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A digital revolution for Harvey

  • September 10, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

The days of manual inputting data have come to an end for the Harvey Environmental service team. The company has invested in advanced digital software…

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Debbies on tour!

  • August 28, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

The ‘two Debbies’ crossed the Lancashire boundaries this month to head down south and share best practice with a close working partner of Harvey Environmental….

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Take our advice; it’s worth it in the long run

  • August 9, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

We always stress to clients looking to build or refurbish premises that it would be advisable to seek our advice right from the planning stage….

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5 ways to get on top of your flying insect problem…

  • June 19, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Flying insect issues are one of the top issues in pest control – and we’ve definitely all experienced them. They cause a number of issues,…

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Pest Control Documentation – A Secret Weapon

  • June 19, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

As an esteemed pest control company operating throughout the UK, we’re up to scratch with the do’s and don’ts of documentation. If you use, or…

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More than you bargained for…

  • June 19, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

When thinking of pest control, you’d probably think of restaurants, eateries and takeaways first. But what about those shopping centres and retail parks? Yes, they…

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Left scratching your head as to where pests are coming from?

  • May 8, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Your premises are immaculate and hygiene ratings five-star; but then you get an infestation of pests. Why? Below are FIVE reasons why you might be…

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Eurgh

  • May 8, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Whenever we post stories about restaurants which have been fined or closed down because of poor hygiene standards on our social channels the general feedback…

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Do I need a site survey?

  • April 6, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

We’re amazed by the number of pest controllers offering a price for their service over the phone or by email. To us, it’s like pricing…

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Putting pest control top of your priorities

  • April 6, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

When opening a new bar or restaurant, it’s very easy to get carried away with its look and feel, well, that’s the exciting part isn’t…

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Row, row, row your…rower?

  • March 13, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Our managing director Martin Harvey led his team to rowing victory in a fundraising challenge at Blackburn Rugby Union Football Club. The event was held…

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We’re watching you 24/7

  • February 27, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

We’re always striving to increase our offer to customers, which is why we have introduced infra-red technology to our offer. It makes perfect sense when…

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Technology at its finest

  • February 27, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

With a world of technology at our fingertips we’d be fools not to use it. Now don’t get us wrong; we’re a people business and…

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Buyer Beware!

  • February 19, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

We pride ourselves on good customer and partner relations and feel pretty confident that if we weren’t doing a good job for our clients they…

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EN16636 – it’s getting serious

  • January 31, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Word on the street is that some huge retailers may only choose to work with companies who have the EN16636 standard in the near future….

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Pushing the boundaries

  • January 31, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

Do you choose to accept the norm or work with someone constantly pushing the boundaries? We think we’re recognised as a business which likes to…

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How many pest control visits is enough?

  • January 31, 2018
  • Harvey Enviro

How do you determine the frequency of your pest control visits? For certain companies (namely food and packaging) the frequency of pest control visits is…

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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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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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