This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Guide to effective pest control

18 April 2018

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has developed a free guide for food processing companies highlighting the value of an effective maintenance cycle. 

The free guide highlights the importance of effective pest control in terms of public health, the environment and the upholding of a positive reputation. It features a calendar of pest problems, information on the most common species in the UK and procurement advice. The guide, which works alongside BPCA’s existing A to Z of Pests digital tool, includes insight from Peabody, Shepway District Council and The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager, said: “Effective pest control touches on the vital elements of a food processing company’s operations, including health and safety, the environment and corporate reputation. The most effective method to ensure protection and compliance is to introduce a maintenance cycle programme, with regular, targeted activity undertaken by a professional such as a BPCA member. This activity slots into an organisation’s scheduled operations to offer value and peace of mind.

“A large part of pest prevention is thinking ahead and identifying potential causes and entry points before infestations occur. Through the development of a routine maintenance cycle programme, a complete picture of effective preventative controls can be built, and relevant actions introduced.

“This will include inspecting premises on a routine basis and reporting on the status of pest infestation, organising and undertaking a programme of treatments, as well as using pest control equipment or chemicals to control and eliminate target pests.”

The guide - Ticking the box - the value of maintenance cycles for effective pest control - is available for free download at: https://bpca.org.uk/News-and-Blog/maintenance-cycles-for-effective-pest-control-pest-management-support/196814


Print this page | E-mail this page

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Flexibility is key for robots in food production

Food Processing spoke to companies that offer robotic solutions to find out more about how, where and why they are seeing robots being used today within the food and beverage manufacturing sector.  Full Story...

Article image Compressed air: avoiding process contamination

As a key component in many processes in the food production sector, compressed air must always be of the highest possible quality. Keith Atkinson explains the standards that site owners and operators need to adhere to. Full Story...

New food safety culture service addresses BRC8

Food Trust blockchain is now generally available

A recipe for continuous improvement success

http://appetite4eng.co.uk/