A pest infestation can cause an array of problems, from health and safety implications to the loss of stock and damage of the client’s reputation. At Atalian Servest we work with our clients to fully understand the challenges they may face, and to prevent an infestation from occurring. In the event of an infestation occurring, our pest team have a proven record of expertise, confidence and experience to deal with the situation at hand.
Matthew Carr, Business Development Manager, explains how we operate and support our customers. “Most of our customers have little knowledge of the pest when they first call for assistance and are often surprised by the vast number of species which constitute a pest in the UK. While rats and mice are extremely common, pests come in all shapes and sizes, with the smallest ones often being the most interesting to learn about. The biology and habits of pests is usually of real interest too. Generally, customers want to be educated about their specific pest in order to have a better understanding of the problem at hand.”
We have always prided ourselves on being one of the first to implement the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Code of Practice. The CRRU was first implemented when concerns about the effects of secondary poisoning to wildlife and birds of prey became known, it aims to give practical advice to minimise any risks. We rapidly adopted the CRRU Code of Practice and have committed to always working to the advice and keeping up to date with the most recent understandings of safe and effective use of rodenticides.
Pest control is a highly seasonal business with most pests following a natural cycle as the seasons change. Pests also follow a daily cycle, being more active during different times of the day. Some are predominantly daytime pests like ants and birds, some are nocturnal like rodents and cockroaches, with some being more active when in proximity to human beings. With body heat or CO2 being the critical factor, bed bugs are one of these small but particularly infamous creatures.
We also offer a variety of learning and development opportunities. The pest control team use advanced online training tools supported by The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) to keep up to date on the changes to working practices and legislation. In addition to this, peer to peer training is often used for more junior team members, allowing our more experienced colleagues to share their knowledge.
Specialised training is also offered for skills such as bird work, the course consists of six main elements which are all essential skills for bird management. These include identifying different bird populations which is then followed by proofing techniques to control and deter any bird population. Birds can be a nuisance, however, all birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 therefore another important element is bird legislation.