Pest management was confirmed as an essential sector during the COVID-19 pandemic by George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in April.
The pest industry is one that is fairly recession-proof – and while humans may have to cut back their activity drastically to slow the spread of the virus, coronavirus doesn’t stop pests. As well as abiding by the national control measures, we have put in place strict disease control protocols for staff working and for when entering premises. A lot of our pest control work is done outside; for example, getting rid of a wasp or bees nest in a roof, or controlling rat and mole pests. If entry inside the premises is needed for a pest problem that must be attended to, we are equipped with masks, gloves and disinfectants to control the risks and can plan the works to minimise risks.
Health and social care
How can the NHS and care workers continue to protect people if buildings are riddled with rats and mice? We have a duty to help protect the most vulnerable, and those caring for them, from potentially deadly pathogens and disease.
Education and childcare
Children of care workers and education staff need to operate safe classrooms, free from infestations.
Food and other necessary goods
Pest management is an essential part of protecting our food supply chain. Contamination, waste and disease need to be minimised at all costs during this pandemic. Pest management is an integral part of the supply chain.
Plus key public services, local and national Government, transport, utilities, communication and financial services all tend to have pest management contracts. If any of these key industries are affected by an infestation during the pandemic, there could be catastrophic disruption to services.
If you are worried about a pest problem that needs attending to then please call us on 01904 867298 or 07557 984046 to discuss your particular circumstances and to see how we can help.