Case study - Millfield School
When this world-famous school in rural Somerset opened a state-of-the-art dining hall, Deputy Bursar Mike Craig knew that keeping vermin under control was going to be an important ongoing job.
In a school environment there was no question of using traps or bait boxes; there had to be no risk whatsoever to the pupils and staff. They needed an unobtrusive pest repellent. In consultation with South-West Pest Control and the British Pest Control Association, Mike was put in touch with Green Shield and asked for an audit of the site to be carried out.
A void under the building was found to be an attractive place for rodents, so a number of high-power Green Shield devices were installed and switched on. Some tweaking of the set-up was needed to ensure complete coverage of what is a very large building, but the end results were clear; sightings of rodents reduced and today there are no signs of infestation or of breeding sites.
Mike Craig said: "This is the perfect solution for a school with the high standards of Millfield. We have installed an advanced system that repels rodents and avoids the need for poisons and traps, both of which were unacceptable on a site with 1200 children. I think Green Shield works well and offers excellent value for money."
Pest control contractor Dave Masters, of South-West Pest Control, admitted that he was sceptical to start with.
"I've been in the business long enough to see devices come and go, and in the main they've been ineffective. However, Green Shield impressed me with their research, their reference sites, their professional approach, and a keenness to work with traditional pest control methods and companies. The system has proved itself capable of deterring the animals."