Integrated Pest Management uses a risk hierarchy to provide sustainable pest control services.
Beaver's own implementation of IPM with additional benefits to our customers.
Euro 6 is the latest set of standards introduced by the European Commission to reduce harmful pollutants.
We hire local techs that perform their job without a van to reduce pollution in city centres like London.
At Beaver Pest Control, we practice Integrated Pest Management(IPM). This is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimises economic, health and environmental risks.
Cultural controls are practices that reduce the establishment, reproduction, dispersal, and survival of pests. Housekeeping is a very important part of pest control as it removes food and water sources.
Mechanical and physical controls kill a pest directly, block pests out, or makes the environment unsuitable for it. Traps for rodents are examples of mechanical control.
Biological control is the use of natural enemies: predators, pheromones, and non-toxic methods to control pests and their damage.
Chemical control is the use of pesticides and rodenticides. In IPM, chemicals are used only when needed and in combination with other approaches for more effective, long-term control.
Beaver has embedded the IPM practices and added inspection and communication to ensure our customers not only understand why it is important to use these sustainable practices but also receive the best possible service.
In line with the CRRU guidance, ensuring a thorough survey is carried out is essential. This will determine the appropriate treatment.
The number one most efficient pest control procedure is to keep the pests out in the first place. Physical controls block pests from entering through proofing.
Restricting the sources of food, water and harbourage will make the premises less appealing for pests and can be an effective way to prevent re-infestation.
Destruction does not necessarily mean baits, the CRRU risk hierarchy should be used to identify the least harmful way to go about this.
At every stage of IERDC, we communicate our actions and decisions with the customers to help them understand how to support sustainable pest control.
FULL EURO 6 FLEET
We have committed to changing our full fleet of 32 vans to Euro 6 by Dec 2021.
The aim of Euro 6 is to reduce levels of harmful car and van exhaust emissions, both in petrol and diesel cars. This includes nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), Hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter(PM), which is basically soot from diesel cars. The knock-on effect of reducing these pollutants can also mean improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Our first Green Zone was SW17, our home. We have a Central London Green Zone where pest control is carried out by seven-foot technicians covering SW1, W1, WC, SE1 and The City. All travel is either by foot or using public transport. Equipment and materials are stored at our Central London stores, reducing the need for our vehicles to enter Central London.
We are now in the process of expanding the green zone to W2, W8, W14 and SW5. The higher route density we can achieve in these areas, the faster we can expand our green zone across Greater London.
All of our foot technicians are now level 1 trained in proofing and carry with them a supply of proofing materials in order to carry out on-the-spot proofing. This has further reduced the use of vans within London as more proofing jobs can be carried out by the foot technicians.