Library

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.

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Rat Land Rat Land
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.
 
BASIS PROMPT and local authorities BASIS PROMPT and local authorities
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.
 
BPCA: National Survey of Local Authorities 2016 BPCA: National Survey of Local Authorities 2016
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.
 
CIEH: Environmental health workforce survey 2014/15 CIEH: Environmental health workforce survey 2014/15
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.
 
BPCA national local authority survey 2014 summary BPCA national local authority survey 2014 summary
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.
 
BPCA National local authority survey 2013 summary BPCA National local authority survey 2013 summary
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.
 
Statistics that prove the essential value of public health pest control Statistics that prove the essential value of public health pest control
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.
 


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