Pest infestations have always been a big risk for businesses: they damage stock, disrupt operations and pose a major threat to health, safety and compliance - which is why we believe that pest control is an essential service (you can read more about that in our previous blog post).
So how do you protect your business 24/7 against pest threats, especially when many of your key managers may be working from home during lock down? Enter technology and Rentokil's online pest management system: myRentokil.
Technological advances are improving every aspect of business; communication and collaboration have been made simpler and easier, automation is reducing the drudgery of repetitive work, and computer algorithms are generating insights from automated reasoning. Even pest control – traditionally a staffed service that required the repeated, manual checking of traps and bait stations – has embraced the benefits offered by technology.
What is myRentokil?
Simply put, myRentokil is a digital pest management tool. It is an online portal that allows customers to access their pest control data and then monitor, measure, record and report emerging pest issues across multiple locations.
myRentokil uses industry-leading technology to provide our customers with instant access to pest activity reports, pest recommendations, interactive pest maps and a host of analytic tools from the safety of their computers - wherever those may be.
Not only does myRentokil provide you with a superior online pest control solution, it also generates a comprehensive audit trail to help your business meet rigorous audit standards and legislation requirements.
Traditionally, pest control audits followed a paper trail that took up valuable time - time which might have been better spent elsewhere in the business. But remaining compliant is something no-one can afford to get wrong and the prospect of a looming audit is enough to make even the calmest business manager anxious. Online pest management means that service logs, remedial actions and reports are immediately (and always) available, and that the information is easier to sift through and analyse. Specific reports can be easily produced and show with greater transparency all the compliance measures taken on site.
Key features of myRentokil's online pest management system:
Real-time information 24/7 - even on lock down:
myRentokil provides customers with real-time pest activity and service history at their fingertips, available round-the-clock and across multiple sites, from the comfort of their workplace desk or home office.
Pest control trends and automated custom reporting:
myRentokil provides users with insight into pest trends on their premises, and detailed records of pest activity in their business. Users can build and schedule custom reports to support third-party auditing and legislation requirements.
Pest control recommendations:
Analysing a wealth of data ranging from pest activity to seasonal trends, myRentokil provides users with pest activity analytics and proactive pest control recommendations for their specific business.
Mitigating the risk of infestation:
A proactive approach to pest control means a business can act on trends and put proactive measures in place to reduce the risk of a pest infestation. Data gathered from our online pest management system will show not only where best to position traps, but also help service technicians determine how or why pests access those areas. Equipped with this information, businesses can make proofing decisions (for example, sealing potential entry points), make out-of-sight access routes impassable and identify and eradicate a source that is attracting pests in the first place.
Increased efficiency and audit compliance:
Having all your pest control data collected digitally and fed into a central hub brings increased efficiency and huge compliance benefits to a business. Businesses that are heavily regulated - for example the food industry - find that the ability to quickly gather information for reports and present a clear and detailed pest control audit on demand is ideal. A business can show, in real time, what measures are in place and what incidents have been recorded over a given period.
If you are interested in taking advantage of online pest management solutions for your business - using real-time data for a more effective, cost-efficient and proactive approach to pests - contact Rentokil today for a free quote. It’s a modern, efficient way for businesses to deal with pest control, and it can be done safely from the comfort of your own home.