20 11, 2018

Get us involved; it’s worth it.

2018-11-20T10:37:21+00:00

Here’s a question for you…when carrying out a new build or refurbishment project, at what point do you engage with a pest controller? a) Right from the outset b) When works are nearly complete c) When the premises are ready to open You can guess what we’re going to say is the right answer can’t you? We’re currently working with clients undergoing refurbishments of their restaurants and they took our advice to keep us in the loop every step of the way. Why? There are a number of reasons. First, we can keep a close eye on any existing pest [...]

Get us involved; it’s worth it.2018-11-20T10:37:21+00:00
7 11, 2018

Pizza with a side of….yeuch! 

2018-11-07T15:31:41+00:00

Just Eat listings include takeaways given zero ratings for hygiene  “Half of outlets rated as zero by the Food Standards Agency in Manchester, Bristol and London appear on the app.” - BBC News    Khyber Pass kebab shop fined over human faeces contamination  “… inspectors concluded people affected by the outbreak must have eaten food contaminated with human faeces.” - BBC News  Food hygiene is a postcode lottery and diners "might as well toss a coin"  “A takeaway was forced to temporarily close after inspectors discovered it was infested with cockroaches.” - The Daily Telegraph    You get the picture? [...]

Pizza with a side of….yeuch! 2018-11-07T15:31:41+00:00
19 10, 2018

It’s all rats tales!

2018-10-19T08:31:06+00:00

We’ve all seen the headlines: Rats as big as cats! Giant rats spotted in New York! Were they? Were they really though? I’ve been working in the pest industry for many years now and never have I come across such whoppers! But they’re in the headlines all the time, so they must exist; right? Oh, who am I to get in the way of a good story? The 'Giant 4-foot-long monster rat' found in children's playground in London’ headline shocker is a much better headline than ‘Man catches regular sized rat in playground’. I get it; all I’m saying is, [...]

It’s all rats tales!2018-10-19T08:31:06+00:00
19 07, 2018

Food. Pests. Leave no margin for error

2018-07-26T13:25:35+00:00

Leave no margin for error 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 food businesses do to protect their customers and their business from the unnecessary pest issues? Prevention  Yes, we’ve all heard the saying that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and this also applies to pest control. In fact, it is the very best form of pest management. Pests are always looking for that opportunity [...]

Food. Pests. Leave no margin for error2018-07-26T13:25:35+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
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