Retail Pest Control
Rodent pest Control for shops
Rats and mice can easily get into small holes in buildings including shops and retail outlets. They cause a lot of damage by chewing through wood and wiring, as well as valuable stock, so it is important to get rid of these rodent pests quickly using professional retail pest control company.
At Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions we usually eradicate your mice and rats by using anti-coagulant baits. We also use traps, which can be a quicker way of dealing with your rat or mice problem.
We will typically make three pest control visits to your shop or retail premises to make sure the pest problem has been completely eradicated. Our specialist retail pest control team will also identify potential points of entry and offer pest control advice on how to keep the rodents out.
Fabric Pest control for shops
Shops which sell clothing, textiles and furniture are more likely to be affected by certain types of pests including moths and beetles, which are known as fabric pests. One type is the clothes moth, which likes to make its home in items containing natural or blended fibres. The larvae eat through the fabric, causing such damage that an item can be impossible to repair.
Another fabric pest to watch out for is the carpet beetle. Typically, this beetle starts its life outside, often in an abandoned bird’s nest, and moves into shops and other business premises in search of warmer temperatures. Like the carpet moth, it is the larvae that cause the damage, and it will attack all types of fabrics and furnishings.
To tackle beetles or moths Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions will complete a full pest survey to determine the source of the pest infestation and complete an appropriate pest treatment with an insecticide spray. This is highly effective when used along with regular vacuuming, airing clothing and dry cleaning. All our sprays and treatments have been approved for use in the UK.
Nuisance birds are more likely to be an issue outside your retail premises than indoors. Gulls and pigeons are attracted to any outside food waste and set up home close to your shop, which can be unpleasant for staff and customers. Their droppings are unsightly, and they can pass on diseases and encourage other pests.
If you have a bird pest control problem at your retail premises, Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions’ experienced retail pest control team carry out a full survey to determine the nature and extent of your pest problem. We usually try to bird-proof your retail premises with spikes or netting or remove the nests. A controlled cull may be necessary in extreme cases, assuming the birds are not protected by law.
Stored Product Insects
If your shop or retail premises handles food, then you could be vulnerable to what is known as SPIs. In this country, various species of beetles, weevils, moths and mites come into this category. They are brought in with deliveries of foodstuffs and other raw materials, and make their home in your stockroom, damaging your goods before they reach the shop floor. Basic food products which contain rice, grain, pasta, nuts and flour can all be contaminated by the insects’ eggs and larvae.
At Essex & Suffolk Pest Solutions we specialise in identifying and eliminating all types of SPI. Our retail pest control treatments will depend on the type and severity of infestation you are suffering from.
Complying with the Regulations
There may be restrictions on what can be used to combat certain types of pest. For instance, we make sure we only use rodenticides (for controlling rats and mice) which are on the Health and Safety Executive’s approved list.
If your shop sells or stores foodstuffs, we comply with the standards laid down by the EU and the British Retail Consortium.
Our Commercial Services
Highly accredited commercial pest control
services for your business.
Contract Services include:
- Free site audit and recommendations
- Bespoke specifications and schedules
- Free call-outs for pests covered
- Environmental and risk assessments
- COSHH assessments and manufacturers’ Safety Data Sheets
- A fully compliant Site Report Folder
- Full pest control report at each visit, including details of ongoing monitoring and any recommendations for peace of mind
- Field Biology Service
- Trend analysis and reporting
- Technical support and insect ID
- Contracts offered to BRC Global Standards
For one-off problems on an ad hoc basis we can offer:
- Retail pest control
- Retail pest proofing
- Retail bird pest control – prevention (nets/spikes), humane removal, debris cleaning
- Decontamination and premises clearance
- Shipping container fumigation & venting services
We also sell:
Fully Accredited Retail pest control Services
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 retail pest control services.
Pest Control in Essex & Suffolk
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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