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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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Experts warn of dangerous gull control stalemate, urging businesses to take responsibility

Gull attacks have featured prominently in the news in recent weeks and months with damage to the economy, business premises and risk to the general public becoming a national problem. Last year David Cameron called for a “big conversation” about ...

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‘Spiderman’ gene discovery could enhance pest control service

Pest control may undergo major innovation following the discovery of the gene responsible for giving insects their waterproof coating, which protects them from microbes and environmental stress. The international research team, led by Joanne Yew from the University of Hawai’i, ...

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Pest Monitoring

Rentokil

In 2014 pests infestations cost British businesses £1.2 billion according to new research. Worldwide the figure was £5.8 billion. With the threat from pests growing every year FMJ looks at the latest plans from across the world to keep rodents, ...

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OCS strikes a deal with City Football Group

OCS has scored a three-year contract with City Football Group to provide a range of services at the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club, the City Football Academy, and its London office sites. The contract starts on the 11 ...

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BPCA says FM sector will benefit from move to raise pest control standards

A move to promote professional standards in pest control has seen two pest control companies become the first in the UK to be accredited against a benchmark of quality recognised throughout Europe. Both businesses are allied to the trade body, ...

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Research reveals the cost of pest infestations on UK businesses

Pest infestations in 2014, cost British businesses £1.2 billion according to new research revealed by Rentokil Pest Control which looked into the threats posed by pests to businesses in the UK and worldwide. The report, commissioned by Rentokil and produced by ...

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The benefits of integrated pest management strategy

A new white paper ‘Can you afford to lose 200% of your budget for every pest outbreak?’ offers insights into the importance of a pest management strategy for business continuity as well as the impact on an organisation if it ...

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Pest Busters

The subject of pest control is not one that FMs are often (ever) keen to talk about publically. Having an infestation of rodents, insects or something else furtive and slimy is hardly the sort of thing you boast about. That ...

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Servest acquires Pest Patrol

Servest has acquired the pest control business Pest Patrol Limited as part of its growth and diversification strategy. Servest identified Pest Patrol, the Sawston-based company that provides pest services throughout the UK, as being a good strategic fit for the existing ...

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