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, insects, and birds can all have a significant negative impact on any company. Rodents are liable for property damage due to their gnawing. Electric cables, for example, can cause a fire. Insects can be a major problem, particularly when a food business is involved. It may necessitate the closure of a business until the infestation has been cleared and tested. This has a significant financial and reputational impact on any business.
Birds will wreak havoc on homes and businesses. Not only can they transmit disease, but their droppings and nests can cause damage to houses, clogging drains and creating a slipping hazard. A company is legally obligated to avoid and address any pest control concerns, each with their own set of problems.
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.