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Why Do I Need Pest Control?

Whether you’ve noticed signs of pests in your stockroom, or pest birds are increasingly becoming a nuisance on your site, you need to think about pest control.

If you think you might be dealing with an infestation, time is not on your side, and laying down a few traps is not going to solve your problems.

Here’s why you need professional pest control for your business or organisation.

The problem with pests

They are disease carriers

Common pests like insects, rodents, and birds carry diseases and parasites that can contaminate food and surfaces, as well as being a risk to human health.

They can damage your business (in more ways than one)

From rats gnawing through cables to gull droppings eroding metals or brickwork (yes, this can actually happen as gull guano (poo) is highly acidic), pests can cause costly damage to buildings, vehicles, and machinery.

Not only that, if you’re a food production business, imagine if an entire batch of product was ruined by pest contamination. At best, you’d suffer a financial loss, and at worst, you might face a loss of reputation if your company’s product caused a public health issue.

Speaking of reputation, every business and organisation has obligations when it comes to health and safety, and food hygiene if applicable to your business, and fines and prosecutions resulting from failure to comply are definitely not the best PR.

Pest problems: You’re not alone

When you have a pest problem, you can’t afford to bury your head in the sand or let embarrassment deter you from calling in the professionals to help.

The BPCA 2016 National Survey found that its members received more than 266,000 call-outs per year about rodents, upwards of 110,000 call-outs about insects, and almost 4,000 calls about pest birds, so you’re definitely not alone in having an issue with pests.

Why should you call in the professionals when you need pest control?

While you might feel you can deal with the odd pest on your own, if you have/suspect you have an infestation, you need to call in the professionals. Professional pest technicians are highly trained, have the most effective products and kit, and most of all, the experience in knowing how to control pests. They will always endeavour to deal with pests humanely where possible too-killing some types of bird is actually illegal under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 unless you have a license, so you should never attempt to deal with pest birds in this way yourself.

Why choose Contego?

Contego is one of the leading specialist Bird and Pest Control businesses in the UK. We provide high-quality pest control services to commercial clients nationwide, and we count global brands in the food and retail industry, local authorities, construction companies, healthcare organisations, and many other public and private sector organisations among our valued customers.

We know that dealing with a pest problem can be stressful, so we take the time to listen to your needs and deliver a responsive and comprehensive pest control service. You can count on us to get results.

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