Care Homes

London & throughout the UK

Care and Residential homes can present a particularly challenging environment for pest control.
As Dr Stephen Battersby, President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental health states, ‘The presence of pests anywhere that people live or work has a considerable impact on their lives. This is particularly true for the more vulnerable members of the community, specifically the old, the young, the disabled and those with other health problems.
Care and Residential Homes are very busy establishments with residents, staff and visitors. They can provide many opportunities for pests to cause problems.
Examples of infestation include rodents, flies, cockroaches and other insects, leading to:
• Bites • Allergies • Spread of unpleasant diseases • Undue stress for all those involved
• Real damage to the property and possessions for staff, residents and visitors


These are particularly serious as many care home residents have increased susceptibility to germs and disease, spread by pests.

If any of these risks remain untreated by a professional company like Shield Pest Control, the eventual result can be loss of income, prosecution and even closure of the premises.

There are many strict regulations that must be complied with fully such as:

  • Public Health Act 1936 sections 83 to 85
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • Food Safety Act 1990
  • The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949

This may all appear very daunting especially when you are trying to run a busy care home. Shield Pest Control have the experience and expertise to help you manage both preventative and remedial pest control for your business.

For more information about Shield Pest Control‘s services for Care Homes, or to request a free consultation please call 0800 954 8098.

Shield Pest Control is based in South East London, with over 400 clients nationwide.