Food attracts pests. If your business is food, you’re under constant risk of pest infestation. Failing to take action to prevent pests in your restaurant puts your customers, staff and business in danger.
At Environ, we offer both emergency extermination and long term integrated pest management contracts for restaurants. We offer a full suite of pest control services, from flies, ants and cockroaches to mice, rats and pigeons.
The Food Standards Agency strongly recommends that restaurants use a professional, BPCA-certified pest contractor for extermination and control.
If you run a restaurant in London, it’s essential that you have a formal strategy for preventing pest infestation, as pests spread harmful bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella.
Our integrated pest management service adheres to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles recommended by the Food Standards Agency.
This means that we will assess your entire pipeline – from delivery and storage to production and waste – to document any vulnerabilities, develop actionable control methods and take swift action against any existing infestation.
We will then arrange regular, scheduled appointments to monitor these vulnerabilities, check for new hazards and update our control methods if needed.
Of course, we can’t provide constant pest control for your restaurant, but we can provide training for your staff so that they know how to correctly prevent, identify and respond to pest infestation.
We will also regularly empty traps and dispose of any dead pests to make sure that no secondary infestations are caused by corpses left on the premises.
Many pesticides contain chemicals which are dangerous for human consumption, and definitely not the sort of thing you want mixing with your food.
One of the benefits of hiring professional pest controllers is that we know how to safely use pesticides to avoid any chemical contamination.
We strongly advise against amateur use of chemical pesticides. Irresponsible use of pesticides is just as likely to harm your staff and customers as pests are.
A well documented pest control contract with regular reports reassures food safety officers that you are protecting your staff and customers against harm from pests.
Demonstrating measures taken to control hazards from pests is crucial if you want to achieve a food hygiene rating of four or five. Our detailed reports will make it easy for you to show the measures taken in your restaurant to reduce your risk of pest infestation.
We’ve been keeping London’s restaurants pest-free for over 15 years, and are trusted by many of the capital’s most beloved brands.