Do I Really Need To Pay For A Pest Controller To Come Out?
Spotted mice in your stockroom or seen swarms of flies buzzing around your restaurant food preparation area? You need to pay for a pest controller to come out.
Pests can wreak havoc in your business. They can contaminate stock and products, spread diseases, and damage your reputation with clients and customers. Any delay in getting professional help can end up costing you dearly.
Don’t let embarrassment stop you from calling in pest control
According to the BPCA’s National Survey 2016, there were over 186,000 call outs for rats and over 80,000 call outs for mice alone. So if you have a pest problem on your business premises, you’re definitely not alone! Don’t let embarrassment stop you getting the help you need.
Why you need to control pests on your premises
They spread diseases
Pests like birds and rodents are known carriers of diseases like E.coli and Salmonella that could cause a public health issue. Imagine these diseases contaminating food in a restaurant, or causing illness in vulnerable people in a care home.
Pest can damage goods and property
From rats chewing through wiring to insects contaminating foodstuffs, and slippery bird droppings causing a health and safety hazard, pests can cause a huge amount of costly damage to your property and stock.
If you don’t control pests, you can land yourself in legal trouble
Every business has an obligation to control pests, but with some types of businesses, it’s crucial. Food businesses in particular are subject to strict regulations under the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. The penalties for failing to control pests can be severe.
A pest problem can damage your reputation
Imagine you don’t control pests on your premises and it causes an outbreak of a serious illness. You’d probably receive a considerable fine at the very least and you’d undoubtedly attract the attention of the media. Suppliers, clients, and customers might decide they don’t want to do business with you and the damage to your reputation could be irreparable.
Professional pest control can protect your business, employees, and customers
Professional pest controllers are highly-trained, experienced in identifying and eradicating pests fast and efficiently, and they have access to the most effective products and equipment.
If you’re looking for a pest controller, always choose a company that’s a member of the BCPA. BCPA members:
• Are qualified to a high industry standard;
• Are fully-insured;
• Operate according to BCPA best practice and work safely and legally.
How we can help
As a BCPA member and one of the UK’s leading pest control companies, there’s no commercial pest control job that’s too big or small for us. We have the experience and know-how to keep your business free from pests and help it stay that way.
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