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Pest problems can be a big issue for office managers, commercial property owners, facility management companies and the businesses operating within these office buildings. The first step to prevent a pest infestation in an office environment is to deny pests access into the premises and limit potential access to food, water and shelter.
We can offer professional advice on how to protect offices against pests and remain compliant with specific legislation. We offer state-of-the-art pest control solutions to our customers, with world class services to deal with pest infestations and pest prevention to stop them recurring.
Below are some practical steps that businesses can take to help prevent pest infestations in offices:
The challenges of keeping an office environment healthy and safe and making sure staff have access to clean and hygienic facilities are many. A pest infestation can have a major impact on office management, including:
Any infestation involving pests such as rats, mice, fleas, flies, bed bugs or stored product insects (like weevils, larder, flour, biscuit or carpet beetles) can be distressing for staff and visitors alike. There is also the potential for business disruption if rodents damage business critical communication equipment or gnaw through fixtures and fittings. A study of the business impact of pests of 1000 non-food businesses (including offices) found that the negative effect on staff morale was the most cited impact of an infestation, with businesses saying they also suffered a drop in revenue and damage to their reputation. Increased maintenance and repair costs and damage to goods are also a common impact of a pest infestation.
Rats, mice and a variety of insects and birds will exploit any opportunities to find shelter, food and water in office buildings. Each pest has unique characteristics that allow them to exploit any weakness within an office structure, but when infesting a building thier presence will show common signs of pests in offices. Below are the most common pests found in UK offices:
Risks to offices are numerous, varied and require swift and effective action to protect staff, visitors and your reputation. We’re here to help you deal with pest threats to your business environment. Our local qualified surveyors will complete a survey of your office site assessing the level of risk and provide a comprehensive report highlighting areas of potential pest ingress. Our professional solutions will help ensure any infestation is swiftly eliminated and you remain compliant with Health & Safety regulations.
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Identify the areas of your office that are most vulnerable to pests with our office pest guide
As part of a pest control contract with you, we complete actionable recommendations to mitigate against any pest activity, helping to reduce the risk of potential pest infestations before they can occur. A contract will also provide you with our vigilance, giving you an earlier warning of potential issues, so a small problem can be quickly controlled, before it has a chance to esculate, saving you time, money and potentially your reputation and staff good will. There are also legal requirements that businesses must adhere to such as the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) where employers must protect the 'health, safety and welfare' at work of all their employees, as well as others on their premises, and the Food Hygeine (England/Scotlsnd/Wales/Ireland) Regulations 2006 (that states any risk of infestation by rodents and insects must be prevented) which relates to any on-site kitchen areas, canteens etc..
Pest risks to office environments are quite varied, requiring swift and effective action to protect staff, visitors and your reputation. Your office showcases your business and professional skills – your clients and visitors perceptions of your company would be greatly affected if they encountered pests on your office premises. The impact of pest problems within your office - both emotional (disgust, worry about inadvertently transporting pests home) and physical (potentially being bitten or falling ill due to contamination) will damage employee morale and may contribute to them leaving.
We will always endeavour to tailor our visits to your office building to suit your business needs, scheduling treatments and follow-up visits to fit around your customers, staff and guests. Our surveyors and technicians are uniformed and our vans liveried to avoid any ambiguity about our reasons for being at a particular location. We can attempt to park our vehicles discreetly upon request, but we are not able to guarntee this at all times.
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