What should you look for in a pest control contractor?
The service offered by individual companies in most industries can vary considerably and pest control is no exception. The following points should be considered before appointing a pest control contractor:
The ability of the contractor to carry out a comprehensive survey and provide a clear quotation.
The provision and utilisation of an accurate, clear and detailed reporting system.
A high level of technical expertise with suitably trained technicians, surveyors and support staff.
Implementation and advice upon proofing and other preventative methods such as housekeeping, storage and waste disposal.
Compliance with legal regulations governing pest control and health and safety issues such as Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and COSHH Regulations 1994.
Proof of adequate public liability and employer’s liability insurance cover.
Evidence of financial stability, length of experience in pest control and willingness to supply reference details of at list six existing clients.
The above qualities are central to British Pest Control Association (BPCA) membership requirements. Betapest Midlands Ltd has been a full BPCA member since 1991 and we work hard to ensure that we follow all criteria and recommendations.
For further information on choosing a contractor and other aspects of pest control please visit the BPCA website: