19 07, 2018

Stop cockroaches from bugging your premises

2018-07-19T07:41:20+00:00

1.     Prevent access to food sources Cockroaches will eat anything and will happily chow down on any foody temptation that comes their way. Like humans, they enjoy a mixed diet of protein and carbohydrates, but unlike us, they can last one or two weeks without water, providing the moisture content of the food they’re having is high. As such, the best way to rid your premises of cockroaches is to eliminate access to food supply. While they can live for a few weeks without water, they ideally don’t want to, so make sure you remove any temptations, such as standing [...]

Stop cockroaches from bugging your premises2018-07-19T07:41:20+00:00
19 07, 2018

Do I have mice or rats on my premises?

2018-07-26T14:28:58+00:00

If you’re already asking this question, the answer is likely to be YES. Even if you never see the actual perpetrators themselves, mice and rats leave pretty damning evidence as to their presence on your premises Below are some simple ways to determine whether you have a rodent infestation and identify whether it’s a rat or a mouse. Look for droppings – Finding rodent dropping on your premises is a clear sign of pest and also helps you to identify whether rats or mice are your unwelcome guests. Make sure you get a close look, as from a distance, the [...]

Do I have mice or rats on my premises?2018-07-26T14:28:58+00:00
19 06, 2018

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

2018-07-20T10:28:35+00:00

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, from a physical contamination risk with food to being downright unsightly. Here's our 5 top tips to get on top of your flying insect problem: 1. Shut them out! Screening doors and windows in food preparation areas is essential. Ensure the mesh is at least 1.5mm in size to keep all of those pesky flying insects out. 2. Electric fly killers are one of the most popular ways to combat this issue. They coax in [...]

5 ways to get on top of your flying insect problem…2018-07-20T10:28:35+00:00
19 06, 2018

Pest Control Documentation – A Secret Weapon

2018-06-28T18:56:03+00:00

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 have used a pest control company in the past, you'll be well aware of your onsite folder, usually supplied to customers once a contract is agreed. A paper trail is undoubtedly needed to prove a company is well on top of their pest control matters. Here's a list of FIVE things you should be able to find within your onsite folder; 1. A copy of work agreed with your pest control contractor, including what services [...]

Pest Control Documentation – A Secret Weapon2018-06-28T18:56:03+00:00
19 06, 2018

More than you bargained for…

2018-07-26T13:29:10+00:00

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 need pest control too. At risk of jeopardising the reputation of high street stores and entertainment complexes, these pests are the best example of why prevention is better than a cure.  Urban pests have found their ideal habitat in retail complexes today. Individual shop units with lots of nooks and crannies, connected by a network of heating, electricity and water services. Throw into the mix food outlets, continual warmth throughout the year and a constant [...]

More than you bargained for…2018-07-26T13:29:10+00:00
19 06, 2018

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

2018-10-29T11:17:35+00:00

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. One client chose to do just that this month and felt all the better for doing so. Lake District Farmers have built up a strong reputation for the supply of premium quality, breed specific meat products, direct to fine dining establishments throughout the UK and as a BRC AA graded business they take pest control very seriously. Such is their success, they are currently working on plans to build a brand new bespoke meat plant [...]

Take our advice; it’s worth it in the long run2018-10-29T11:17:35+00:00
8 05, 2018

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

2018-07-26T13:33:33+00:00

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 at risk: Location Whether you’re situated in a leafy suburb or at the heart of the city, pests are all around. This is particularly so if any building works are going on around you, as the pests have been displaced from their safe havens. Supply chain Deliveries to your hotel or restaurant will likely happen every day, from various suppliers; how do you know they don’t come with any hidden extras? Moths, fruit flies, bed [...]

Left scratching your head as to where pests are coming from?2018-07-26T13:33:33+00:00
8 05, 2018

Eurgh

2018-05-31T11:07:08+00:00

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 is ‘eurgh’. We agree that this five-letter exclamation of disgust, pretty much sums it up; particularly for anyone who has actually eaten at that restaurant themselves in the past. Eurgh! When it comes to food there can absolutely be no margin for error when it comes to pest control. Failure to prevent or tackle pests on your premises can lead to customer illness, a bad reputation and potential closure. So, what can restauranteurs do to [...]

Eurgh2018-05-31T11:07:08+00:00
6 04, 2018

Do I need a site survey?

2018-07-26T13:47:29+00:00

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 for a house to be decorated without looking at the rooms. It is impossible to give a true price for a job likes ours without figuring out what we’re dealing with first; yet so many seem to do it. We insist on an initial site survey before taking on any client. It is not only vital for us to familiarise ourselves with the premises a client is seeking our expertise on, but also to ensure [...]

Do I need a site survey?2018-07-26T13:47:29+00:00
6 04, 2018

Putting pest control top of your priorities

2018-06-01T15:49:43+00:00

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 it? Mundane paperwork often comes bottom on the list of priorities, when in reality it should be at least on a par with the front of house fixtures and fittings. In the mix of that paperwork is pest control, not glamorous, we’ll admit, but it is absolutely critical to the future success of your eatery. Having an effective pest control plan in place is essential to keep unwanted guests out of your premises and preventing [...]

Putting pest control top of your priorities2018-06-01T15:49:43+00:00