- Health risks, such as the risk of catching diseases from rat droppings.
- Damage to buildings from pests – from bird droppings to mice gnawing through electrical wires and starting fires.
- Interruption to teaching should the school need to be closed in order to safely remove pests.
- Reputation damage caused by news of an infestation.
To mitigate these risks, The National Union of Teachers recommends schools should have proactive policies on pest control to stop pests getting in, and monitor for evidence of pests before an infestation takes hold.
Protect against an insect or rodent infestation before it happens
Many insects – from flies to cockroaches – can become a pest in schools, especially when they are present in large numbers. Likewise, mice and rats can fit into the tiniest of gaps then breed rapidly, causing panic if they are spotted during school hours. Meanwhile, boarding schools may find themselves home to even more unwanted visitors, such as bed bugs or silverfish.
By implementing a preventative plan, we can help keep these pests, and more, at bay. Our proactive pest control plans can help schools:
- Identify areas that may be at risk from pests, such as nesting sites for birds or holes that might be used by rodents to gain access to properties.
- Monitor for signs of pests such as droppings and chew marks.
- Learn how to keep pests like flies away from food preparation and dining areas.
Safe and discreet proactive pest control
We have worked with schools across Somerset and Dorset for over 25 years, so we understand that safety is paramount, and that discretion is vital to avoid causing alarm.
With this in mind, we can operate out of school hours in discreet unmarked vans. For more information and a free, no obligation quote, get in touch with one of our friendly staff today.