The Importance of Professional Pest Control Services in the UK

Seen a mouse scuttle across your kitchen? Or maybe your stockroom at work has become home to a family of cockroaches. Pest infestations in the home or workplace are common and they can become very problematic. Here’s why professional pest control services are so important.

Why Control Pests?

Pests like rodents, bed bugs, cockroaches, flies, and fleas can:

Contaminate homes and workplaces with their droppings and urine

Pest urine and droppings can contaminate foodstuffs, other stored products, and water tanks.

Transmit diseases to you or your family

Pests carry diseases like E.coli, Salmonella, and many other pathogens that can cause bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.

Put employees at risk

Bird droppings can damage buildings and cause slip or trips, leaving property owners open to prosecution.

Damage personal belongings

Pests like clothes moths feast on your garments, furnishings, and carpets.

Ruin stored foodstuffs and damage equipment, machinery, and property

Insect infestations can ruin any stored goods like foodstuffs or animal feed. This can lead to products being rejected or recalled because they are unfit for human consumption.

Pest birds can damage buildings and machinery with their acidic droppings, and rodents cause structural damage and even fires through chewing through cables and wiring.

Attract other pests

Birds and rodents tend to attract other pests like fleas and mites, so before you know it, you could have more than one kind of infestation in your home or business.

Ruin the reputation of your business beyond repair

This is an important reason why you need professional pest control services. Customers today won’t hesitate to complain on social media about bad experiences with businesses. Imagine what would happen if word got out that there was a pest infestation on your premises. Especially if you’re in a sector where hygiene and safety is of particular importance, like food, health, or hospitality. Fail to take proper measures to control pests and your reputation may never recover.

Invest in Professional Pest Control Services to Save Yourself From a Whole Lot of Trouble

A professional pest control company can help you put steps in place to prevent pest infestations. This will save you a whole lot of trouble in the future. There are clear advantages to having an ongoing pest control plan in place.

It’s more cost-effective- While there are costs involved with having a pest management plan, it’s a far better approach than paying to deal with the worst when it’s already happened. Take that approach

and it might end up costing you way more. Not only do you have to foot the bill for a pest control company to come and treat the problem, you may have to pay to repair damage that pests have caused. Not to mention you might have to close your business down until the pest issue has been resolved.

It keeps your business compliant- In some industries, like food and hospitality, pest control is especially important. If you’re in these industries, you’ll be required by law to have audits and keep detailed records of any steps you’ve taken to manage pests.

Professional pest control services can provide risk assessments, detailed reports, and regular inspections and reviews to help you stay compliant. The penalties for failing to comply with the requirement to protect your business from pests can be severe.

Choosing Professional Pest Control Services

Modern pest control is not just about any Tom, Dick, or Harry putting down chemicals. Pest control is a professional industry. Like any industry, there are those who operate at less professional standards, and that’s why industry bodies like the BPCA exist.

If a pest control company is a BPCA member you can be sure that they are:

· Qualified to industry standard;

· Fully insured;

· Operating safely and legally, and within a strict code of conduct.

Contego is a BPCA member. All of our technicians have the training, know-how, products, and experience to control pests safely and effectively.

If you’ve got a pest problem in your home or business, don’t wait to get help. The repercussions could be serious. Reclaim your peace of mind, protect your home or business premises, and stay on the right side of the law.

For help with any aspect of domestic or commercial pest management, call Contego.

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