Beaver Pest Control News November 2015 sees us in The Press
Have I Got News For You, the popular television program, used the Magazine called Pest when they filmed the program in November for the celebrities to try and work out one of the headlines. It’s a shame that they did not open the magazine because we had three articles about our Company. An ideal heading for the program would have been Splat the Rat where David managed to persuade lots of parents to pay money and let their kids try and splat a cuddly toy (!) coming out of a drainpipe. This helped us raise money for the Community Housing Trust in Stockwell, London.
David, Rafal and Radu were also in the Pest News when they attended a South London Jobs Fair that is primarily set up to help unemployed tenants to find a worthwhile job or career. Rafal was also caught on camera talking to a local Mayor and of course our Company ‘It’s a Knock Out’ event where we raised over £1400 for St Raphaels Hospice, mentioned in an earlier news item, also got into the news.
Pest prevention boost for Greenwich food bank
A FOOD BANK in the borough of Greenwich, London has been given a free pest prevention service as part of a new nationwide initiative by Beaver Pest Control to ensure food donated by members of the public each year does not attract unwelcome visitors during the run-up to Christmas. David Brown of Beaver Pest Control carried out a free inspection of the food bank in Eltham, which acts as a central hub for eight drop-in centres, as part of National Pest Prevention Week (Nov 9-14) run by leading trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).
Trussell Trust food banks already have clear guidelines and practices in place to ensure high quality storage free from pests. But the service will help ensure neither food bank has any problems ahead of the busy festive period. The Trussell Trust is the biggest food bank charity in the UK, operating more than 400 centres nationwide in partnership with churches and communities. Adrian Curtis, UK food bank director for the Trust, said: “Our figures show more people than ever are turning to food banks, so we must all do what we can to prevent and relieve hunger in the UK”.
Julia Kulinski, of Beaver Pest Control, said: “The food bank provides a vital service for so many people and, while the volunteers who run it do great work and already have great practices in place, we felt we could do something to help make their storage facilities even safer. There are no problems at the moment, but any large scale storage of food can create a risk and it’s vitally important to safeguard food that will be used for such an important purpose. Prevention is always better than cure, so we wanted to help make sure the food bank has the very best services in place to ensure they remain pest-free and that any potential problems are avoided. It’s about safeguarding public donations to maximise the amount of food available to those who need it, particularly ahead of what is bound to be a busy period for the centre.”
More to come for Beaver Pest Control News November 2015.