We are looking for Pest control stars...

Experienced Pest Control Technician - South West London

Salary: £23,000 plus monthly commission (OTE: £35 - £45k)

My name is Sean Banks, the owner of Pestforce (West London) Ltd.  I have a great opportunity for a technician to join our brilliant team. We’re expanding at an incredible rate and I need another fabulous technician to help keep us moving forward.

We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference: a difference to the customer experience, a difference to our company and a difference to the industry. Can you make a difference…….?  Only the best need apply.

We are a successful franchise, part of the ever growing national brand ‘Pestforce’.  My franchise operates in West and South West London while the brand operates all over the UK.

Our team is close knit, currently consisting of two technicians and one administrative assistant. We judge our success not just on the pest control results but on customer reviews and feedback. If you join our small team, you will report directly to the senior technician/company owner. 

We are looking for someone who is likeable, self motivated and passionate about pest control while delivering outstanding customer service.  You will be joining a company that cares about all team members, their wellbeing and wants you to feel positive and happy at work.

You should be able to confidently complete routine pest control inspections and carry out one off jobs daily, in a professional manner.  You will be responsible for servicing commercial and residential customers in predominantly South West London (‘SW’ postcodes) and when necessary West London (‘W’ postcodes).

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

    Confidently complete routine pest control inspections on contract sites including; national customers, offices, warehouses, hotels and restaurants
    Complete treatment reports at every job with actions and recommendations
    Attend emergency call outs whilst completing your daily workload
    Diarise appointments and follow up visits
    Assist with prevention, management and clearance aspects of pest control
    Carry out rodent proofing works
    Maintain and monitor stock levels within your company vehicle
    Maintain the standard of your vehicle and its contents

To be considered for this role, you will need to:


    Be qualified to RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management
    Have at least 2 years operational field experience
    Have a full clean driving licence
    Be friendly, trustworthy and flexible, with a great can do attitude
    Able to work on your own and as part of our small team
    Communicate well with team members and a spectrum of customers
    Reliable with good time management
    Good problem solving skills


    Bird work experience
    Use of air weapons for bird control
    A good knowledge of EFK’s
    A basic knowledge of drainage systems
    Sales experience

How we will reward you:

    Basic Salary: £23,000 plus
    Generous Commission calculated daily and paid monthly 
    Flexible working hours
    28 days holiday, inclusive of bank holidays
    A Pension Scheme
    Ongoing CPD, training and development
    Ford Connect Limited Van
    Recognition and constant support

If you are interested in being part of our team, please forward your CV and a covering letter to: banksy@pestforce.co.uk

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.


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