As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents.  Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations.  To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
  • do

    • seal up cracks and crevices with sealant
    • screen entry points such as vents that open to exteriors
    • remove window air conditioning units
    • assess exterior lighting situation
    • apply insecticide outdoors around perimeter of building by mid-October
  • don't

    • wait to sweep or vacuum up insects
    • fog your entire home or building
    • fear that insects will reproduce indoors
    • worry about bringing outdoor potted plants indoors
    • forget to seal around external pipes leading into the home

Pest Control Services

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Assess Inspection

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, bring in state-of-the-art equipment.

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Implement Getting the Job Done

We will take care of identified problems and fill out a Pest Control Service Ticket.

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Monitor A Year-Round Solution

We will check for new pests while monitoring the status of previous treatments.

For businesses, particularly those operating within the food industry, flies can be a big concern. These insects are known to spread over 200 different pathogens. Not only can this conflict with food safety standards, but it also puts both your staff and customers at risk. On average, businesses across the globe spend $9033 a year […]

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For businesses, particularly those operating within the food industry, flies can be a big concern. These insects are known to spread over 200 different pathogens. Not only can this conflict with food safety standards, but it also puts both your staff and customers at risk. On average, businesses across the globe spend $9033 a year […]

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For businesses, particularly those operating within the food industry, flies can be a big concern. These insects are known to spread over 200 different pathogens. Not only can this conflict with food safety standards, but it also puts both your staff and customers at risk.

On average, businesses across the globe spend $9033 a year on flies. This is because the impact fly infestations can have on a business ranges from staff absence to revenue and brand reputation.

Why are flies the world’s most disruptive pests?

In 2014, Rentokil commissioned Opinion Matters and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) to analyse the true impact pest infestations have on businesses in the food industry and businesses that do not handle food.

business impact of pests

The research shows that out of all the common pests that affect businesses across the globe, flies are by far the most disruptive, particularly when food is a core part of the business.

Flies are known to spread a wide range of pathogens such as Salmonella sp. and E.coli. which can affect multiple areas of a business.

Fly infestations can have an impact on staff. 11% of businesses we surveyed reported that flies are the leading cause of staff illnesses. This results in a big disruption to productivity affecting business activities.

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It was also found that an average of 9 working days are lost each year following a fly infestation.

Flies can damage a brand’s reputation. 64% of businesses worry about compensation claims resulting from of an outbreak of foodborne diseases.

To add to this, 45% of business who have suffered from a fly infestation report a high to moderate concern about a loss of income.  

How to prevent flies

Ensuring the necessary prevention procedures are in place can help protect your business from flies and the pathogens they spread. Basic hygiene practices will deny flies access to food sources and breeding sites. These practices include maintaining standards of cleaning, waste handling and property maintenance.

Rentokil offer a range of professional pest control solutions to help reduce the presence of flies in your business premises in a hygienic manner, helping to comply with food safety and other legislation.

Lumnia

Lumnia is a new, innovative, fly control solution from Rentokil designed to effectively attract, kill and encapsulate flies in a hygienic manner.

led fly killer

Lumnia uses high attraction output LED lamps to attract flies to the unit. The use of LED’s provide an average energy saving of 61% compare to traditional electric fly killers.

The encapsulation on a Lumnia fly killer unit eliminates the risk of fly debris falling outside the unit and helps to reduce the risk of contamination.

Looking for help to control flies in your business? Get in contact with Rentokil today.

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