As the only city in Cornwall, Truro is the county’s undisputed centre for jobs, retail, media, leisure, sport and entertainment.
Officially crowned the prettiest place to live and work in the UK last year, the city’s handsome cobbled streets, beautiful gardens and silver rivers are home to nearly 20,000 people and attract many more day visitors from around the county, as well as tourists from further “up country” and abroad.
With a vast range of local independent shops nestled between large national retailers, Truro is renowned as a fantastic shopping destination. Friendly pubs, stylish restaurants and classy eateries complete the picture, all competing to serve the best Cornish food and a great selection of drinks.
Truro is, however, a small city and so the competition between shops and restaurants is tough. Reputations are everything in such an environment and inadequate pest control can ruin them in an instant.
It may be the prettiest city in Britain but that doesn’t mean it’s free from rats, mice and other pest species. Business owners in Truro can rest assured that these animals survive in abundance in the city. The task at hand, is to take proactive measures to ensure they are kept out of business premises.
The best and only sure-fire way to achieve this is by seeking contractual pest control services from local professionals.
Pest Problems in Truro
Rats are known to be abundant in Truro. Last year, Cornwall Live reported the story of one local resident who’s rented property was home to a severe infestation. “You could hear rats in every room in the house, basically running above your head,” she said. “I spent my whole pregnancy with no sleep and in a health hazard. Other houses around us were affected by the rats too.”
The infestation is not an isolated incident. In fact, Truro is a hotbed for rat activity in Cornwall. Cornwall Live’s “Rat Map of Cornwall” – which lists incidents when Cornwall Council has received a call concerning pests – puts the city in the top ten most-infested areas in the county.
What’s important to note, is that the Council does not deal with pest control issues directly – neither for residents nor businesses. As stated by a spokesman for the local authority: “The stats referred to in the [Freedom of Information] response are where people have contacted us and we have provided advice.Some may have resulted in a visit from an Environmental Health Officer, but again, this will have been to provide advice, not a pest control service.We don’t provide a pest control service, we recommend that people contact a private pest control company.”
Pest Control for Truro Businesses
It is the responsibility of business owners to seek contractual pest control services in order to ensure they maintain a clean, safe and pest-free environment at all times. In a busy city like Truro, where rats and other pests are known to inhabit in great numbers, it is only a matter of time before an infestation strikes if adequate preventative measures are not taken.
Both food-related and non-food-related retail outlets are at greater risk of infestation when contractual pest control services are not sought. Places where food, clothes, boxes and any other items are stored provide a safe place for pests to hide. Rats, mice and insects such as cockroaches will all invade stock rooms and customer areas if conditions are suitable and they can find a way in. All need to be dealt with fast.
In the UK, there are strict regulations concerning the management of pests in food sites. These include the Food Standards Act 1999, the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations and the EU’s Regulation No. 852/2004 On the Hygiene of Foodstuffs. The regulations make it clear that all businesses that serve or prepare food are required by law to actively prevent pest infestations. In addition, they must take appropriate action to reduce the conditions that may facilitate the survival of pests should they establish a presence. The action is recommended to seek contractual pest control services from a reputed and professional provider.
Contractual Pest Control Services from Baroque Pest Services
Pest control for businesses in Truro is of utmost importance. In order to ensure compliance with legislation and avoid the potentially reputation- and even business-ruining consequences of a rat, mouse or other pest infestation, contractual pest control services must be sought.
At Baroque Pest Services, we have over 30 years’ experience designing and implementing affordable bespoke pest control solutions for businesses in Truro. Our pest control service begins with a free consultation and risk assessment. We will then tailor a pest control contract that suits your business’s precise needs.
Baroque Pest Services serves all kinds of industries including: Bars, Pubs, Cafés, Restaurants, Hotels and B&Bs, as well as Nursing Homes, Factories, Warehouses and Organic Farms. Contact your local pest control specialist today for a free quotation.
Baroque (SW) Limited was a family business established in October 1988 based in Plymouth. Over 30 years Baroque grew to become the most well-known regional pest control company in the South West of England before joining forces with Safeguard Pest Control in August 2018. As part of the Safeguard family, customers continue to receive exceptional pest control, bird control and washroom services. Every customer is important to us and we take pride in providing a top quality, reliable service. Our emphasis is on serving the customer to the best of our ability and building a long-term relationship of mutual trust and friendship. We have service technicians local to all areas of the South West Counties, so our customers can receive a prompt service from a technician who is familiar with the area and premises. Our experienced office staff are available from 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday to answer any customer queries and give advice.