MD wins Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

We had some great news on Friday when Sean Taylor the MD of the Forces Group was announced the winner of the EC Entrepreneur of the Year at the EC National Conference held in the Hilton at the NEC.

Sean was the winner of the prestigious "Entrepreneur of the Year 2017" after being shortlisted to the final 6.

Sean said "I was amazed to be announced the winner when I heard the stories of the other entries and couldn't believe it when my name was read out".

The award was presented by the founder of the EC (Entrepeneurs Circle) and serial entrepreneur, Nigel Botterill.

Sean said "this entry is not just about the year but about the journey over the years, and as all business owners know it is a huge roller coaster of a journey. This is definitely a high point and my thanks to my business partner Paul Smith, the whole team and many more that have helped the journey.."

"We support a large network of business owners (franchisees) and I hope this give everyone a lift and some inspiration to push on and achieve great things."

5 Ways To Make Your Property LESS Attractive to Rodents

Make sure all bins containing rubbish or waste have a properly secured
lid. Rodents will exploit any openings or gaps.

Look around the outside of your property, garage and shed for gaps
and holes – FILL ANY GAPS. Key areas to look – pipe work, drains and
doors. (FACT - Mice will fit through a hole the width of a pencil.)

Many people like to feed the birds (it’s a nice thing to do). Any “feed” is
a good source of food for rats and squirrels. If you do want to feed the
birds use a "closed" bird feeder and keep it off the ground.

This is a favourite area for rats. Stand your compost bin on a hard
surface (a complete slab) or a strong wire mesh. This will stop rats from
digging into the compost.

Give your local expert a call. Look out for the BPCA accreditation as a
sign of a good pest controller.

If you have any concerns or pest control worries please feel free to call on

03335 670577.

Marcus Gillis and the Glis Glis

Marcus Gillis works in and around High Wycombe which is home to the little known rodent call Glis Glis.

Last year Marcus wrote an article for the pest industry press and just the other day during a training course he was re-introduced to the article.

It is great to see our technicians and the Pestforce name being recognised in the industry press.

New Member... Mark Palmer

We are delighted to welcome Mark Palmer who has joined Pestforce to manage the North Wales territory. Mark, a fully qualified pest controller, is excited to be running his own business under the brand.

Mark has been busy since he joined and is enjoying the new challenge. Welcome on board Mark.

A great day with the team......

On Wednesday 22nd November we held our national conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

There was a good attendance from the team although some couldn't make it due to other work commitments.

It was a great day of learning and updating on the direction of the business.

Thanks to our exhibitors and a special mention to James Sinclair who gave a magnificent Key Note talk in the lead up to lunch.

We were a bit light on numbers but still a great turn out for the conference.

Pestforce on TV


Great to see Pestforce supporting the BBC with a report on Rodent control problems in London. Gary O'Connor from Pestforce North London spent the morning with Tim Donovan from the BBC giving him an insight into the day in the life of a pest controller.

We are awaiting the proper footage but couldn't wait to show our 5 minutes of fame.

Our appreciation to Gary O'Connor who looked splendid on camera.

Ade wins Wasp Nest of the Year 2017

This years winner of the Pestforce Wasp nest of the year.......

Pest control in BirminghamWasp nest in Birmingham

Congratulations to Ade Timm's who won this years Wasp Nest of the year 2017. This is the second year that Ade has won the award.

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