FOI Request - Pest Control Services

Request 101000269874

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is a not for profit organisation representing the UK public health pest control industry.  Formed in 1942, BPCA is the lead body for our sector, with over 600 company members protecting public health, property and the environment.  Our research is proving invaluable in demonstrating the need for public health pest control, as witnessed by our data being used on the BBC Panorama programme, ITV Tonight programme, and by Local Authorities to justify maintaining and expanding in-house pest control services.  BPCA view this data collection, analysis and trending as an essential project in order to continue to support public health pest control services and related organisations such as yours.

To assist you with this request, I have outlined the information required as specifically as possible in the table below.  I have also included the responses you submitted to the BPCA in previous years to assist you with this request.

Response 18-08-2014

Name of Council:  THE MORAY COUNCIL

Please enter your information into the table below.

 

No.

Question

Response 2010/2011

Response 2011/2012

Response 2012/2013

Response 2013/2014

1

Do you offer a pest control service to the public, and if so is the service delivered in-house by the Council or contracted out to a 3rd party?  Y=Yes, N=No, C=Contract out NB Please give Company name(s) of 3rd party providers

Y

Y

 

Y

 

Y

2

Do you charge for your pest control service?

(Y=Yes, N=No) You may wish to explain which parts of your service are paid for in the comments box on page 3

 

Y

 

Y

 

Y

3

How many individuals were employed by the council between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014 under the remit of pest control?

2

2

 

2

2

 

4

How many full time equivalents (FTE) is this?

 

1.25

1.25

 

1.25

 

 

1.10

5

Of those individuals, how many were employed as servicing technicians?

 

2

2

 

2

 

2

 

6

How many full time equivalents (FTE) is this?

 

 

1.25

1.25

 

1.25

 

1.10

7

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving rats did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

24

67

 

49

 

47

8

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving mice did the council deploy one or more technicians between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

1

120

 

111

 

77

9

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving mammals (other than rats or mice, Eg. Foxes, Squirrels, Rabbits etc…) did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

424

6

 

1

 

3

 

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Name of Council: The Moray Council  

 

No.

Question

Response 2010/2011

Response 2011/2012

Response 2012/2013

Response 2013/2014

10

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving wasps did council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

0

329

 

328

 

486

11

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving bedbugs did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

43

1

 

2

 

6

12

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving ants did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014? You may wish to clarify which type of ants are covered by your services in question 20.

0

71

 

92

 

132

13

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving cockroaches did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

0

1

 

1

 

0

14

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving insects other than those listed above (Eg. Fleas, Bees, Mites etc…) did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

42

70

 

84

 

85

15

How many initial reactive domestic service requests involving birds did the council deploy one or more technicians to between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2013, and 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2014?

0

0

 

1

 

4

16

Are you intending to continue providing pest control services to your community for the next 12 month period?

(Y=Yes, N=No, DK=Don’t Know)

 

Y

 

-Y

 

Y

 

 

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Name of Council:  THE MORAY COUNCIL

 

18. The analysis of this survey will use UK Census data on population of your Borough to rank Local Authorities. Is this information correct?

 

Statistic

Answer

Comments

Population:

92,500

 

My Local Authority treats Social Housing

Y/N

Yes SLA in place

My Local Authority treats Commercial Premises

Y/N

Local authority premises only

My Local Authority treats Private Housing

Y/N

Yes

My Local Authority contracts out services

Y/N

No

 

19. If you wish to explain any significant changes in the data, please do so below, or add in an additional sheet. Please use the question numbers so we know which figures you are referring to.

 

 

There  has been an increase in dog control duties which has reduced the availability of staff undertaking  pest control duties.

 

 

□ I have continued on an additional sheet

 

BPCA would like to work with Local Authorities to assist you in explaining the data, and to help you deliver positive messages about pest control to your audiences. If you would like us to help with this, please tick the box and provide contact email for someone who can lead on this issue.

□ Name _____________________________________________

email

____________________________________________________

 

Form Completed

By (Print Name) James McLennan

Job

Title Principal EHO

 

Signature

 

Date 14/08/14

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