If your garden centre has a pest problem, then Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions are the people to call. We operate across both counties, including in Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich, Woodbridge and Stowmarket.
Our friendly, professional team of technicians always use discreet, unmarked vans to avoid any damage to your reputation. We work to resolve any issue quickly and effectively.
Garden centres can be a fertile breeding ground for pests, as growing large numbers of the same type of plant close together for sale purposes provides a plentiful source of food. Whitefly, vine weevils and aphids are among the most common pests which flourish in garden centres, while slugs and snails are commonly known to attack ornamental crops.
At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we ensure compliance with regulations surrounding the use of pesticides, as detailed in the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 and the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012. This means that if your garden centre has a pest problem, you can be sure that the treatments we use will be fully compliant with the most up-to-date legislation and will protect both you and your staff.
Moles create an elaborate network of tunnels that can destroy the most valuable arable or agricultural land, and that includes areas of garden centres and nurseries. They feed on earthworms, lowering the quality of your soil, and they leave unattractive hills behind. Their well-developed sense of smell and hearing means they can detect traps, and they also breed quickly.
At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we know exactly where to position traps for maximum effectiveness, and we also use phosphine gas to control them if necessary.
Rats and mice like to come in from the cold and enjoy new food sources. This means they will make a home in any garden compost you use, particularly if it includes kitchen waste. If your garden centre has a shop, café or restaurant, then this can also provide food sources for rodents.
At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we trace the rodents’ nests and use anti-coagulant baits to eradicate them, usually making several visits to ensure the rats or mice do not return. We will also be able to advise on how to prevent future outbreaks. We recommend the Aerobin 400, a rodent-proof composter which works well in both commercial and domestic locations.
Nursery shops and cafes can also suffer from Stored Product Insects such as beetles, weevils, moths and mites, which can eat through packaging and contaminate foodstuffs and other raw materials. We are specialists in removing all types of SPI, and our approach will be tailored to fit your individual problem.
Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions eradicate pests in garden centres across both counties, including in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Colchester and Clacton. We are fully accredited by the National Pest Technicians Association, the Contractors Health and Safety Association and the SafeContractor scheme. Click here to contact us and learn more about our garden centre pest control services, which are available on both a contract and a one-off basis.
Essex and 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.