5 06, 2019

World Environment Day 2019

2019-06-05T12:34:11+00:00

Harvey Environmental Services ethos is to always consider the impact our activities have on the environment before delivering any service to our clients. On World Environment Day, this highlights how important it is. Chris Saunders (Commercial Director) say’s ‘When working with our clients to maintain a pest free environment, we always aim to use non-tox methods of control and eradication first. The basic principles of  pest control are exclusion and restriction i.e. preventing pests from entering buildings and not attracting them in the first place. If pesticides are required to control an infestation, these are only used until the eradication [...]

World Environment Day 20192019-06-05T12:34:11+00:00
23 05, 2019

Harvey becomes Diamond Ambassador

2019-05-23T09:27:42+00:00

We recently attended one of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce Diamond Ambassador events and we were so impressed we came away as members! The Chamber’s Diamond Ambassador membership was created to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Chamber’s 125th Anniversary in 2012. Its purpose is to bring together a network of business leaders, CEOs and MDs to form long term relationships and become spokespeople for their sector. We believed it to be the perfect fit for purpose and comes at exactly the right time, following the appointment of Chris Saunders as Commercial Director and other key developments in the [...]

Harvey becomes Diamond Ambassador2019-05-23T09:27:42+00:00
3 05, 2019

Always be prepared to learn

2019-05-03T13:38:03+00:00

To be the best you have to be prepared to keep learning, which is exactly what four of our team members did when the headed even further ‘up North’ last week. Our friends at Graham Environmental Services, in Blairgowrie, Scotland, welcomed Steve Crowley, Neil Sharp, Deborah Wood and Chris Saunders to their offices for two days, to show them how they utilise Service Tracker in their business. We have recently implemented Service Tracker into our business in order to streamline our service and to help make us paper-free and we wanted to be sure we were using the system to [...]

Always be prepared to learn2019-05-03T13:38:03+00:00
13 03, 2019

The rise in demand for pest control across the UK

2019-03-13T09:46:05+00:00

2018 saw a huge rise in the need for pest control across the UK. From the hot weather to the social issues around waste disposal, it’s hard to pin-point an exact reason. Have a look at the points below and let us know why you think it is. • What winter? The number of rats has been generally increasing throughout the UK for a number of years now. We haven’t had any truly harsh winters in the UK for a while. These bitterly cold winters used to cull the number of rats we saw. At the moment, there are an [...]

The rise in demand for pest control across the UK2019-03-13T09:46:05+00:00
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