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Industrial Sector Development & Common Pests in Surabaya

Surabaya is one of the major cities in Indonesia and has transformed into a mega city and play an important role as one of the main trade gateway in eastern Indonesia. Economic analysis also mentions that the economic backbone in East Java in 2016 will still be dominated by the industrial sector, typically in manufacturing or processing businesses. Surabaya as the capital of East Java province has contributed for growth within the industrial sector.

Great Economic progress has shown Surabaya as  an investment-friendly city. This is supported by the government initiatives to provide all infrastructures facilities in the last 5 years. It is a great start to attract investors’ investment in an effort to build a business in this region.

This includes industries that process raw materials into finished goods for sale and undergoing through a series of stringent production process. All processes in industries such as raw material processing, assembly, packaging require zero tolerance policy against pest infestation.

Presence of difference pests’ species in various part of the food processing plant can be easy without sound preventive measures in place. For example, raw food materials encourage the harborage of ants, which are often attracted to sweet food and grease.  Ants contaminate food production easily, as they could pick up dirt and infectious organisms. Cockroaches on the other hand are found in hot and humid areas such as inside the buildings, drains, sewers, basements and pipe ducts, which are common key risk areas in a food manufacturing plant.

1 cm gap is all a rodent needs to enter a plant, and with multiple proofs of entries or presence of gaps and crevices, rodent could easily slip into the plant. With its fast reproduction nature, rodent infestation if left undetected and treated could develop into a rampant mode.

These incidences could also mean causing some business and financial impact including negative brand reputation, recall and removal of production supplies, cost replacement implications, and essentially, compliance failure to quality audit standards, namely, HACCP, GMP, ISO 9001-2008, YUM, BRC and AIB. Rentokil’s team of specialist are professionally-trained to provide expertise advice to help food processing businesses better manage the production facility in both keeping infestation at bay and smooth regulatory compliance. Obtain a non-obligation consultation with our team of specialist at or call 0 800 1 333 777.

Common Pests Risk at Industry in Surabaya

Surabaya, the capital of East Java also known as the second-largest-city in Indonesia has a population of over 2.8 million and the area around 350, 54 km².

With the latest trends, there are a number of development areas situated within Jalan MayJen.Sungkono, Kutisari, Mulyosari, Ngagel-Pucang, and these industrial areas not only penetrated in existing area but also expanded further. With this rising business development, keeping a robust manufacturing process and productive operations is vital.

As a labour intensive business, the health and safety of the employees is important to ensure productivity is maintained. I.e. the food safety of the employees must not be compromised, spread of diseases caused by Mosquitoes or rodents can be minimised.

With a large scale production plant, it is inevitable to control the presence of pest, unless with professional help. 1cm gap is all a rodent needs to squeeze into your production area or warehouse. Gaps and crevices can be a common infrastructure challenge faced by property owners, which encourage the entry of pests such as cockroaches, ants and termites.

Because of the nature of warehousing and storage, piles of boxes and packages are common. These forms potential hiding spots for cockroaches to breed, by laying their eggs in dark and warm places, and these difficult to reach areas tend are less easy in cleaning.

Managing a large scale facility can be challenging and stressful, taking care both internally and externally. Engaging a pest control expert can help alleviate these hassles and challenges. Call Rentokil pest control specialist to give you peace and comfort in running your business, call 0 800 1 333 777 or email to