Thursday the 6th June is World Pest Day: a day created to raise the status of the pest management industry among the general public. Choosing a professional, registered and reputable pest control partner is critical if you want to combat pest infestations in a safe and environmentally responsible fashion.
Increasing urbanisation means that now, more than ever, pests are competing with humans for food and shelter, leading to ever-increasing pest infestations. And pest control companies are just as ubiquitous as pest infestations. One only has to google ‘pest control’ to see that in addition to the big, household names, there are quite literally hundreds of small businesses offering their services in the pest control market.
And with smaller companies often able to offer far more competitive rates due to lower overheads and salary costs, it’s tempting to sometimes just opt for the cheapest quote. But is that wise when these companies are dealing with potentially toxic chemicals in your home or business?
Asking the right questions can help you choose a pest control provider who meets your budget, but is also registered with the Department of Agriculture and takes the health and safety of both their staff and customers seriously.
This World Pest Day, we suggest you ask the following questions when next choosing a pest control partner:
- How many years has the pest control company been in business?
- How are employees trained?
- Is the company registered with the South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA)
- Are the pest control technicians who work for the company registered with the Department of Agriculture?
- How does the Company keep its staff informed of changes in regulations, products, techniques and safety?
- What is the company’s attitude towards Health and Safety of both employees and customers?
- Does the company adhere to the Department of Agriculture’s approved product list?
Rentokil only uses pest control products that have been approved by the Department of Agriculture. Our technicians are registered with the Department of Agriculture and are provided with extensive and intensive technical training. They are skilled in using alternative techniques to control pests. Our approach is to always restore the balance in the environment and use the quickest, most effective method to eliminate pests.
World Pest Day happens to coincide with Bed Bug Awareness Week, which runs from the 2nd June – 8th June. This week is aimed at educating the public on the need for diligent bed bug prevention. This includes recognizing the signs of a bed bug infestation and the importance of working with a licensed pest control professional to mitigate infestations.
To celebrate World Pest Day we are offering all our residential customers a 15% discount on residential pest control treatments booked between 5th – 7th June 2019. Call us on 0800 77 77 88 for a free quote. We are also offering a 15% discount on all residential bed bug treatments booked between the 3rd June – 7th June 2019.