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Common urban pests are proving almost impossible to control in some of the UK’s most modern retail, entertainment and leisure complexes, warns Manchester-based BPCA member Pestproof Ltd.

As well as seriously jeopardising the reputations of shopping centres and their tenants alike, pest control failures significantly add to both operating costs and losses, not to mention the risk of pesticide resistance development.

In the vast majority of cases, the present problems have nothing to do with either pesticide resistance or inadequate individual treatment practice. Instead they arise from the failure of facility managers and their tenants to give sufficient priority to the first class and, above all, thoroughly integrated pest management essential to keep on top of the likes of cockroaches, fruit flies and mice in modern urban environments.

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