Contracts with PESTUK
PESTUK have contracts set up with many businesses over our wide coverage area.
Businesses often find it necessary to ensure that their premises are pest free. The easiest and most effective way to do this is to have a pest control contract.
The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 requires property owners to ensure that their premises remain free of pests. The Food Safety Act & Food Hygiene Regulations include further legislation governing business premise that handle food. Closure of businesses, fines of up to £20,000.00 and prison sentences of up to 6 months can be imposed for breaching these rules.
Contracts for Homes
This ranges from domestic and residential properties. This can include large homes with extensive grounds, to properties that are on the edges of green belts or other wooded areas. Homes can have chickens or other livestock requiring knowledgable placement of traps and recommendations for proofing that will suit the owner and solve the issues on site. We also provide contracts for holiday homes that may only be used half or less of the year, ensuring that they are are fit to use when needed.
What to look for in a Contractor
Before agreeing to a contract the following points should be checked with your contractor:
- BPCA Membership – This ensures that you are dealing with a professional pest control contractor who is bound by the rules of the BPCA
- A full written quotation, including a free survey. This should include full details of the terms of the contract, and will identify which pests, the number of scheduled visits per year, and the price. These details will vary depending on the type of premises and the individual requirements. The number of scheduled inspections may vary from 4 to 20. This depends on the type of contract, cover required and risk factor. We recommend at least 8 scheduled inspections for food premises. A domestic house may only need 4 scheduled inspections per year while a rubbish tip may need 20.
- Evidence of adequate technical resources and of training and qualifications of service staff, supervisors and management. Membership of PROMPT (Professional Pest Controllers Register) is a usually a good measure of a technicians skill level.
- Proof of adequate public liability, product liability and employers’ liability insurance cover.
- The ability to offer proofing and other preventative measures such as advice on housekeeping, storage, waste disposal, cleaning and the detection and monitoring of pest populations.
- Reporting procedures giving clear accountability on both sides.
Free surveys are available, for a no obligation quote call us on 0800 026 0308.