Agricultural Pest Control

Complete Pest Control services are leading providers of agricultural pest control in Shropshire, North Wales and the North West of England. Our pest control service for the agricultural sector sits underneath our commercial arm. With a number of years’ experience dealing with pest issues for the farming industry, our team is well placed to assist you with all of your pest control needs.

Whilst we’re able to offer one-off pest control services for the agricultural sector, many of our clients find it more beneficial to take advantage of our maintenance service. Not only will this cover you for call outs for pest infestations, it also entitles you to regular inspections and checks. These are designed to minimise the risk of any pest issues going forward and protect you against sudden infestations.

Agricultural pest control is worlds apart from domestic and commercial pest control.

CPC are a rural based company meaning we have the required knowledge and skillset to deal with large infestation on farms. Many of our current clientele are farmers.

Why should farmers use pest control services?

With ever increasing demand from auditors in all sectors of farming it has become difficult for farmers to keep on top of audit requirements on their own. This combined with tightening laws on the use of rodenticides means the only logical option for farmers is to utilise the services of a professional pest control contractor.

Farmers should be using pest control services regularly to protect their business but also and arguably more important the health and safety of their animals and staff. In our experience, it's important to work with true agricultural pest controllers with experience dealing with rural pest control. Using a technician who has no experience in dealing with a farm environment can lead to more problems.

The most common types of farm sectors we deal with are;

  • Dairy Farmers
  • Arable Farmers
  • Beef Farmers
  • Chicken Farmers
  • Pig Farms

Challenges with agricultural pest control

The presence of pests on farms isn’t a new occurrence – this is a problem that farmers have had to deal with for a number of years. Unfortunately, this has meant that chemical pest control has also been used to treat these problems, and sometimes this is conducted without the assistance of a pest control professional.

Due to this, the effectiveness of pest control treatments for farms has reduced in recent years. It’s no longer as simple as using generic treatments. Rodenticide resistance in rodents is ever increasing.

Professional pest control technicians such as Complete Pest Control can advise on the timing and specifics of pest control treatments for your farm, ensuring that you’re getting the most effective service possible.

What is the most common pest in agriculture?

The most common pest in agriculture is insects. Most people assume that the most common pest is rodents but it is insects such as flies, aphids, midges, beetles and slugs that can be devastating for farmers. Of course, rodents can cause many issues but in our experience, insects are more common and each type of crop will attract a different type of insect which pose different challenges. 

Unfortunately, it's also common for insect infestations to go unnoticed until they're in full swing. That's why we work with farmers across Shropshire and the North West to devise pest control plans designed to prevent infestations and give peace of mind. 

What kind of pest control do farmers use?

The type of pest control that farmers use always depends on the type of pest that they're trying to keep away. If they're concerned about crops, insecticides may be used. Rodent control on farms is common, but as we've said above, many rodents are becoming resistant to rodenticides. In addition to this, pest control on poultry farms may be more focused on biological pest control or mechanical options such as fly traps or even cultural control as manure can easily lead to fly infestations.

Areas we offer agricultural pest control

We offer our services to Shropshire and the North West of England in areas such as

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Cost of agricultural pest control services

The cost of pest control for farms will depend on a number of factors. This includes: 

  • Whether this is one off or regular work
  • The size/scope of the infestation
  • The type of pest involved

Due to the above, we don’t offer fixed pricing for our agricultural pest control services. If you’re interested in pest treatments for your farm, please get in touch with our team by emailing us or calling us on 01948 302001. Our team will discuss your issue with you and provide you with a free, no obligation consultation and quote.

CPC is based in Shropshire and currently services residents and businesses in Whitchurch, Wrexham, Chester, Crewe, Telford, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas
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