When it comes to South West commercial pest control, at Falcon Environmental Services, we offer our expertise to an extensive range of businesses.
From large commercial sites in Plymouth to small local shops and business in the surrounding towns and villages, we can help. Rats, mice, wasps, cockroaches, flies… if pests are a concern for your South West business then we are here to help. Let’s take a look at the issues that businesses can encounter with pests and how we can help.
What types of business can we help?
There are categories of businesses that are obvious and spring to mind immediately when you consider those vulnerable to pest problems. There are also those that might surprise you. It’s safe to assume that any business can experience some sort of pest problem whether that be nesting birds or rats in the basement. We take a look at just a few examples:
Pest control for South West offices
While offices don’t serve food as such, people are still eating their food at regular intervals and disposing of the rubbish. The rubbish has to go somewhere so kitchens, and external rubbish areas, can be an attractive proposition to rodents.
It’s not just rats and mice you need to be concerned with. Offices are also a welcome host to carpet mites, paper mites and other types of creepy crawlies that can cause significant problems. Archives where old papers are stored can be a particular hotspot for paper mites – these can inflict bites on your employees. Flies are another concern – a fly problem can be a real nuisance when you have office staff trying to concentrate on their work.
You have a duty of care to both your employees and your clients to ensure that you operate a healthy and pest free environment so any kind of office pest problem including fleas, flies, wasps and rodents, needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency.
Of course, with an office that operates 9-6, you want a company that can offer their services to work around your staff. Minimum disruption and downtime is required so that teams can focus on the task at hand and you don’t suffer due to a reduction in productivity.
Pest problems in food establishments
Perhaps the most important category of business to keep free from pests is those that serve food. Rodents, cockroaches, flies… no-one wants to buy food from a business that has a reputation for a pest problem. Visions of rats in close proximity to where their food is being served can soon turn into rumours that can destroy a business. There are many horror stories of kitchens that have been shut down because of a rodent problem – usually obvious from their droppings!
It’s not just the kitchens, but the outside of the buildings too – where rubbish is stored or bins are located in particular. In fact, if you sit in the car park of a national fast food drive through for long enough, you are more than likely to see seagulls with their beaks in the bins, or worse still, rats rummaging!
Flies can be a particular problem. It’s not so easy to keep your external dining areas free from flies but we can certainly keep the internal food prep and dining areas free from these buzzy nuisances that want to enjoy your customers’ meals with them.
So if you manage, or own, any of the following, our commercial pest control services can help you:
- Coffee shops
- Chip shops
- Fast food outlets and drive throughs
Basically – establishments that serve food and drink – even small convenience stores or larger supermarkets where fresh food is disposed of at the end of the day can be vulnerable.
It’s also worth considering your location. If, for example, you have a food business in a central location which is one of many along a stretch of bars and restaurants for example, your business may be vulnerable to the actions of others. What might not seem a problem for you, can actually become one. If a neighbouring business doesn’t dispose of their rubbish correctly or they have an infestation, it may make its way to your business through no fault of your own. They do say you are never more than a few feet from a rat.
Commercial pest control for building sites
You may wonder what sort of pest problems you would be likely to encounter on a South West building site – especially when there is not much activity and certainly no food hanging around but you would be surprised.
We have been called to remove a South West building site wasp nest on more than one occasion. If the site is left unattended for a while, or if there are areas where wasps can access fresh timber, a nest is not uncommon. We can identify the problem, and remove the nest and ensure that your site doesn’t end up becoming a “hive of activity” (pardon the pun).
We also offer bird control and bird proofing services which can be useful on building sites where pigeons and gulls could make their homes on scaffolds or roof ledges. In fact, our industrial bird control service is in high demand with many South West Businesses.
Future proofing measures
Whatever your business, keeping it free from pests is so important for its reputation and success. Not only do you need to remove any pests and their nests, you also need to ensure that they don’t return. We can help you to pest proof your business, with our commercial pest control services, to ensure that these problems don’t occur again. We can advise on how you store your rubbish, close any holes to stop the pests getting back in, install pest deterrents and inspect other areas to prevent further incidents.
If you are keen to discuss our local commercial pest control services for your Plymouth/Devon business, we recommend calling us to discuss in the first instance. Simply call 01752 929292 and arrange a site inspection or simply chat through your requirements. No business is too big or too small and we are happy to help with one off issues or plan an ongoing maintenance service with you.