KAT Pest Control Laws and Regulations

Prevention of Damage by Pests Act

Organisations and businesses that manufacture, process, store, distribute, prepare, package or sell food must ensure that human food is safe to eat.

It is an offence to supply, sell, advertise, be in possession of food that is unfit for human consumption.

Food and food products must be prevented from being damaged or contaminated by pests. Food premises must be kept in good condition, clean and free from rubbish which may attract pests.

Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations

Food must not be contaminated by pests. Food premises should have suitable controls in place to protect against pests. The layout, design and construction of food premises must aim to avoid harbouring pests and should protect food against external sources of pests. Windows in food preparation, processing and treatment rooms, must, where necessary, be fitted with insect proof screens.

Refuse areas should be constructed to prevent pests gaining access.

Health and Safety at Work (Including COSHH)

Employers must take the necessary measures to secure the Health, Safety and Welfare of employees and other people.

Enforcement of the Law

To comply with legislation can invoke substantial penalties such as:



KAT Pest Control provide these services in the following areas of Essex

Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Grays, Highwood, Hockley, Leigh On Sea, Maldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, South Woodham Ferrers, Southend On Sea, Standford Le Hope, Thurrock, Westcliff On Sea and Wickford.

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