Contract Pest Control
A pest control contract is not expensive. A pest control contract covers your premises for named pests for a fixed fee. Baits and insect monitoring traps are laid and inspected at regular intervals. Many businesses have a pest control contract to ensure the continued health and safety of their employees and staff along with protecting their business reputation.
You may decide a contract is better for you and your premises rather than a one-off job. This may be because you have recurring pest problems, you want to be proactive rather than reactive, or you are involved with food and need to comply with the law.
The Food and Safety Act 1990 and regulations 1995 state that any premises connected to food must employ adequate pest control measures.
Environmental Health Inspectors have the power to suspend your services if pests are present and you could also be fined.
Most food premises have a pest control contract for the following reasons:
- Complying with the law
- Protecting your staff and customers from disease, such as salmonella
- To reduce the likelihood of loss of custom: gossip about pests spreads quickly!
- Protecting your building from damage, such as fire from gnawing
- Reducing the loss of stock due to contamination, such as mouse urine
- To prove that you care about the business and your associates
- To provide peace of mind
- To save money in the long run
If you choose to have a contract Advantage Pest Control will visit your premises regularly, usually eight times per year. We will check for pests and administer treatment accordingly; insect traps and detector baits will be located to provide an early warning system against infestation. We aim to spot the problem and deal with it before you even realise there are pests.
According to the contract, free emergency visits will be included in case of pest occurrences between our routine visits.
A comprehensive report folder will be left at each of your sites for you to check our services and show to the environmental health officer. Written reports, risk assessments and COSHH details will appear in the folder. Written advice and recommendations will also be offered to help you maintain a safe and pest free environment.