fundraising Event on Friday 22nd March.

By establishing an Autism Clinical Trial (ACT) unit in Perth, researchers will tackle some of Autism's toughest questions. ACT will be led by Associate Professor Andrew Whitehouse who aims to find new and better methods to detect, diagnose, manage and help people with autism.

Dr Whitehouse and his team have already achieved many breakthroughs, including finding new genes linked to autism and have     developed new diagnostic assessments for children and adults.       Together we can create positive outcomes for kids with autism and their families.

Allpest Speaks at Pest World Boston

Clinton van Kampen - Thursday, April 18, 2013

Late last year our Managing Director, Greg Mills attended the Pest World Conference at Boston in the United States as a delegate and key note speaker. The event was hosted by the American equivalent to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA) with over 3,100 pest management professionals attending. The event is the premier platform to conduct domestic and international       business in the United States pest management industry.

During the convention Greg presented Australian case studies at the Bed Bug Symposium which was seen to be a conference highlight. “It was an excellent opportunity to mix with managers and suppliers in the pest management industry from all over the world”, Greg notes.

As part of his presentation Greg related to the audience that Australia was about one quarter of the size of the US, and in the same area that they have 60 million people and several thousands of pest controllers, Allpest is the only company in WA to cover that distance. Greg said “they were blown away by the distance we have to cover!” 

Pest World was a symbol of changing times. Pest management companies are no longer isolated, and international involvement can help us to gain an insight into industry trends and develop better strategies and technologies for pest management.


Clinton van Kampen - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Its been a busy month for Allpest, yesterday we were called in to Fumigate the Sri Lankan Asylum boat that arrived in Geraldton last week!

When it comes to Asylum Seeker boats the Australian Government maintains its fierce protection of our natural diversity.

Full Story click here

Allpest Blog Revamped

Clinton van Kampen - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Welcome to the new Allpest Blog!

 As you can imagine a lot has changed at Allpest over the past 12 months, as such we are resurrecting the Blog to better communicate achievements from across our newsletter and the industry!

 Stay Tuned!