Pest Control

If you think professional pest control is expensive try infestation!

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus)Millions of pounds per annum are spent repairing the damage caused by pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches and mosquitoes. Negative media headlines such as ‘Rodents Raid Restaurant’ or ‘Cockroach Cafe Fined £10,000’ can destroy a reputable business overnight. Some pests are carriers of disease harmful to livestock and man. Many destroy and contaminate crops, gnaw at electrical cables, damage pipes and deface the fabric of buildings. They are often the cause of fire, floods and prosecution due to breaches of the Food and Drugs Acts. Above all they threaten your health, reputation and livelihood.

The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 insists that you keep your premises free from rodents. In the food industry the Act also includes insects. It also applies to any vehicles used to transport food. The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 impose a requirement that food premises are kept pest free. Failure to keep your establishment free of infestation can result in their closure and fines or imprisonment.

Professional pest control provides protection from the numerous risks of pest-borne contamination and damage by pests. It needs to be carried out in a professional manner and often on a continued basis throughout the year, if maximum control is to be obtained. Frequent observation, allowing early detection of potential problems, will permit effective and economical control.

A comprehensive Bioguard pest control contract covers preventive measures, management reporting procedures, accountability, and a documented system of measures which provide appropriate evidence for the defence of ‘due diligence’ against prosecution and its consequences.