Pest Control for Shipping Warehouses

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions are the people to contact if you have a pest issue in your warehouse. We will solve your problem quickly and effectively, saving you time and money as well as protecting your employees and your stored items, while meeting all the latest legal requirements.

Our shipping warehouse pest control services are available in the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich, Ipswich, Tilbury, and the London Gateway, the up-and-coming area of Thurrock and all DP World ports. We use discreet, unmarked vans so you will not suffer any damage to your reputation.

Stored Product Insects

SPIs damage foodstuffs and other raw materials and products typically stored in shipping warehouses. The insects can be brought in with deliveries and make their homes in packing cupboards and shelves. They then lay eggs and larvae which can contaminate items which have been stored in the warehouse. Foodstuffs including nuts, flour, rice, grain and pasta are among the products most vulnerable to attack, but stored carpets and textiles, tobacco and wooden items can also be affected.

At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we can identity and eliminate all types of SPI. Our individually-tailored treatments will depend on the type and severity of infestation you are suffering from.

Other Pests

Warehouses can make an ideal breeding ground for other pests too. Cockroaches can thrive in any cracks and crevices. They will eat just about anything and spread bacteria and diseases including salmonella, gastroenteritis and typhoid.  At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we have a highly effective method of cockroach control. We carry out an inspection of your warehouse as part of our first visit and we will aim to treat the problem at the same time. We use baits or residual insecticides to eradicate them.

Birds come in and out of shipping warehouses all the time; they may be attracted to the high ceilings, rafters and open beams found in many warehouses. Like cockroaches, their droppings are a health hazard which can also spoil products and contaminate goods.

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions technicians will discuss the various options available to you after they have carried out a survey. The advice we give regarding your options will depend on the latest legislation and the type of bird which is causing you a problem, as the species which are protected by law varies from year to year.

We realise that prevention is better than extermination, so we will give advice on how to bird-proof your premises. Nest removal and netting or spikes are among of the options we will discuss with you. A controlled cull of the birds may sometimes be necessary.

Rats and mice can easily get into warehouses through small cracks. As well as carrying diseases, they can also gnaw through equipment, packaging and wiring. Our rodent control methods typically involve putting down anti-coagulant baits, and we also provide bespoke ongoing pest control contracts to ensure they have been fully eradicated. If you would like to know more about our commercial pest control contracts, follow the link.

Fumigation Services

The commonest SPIs native to this country are various types of beetles, moths, mites and weevils. However, because your shipping warehouse is likely to contain cargo brought in from other countries, it could also be vulnerable to attack by non-native species too.

Where appropriate, we can fumigate and vent shipping containers. Certain types of foodstuffs and basic commodities are suitable for this sort of treatment. We use phosphine gas, under strictly controlled conditions, to ensure the goods are not cross-contaminated. The treatment is carried out in a secure location, well away from any buildings.

All of our staff who carry out fumigation and venting are fully qualified, and we also issue a Clearance Certificate once the work has been completed.  Our experienced team of technicians hold the relevant shipping container fumigation qualifications issued by the British Pest Control Association.

Regulatory Compliance

There are stringent rules and regulations covering pest control in warehouses, particularly where the stored items will be used in the foodstuff industry and where any incoming pests could damage crops, human health and other areas of the economy. At Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions we comply with all the relevant EU General Food Law regulations and the legislation relating to pests currently of concern.

Our experienced team of technicians also comply with the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, so any treatments we use will not be harmful to employees.

Essex and Suffolk Pest Solutions can provide efficient, effective pest control in shipping warehouses in Felixstowe, Ipswich, Harwich and Tilbury. Follow the link above to learn more about our commercial services.

We offer our professional pest control services in the following locations: Ipswich, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Colchester, Manningtree, Harwich, Romford, Southend-on-Sea, Brentwood, Clacton-on-sea, Maldon, Chelmsford, Basildon, Witham, Rochford, Billericay, Tendring, Ilford and Braintree. Work further afield in Essex and Suffolk may also be considered. Contact our professional pest control team for more information.

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