Trade organization highlights crucial work in Shropshire for World Pest Day
The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) celebrates pest control technicians in Shropshire and across the UK who form the ‘first line of defense’ against pests in homes and businesses.
The association also thanks pest control professionals for their crucial work ahead of World Pest Day on Sunday.
A #TechnicianTakeover will see technicians in the field showcase their work on BPCA’s social media channels, to show the world what pest control really is – protecting people.
And BPCA members from the Shropshire region are encouraged to register for similar events in the future.
Dee Ward-Thompson is Technical Manager at BPCA.
She said: “Pest species can cause disease, distress and destruction, endangering homes, businesses, food and health.
“World Pest Day is an opportunity to celebrate the daily work of our technicians in the field and allow them to show the important role they have to play in protecting our health and well-being.
“When Covid-19 hit the UK, drastic changes in our lives forced a change in the behavior of some parasites, while providing new opportunities for others to thrive.
“During the first pandemic lockdown, our members reported an increase in rat problems as their possibilities for feeding from litter boxes, trash cans and fallen food disappeared.
“Many workplaces have been left empty for a long time, giving pests the opportunity to take hold, settle in and start to reproduce – while some people have found themselves trapped in their own homes with unwanted guests. .
“Pest control officers have been recognized as key workers because they play a major role in protecting people and maintaining public health.
“We want to say thank you to all pest control technicians around the world on this World Pest Day.”
Members of the BPCA in Shropshire can express their interest in participating in a future #TechnicianTakeover by sending an email to [email protected]
BPCA members are trained and experienced professionals with access to a range of specialized products not available to the public.
They are qualified and audited to UK pest control standard BS EN 16636.
To find a BPCA member, visit bpca.org.uk/find.
Follow the #TechnicianTakeover on Twitter at twitter.com/britpestcontrol