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Hide and seek

With many commercial buildings standing empty for weeks on end, there is growing evidence that rodent problems could escalate. Pest control specialists outline the problem and describe how the latest digital solutions could provide a solution PAUL BLACKHURST, HEAD OF ...

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BPCA offers peace of mind for FMs on pests

National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued a new guide to help facilities managers to reopen as restrictions ease. The guide – which is available online – sets out legislation and regulations which they must consider, ...

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Pest prevention is vital especially when buildings are empty

There are reports that some businesses don’t envisage employees returning to their offices to work until early 2021 due to the risk of contracting COVID 19 and the difficulties of putting social distancing measures in place. This means there are ...

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TSS becomes British Pest Control Association member

In its efforts to provide a total soft services package, Total Support Services (TSS) has recently launched Total IPM (Integrated Pest Management), its in-house Pest Control division, which is headed by Specialist Services Director, Greg Fee, who has in excess ...

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Rentokil Initial named best company to work for

UK-based pest control and hygiene firm, Rentokil Initial is the best company to work for in the UK, according to data released by job site, Indeed, pushing 2018’s winner, the global tech giant Apple, down into second place. The company, ...

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Nuisance value

Pests such as rats and pigeons pose a threat to health, safety and public image. Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager of the British Pest Control Association, advises on the best way to manage problem infestations When it comes to effective pest ...

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Hide and seek

David Cross, Head of Rentokil Pest Control’s Technical Training Academy, provides a guide to troublesome pests and where to find them Hit film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them captured audiences’ imaginations by exploring magnificent animals that were considered ...

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CMA says pest control merger may raise competition issues

Rentokil Initial’s takeover of Mitie Pest Control may restrict choice and lead to higher prices for customers, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Rentokil completed the takeover of its close rival Mitie in September 2018. The firms are ...

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Unwelcome visitors

Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, offers practical advice on keeping your premises free from pests When it comes to pest control, FMs should never rest on their laurels. A mouse can get in through a gap the ...

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Pester power

Gulls and other pest birds, such as pigeons, can be a major problem for facilities managers which may not only damage or dirty their buildings but may even attack visitors. A natural solution is the use of trained birds, says ...

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