A great deal of useful information comes into the Pest office or is found when we are out and about! We frequently post news stories about relevant books, leaflets, apps and other resources. But, finding this information, when it's needed and, quickly, at a later date can be difficult. That's why we've created this library for pest professionals. It's where we file all the useful stuff we come across and it's all searchable.
This report, produced by London Assembly member Susan Hall, concludes that London's rodent problem is on the rise. Using freedom of information requests, all 32 London boroughs were asked how many rodent complaints had been reported to them over the past five years. The report goes on to look at the possible consequences for local authorities who do not address the problem, as well as exploring what other cities have done about similar issues in Europe.
Published: November 2017
A comprehensive leaflet from BASIS explaining eh benefits of the PROMPT professional register and how local authorities can gain by signing -up their in-house pest professionals and by only selecting contractors who are part of BASIS PROMPT.
Published: September 2017
This is the fourth survey of local authority pest control undertaken by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). Using a Freedom of Information request all but 26 of the 390 district, borough and unitary authorities in the UK replied. The resulting 51-page report provides a wealth of information about public sector pest control. Of course, this is only part of the story. Similar data for the private sector is unfortunately not available.
Published: June 2017
During 2014, CIEH conducted a comprehensive 20-page survey of EHOs working for local authorities across the UK, asking them for their thoughts on what has happened to the profession over the past few years and what they see for the future. The survey found that the average budget for environmental health services, such as pest control and food hygiene inspections, has fallen by 6.8% in real terms between 2013-14 and 2014-15 and almost half of the respondents (47.4%) said that current resources were only just adequate to provide a basic statutory service. The survey identified pest control as the most frequently cited service likely to be axed over the next three years.
Published: July 2015
Gathered by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) under Freedom of Information Act, this 2014 survey gives detailed information on pests and how they are dealt with. In this 14-page report, the research shows data for 2012-13 and compares it with the previous year’s data set, gathered in exactly the same way. The survey provides statistics on how each nation, borough, region or district compares across a range of key performance indicators.
Published: April 2015
Gathered by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) under Freedom of Information Act this survey gives detailed information on pests and how they are dealt with. In this 13-page report, the research shows data for 2011-12 and compares it with the previous year’s data set, gathered in exactly the same way. The survey provides statistics on how each nation, borough, region or district compares across a range of key performance indicators.
Published: October 2013
To assess how local residents view the provision of pest control services the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) carried out a survey of 12 major local authorities in the north, the midlands and the south-west of England. The results of this survey are presented in this 12-page brochure. The survey showed that the public’s expectations of their local authority pest management services remain high; however, many local authorities are struggling to maintain their statutory functions. The public seem to be unaware of the reductions in pest management services that are taking place. Over the years, the pro-active approach to pest management has helped to provide a pest-free environment. However, the move towards a re-active service is not part of the bigger environmental health picture. Now pest infestations have the potential to increase, thus resulting in a greater risk to public health from pest-borne diseases.
Published: April 2013
Published by Animal Aid, the UK's largest animal rights group, this report was posted to 1,000 local authorities right across the country. It urges councils to seek humane, cost-effective, long-term solutions to complaints relating to wild species, and to encourage residents to do the same. The 24-page report focuses on foxes, squirrels, rats, mice, pigeons, gulls and geese, and details some simple steps that householders can take should unwanted animals take up residence in their homes or gardens. For each pest there is a section covering its history, behaviour, facts useful references and as expected control methods and recommended humane deterrents.
Published: June 2012