National Pest Awards 2023 - Sustainability Initiative

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Nominations for the Syngenta sponsored National Pest Awards 2023 

Contego Environmental Services

Contego Environmental Services places a strong emphasis on stewardship and sustainability, driven by its commitment to protect the environment for future generations.

Michael Taylor, chief executive, said: “We prioritise safety, collaborate with our clients, and work towards safeguarding our business and the industry as a whole.”

Mr Taylor said that the company has set ambitious sustainability goals and environmental targets, including an aim to achieve carbon positivity by 2030.

He said: “Stewardship and sustainability are intrinsic to our identity and shape our actions.

“We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and ensuring a better future for all.

“Winning the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award would show a commitment to doing the right thing every day, even when nobody else is.”


Landmark Wildlife Services

Landmark Wildlife Services is a standalone specialist division within Vergo Pest Management.

The division specialises in wildlife control, from moles to red deer and all wild species in between.

Director Ken Jenkins, said: “We do not use poisons, gasses, glue boards or any type of pesticides to carry out our work. All our methods are sustainable and environmentally friendly, leaving no impact or trace on the area we have treated.”

He said that stewardship and sustainability to him, means leaving the environment and its resources in a better place for future generations by having as little detrimental effect on the environment as possible and avoiding unnecessary waste.

“We’ve flown under the radar for 15 years,” Mr Jenkins said. “But I’m very happy that Landmark Wildlife Services is a finalist.”


London Network for Pest Solutions

London Network for Pest Solutions said its solution to the challenges it was facing, was to employ a dedicated, multi-trade team.

Paul Cooper, managing director, said: “We decided we would train the proofing operatives to do pest control work and then arrange for them to work closely with our pest control technicians.”  The team was set up in July 2022.

Mr Cooper said. “We identified that, to get the best impact, the proofing work needed to be carried out during the treatment programme.

The business has already seen significant improvements and is now spending 25% less on rodenticides.

“If you do proofing, you reduce pests and you reduce the pesticides that you’re using – and that’s got to be good for the environment, too,” Mr Cooper said.