The county of Oxfordshire draws in millions of visitors each year. From its world class educational institutions to famous tourist attractions and unique retail shopping villages and outlets, Oxfordshire relies heavily on building a thriving economy from its visitors.
As such, an infestation of pests to a local business, or at one of the well-known tourist sites or educational institutions could be catastrophic for the county and its reputation.
With the reliance of visitors coming into the county for overnight stays – which drive the economy of Oxfordshire – it stands to reason bed bugs might be a common issue for businesses, university accommodation and hotels alike. Even though bed bugs are associated with overcrowded and unhygienic conditions, they can be transported to any premises. Most infestations are found in the bedroom where they hide close to where their host sleeps. Bed frames, mattresses, skirting boards, bedside furniture and even wallpaper can all house these pests. In fact, anywhere that offers a hiding place for these insects…
Other common pests found in and around Oxfordshire are rats, mice and silverfish.
Silverfish (a wingless insect), are found in fairly moist or damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and basements. They can also be found in books and paper, slightly damp cupboards and behind skirting boards. The nocturnal silverfish feeds mainly on small food particles and the paste on the back of wallpaper that has become detached. The silverfish is also partial to the glue of bookbindings, dead insects and textiles such as cotton and linen. An infestation of silverfish can affect the enjoyment of guests and visitors to Oxfordshire, which in turn, can significantly damage the reputation of the county.
As a business in Oxfordshire you want to preserve your county’s good name and reputation and therefore need to be prepared for all eventualities when it comes to pest control. With over 30 years’ experience, Safeguard Pest Control provide unrivalled experience and expertise in both pest and bird control, enabling Oxfordshire to maintain its reputation and pride.
If you’re in need of pest control or bird control services in Oxfordshire, please call Safeguard Pest Control on 0800 328 4931.