Coronavirus Update: Herefordshire
Don’t worry if you have a pest problem at this uncertain time. Call us to speak to us about you concerns as we are well versed in risk control as well as Hereford pest control.
We use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, masks and suits. PPE is very important when using chemicals and when treating certain types of infestations such as fleas. It’s normal for pest controllers to arrive on site wearing PPE for certain pest jobs.
However, we may be wearing our PPE more than normal at this time and this is to protect:
Those over the age of 70
Those with a long-term condition
Those with a weakened immune system
Please don’t be offended if we spend longer discussing your pest issue with you prior to any visit. We will not be making any unnecessary visits for the reasons stated above. However, there are many ways in which we can reduce risks and continue to solve public health pest issues. It is very important that you be transparent with us at this time about your circumstances so that we can safely help you to deal with any pest problems without putting people at risk.
THE SAFETY OF OUR TEAM AND OUR CUSTOMERS IS PARAMOUNT SO PLEASE TELL US IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING OR HAVE SYMPTOMS, HOWEVER MILD, OR IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THE HIGH-RISK GROUPS LISTED ABOVE.
The most common symptoms are a recent onset of:
New continuous cough and/or
We will discuss with you your pest problem and how best to deal with the problem in a way that is safe for you, your family and our team.
We are following Government guidance which, as a reminder, is:
To self-isolate if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, for 14 days (reduced to 7 if you live alone).
Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Using hand sanitizer gel if soap and water is not available
Covering mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
Putting used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards
Employing social distancing measures
The Government guidance can be found here: GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE ON COVID-19
Lastly, there are already lots of local groups and organisations that are pulling together to help the elderly and vulnerable across Herefordshire in advance of the peak of this disease. If we encounter any customer who is in need of extra help we will be doing our utmost to assist by sign-posting to local services we are aware of and making sure there is someone who can keep in touch to ensure people remain safe in these uncertain times.