HS Hot Topic Infestations
16th Nov 2017 12:00pm-2:30pm
The presence of pests in dwellings has a considerable impact on the lives of residents, predominantly the more vulnerable members of the community such as the elderly, the young, the disabled and those with pre-existing health problems.
Further to this, pest activity can have a wider public health impact. The risks posed by pests include:
• The spread of disease or pathogens
• Psycho/social stresses
• Damage to property
• Contamination of work surfaces and foodstuffs
• Loss of income from tenants
• Prosecution and closure.