Office Pest Control

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Office Pest Control

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.

Office pest control measures

Below are some practical steps that businesses can take to help prevent pest infestations in offices:

  • Clean kitchen areas frequently, removing spills, crumbs and leftover food in the kitchen and throughout the office space
  • Remove food waste from the building frequently and ensure rubbish is stored in external pest proof bins, dispose of regularly and keep the area clean and free of debris
  • Train cleaning and maintenance staff to identify the signs of pests and potential entry points
  • Maintain the office building to prevent holes and gaps in the office structure that could be exploited by pests, pay particular attention to door and window frames, pipes, cables and air vents, to ensure potential pest hiding places are eliminated
  • Identify any leaks in kitchens and washrooms and repair them promptly to deny pests access to water
  • Check office plants for pest insects periodically to stop them from spreading throughout the office
  • Implement a clear desk policy to deny small pests access to food and shelter
  • Educate and encourage colleagues to report any pest sightings and not to try and handle the situation themselves for their own and others’ health and safety

Impact of a pest infestation

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:

  • Repair costs
  • Damaged reputation
  • Business disruption
  • Complaints leading to rent reductions and compensation claims
  • Impact on staff morale
  • Rental contract termination
  • Revenue loss from unrented space

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.

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Top pests found in UK offices

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:

  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Flies
  • Ants
  • Fleas
  • Bed bugs
  • Birds
  • Cockroaches
  • Stored Product Insects

Pest control solutions for office environments

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.

  • Free business site survey - we will carefully survey your entire office space to assess the risk level and define an appropriately tailored service to ensure a pest problem does not take hold.
  • Rapid Response - if there is a problem, our rapid response commitment means that your local technician will be with you quickly to deal with the pest problem so that it does not return.
  • Regular visits - your local technician will regularly visit your offices to check bait stations, look for signs of pest activity, identify potential risks and advise on any steps you can take to reduce the risk of pest problems.
  • Multi-site customers - if you are responsible for a network of premises, these can all be incorporated into a single service agreement with an account manager to coordinate service delivery across your offices. Each individual site will still have its links to local technicians and surveyors.
  • Online reporting - all of the information from each service visit is captured on myRentokil, your online reporting and analysis portal. This records details of pest activity, together with actions taken and recommendations to reduce risks. Accessed online via multiple devices, it gives you onsite pest management 24/7 and provides a comprehensive audit trail.
  • PestConnect - is a tailored network of connected devices that provide monitoring, rapid response and protection against pests 24/7. PestConnect works independently and discreetly, without affectig your business network. Specially designed to detect, capture and humanely eliminate a variety of pests.

Office Pest Control FAQ's

  • My office has no pests, do I need a contract?

    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..

  • Why is office pest control important?

    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.

  • Can you be discreet with your services at my office?

    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.

1. Contact Us

Contact us via Phone, Email, Webform, Webchat or Social Media and we'll arrange for your local team to contact you

  • Dedicated Customer Care Team
  • Trustpilot Accredited
  • Swift response

2. Survey

We'll discuss your pest problem, arrange a free business site survey & provide a quote & recommendations

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Solutions tailored to your pest problem & business
  • Pest prevention tips and advice

3. Treatment

Our BPCA certified technicians will provide targeted treatments with regular follow-up visits

  • Appointment at a time convenient to you
  • Tailored treatments, effective & innovative solutions
  • Business specific, legislation expertise ensures audit compliance

4. Aftercare

We'll continue to monitor for pests to ensure any new activity is resolved & offer further support through online reporting & e-learning.

  • Pest identification & ongoing prevention advice
  • Effective, discreet & targeted solutions
  • Peace of mind you are pest audit compliant

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