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
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
4 12, 2017

Using Apple technology to fight pests!

2018-06-01T15:53:09+00:00

We’ve previously blogged about how our use of drones is helping our technicians to operate more efficiently and keep them safe when working at height, and now we’re equipping all field staff with another piece of technology to make them even more professional. We’ve invested in iPads for our technicians to assist them when visiting clients at their premises.  The iPads will help them to carry out and record in-depth site audits while they are on the road rather than writing it on paper and transferring it online when they return to the office. They will also be able to [...]

Using Apple technology to fight pests!2018-06-01T15:53:09+00:00
4 12, 2017

Beware of uninvited Christmas guests

2018-06-01T15:53:50+00:00

‘Tis the season…. for families to make the annual trip into the loft or a forgotten about corner of the garage to retrieve Christmas trees and decorations, often to find they are in a poor state because of damp conditions and even, possibly, rodents! But it’s not only family homes which get trimmed up over the festive period, for commercial businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry, it’s also a chance to make their premises stand out from the competition. Like homeowners, when businesses enter areas of storage rooms they have often not looked at for 12 months, they can [...]

Beware of uninvited Christmas guests2018-06-01T15:53:50+00:00
4 12, 2017

Are you being hit by unfair price increases?

2018-06-01T15:54:04+00:00

When you sign a contract with a supplier you expect that the price you’ve agreed to be the price you continue paying for throughout the life of the contract. But, we’re increasingly hearing about washroom services suppliers who are cleaning up by using dirty tactics to get people to sign up with them. Rolling contracts with variations in how and when the contract will be automatically renewed means businesses are often finding they are being charged much more than they had initially agreed to. “This is something we’re hearing about more and more from people enquiring about washroom services,” said [...]

Are you being hit by unfair price increases?2018-06-01T15:54:04+00:00
1 11, 2017

Why should pest controllers be DBS checked?

2018-06-01T15:54:20+00:00

The thought of pests and vermin being seen in schools and nurseries would send most parents and their children into a panic. But with kitchens, food stores, dining halls and bins – containing both food waste and baby’s nappies – providing ideal conditions for unwelcome visitors, it’s essential schools and nurseries have pest control measures in place. The National Union of Teachers advises schools to have policies on pest control which cover stopping pests getting into buildings, looking for evidence of the presence of pests, putting adequate cleaning measures in place and giving a member of staff responsibility for pest [...]

Why should pest controllers be DBS checked?2018-06-01T15:54:20+00:00