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Using Apple technology to fight pests!

  • December 4, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

We’ve previously blogged about how our use of drones is helping our technicians to operate more efficiently and keep them safe when working at height,…

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Beware of uninvited Christmas guests

  • December 4, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

‘Tis the season…. for families to make the annual trip into the loft or a forgotten about corner of the garage to retrieve Christmas trees…

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Are you being hit by unfair price increases?

  • December 4, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

When you sign a contract with a supplier you expect that the price you’ve agreed to be the price you continue paying for throughout the…

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Why should pest controllers be DBS checked?

  • November 1, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

The thought of pests and vermin being seen in schools and nurseries would send most parents and their children into a panic. But with kitchens,…

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Fagan & Whalley achieves highest BRC grading

  • November 1, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Fagan & Whalley Ltd, a modern logistics provider offering a first-class service with the highest quality equipment, is celebrating receiving an AA grading in its…

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Bem Brasil praised for appointing Harvey

  • November 1, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

News that food hygiene inspectors are visiting a new client in the hospitality industry would have some pest control experts dreading the results, but for…

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Steve signs up to Team Harvey

  • September 19, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

As a small but passionate and hardworking team here at Harvey Environmental Services, it is important to us that we provide our growing client base…

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Steve Hewitt joins Team Harvey
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The value of long service

  • September 15, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

As a business owner, low staff turnover should be very important to you, but how often do you ask your suppliers about their staff turnover…

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The value of long service
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Counting the cost of cheap service

  • August 21, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Businesses working in the food production and manufacturing industries rely on accreditations from organisations such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and American Institute of…

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Industry seal of approval

  • August 1, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

We are celebrating a successful reaccreditation of a nationwide pest control standard. We became the first company in Lancashire and only the 17th in the…

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Flying ants stop play

  • July 17, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Some of the world’s best tennis players recently found their games at Wimbledon interrupted by flying ants, as our warm summer led to an earlier…

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Bring back the bee

  • July 17, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Anglesey Council’s pest control team hit the headlines for the wrong reasons recently after they thought they were responding to a wasp infestation, but ended…

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The hygiene scene   

  • June 29, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Pest control is a necessity for businesses operating in the pest control industry, and shouldn’t be viewed as a grudge purchase. With diners increasingly looking…

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Deborah’s exam success

  • June 28, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Months of hard work and study has been rewarded for our administrator Deborah Wood who has passed the RSPH Level 2 Award in Pest Management….

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DUO’S DECADE OF BATTLING PESTS

  • June 28, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

We like to think we’re a friendly bunch at Harvey Environmental Services, and we must be doing something right because two of our team are…

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Flying high to tackle pests

  • May 31, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Pests are well known for seeking out hard to reach spaces to nest in, but innovative new technologies are making it easier for us to…

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Keep flies at bay this summer

  • May 31, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

For many businesses in the hospitality industry, high levels of trade during the summer months are key to the success of their business. So, an…

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The cost of not sticking to a plan

  • May 31, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

They say you can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink, and the proverb certainly rings true when it comes to pest…

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An accreditation you can value

  • May 2, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Quality of service is something we place great pride in here at Harvey Environmental Services, which is why for many years we successfully received ISO…

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Supporting the National Restaurateurs’ 30th anniversary

  • May 2, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

The hospitality industry is one of the UK’s largest employers, and a sector where a large proportion of our pest management and washroom services work…

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The ultimate pest control briefing

  • April 12, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

  During a peak period for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety audits, we have been spending a lot of time with…

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Spring into pest control action

  • April 3, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning our homes but as we approach the warmer months, should we also be taking steps to clean up our…

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We’re hiring!

  • March 31, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Are you under 5 foot tall, quiet as a mouse, crackers about pest control and have a love of cheese? Then you could be just…

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Auction bid wins team lunch with Sean Dyche

  • February 16, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

A winning auction bid at a charity event held at Turners in Barrowford led to a team from Harvey enjoying a premier day out at…

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What do your staff know about controlling pests?

  • February 13, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Would you know the difference between rat droppings and those of a mouse or the different locations you would find house flies and flesh flies?…

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Office team take on Pest Management qualification

  • January 27, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

You would, of course, expect all our pest control technicians to hold mandatory BPCA qualifications, but now we are going one step further and our…

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Is bigger always better?

  • January 27, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Rumours which have been circulating in the pest control industry for a number of weeks that Rentokil Initial have purchased Cannon Pest Control have now…

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Delivering outstanding service to the hospitality industry

  • January 27, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

Newspaper stories and viral social media posts of public health issues in restaurants, hotels and bars might make you itch, cringe or feel sick, but…

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BRC accredited? Are you ready to be audited?

  • January 27, 2017
  • Harvey Enviro

The Christmas rush is over for those in the retail industry but rather than entering a period of relaxation, thoughts are now turning to audit…

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Are sprouts off the menu this Christmas?

  • December 14, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

You either love them or hate them, but whether you are celebrating Christmas at home or at a restaurant, you can be pretty certain there…

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Meet the two Neils

  • December 14, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

As we continue to lead the way in the pest control industry and take on new clients, we are delighted to welcome two new members…

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Arctic weather could lead to festive rat invasion

  • December 14, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Returning to work in the New Year to an invasion of rats wouldn’t get the year off to a good start, but with temperatures dropping…

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Should you be worried about ‘killer ladybirds’?

  • November 14, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Ladybirds often conjure up images of enjoying warm summer days, but recently the media has been full of stories of a more sinister variety of…

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When is a pest control expert not an expert?

  • November 3, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

If your business is faced with a pest problem, a quick internet search will bring up pages of companies who could help you deal with…

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Don’t let the bedbugs bite tonight!

  • November 3, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Experts are warning that the UK is being invaded by a wave of super-resistant bedbugs which have been brought back to the country by returning…

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Come join the Harvey bunch!

  • August 31, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

If you’re reading this you’re probably looking for a move/change anyway (you are, aren’t you?) – we have a great job opportunity available – so…

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Out with the old.. In with the new

  • August 26, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Out with the old… BPCA President Martin Harvey goes head-to-head with Paul Rodman, who takes over the role from 14 June. Simon Forrester refereed the…

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Bee Information

  • August 5, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Beeing careful when handling Bees! If you mention problems with bees to most pest controllers, their first thought would probably be of honey bees. Yet…

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Pest Control Procedures in the Food Industry

  • July 13, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Pest infestation in food premises has always been unacceptable. The risks to public health – and to reputations – are serious concerns. The Chartered Institute of…

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Policing your pest controller

  • July 13, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Your first thought might be – why would I want to do that? But are you making the most of your money and ensuring you’re…

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Time to say goodbye

  • July 7, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Managing Director Martin Harvey has stood down from his presidency of the BPCA following his two-year term in office. Gracious in his outgoing address, Martin…

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Pendle Employer of the Year

  • June 9, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

The Pendle Business Awards take place every two years, so we were excited to be recognised in the Pendle Employer of the Year category this…

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Pest Fact or Fiction

  • June 4, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Pest fact or fiction FICTION Bed bugs are too small to see, so you can’t tell whether you have them until it’s too late. FACT…

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Celebrating teamwork at its best

  • May 27, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

A well-earned day of rest was on the cards for employees of a Colne company as they celebrated 15 years in business. The team of…

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Pest Infestations: the consequences and managing the risk

  • May 1, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Richard Moseley, Technical Manager for the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) highlights the risks that can affect your business, and steps you can take to…

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Pest or Pesto

  • April 20, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Almost one in five hospitality businesses have encountered a pest problem in the past year, with a lack of effective cleaning and maintenance cited as the main…

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Recognised at industry standard

  • April 19, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Harvey Environmental has become the first in the North West to achieve a new accreditation promoting professional standards in pest control. The European Standard for…

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Keep pests at bay this summer

  • March 13, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Summer is a key trading period for all businesses in the hospitality industry, from fully booked hotel rooms to packed out beer gardens and outdoor…

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No flies on us…

  • February 22, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

While the UK isn’t renowned for a scorching climate it just takes a slight rise in temperature for the pesky flies to rear their ugly…

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Pulling Together

  • February 5, 2016
  • Harvey Enviro

Everyone working within pest control has the same public health goal, the prevention of the spread of disease through pests. And yet some believe that…

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