Pest & Rodent Control in Pharmaceuticals – SOP

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to define the detailed procedure regarding Pest & Rodent Control in Pharmaceuticals drug manufacturing plant.

Pest & Rodent Control Procedure

1.0   Purpose:

    • The purpose of this SOP is to lay down the procedure for Pest & Rodent Control treatment in the plant.

2.0   Scope:

    • This procedure is applicable for controlling the pest and rodent in the
      • Factory premises,Pest and Rodent Control
      • General corridor,
      • Service floor,
      • Administration Block,
      • Canteen,
      • Utility,
      • Change room, and
      • The outer periphery of the premises and for the cleaning of the interlocutors.

3.0   Attachments – Pest & Rodent Control:

    • Observation Report of General Disinfestations (Pest & Rodent Control) – Attachment –1.
    •  Check/Replacement Record For Baits & Glue pad (Pest & Rodent Control)- Attachment – 2.
    • Record of Cleaning of Insectocutor (Pest & Rodent Control)Attachment – 3.
    • Observation Report on Lizard control (Pest & Rodent Control)Attachment – 4.
    • Observation Report on Spider control (Pest & Rodent Control)Attachment – 5.
    • Report on Flies control, Mosquito control, and Cockroach Control (Pest & Rodent Control) – Attachment– 6.

4.0   Responsibilities – Pest & Rodent Control:

    • Office Assistant-Personnel & Administration shall be responsible for :

    • To check that Pest control is carried out in all departments.
    • To check Rodent Control is done properly at proper place and baits are placed properly.
    • Ensure Insectocutors are working and cleaned as per procedure by housekeeping personnel.
    • Executive- Personnel & Administration shall be responsible for :

    • To arrange activity as per procedure and document it.
    • Renewal of the service contract with the pest & rodent control agency.
    • To supervise the pest & rodent control activity as per pest control schedule and service contract.
    • To check and review the pest & rodent control report.
    • Quality Assurance shall be responsible for :

    • To review the Pest and Rodent control reports.

5.0   Procedure for Pest & Rodent Control :

    • As a policy both Pest Control & Rodent Control are carried out by an external recognized expert agency.
    • Service contracts with the pest & rodent control agency shall be reviewed on yearly basis.
    • For Rodent control (Glue Process):

    • Glue pads are used only in special cases like noticing a rodent in a particular area.
    • Provide the glue pads as and when required.
    • If any Rodent is caught in the glue trape alive it shall be released outside the premises.
    • For Rodent control (baiting with slow poison)

    • Keep poisonous baits at a distance of about 20 feet from each other as per map.
    • If any dead rat found to dispose of it by burying in the land.
    • Record the observation in Attachment no. -2.
    • Frequency: Every twice in a month for observing & replacing poison baits.
    • For General disinfestation (Pest and Rodent Control) :

    • Area includes:
    • Administration Block/Security Block
    • Dining Hall, Toilets, and change room
    • Outer Periphery
    • Utility and service area
    • Receiving bay and dispatch bay
    • Staircase of non-production area
    • Spray the area as per pest control map disinfestation plan with following concentration of Pesticides as per the schedule of the contractor.
Brand  Name Generic name /Label claim Uses
Nuvan D.D.V.P –  76% E.C To kill a wide range of house fly -Outside area
Cymbus Cypermethrin    25% E.C. To kill wide broad-spectrum insects.
Dursban Chlorphyriphos  20% E.C To kill termite control.

 

Brand  Name Generic name /Label claim Uses
Malathion Malathion  50 % E.C General  Arthopodian
Pine oil Pine oil To kill the mosquito.
Roban cake Bromodiolene  0.05% Used for rodent control.
Decis Deltamethrin    2.80% To kill wide broad-spectrum insects.
Alt Glue                 50 gms To trap the rat in the glue plate.
Baygon  20%  E.C. Crawling insects (Inside)

 

    • Prepare a mixture of the above-mentioned Pesticides in water so as to give the desired concentration.
    • Ensure that person spraying the pesticides is fully protected with personal protective equipment masks, hand gloves, etc.
    • Clean the area thoroughly the next day morning.
    • Frequency of General disinfestation: Fortnightly spray to be done.
    • Document the spraying activity and observation as per attachment no. 1
  • Insectocutor:

    • Insectocutors are electrical devices that contain blue colored tube lights and a wire net with high voltage current.
    • These are placed at all the entry points so as to trap a flying insect and prevent it from entering the production area or ancillary areas.
    • Insectocutors are required to remain ON all 24 hours of the day.
    • Clean the interlocutors at least once a week by the following procedure:
      • Switch OFF the electrical supply and open the cover.
      • Clean the wire net and make it free of dead insects
      • Count and empty out the insect collection tray into a bin. Wipe the tray clean.
      • Clean the surface of the Insectocutor by wiping with the duster and refit the tray.
      • Switch ON the Insectocutor.
    • Record the date of cleaning and the next due date and numbers of insects found in the attachment no. 3
  • Lizard Control :

    • Area includes:
      • Administration Block/Security Block
      • Dining Hall/Toilet and change room
      • Outer Periphery
      • Hoist
      • Utility Service area
      • Receiving bay and dispatch bay
      • Staircase of non-production area
    • Carry out the spray as per schedule with the pesticides of appropriate concentration once in a  fortnight.
    • Check the area for any lizard and remove the dead lizard if any by burying in the land.
    • Document the spraying activity and observation in the attachment no. 4
    • The frequency of lizard control is once in a week.
  • Spider Control :

    • Area includes:
      • Administration Block/Security Block
      • Dining Hall, Toilet, and Changeroom
      • Outer Periphery
      • Hoist
      • Utility service area
      • Receiving bay and dispatch bay
      • Staircase of non-production area.
      • Carry out the spray as per schedule with the following pesticides of appropriate concentration
      • Document the spraying activity and observation in the attachment no. 5.
      • The frequency of Spider Control is fortnightly.
  • Flies, Mosquito, and Cockroach Control :

    • Area includes:
      • Administration Block/Security Block
      • Dining Hall, Toilet, and Changeroom
      • Outer Periphery
      • Hoist
      • Utility Service area
      • Receiving bay and dispatch bay
      • Staircase of non-production area
    • Carry out the spray as per schedule with the pesticides of appropriate
    • Check the area for any cockroach. Remove the dead cockroach if any by burying in the land.
    • Document the spraying activity and observation in the attachment no. 6
    • The frequency of Mosquito and Cockroach Control is monthly.

Attachment –1: Observation Report of General Disinfestations

Sr. No. Date Location/area Pest control service Observation Checked by

 

Attachment – 2: Check/Replacement Record For Baits & Glue pad

Frequency: Twice a Month.                                   Month/Year :

Date of Observation

Date of Replacement Baits Stations Observation Signature of pest control personnel       (In case of replacement) Checked by

P & A

Remarks

 

Attachment – 3: Record of Cleaning of Insectocutor

Month/Year :

Insectocutor No.: Location:

Frequency: Weekly

Date of Cleaning Cleaned  by Next Cleaning Date

 

Observation Checked by
 

Attachment – 4: Observation Report on Lizard control

Frequency of Pest Control Service: Once in a fortnight   Month/Year :
Name of Agency: Pest-Stop pest control

 

Name of Chemical

Concentration

Use

Sr. No. Date Location/area Pest control service Observation Checked by

 

Attachment – 5: Observation Report on Spider control

Format Same as above (Refer Attachment No. 4)

Attachment– 6: Report on Flies control, Mosquito control, and Cockroach Control

Format Same as above (Refer Attachment No. 4)

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