None of us like the idea of creepy-crawlies invading our houses, and every week MR Pest Control of London receive calls from new customers seeking to rid their homes of unwanted guests. But however unpleasant and inconvenient it can be to find that vermin have moved into your home, when they target a commercial premises for which you are responsible, it can lead to a whole new set of problems. Why is this?
For one thing, business owners who discover pests at their workplace don’t have the luxury of procrastination. When there are animals on your property at home, you may think that if they aren’t doing any immediate damage, you will deal with the problem later. Or, you may be prepared to put up with the inconvenience while you research the most thorough and cost-effective way to respond.
But if you own a shop, office, workshop or warehouse, you can’t leave such matters to chance, or you’ll hear about it from your employees, and maybe even your customers. Nothing will put shoppers off ever returning to your store more than seeing a rat scampering across the floor, or cockroaches nesting in a corner. Your staff may even refuse to work until the issue is dealt with, and who can blame them? When they applied to work at your office or factory, pest control was not one of the duties on the job description!
Even more significantly, employers have responsibilities under The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974). Many of the pests we deal with pose a threat to humans, either because they spread diseases, or because they cause damage which can make a workplace unsafe. Just read our write-ups, such as those on rats or cockroaches, and you will see what you could be up against. This is why, at MR Pest Control, we view commercial pest control in London and the surrounding areas as one of our top priorities.
Of course, the areas in which or services are most crucial are food factory pest control, restaurant pest control, and anywhere else food is handled, prepared, or eaten. Additional legal safeguards apply to such premises, thanks to The Food Safety Act (1990). It is unwise for businesses to try to handle the matter themselves, as the law is complicated and covers such issues as the use of chemicals. If you have a problem at your restaurant or café, pest control is best left to the professionals. That is why we have ongoing contracts with many local businesses to supply anti-pest measures. When your business involves food manufacturing, pest control doesn’t have to be a headache – just contact our team, and we’ll be happy to pay you a visit and help you find ways to avoid the threats.
Another sector which benefits greatly from our services is hospitality. Pest control can be a real issue for hotels, and we are always happy to help out. In fact, no matter what business you are in, or if you are a private householder, don’t delay; call MR Pest control as soon as you spot a problem, and let us take care of it for you.