Common Commercial Pests
Any industry or organisation in Suffolk and Essex can have a pest outbreak and, if this happens, the consequences can be devastating. That is why, at the first sign of pests on your premises, it is important to call on the services of a commercial pest control company in the Ipswich, Colchester and throughout Suffolk and Essex, who offer swift and effective pest control. Better still is to have pest control contracts in place as this guarantees ongoing pest control monitoring and it takes the worry out of your hands. The commercial pest control experts at Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions discuss the common commercial pests affecting businesses in Essex and Suffolk.
Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions offer competitively priced pest control contracts for businesses and other organisations in Ipswich and the surrounding area. Our pest control contracts include on-site visits and recommendations, full reports, risk assessments and free call-outs for pests covered. As experts in commercial pest control, we aim for prompt action – before pests become a problem. At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we provide attractively priced commercial pest control contracts. Click on the link above to find out more about our services for businesses and organisations in Ipswich, Colchester and the surrounding area.
Types of Common Commercial Pests
Here are examples of some of the most common types of pests for each industry and the impact it has if you don’t tackle the issue head-on and call on the services of a commercial pest control company.
1. Farming and Agricultural Organisations
The Most Common Pests – Moles, Rats, Mice and insects in grain stores, such as Moths, Mites and Grain Weevil.
Are these Pests on the Rise? A rise or fall in the population of any these pests depends on nature and there are several contributing factors, including the weather.
Impact on Business – Pests can bring about reductions in crop yields caused by contamination, consumption and/or damage.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help – We believe prevention is the best form of action and offer pest control contracts in the Ipswich area to protect crops and prevent stock wastage in grain stores. We are also able to offer advice on proofing premises and how to keep rodents out.
2. Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Flies and Fleas. Wasps and Moles in outdoor dining areas. Bed Bugs in Hotels.
Are these Pests on the Rise? Yes, Bed Bugs. Again, the population of many of the pests above is nature/weather dependant so numbers can rise or fall from one year to the next. Moles seem to flourish in wet summers.
Impact on Business – A pest outbreak can potentially damage the reputation of a business. It can be a nuisance to staff and customers, contaminate and damage stock and, at worst, transmit disease. In some cases it can even lead to prosecution and/or the closure of a business on public health grounds. Pests pose a danger to property too. Rodents can gnaw through buildings, especially wooden structures, and chew on electrical wiring.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help – We offer pest control contracts in the Ipswich area for complete peace of mind. This includes a full risk assessment, ongoing monitoring and recommendations. Pest control contracts also prevent downtime during treatment processes (e.g. Bed Bugs).
3. Shops and Supermarkets
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Cockroaches, Ants, Flies and Pigeons on roofs or ledges.
Are these Pests on the Rise? They are nature dependant, so the pest population can rise or fall from year to year.
Impact on Business – Pests can damage stock through consumption and contamination and they can also spread disease. A building that has been contaminated by pests will impact negatively on a brand and, in the worst case scenario, an infestation can lead to closure by the Environmental Health Agency on public health grounds.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help – We offer discreet commercial pest control in the Ipswich area and can provide unmarked vans on request.
4. Factories and Warehouses
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Birds (Pigeons and Seagulls in particular).
Are these Pests on the Rise? Again, the population of these pests is dependent on a variety of factors including the weather.
Impact on Business – Again, pests in factories and warehouses can transmit disease and potentially damage the reputation of a business, not to mention close a factory down on public health grounds. They also risk contaminating products down the supply chain, leading to loss of contracts. Another problem is second hand machinery being brought into the building which can create an infestation of rodents and insects.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help – We offer 24 hour pest control call-outs and all work is carried out to strict health and safety guidelines.
5. Tenancy Blocks and Property Management Companies
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Wasps, Flies, Fleas, Birds (especially Pigeons and Seagulls).
Are these Pests on the Rise? Again, the population rise or fall depends on nature and climate.
Impact on Business – The noise from birds can irritate tenants. Gulls can live a number of years. They can damage property and bird fouling makes a building look unsightly. Gulls are also a problem as, once they start to nest, they can start a colony and will return, year after year. Bird droppings can block gutters and gulleys causing water to enter the building. Their nests attract a variety of insects (including carpet beetles and biting insects) and these can infiltrate and infest buildings.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help. We provide contract solutions and also commercial pest control on an ad-hoc basis including pest proofing, bird control and decontamination.
6. Schools and Public Buildings
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Moles, Rabbits, Flies, Wasps, and Birds (especially Pigeons).
Are the Pests on the Rise? – Populations vary from year to year.
Impact on Business – Rodents can spread disease, damage a school’s reputation and potentially lead to school closure. They can also gnaw through electrical wiring causing a hazard. Moles and rabbits can damage school playing fields and other outdoor areas and cause injury. Second hand furniture or equipment that is brought into a building can potentially cause an infestation.
How Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can help – We provide contract solutions for complete peace of mind which includes free call-outs for pests covered by the contracts. Our workforce has CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked staff.
7. Office Blocks
The Most Common Pests – Mice, Rats, Flies, Fleas, Birds (especially Pigeons).
Are the Pests on the Rise? – Depends on a variety of conditions.
Impact on Business – The noise from birds can irritate staff and visitors, not to mention the damage to property that birds can cause. Rats and mice can chew through equipment and wiring, which is potentially dangerous. Any infestation can impact negatively on a business causing damage to reputation.
How Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions can help
We offer one-off commercial pest control solutions in the Ipswich area, as well as pest control contracts to ensure long term protection of your organisation.
Contact us today to enquire about our commercial pest control contracts. Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions have achieved Accredited Membership status of the National Pest Technicians Association. This means that we have proven our credentials by passing a detailed audit of our premises, working practices, equipment and training. We carry public liability insurance and have to undergo regular, ongoing auditing to ensure a continued high level of service.