Pests have the potential to contaminate a commercial space. Spreading disease, damaging products & property and the reputation of a business. Pests are easily able to contaminate any area within your business with their excreta, hairs or body parts. It’s vital that you put the right procedures and pest control service in place to protect both your business & your customers.
How Pests Can Affect a Business
Rodents, Insect and birds all in their own way can have a vastly negative effect on any business. Rodents are responsible, due to their gnawing, for damaging property. Even electric cables, which can result in fire. Insects, especially when a food business is involved, can cause a major issue. It can result in a business being closed until the infestation has been cleared and checked. This has a major effect on any business, not only monetary but to reputation too.
Birds can cause major issues for properties. Not only can they spread disease, but their debris can damage buildings, from their nests blocking drains to their droppings creating a slip hazard. Each with their own unique list of issues, a business is legally required to prevent & deal with any pest control issues.
Pest Control Legal Requirements
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 you are required to provide a safe working environment. You can do this by employing a fully insured BPCA member who operates a safe system of work using suitable RISK and COSHH assessments.
Under the Food Safety Act 1990 and The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 to ensure adequate procedures are in place for deterring & dealing with pests by employing a BPCA member.
Meet your ‘due diligence’ requirements by using a comprehensive reporting system as provided by a BPCA member.The penalties for failure to comply can be severe – complete and immediate closure of premises; fines of up to £20,000 or up to six months in prison.
Commercial Pest Control Cornwall
Whatever your requirements, Terminate Pests offer commercial pest control to a range of businesses throughout Cornwall. Our team of technicians are fully qualified and experienced in dealing with these problems, so you can rely on us to get your property or site safe and complying with industry standards. As well as providing commercial services, we also offer useful advice for prevention and can set up regular visits to your property. We have monthly, quarterly and annual contract schemes to suit any needs.