Why Count on Fantastic Pest Control for Your Food Storage Space in London
Our London-based pest management company also offers pest control services for food storage establishments. We endeavour to respond to urgent vermin removal requests in the capital within two hours of your call any time of the day or week, including public holidays. Thus, you can rely on our emergency inspections and treatments if your food storage facility is located within the M25 zone.
We work in partnership with dedicated professionals on a franchise basis who go through a rigorous interviewing process before joining our program. They hold Public Liability Insurance and COSHH certificates, as well as carry their IDs at all times. The local pest controllers are fully qualified and trained to employ industry-standard anti-pest methods and products in food storage warehouses and distribution centres. They comply with all service reporting requirements and follow closely legal safety procedures.
You can learn more about our 4-step pest management process and service specifics here:
Your pest control session will begin with a thorough inspection of the entire premises and the food storage areas, including surfaces, units, pallets, equipment and goods. The technician will look for visible signs of rodent or insect pest activity, such as damaged packaging, droppings, stains and marks. He will also check all likely entry points, fixtures in need of repair, possible pest harbourage points, waste storage sites, etc. Once, the expert assesses the scale of the infestation, he will explain his treatment plan in detail to you.
The service is powered by our extensive expertise in food safety-tested anti-pest product application, proofing of entry points and post-treatment disinfection solutions (subject to additional charges). The pest control technician will advise you on all service specifics that you may need to follow (ex: vacate staff from the immediate treatment area). He will also inform you if a second treatment should be considered, as well as whether the premises need be professionally disinfected after a “quarantine” period has passed.
Most stored product insect infestations require continuous monitoring and appropriate pest management actions. Hence, we recommend that you take advantage of our multiple-visitations service options, which can be customised according to your needs. You can choose at what intervals your facility should be inspected over a selected period of time. If applicable, a treatment will be performed, whether there is a sign of a cockroach, beetle, moth or fly infestation, for example.
Even though food storage facilities are legally required to observe good storage practices, adequate sanitary conditions and pest exclusion procedures, further pest prevention advice is never uncalled for after an infestation problem. Hence, you will be provided with expert proofing information on how to minimise future vermin issues. The technician will make recommendations about the measures you need to take to secure your facility against recurrences.
Ensure That Your Storage Facility Meets Food Safety Regulations
It goes without saying that it is vital to keep your food storage facility pest-free, in order to ensure the safety of your goods, as well as protect your business from being closed down. This is where our professional pest control solutions for commercial or public services space can come to your assistance through regular inspections, additional prevention advice and professional help to maintain high sanitation standards.
Below are some of the measures you can take to avoid the onset of an insect or rodent infestation:
- >>> Vigilance
An early detection of damaged packaging, unsecured access points, leaks and breakages in the plumbing/ventilation system, as well as the sighting of adult specimens can mean all the difference between counteracting the issue in one treatment or dealing for months with a full-blown infestation.
- >>> Storage routines
Whether it is a storage space in a food processing facility or a warehouse for stored packaged dry food products, observing strictly the first in/first out stock rotation rule will minimise effectively the risk of pest problem occurrences.
- >>> Conditions of storage
Well-lit premises are easier to inspect and allow for a timely sighting of any vermin issues or product contamination problems. In contrast, outside lighting that is installed in close proximity to the building will act as an attractant to insects. A good ventilation in the storage space also plays a key role in pest management systems.
- >>> Sanitation standards
Good sanitation practices help pest exclusion. Hence, you should eliminate spillages and remove contaminated goods in due time, as well as implement adequate waste collection and storage procedures to ensure that legal hygienic requirements are met.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer long-term contracts for commercial pest control?
Yes. You can take advantage of regular pest inspections with us on a contractual basis.
How long does the service last?
This will depend on a number of factors: the size of the facility, the type of vermin and methods that need be employed, as well as on the scale of the infestation.
Are the anti-pest products safe for application in a food storage facility?
We employ safety-tested anti-pest methods, which will not compromise the goods’ quality and usability.
Can you treat my warehouse discreetly?
Absolutely. If requested, we will send a pest exterminator in a "Fantastic Services" branded van, so that the service is completed in an inconspicuous fashion.
Can I book a sanitation service for the same day as the treatment?
In most cases, cleaning straight after a pest treatment application will compromise the effectiveness of the results.
What is your cancellation policy?
Should you change your mind about your booking, please, notify us 48 hours in advance.