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Pest Infestations: the consequences and managing the risk

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 protect your livelihood from pests.

Reputations can be ruined and businesses destroyed if pest activity is allowed to develop in sites and businesses.  Media and social networking sites rapidly pick up on and report about pest infestations, throwing organisations into the media limelight without always considering the facts.

Turnover and occupancy in hospitality-related businesses can be seriously damaged by adverse publicity, significantly reducing operating profits. Always remember that pests and pest activity is of general interest to many members of the public, and media coverage can be sudden and intense.

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