Omni IPS specialise in managing high risk; high-profile environments to ensure that any pest matter is ideally prevented from occurring or when required pest control services are deployed quickly, discretely and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Pest control is increasingly referred to as pest management and that allows OmniIPS to look holistically at a building, brand or multi-occupancy space and ensure that the correct specification is applied – we are not a one-size-fits-all operation.
Every building is different; every location is different; we get that and operate around this approach.
Non-chemical pest control
Bed bug treatments
Remote rodent monitoring
Pest control surveys
Due diligence reports
Laser Bird Control
Common pests include:
Clothes (carpet) moths
British Pest Control Association (BPCA) Diploma
Royal Society Public Health (RSPH) Level 2
Certificated Technical Auditor
Food Safety Certified
When the company was founded, it was done so on the back of frustrations held by our customers at the way pests were frequently poorly managed by their incumbent supplier, resulting in additional costs and significant added time managing the contracts. As Chartered biologists from the pest industry, we were also aware of how other pest controllers were not effective at controlling pests and establishing ‘root cause’.
Some companies may be good at killing pests, but few lacked the integrated skills or could comprehend a site wide strategy - a combination of identifying source, preventing infestations before they become established and using methods, either non-chemical or technology, to detect activity as soon as it occurs.
Often the customer is the one raising the issue back to the pest company – which we believe is the wrong way around.
As well as trying to help eliminate current pest infestations, we aim to investigate the actual source of pest activity. Our objective is to establish both how and why pest may be present; what can be done to prevent future activity; how can we minimise the ongoing risks associated with pests and importantly, keep this all within a realistic budget.
We adopt a pest-risk approach - considering pests as a hazard, the aim is to identify what the risk of such presence may result in and how that can affect a business, its day-to-day operation or the welfare of its staff over a longer period of time.
We also consider historical or prolonged activity where the opportunity for pests to gain access into a building, where the fabric of the building may be vulnerable or onsite activities may support pest immigration.
We combine traditional skills with selective use of innovative technology. All of our technical team are trained to the highest standards- many to Biologist level or above.
In addition to controlling existing pest infestations, our technical team use a variety of procedures and techniques to help establish population levels; identify activity ‘hotspots’ along with movement patterns - all with the aim of providing effective eradication of pests and longer-term prevention.
We work with some of the World’s leading innovators of products and control systems; as well as many of the top Educational Institutions, meaning we are in the fortunate position to have access to a range of unique service tools.
Many pest companies rely on the rodent box (or sprayer) to do the work for them. We combine the best systems on the market, which are appropriate to the site / situation / pest and use this information to strategically deliver a diligent, proactive pest management service.
OUR PEST CONTROL & MANAGEMENT SERVICES
COMMERCIAL PEST CONTRACTS
Omni IPS specialise in managing high risk, high-profile commercial sites with the aim of preventing pest issues, we are also experts at tackling long standing and persistent infestations where needed.
Our staff are trained to control all public health pests and will put together a bespoke management programme which is tailored to your site and specific pest-risk.
As the work we do is fully planned with regards to site specific needs, we can’t give an ‘over the phone’ price for contract work however we will happily arrange a free, no-obligation building survey so we can put forward our proposals.
If you would like to contact the team to discuss any aspect of pest management, please call 0203 876 3065 or email email@example.com
BUILDING AND ARCHITECT PHASE MANAGEMENT
We are increasingly working with building and refurbishment companies in the initial phases of new developments. Engaging Omni IPS services at an early stage can significantly reduce the ongoing associated risks from pest activity and minimise subsequent costs/disruption to a business operation.
Likewise, many problems- especially issues with birds- can even be eliminated before a brick is even laid. Working at the planning stage we can advise where issues may arise so they can be designed out or solutions factored in, during build.
We have designed our own ‘What good looks like’ manual for our pre-completion build and designer partners which is available on request.
FERAL BIRD PROOFING
All modern options are available to the team, including lasers, netting, spiking, electric anti-perch, repellent gel etc.
Recent work includes Large Corporate Head Offices, discrete systems at Historic Buildings, Universities and Hospitals.
THERMAL HEAT INSECT CONTROL
Many insect pests are developing genetic resistance to insecticides, partly as a result of continual (often mis-use) over many years.
Combined with increased awareness of the damage that pesticide use can cause the environment and those that live and operate within it – Omni IPS are increasingly looking towards lower-impacting and greener (often more effective) alternatives.
We widely use temperature as a method to control insects such as bed bugs- including large portable ‘heat tents’ which can be set up on site, minimising disruption while increasing the speed of control. Resistance doesn’t happen with the use of heat and no one can be negatively affected!!
Continual monitoring is key to an effective pest management strategy and so we look to integrate the latest motion activated / PIR technology, along with Bluetooth tags into our sites.
The cameras provide images of pests, when it would be impossible for humans to gain such information – but our unique system also links with activation sensors, letting us know when SMART traps may have been activated or possibly even when rodents have been walking around (in case they avoid traps or boxes).
Not only does this allow us to see into the darkness where pests live and operate, we can also get instant notification of any activity – transmitted to our staff, in real time.
This is one system that is truly 24/7/52 and one where we can escalate the need for action before the site may even know about it.
PRODUCT SALES AND SUPPORT
Omni IPS are able to offer a full range of additional services and product sales including:
• Fly Killer Sales and servicing (PDF Download)
• Fly Screens for windows and doors (fitted and kit)
• Specialist Cleaning
• Training awareness courses
• Hotel Bed Bug Treatments
• SMART monitoring cameras and tags
• Moth lures and pheromones
Reactive & Proactive Pest Control
Risk assessments and method statements
Pest Surveys and audits
Non Chemical Pest Control
Monitoring with the latest equipment
CASE STUDY: INSECTS
“An inspection was carried out at a hotel with a localised bed bug problem following concerns over the advice and treatment provided by one of the largest UK pest management service companies after they carried out works against bed bugs at a leading national hotel chain.
OMNI IPS attended site with a remit to investigate the level and scope of the infestation; review the treatments and advice provided and, where applicable, provide alternate recommendations in line with best practice.
We found that the contractor had quoted over the phone without the benefit of a detailed survey and simply relied on insecticide sprays. These were sprayed liberally, causing significant Health and Safety risks to staff and guests and additional cleaning costs.
No effort had been made to move or remove furniture or fittings. Unfortunately, as bed bugs can live in the smallest cracks and crevices- in order to gain effective control. Panels may need removing and furniture carefully inspecting.
Cockroach insect monitors had been put in the room. These are unlikely to attract bugs which are mainly attracted by CO2 & heat.
The most effective way to give early detection is to ensure housekeeping staff are trained to identify signs of bugs.
6 rooms were unnecessarily closed to guests and treated, despite no signs of bed bugs. Simple guidelines such as keeping the infested room warm had been missed resulting in a less effective treatment.
In the case of this case study, our advice saved £2000 on the initial bed bug treatment cost as well as a much quicker resolution to the infestation. As importantly, many thousands of pounds were saved in unnecessary lost occupancy originally proposed by the contractor.