Pest Control for Supermarkets and Food Retailers

Food attracts pests, but effective pest control can keep your market, shop, supermarket, or grocery free of damage to goods, customers, and your business.

Shut your doors to pests

No matter whether you’re a large supermarket chain or a small, independent shop, food retailers are always subject to pests. But just one infestation could do serious damage to your business, through loss of stock, customer illness, reputation damage, or health and safety sanctions.

Fresh stock is at risk of being targeted by hungry pests, while sealed food can be contaminated by waste and crawling pests. If an infestation gets out of hand, it can result in not only the cost of lost stock, but also the risk of failing health and safety inspections leading to fines or even closure of the premises.

Common Pests in Food Retail

Rodents are the biggest pest found in storage areas, attracted to the food and opportunities for shelter. They can easily chew through boxes, pallets, and packages, using the shredded materials for their nests while eating through food stocks.

Fresh foods, either in storage or on deli, butcher, and fish counters, will attract flies. Preventing flies from contaminating stock is essential as they carry billions of disease-causing bacteria and pathogens on their bodies.

Food waste can attract a wide variety of pests, from rodents and flies to ants and even foxes. All food waste should be stored and disposed of appropriately to reduce the attraction to pests - heavy lidded bins are a must. Waste that is stored too close to the building may also encourage pests to enter, so appropriate prevention measures should be taken.

Dealing with Pests in Food Retail

Food retailers in particular have a range of potential infestation concerns; with a variety of fresh and cooked food counters as well as storage of non-perishable items, there are plenty of areas to consider. JPS Environmental are experienced pest control experts, handling each area of your store with targeted treatments while tackling the underlying causes to prevent pests reappearing.

Identifying the source of pest problems and utilising pest proofing measures can help prevent pests returning. JPS Environmental offer one-off pest control as well as annual pest management contracts that offer peace of mind that all of your pests will be taken care of proactively and safely.

Why choose JPS Environmental?

  • Price Promise! We'll match any local quote from the last 30 days*. But because we have access to all the necessary equipment through our sister company, our quotes are generally the lowest around.
  • Get a FREE, no obligation, same day quote We're in and around London and the surrounding areas all day, so we can generally come out to you the same day for a FREE quote.**
  • Proven results With over 25 years' experience in the industry, we have the skills, knowledge and insider techniques to effectively eradicate pest problems and prevent recurrence.
  • Big enough to cope, small enough to care We pride ourselves on our ethics - we won't tell you that you have a problem if you don't. We always provide 100% professional, unbiased advice.

* quote must be from another established pest control company and local to your area
** when you call before midday and are located within London

I am very happy with the service provided by JPS environmental.
I have found working with Gary Horide very easy and he takes time to visit us to discuss more difficult pest control problems. They also have access to the latest pest control techniques and their workmanship is very good with no tenant complaints.

Stephen Fallon

I am extremely satisfied with the works. Thank you

Daniel Wimpress, Epping Forest District Council

Thanks for this and for arranging your guy to visit site so quickly, much appreciated.

Ben Lampert, Hamilton Court Developments

Recurring moth problem

We contacted JPS to assist with a moth problem that was not going away easily.
They were easily contactable and happy to try and fit in with demanding client schedules. Gary was very helpful and gave us lots of information and a range of options to try, returning when we called him at short notice!
Thanks very much, I believe the problem has now been resolved.

Kate Mann

To Gary and team,
Thank you very much for carrying out a brilliant job with getting rid of my wasp problem ! I was very impressed with your rapid response to getting this done and the way you carried your work out.
Many thanks.

Stephen Saunders, Southend Essex

Just want to thank you JPS for the prompt service and professional attitude you showed when recently you undertook the task of thoroughly cleaning and controlling the infestation of cockroaches at my mother's property.
You made what seemed like an impossible task seem easy.

Tony, Plaistow

Just wanted to say a big 'Thank You' for the great job you did for us in removing the wasp nest from our garden which was causing us a lot of stress. Everything is perfect now. No wasps to be seen. Would highly recommend you.

Lisa and Tony, Romford, Essex

We are a mansion block based in Central London for some time had an ongoing issue with roosting pigeons. We asked JPS for their advice and help. Various options were discussed with the merits for all explained and we eventually opted for bird netting with various gates to give us access on our fire escapes. It has worked a treat and solved our problems 100%. We found their team to be professional and courteous and we would highly recommend them.

Andrea Slatter (Chief Executive) of Bickenhall Mansions

Thank you for attending and providing the service. I will certainly forward any referrals. 

Tony Ashley, Aldersbrook Baptist Church

Thank you for expediting [the installation of new netting and spikes, and deep cleaning to the roof and outside the block] for me. 

Derek McCullagh, Epping Forest District Council
British Pest Control Association Member

British Pest Control Association Member

As BPCA members, you can be assured that JPS Environmental are a fully trained, insured, and trusted Pest Control company. We meet the BPCA strict membership criteria and adhere to their stringent Industry Codes of Best Practice.

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