Why use Terminix for your commercial needs?
We understand the importance of pest management within your business and are well aware of the cost implications and inconvenience a pest infestation can cause. Not only this, but we also understand the risks you face should you encounter a pest infestation, such as loss of revenue within your business.
With over 40 years of expertise Terminix UK delivers comprehensive pest management services around the country. We provide a full range of pest management services to all market sectors, including public and local authorities, food manufacturing, property management, retail, healthcare, transport and logistics, education, and the hospitality industry. Through the use of the latest technology we are able to deliver smart pest solutions. These include the use of drones, smart traps and web-based reporting tools as well specialist teams to carry out proofing services.
Why use us?
- We have wealth of experience in delivering pest services to multiple sectors throughout the UK
- We understand when to deliver service
- We develop bespoke solutions for national, regional and local clients to provide intelligent pest management services across the UK
- We use the latest technology to deliver smart solutions including drones, smart traps and web-based reporting tools
- We deliver bird proofing and rodent proofing with dedicated specialist teams
Why are ants a problem?
Black garden ants’ nests are found under floors or in the soil in gardens. They forage to feed on a variety of foods, but they are not particularly associated with unhygienic places, so are primarily a nuisance rather than a risk to human health. However, they must sometimes walk over microbe contaminated surfaces during their foraging, and this leads to ants invading buildings being considered unacceptable. This can appear frightening but it is a natural phenomenon and should be over within 48 hours. Unlike some other species of ants, black garden ants do not sting. Their jaws are their main defence, but these are not powerful enough to break the skin.
Why are birds a problem?
When birds occupy a site they can be a nuisance for a number of reasons including damaging and contaminating stock creating a reputation risk, fouling machinery, walkways and escape routes which are significant health and safety risks . The solutions available are many and widespread and it takes experience, skill and knowledge to utilise the correct one for the correct location. Which is why we at Terminix UK have our own specialist bird proofing experts and falconry teams.
Why are flies a problem?
Bluebottles and houseflies go from filth to food in a short time and have the ability to carry diseases such as gastroenteritis (tummy bug), salmonella, cholera, typhoid and they can also possibly transmit intestinal worms. Maggots (juvenile flies) infesting food or waste can be offensive and upsetting.
Why are rodents a problem?
Rodents are a serious threat to the food industry due to direct financial loss, brand damage and risk of prosecution. Rodents can also cause considerable damage to buildings, due to gnawing and burrowing. They can gnaw through pipework and cause flooding and gnaw through electric cables causing fires. Mice teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw objects to file their teeth down and keep them in good condition. Gnawing damage can occur on timber, metal, water pipes and PVC cables; risking flooding, power outages and fires. Rats can transmit diseases including salmonellosis (food poisoning) and leptospirosis (Weil’s disease). Weil’s disease is a potentially fatal illness caused by bacteria, which can be spread via rat urine to water such as ponds and canals, where it can stay infectious for months. On the other hand, mice can spread pathogenic micro-organisms onto food or food-contact surfaces via their feet and bodies, in their droppings and in their urine, which constantly leaks out.
Why are wasps and bees a problem?
Wasps and bees may sting when disturbed or trapped. Some people are allergic to stings, they can get anaphylactic shock, which if not treated quickly can be fatal. Wasp venom contains a cocktail of toxins, some of which can cause Kounis syndrome, where the blood vessels are constricted leading to a heart attack. Wasps release an alarm pheromone when stinging you, so if you are near the nest, swarms of wasps will react to the pheromone and come to attack you. Nests can block chimneys and flues.
Why is wildlife a problem?
Foxes, squirrels, moles, deer, rabbits and other wildlife are not limited to being only in the countryside. We have all seen the animals themselves or see the evidence of them around. All of these animals can be pests: rabbits can undermine a building’s foundations; squirrels can damage roofing materials; foxes are noisy will attack local pets; fox fouling can transmit Toxocaraisis; moles create molehills which can be unsightly on amenity grassland, a public trip hazard, and can lead to mower damage.