A message from Ian Andrew, Chief Executive of the British Pest Control Association. Pest management has been confirmed as an essential sector during the Covid-19 pandemic by George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). According to Defra, pest management is covered in the key worker list under the “food and…

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As we head further into the lockdown period it’s feared more Pest Control issues will certainly be on the horizon. At Abate Pest Management, we are reacting to emergency calls and still providing treatment services to essential locations, following the government’s guidance. These include schools, food production sites and housing associations. Last week we set…

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Pest Control in schools is very important and hygiene is vital, but pest infestations can cause distress and disruption while affecting the reputation of your school. Abate Pest Management tackles any pest issue you may face, whether on a one-off basis or through an annual pest management contract. The education sector is a growth area…

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Start a conversation with someone about pest control and immediately most would refer to rat catchers! In contrast, the UK market size for pest control continues to grow with an estimated value of over £400m per annum. It does include rats and mice, but it also includes many other areas which many people wouldn’t think about.…

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Here’s how to deal with them… Winter is upon us and the temperature is dropping. This is the time of year when rats and mice come in from the cold – and who can blame them? Just like us, they require food, water, and shelter – all of which are available in the majority of…

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A pest problem at your premises can damage the reputation of your business – possibly forever. News travels fast today via social media pages and review sites, and bad news always seems to travel faster than good. That means rats or cockroaches spotted in the vicinity of a restaurant or fast food outlet, could result…

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