Pest control in Wollongong

Elevating aged care in Wollongong: the crucial role of pest control

Aged care facilities in Wollongong, in the Illawarra region on the coast south of Sydney, like all these facilities across NSW and Australia, are places of comfort, care and wellbeing for our elderly loved ones.

However, ensuring the health and safety of residents in these sensitive environments is not without its challenges. One such challenge is pest infestations, which can have severe negative consequences.

The significance of specialised pest control in aged care

Here at Precision Pest Control, we work with more than 20 aged care homes across NSW, ensuring they maintain a pest-free environment. So why is that important? And how can you as the manager of an aged care facility know you are working with a pest control company that is doing the right thing?

Here are two good reasons for your pest control vigilance:

  1. Resident wellbeing: The health and wellbeing of aged care residents are top priorities. Pests like rodents, cockroaches, bed bugs and ants can pose significant health risks to elderly individuals, potentially leading to infections and discomfort.
  2. Regulatory compliance: Aged care facilities must adhere to stringent health and safety regulations. Failure to do so can result in legal and reputational issues. Proper pest control is a crucial aspect of compliance.

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How Precision Pest Control can assist your Wollongong aged care home

There are a number of ways Precision Pest Control can support your aged care home through our expertise, experience and wide range of pest control services:

  • Expertise in aged care: With more than 30 years of experience, we understand the unique challenges faced by aged care facilities in Wollongong. Our technicians have local knowledge, ensuring effective and tailored solutions.
  • Comprehensive pest control: We offer a wide range of pest control services designed specifically for the aged care industry. Whether it’s termite inspections, rodent control or preventive measures, we have the expertise and tools to safeguard your residents.
  • Prevention and maintenance: Prevention is the key to avoiding costly infestations. We work with you to develop proactive pest control plans that keep your aged care facility pest-free year-round, ensuring compliance with industry regulations.


How to identify a pest problem in your aged care facility

As an aged care home manager, it’s essential to be vigilant and proactive in identifying potential pest problems. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Unexplained illnesses: If residents or staff frequently experience unexplained illnesses, it may be a sign of a pest infestation. Certain pests can carry diseases and cause health issues.
  • Visible pest sightings: Of course, the most obvious sign is actually seeing pests in common areas, resident rooms or the kitchen. Even a single sighting should prompt immediate action.
  • Droppings or damage: Look for pest droppings, gnaw marks on furniture or wiring, or evidence of nests. These signs indicate an active pest presence.
  • Unusual odours: Pests can produce foul odours. If you notice strange or unpleasant smells in your facility, it could be a sign of a pest problem.
  • Residents’ complaints: Listen to your residents and staff. If they report unusual or persistent pest-related issues, take them seriously and investigate promptly.


Contact us today if you experience any of the above or simply want to take preventative measures. Your residents’ wellbeing and your facility’s reputation depend on it.

Contact us now on: 1300 655 524