Professional Pest Control for Schools and Colleges
Maidenhead Pest Control - Pest Monitoring for Schools and Colleges
Any educational facility is a place where students and staff should feel safe, problems with rats, wasps and cockroaches can appear at any time of the year and cause disruption to the schools normal working life, this affects confidence which has a knock on effect towards the facilities reputation.
Here at Maidenhead Pest Control we have a passion for dealing with pests and we can effectively deal with any pest issues that arise at your premises through our low-cost monitoring service. Educational facilities are faced with the dilemma of efficiently managing pests and at the same time minimising the use of pesticides and rodenticides.
We use a process of integrated pest management, which is designed to provide a safe and healthy environment for children our service looks at the wider environment such as deteriorating buildings that allow rodents in. These can be proofed during our routine inspections; wire mesh and cement are frequently used to seal holes and block redundant openings like old pipe holes. We also look at preventative measures like installing wasp traps where required to keep insect numbers down.
Integrated Pest Management offers a more comprehensive alternative to traditional pest control methods. IPM prevents pests by decreasing the resources pests need to survive and altering the environment, we look at a wider picture when delivering a pest control service to schools and colleges.
Common Pests in Schools in Maidenhead
The most common pest that we deal with in Maidenhead are from the rodent species: that’s rats, mice and squirrels and these are dealt with using secure bait stations, careful monitoring of the surrounding area in conjunction with IPM.
We deal with a lot of insect pests at schools as well as rodents and these will be mainly ants and wasps and we can install wasp lures if required to actively trap wasps from areas such as bin compounds. We always offer a same day service for wasp infestations at schools, coming out at the end of the educational day to resolve the issue.
School cafes and kitchens; a supply of food and water attract pests like ants, rats and cockroaches.
Large rubbish bins, an abundant food source readily available for many pests especially rats
Classrooms; these can be untidy areas such as equipment storage and books and children can discard uneaten food and empty wrappers where staff won’t be aware.
Changing rooms, if kept warm and poorly ventilated they provide ideal breeding conditions for insects.
Guttering and ventilation points, provide easy access into buildings and allow passageways for pests to travel around the area, pigeons can be a major issue at schools.
Play areas and sports fields, wild-life areas and overgrown hedges can provide safe harbourage for many pests.
Part of our pest monitoring service will also include checking for cockroaches in school kitchens; hygiene is essential as the first line of defence with cockroaches, but a potential infestation comes from contaminated food deliveries.
One distressing pest that frequently gets bought into schools and colleges are bed bugs; issues with pesticide resistance mean that bed bugs are getting harder to eradicate and so their numbers and the number of households with an infestation are on the rise. We can provide heat treatments to kill off bed bugs that raise an entire room temperature to 60 degrees centigrade.
We also deal with bird control and moles as pests; birds will invade void areas like lofts and moles can appear on playing fields, both of these pests cause disruption and pose their own risks to students.
Why choose Maidenhead Pest Control as your provider?
All our technicians are DBS checked as you’d expect.
We have over 19 years’ experience in the pest control industry.
Our technicians are all fully trained and members of the National Pest Technicians Association.
We also provide a waste removal service and as licensed waste carriers we dispose of any items correctly with the relevant paperwork.
We are passionate about all pests and as a family run company we are big enough to cope and small enough to care, our work ethic has seen us deliver training for Reading Borough Council staff and take on the pest management at Reading Football Club.