Legal Aspects to Pest Control

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

This act protects animals such as birds, bats, red squirrels, voles etc. If these are harmed or taken in an improper manner the offender may be prosecuted.

Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

This act determines who is allowed to buy and use the pesticide and that appropriate safeguards are taken during its use to protect human beings, creatures, plants and the environment. The most efficient and humane methods of control must be employed.Food

Safety Act 1990 and Food Safety Regulations 1995

This allows authorities to close and prosecute a business if it is deemed that a food premises is not showing due diligence in protecting the property and customers from pest infestation and possible food contamination. It advocates preventative pest control measures, an example of this would be an ongoing pest control contract.

Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986

Users of pesticides should have adequate training and only approved pesticides can be used or stored.

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 etc

A risk assessment should be carried out before the use of a substance by a competent person; this person should understand the circumstances under which the product can be used and how to use it.

aspect.co.uk engineers are fully trained in health and safety and totally compliant with all laws appertaining to pest control.

We will protect you, those around you and the environment.