SOP on Pest Control
1.0 Objective : This SOP describes a procedure for pest control.
2.0 Scope : This SOP applies to control the invasion of pests in the manufacturing area.
3.0 Responsibility : Production Supervisor to ensure that the procedure is followed.
4.0 Materials & Equipment :
3. Fumigating agents
The building used in the manufacture, processing, packing or holding of a drug product shall be free of infestation by rodents, birds, insects and other vermin. The use of suitable rodenticides, insecticides, fungicides, fumigating agents and cleaning & sanitizing agents should be combined with good hygienic practices.
Insectocutors are provided and there should be frequent examination and removal of “corpses” which could in time become a source of further contamination.
Frequently rodenticides and other treatments are contracted out.
For rats: keep the baits at various places and change every 15 days.
For flies: Mop the area every day with an antiseptic solution and keep the area clean.
Cockroaches, mosquitoes & other insects: Spray baygon solution in all the areas.