The food and drink industry contributes £28.8 billion to the UK economy, it employs 400,000 people, and 97% of businesses in the sector are small to medium enterprises. So imagine a situation where you have an infestation of pests that could potentially get into your products, make your customers ill and damage your reputation. It would be catastrophic.
Why do you need pest control?
Insects, rodents and birds can contaminate food and work surfaces with their urine, droppings and hairs. These contain potentially harmful pathogens that can spread diseases like E. coli and Salmonella. Whole batches of food can be destroyed, rejected by quality control, or recalled if contamination is found.
Compliance with the law
You need to protect your business from pests so that you meet your requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Food Safety Act 1990 and the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006. Failure to comply often results in prosecution and hefty fines, and your reputation might not recover.
Contego offer a comprehensive pest control service for the food industry including;
- Rodent prevention, control and proofing work
- Insect prevention and control
- Bird proofing works, trapping and eradication programmes
- Biologist/Technical inspections and reporting service
- Supply and service of Electronic Fly Killers
- Supply and fitting of insect screens for doors and windows
- Leading specialist pest control and auditing services specifically tailored to your site needs and audit criteria
- Specialist pest control and auditing: BRC, AIB, TESCO, Marks & Spencer
What you can expect from us
A Contego biologist will visit your site and inspect every aspect of your current pest control measures. They’ll identify any potential proofing and housekeeping issues on your site and they’ll provide you with a comprehensive written report for your records.
Our Biologists can be used on a consultancy basis where you already have a pest control service but you require independent inspections as part of your accreditation status.
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Can You Work On A Reactive Only Basis?
Yes, We can put together a framework agreement on a local/regional or national basis with agreed costs and a central portal for monitoring and managing pest risk on your sites.
Do You Have A Customer Portal?
Is Your Falconry Subcontracted Out?
No, at Contego we have one of the largest in house bird of prey teams in the country, with specialy trained bird control falconers covering every region of the uk.
Can You Handle 4 Hour Callouts?
Yes, we have a number of clients on a national basis who have 4 hour callouts built in to their SLAs for high risk pest activity.
Do You Provide Pest Control Audits?
Yes, we carry out pest control audits and biologist inspections across the uk.