Advice on the chemicals used at our pest control treatment visits, and advice about using pesticides safely in your home and garden.
Using Pesticides at Home
Avoid using pesticides at home if pests are not a risk to public health or where alternative methods of control are available. Many wildlife species are protected by law - for details go to the DEFRA website using the link from this page.
If using pesticides at home, follow all the manufacturer's instructions and consider the advice below:
Store pesticides safely, out of the reach of children.
Avoid contact with pesticides by hand/mouth.
Do not let children or pets have access to rodent baits.
Pest control treatments may affect pets.
Do not let animals have contact with pesticides.
You can find information on the safe use of garden pesticides on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website using the link from this page.
Withdrawn Garden Pesticide Products
81 branded garden pesticide products containing six withdrawn chemicals can no longer be used following their withdrawal on 31 March 2004 as the result of a review by the EU - details of the affected products are on the HSE website.
Affected products can be taken for disposal to Roselands Depot, St Philips Avenue, Eastbourne, telephone 01323 431666 – report to the office and the products will be kept separately for safe disposal.
Chemicals Used by Our Pest Control Technicians
Our Pest Control Technicians are fully trained in the use of pesticides, all of which are applied in accordance with the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
You will receive advice at the time of the visit, and be given a record of the chemicals used. You should retain this and in case of accident, show to your doctor or veterinary surgeon. You can download this guidance in PDF format below.
The Technician will only use materials and methods which have been approved by the Government's Advisory Committee on Pesticides. These are designed to get rid of the pests causing the problem, in a humane way without harming other creatures.
We will tell you the method we intend to use to treat the problem, and whether you need to take any precautions (e.g. keep children and pets away during the treatment).
We will carry out the treatment for the pests according to health and safety rules.
If baits are laid to destroy pests where they could be attractive to other creatures, these will be placed in appropriate containers.