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.
Recently updated, this booklet from Killgerm provides guidance on the impact of floods on pests and the problems pests may bring in the aftermath of flooding.
Published: November 2019
The Soil Association standards include a chapter on pest control for organic production and storage areas. This specifies that the focus should be on preventing birds, rodents, insects or other pests contaminating organic foods or spreading disease. Pest control should aim, in the first instance, to prevent infestation rather than depend on treatments.
Published: May 2019
This 14-page document provides detailed guidance for M&S suppliers on pest prevention. In particular it specifies that the foundations of a supplier's pest management system should be based on four principles: exclusion, restriction, destruction (which should be the last tool used in pest prevention) and monitoring.
Published: January 2019
This technical update from Acheta covers the pest management requirements in Issue 8 of the global standards for food safety published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Published: November 2018
This 117-page manual (version 8) published by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) specifies the safety, quality and operational criteria required within a food manufacturing business to ensure legal compliance and consumer protection. The format and content of the Standard is designed to allow an assessment of a company’s premises, operational systems and procedures by a competent third party – the certification body – against the requirements of the Standard.
Published: August 2018
This 20-page brochure from Rentokil on the impact of pests on the food industry is based on market research by the London-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebre). Cebr surveyed decision-makers in over 1,000 companies across five developed economies globally to gain an international perspective on the business and economic impacts of pest infestations.
Published: March 2017
This report, published by Rentokil, provides an insight into the global pest control market and offers a commentary on global trends, growth drivers, competitive positions and innovations in pest management. It contains plenty of data for example the global market is estimated to have been worth $14.4 billion in 2014. The prediction is that it will reach $18 billion by 2019. The UK market is put at £400 million in 2014.
Published: May 2015
Published in the USA by the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment),this 89-page booklet sets-out to provide definitive design guidelines for pest prevention, to incorporate these guidelines into existing design frameworks, and in the end to reduce long-term costs and pesticide use in the built environment. Its aims is to create a set of authoritative, peer-reviewed guidelines for designing and building pests out of buildings.
Published: January 2013