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New proofing service is paying dividends
LNPS's new proofing service to help householders and business owners keep their property pest-free proves to be an outstanding success.
LNPS came up with the idea of developing a specialist team that would make sure any gaps or holes through which rats and mice can enter are found and filled in or blocked with specialist rodent-proof materials.
Managing Director Paul Cooper explains: "Rats and mice are determined creatures and are always looking for safe harbourage. It's common knowledge in the pest control industry that you can't simply treat pest problems, you have to make sure the pests don't come back again. The secret to this is 'proofing' that involves detective work to find and block holes. This needs to be done by an expert as particular materials need to be used that can't be gnawed through - even the tiniest gaps need to be expertly filled otherwise there will be 'repeat offender' pests, which can be very stressful."
The new LNPS team has been in place for approximately nine months and is showing a month-on-month reduction in the average number of visits per property. Prior to proofing, some properties needed 10 visits to stope problems. Now only 2% of properties need more than five visits. The average in cities is up to 10%.
Because the LNPS team has fast turnaround times, proofing is being done before the second pest control visit.
The innovation has improved the lives of residents in several different ways. Having an invasion of pests can be extremely distressing for residents and often results in them having to take time off work while the pest treatments are being carried out. The proofing initiative has resulted in less time off work and less worry about diseases being spread and their property being damaged.
LNPS's approach involves Integrated Pest Management or IPM. As a result of excellent proofing and IPM, the company is minimising the use of pesticides which is better for residents' health and the environment.
Paul added: "We have proved that the strategy of Integrated Pest Management, along with innovative thinking, really does work and that simply putting down poison or traps to treat pest problems isn't the best solution."
Established in 2016, LNPS is an award-winning company based in Newham, London. It provides high-quality, efficient and affordable pest control services to private and commercial customers in London, Essex, Kent and the South-east of England. The company is recognised across the region as the benchmark for honesty, professionalism, passion and expertise.