The British Pest Control Association is working with the Trussell Trust to launch the first ever Pest Prevention Week.
The Trussell Trust runs the UK's largest network of food banks, with over 420 sites plus a series of regional distribution centres right across the nation (www.trusselltrust.org). The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide, the goal being for every town to have one.
The aim of Pest Prevention Week is for BPCA and its members to give something back to the local community while promoting the need for public health pest control.
BPCA members are being encouraged to contact their local food bank to offer pest control advice and support. We recommend they consider offering as a minimum a site visit and free pest control audit. This will include a site inspection and report, detailing where pest issues might be found. The visit is also their opportunity to offer other support, such as pest awareness training for the food bank's volunteers.
Some pest control companies may also be able to help to pest-proof the premises, and we have asked our distributor members to provide products to assist with this. If members spot serious issues affecting the safety of the donated food, they will help to ensure they are dealt with promptly.
BPCA will be carrying out some PR activities before, during and after the week, but we need the help of our members and local food banks to really make a success of the event.
If you are a BPCA Member who wants to help with this initiative, contact the BPCA office on 01332 225 107 to find some local food banks based nearby.
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