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PEST CONT ROL


Sponsored by Cleankill Environmental Services


PICKING THE PERFECT PEST CONTROL PROVIDER


Whilst it might be more convenient for an FM to bundle pest control services with a cleaning and landscaping contract, the consequences can be far reaching, argues Cleankill pest control.


When it comes to pest control, facilities managers can never rest on their laurels. A mouse can get in through a gap the width of a pencil, cockroaches can be brought in on cardboard packaging, fleas may be picked up on public transport, pigeons will make the most of those wonderfully designed architectural ledges on the outsides of buildings - and flies will just fly in.


the rodents won’t be visible and cleaners could unknowingly contaminate nearby areas by spreading bacteria.


Giving staff formal pest awareness training is a win-win for facilities managers and cleaning contractors. This includes specialist cleaners like window cleaners who need to be made aware of the hazards caused by bird droppings, particularly pigeon waste.


Normal pest control contracts for standard premises will include a minimum of eight inspections a year. Factories producing high-risk food or manufacturing pharmaceuticals will require more frequent visits. The inspections should include all common areas, such as plant rooms, basements, riser cupboards, car parks and landscaped areas - all of the areas where pests could harbour and reproduce undisturbed.


Your pest control contract may be a relatively small part of your overall budget compared to some of your other costs, but the impact of choosing a cheap, unreliable or unprofessional company can have far reaching consequences if things go wrong.


The strong advice from Cleankill pest control is to avoid bundling services such as pest control with cleaning and landscaping. You may think it will save hassle and money, but there can be conflict and complications if one provider causes a problem for the other.


Facilities managers should however ensure that cleaning staff and pest control companies work closely together so that pest infestations are identified as early as possible.


During his 36 years in pest control Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill pest control, has experienced relationships with cleaning companies that have been a real partnership and others where cleaning operatives were less receptive to changing some of their practices to help reduce the risk of pests.


Paul explained: “A good, simple example is switching from emptying bins in offices to evening rather than early morning. Foodstuffs put in bins by office staff during the day and not emptied until the next morning feed pests throughout the night. Remains in a crisp packet are a tasty meal for mice and apple cores in a bin provide a nice breeding ground for fruit flies.”


Cleaning staff in general should be made more aware, through training, about the hazards of pests. For instance, if they are cleaning where there is evidence of mice, the urine from


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Cleankill has been solving pest problems for commercial and domestic customers since 1995. Using the most up-to-date pest-control techniques and technology, the company keeps their customers pest free and makes sure they’re at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the use of pesticides and non-toxic pest control methodology. Cleankill has won awards for being green and responsible as well as its customer service.


As an Investor in People with Gold accreditation, all Cleankill’s staff are highly trained and offer an exceptionally fast and efficient level of service. The company is a proud member of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), as well as being approved to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Cleankill is also fully accredited to the Altius Vendor Assessment, Safecontractor, Exor, Constructionline and Achilles Health and Safety accreditation schemes and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation and new pest control techniques. For further information call 0800 056 5477.


www.cleankill.co.uk Tomorrow’s FM Yearbook 2018/19


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