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SOP on Pest & Rodent Control

By Quality Assurance - August 29, 2016

1.0 Objective

To lay down the procedure to control pest & rodent within the plant.

2.0 Scope

This SOP is applicable for pest & rodent control within the plant and the factory premises at
pharmaceutical company.

3.0 Responsibility

GMP Coordinator shall be responsible for monitoring the activity.

4.0 Accountability:

QA Head shall be accountable for the implementation of this SOP.

5.0 Abbreviations and Definitions

SOP : Standard Operating Procedure

No. : Number

GMP : Good Manufacturing Practices

QA : Quality Assurance

ID No. : Identification No.

E.g. : Example

& : And

i.e. : That is 1/8
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6.0 Procedure

6.1 Pest Control

6.1.1 All pest control activities shall be performed by outside pest control agency.

6.1.2 Annual contract shall be done with outside pest control agency.

6.1.3 The pest control activity shall be performed on weekly basis.

6.1.4 Only contractor’s trained person shall be allowed for conducting the pest control activity.

6.1.5 The area and the pesticide points shall be mentioned as per Annexure-I i.e. ‘Pest Control

6.1.6 The person, who shall be involved in pest & rodent control activity, shall be trained and
must wear proper gown, nose mask, hand gloves & shoe cover.

6.1.7 In case of any seasonal affect in environment / climatic change due to which there is
increase of insects, flies, etc., additional services shall be taken from contractor & record
should be maintained thereof.

6.1.8 Record shall be checked by GMP Coordinator.

6.1.9 Storage of pesticide shall not be permitted in manufacturing premises.

6.1.10 Only emulsifiable concentrate (EC) grade pesticides with known antidote shall be
allowed to use as per Annexure-III.

6.1.11 Reliability of pesticides shall be checked by contractor while procurement along with
material safety data sheet.

6.1.12 Issue, preparation, use and safe disposal of pesticide container shall be the
responsibility of contractor’s person, which must be done by them at their end.

6.1.13 Ensure that the area shall be free from medicament related components during and
after the pest control till it is cleaned by housekeeping and permitted by QA for operation. 2/8
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6.1.14 Ensure that pest control activity shall be done as per Annexure-I and record shall be
maintained by GMP coordinator after review from QA Department.

6.1.15 Ensure the cleaning of each pest-controlled area for absence of pesticides by GMP

6.2 Rodents Control

6.2.1 The “Glue pad” shall be placed inside the roda box for controlling the rodents by the
contractor’s trained personnel fortnightly and record shall maintain in Annexure-II.

6.2.2 The roda boxes shall be identified by a unique number on the basis of their location e.g.

6.2.3 Where R stands for rodent

B stands for Box

01 stands for serial number.

6.2.3 Roda boxes location & ID no. shall be as per Annexure-II.

6.2.4 In house inspection of roda boxes shall be done by housekeeping personnel twice in a
week in supervision of GMP coordinator, records of verification shall be maintain accordingly as
per Annexure-II.

6.2.5 During inspection if any rodent shall observed than housekeeping personnel shall clean
the roda boxes and place another glue trouble gum pad.

6.2.6 Rodent shall bury and records shall maintain in Annexure-II

6.3 Insects Control

6.3.1 For controlling the insects, insectocutor shall be placed at each entry point and wherever
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6.3.2 All insectocutors shall be numbered with a unique identification no. e.g. IS01, where IS
represent the insectocutor and 01 represents the sequential serial no.

6.3.3 A list of insectocutors with ID no. & location shall maintain as per Annexure-V

6.3.4 Monitoring of insectocutor shall be done twice a day and record shall be maintain

6.3.5 Cleaning of insectocutors shall be done daily.

6.3.6 The numbers of insect and their type (accordingly decide the insecticide or fliocides)
shall be count daily and their record shall maintain.

6.3.7 Insectocutor tray shall clean on daily basis and the killed insect shall bury and record
shall maintain accordingly as per Annexure-IV.

6.4 Safety Precautions

6.4.1 The Insecticides / Pesticides used are highly toxic and so avoid contact with skin and

6.4.2 Inhalation should be avoided during spraying.

6.4.3 Oral ingestion to be avoided.

6.4.4 In case of poisoning, call the physician immediately.

7.0 Forms and Records (Annexures)

Pest control record – Annexure-I

Rodent box inspection record – Annexure-II

Chemicals to be used for pest & rodent control – Annexure-III

Insectocutor log record – Annexure-IV 4/8
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List of insectocutors – Annexure-V

8.0 Reference:

If any

9.0 Distribution

Master copy – Quality Assurance

Controlled copies – Quality Assurance, Production, Stores, Quality Control, Engineering

and Human Resources.

10.0 History

Date Reason for Revision

– – New SOP


Date: ___________ Month: _______ Week:


Pesticide Used: _________________________ Frequency:


Done by
Checked By
(Sign and
Department Area (Sign & Date)

Manufacturing Outer passage and Entry point 5/8
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Production Entry point

Warehouse Entry point

All the corners, passages, entry

Engineering points, around the machines
and tanks.

Admin. (QA/P&A) Entry points

F.G. Store Entry Point

Canteen Entry Points

All the passages, corridors

,entry , exit points

All the corners and the

Plant periphery of security, admin.
Production and Engg. Block.

Note: Pesticide must be rotate from week to week.




S. No. Brand Name Composition Usage

1 Viper Plus Alphacypermethrin To kill wide range of house fly.

To kill wide broad spectrum

2 Alpha Guard Cypermethrin

To kill wide broad spectrum

3 Gokilaht Cyphanothrin

To kill wide broad spectrum

4 K-othrin Deltamethrin

5 Glue Pad Gum To trap the rodent 6/8
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Location: Area:

Frequency: Twice a day Month:

Insectocutor No.:


Cleaning &
Nos. of Cleaning
Type of Disposal of Disposal
Date Time Insects Done By
Insects insects Done by Checked By


Location Identification Number

Main Entrance Gallery

Main Entrance Gallery

Near Lift (in Front of P.M Store)

Liquid Finish Good Out Way

Quality Assurance

Data feed by Quality Assurance desk and reviewed by pharmapathway team. 7/8
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