Pestforce - forget rats and mice we now specialise in "Beasts"

When the Beast from the East struck Cardiff and South Wales there was one person who wanted to tackle the problem head on.

Werner is used to tackling pest and critters so the "Beast from the East" was an entirely different proposition although as Werner can tell you he has faced some wild beasts back home in his native South Africa.

When the bad weather struck Werner wasted no time in letting people know that he and his "truck" would be available to transport emergency workers to and from work.

At the last count (which wasn't the last) Werner had transported more than 11 nurses to and from their shifts at Care Homes and Hospitals. Many of these amazing people had been away from their families for 3 days.

 The offer of help from Werner was done without any expectation of payment however many that Werner helped out kindly offered to pay.

ALL MONIES offered by the nurses will be donated to Age Connects Morgannwg.

The weather conditions were pretty appalling and the at one point Werner got stuck and needed a local farmer to pull him out of the "sh@@".

From everyone at Pestforce headoffice we would like to thank Werner for his community spirit and hard work.

And, after all the hard work Werner then penned a little poem.

The Best from the East gave its best,
But it did not expect the Force from the west,
In that stuff whiter than muck,
unfortunately Pestforce One got stuck.

But we had an X-factor,
As we knew a farmer with a blue tractor,
With a pull and a push,
the snow became mush.

We re-arranged our appointments
 to help those in desperate need of ointments.

As the snow carried on falling,
the nurses kept calling.

As we continued to battle the freeze
Fitting in 3 nurses was sometimes a squeeze.
As we delivered, they left donations,
Werner Starbuck transporting nurses to workthat we will give to a cause with joyful celebrations.

It was a great opportunity
To help put our community
For no fortune nor fame
Our business still remains the same

So to you all I ask
To refer us to the task
To a business, family or friend,
As the pests sit in wait 
Just around the bend.

Newly Appointed CEO of the BPCA gets on the tools with Pestforce

Ian Andrew the newly appointed CEO of the BPCA was delighted to spend the day with Gary Leek from Pestforce (East Yorks).

Ian accepted an invitation from Pestforce's Technical Director Phil Shaw's to experience life on the front line. 

Ian commented "I really appreciated spending time with a professional pest controller. It gave a really valuable insight into the work you do and the conditions you do them under. Thanks also to Gary, Phil and Pestforce for helping to make in happen. Much appreciated."

Picture - Ian Andrew next to Gary's pride and joy.

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:

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.

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