Professional Memberships and Qualifications

Cornwall Trading Standards 

Perish-A-Pest is part of the Cornwall Trading Standards Buy with Confidence scheme, which means that we have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards to ensure that we operate in a legal, honest and fair way. This means that you can use our services with confidence.

National Pest Technicians Association

Perish-A-Pest is a member of the National Pest Technicians Association, ensuring that we are up-to-date with the latest innovations in the industry and good practice, with access to training and certification to ensure that you are getting the best service.

Federation of Small Businesses

Perish-A-Pest is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses, which helps ensure that our business practices are robust, and we are operating within the law regarding our business.

We also have insurance cover up to £5 million, for your peace of mind.

Basis Prompt Register for Professional Pest Controllers.

Perish-A-Pest is a member of the BASIS PROMPT Pest Controllers register, an industry initiative which provides independent proof that a pest controller has received proper training and continues to update their expertise.

Royal Society for Public Health qualified,

Chris, owner of Perish-A-Pest has current Royal Society for Public Health qualifications in the use of poisons for the removal of pests.

BASF qualified

BASF produces a special poison which lowers the secondary poisoning risks, and requires users to take a training course before they are allowed to use it.

Chris has undertaken this training. 

DBS Checked

All Perish-A-Pest staff are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service, meaning that we are safe to work with vulnerable people.

This means that you can safely invite us onto your property if you run a school, nursery, care home, community farm or other service at which we might meet children, vulnerable adults or elders.

We would never normally speak with your clients, but have chosen to be DBS checked for your peace of mind.

Animal safety

One of our guiding principles is to not let the creatures suffer, either those that we are removing, or those who live around the area. The best way to get rid of many pest problems is to kill the pest, and where that is necessary, we will do so as humanely as possible, using instant-kill traps or poisons. 

Where a prey-animal has been poisoned, for example a rat or a mouse, the residual poison in their system would have almost no effect on a predator animal who ate it, (e.g. cat, dog, fox, owl), due to the size of the prey vs the size of the predator.

We operate to the ‘Think Wildlife’ guidelines for safe use of rodenticides

Lantra

Chris of Perish-A-Pest has undertaken the Level 2 course to allow him to safely use Aluminium Phosphide, which is a controlled substance, only for serious infestations of vertebrates.

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What our previous clients have to say

Kernow Motorhome Valeting & Renovations
Kernow Motorhome Valeting & Renovations
2022-10-11
recommends
called in morning about a major fly infestation...arrived later that day knew exactly what they were and how to tackle. kept me informed the whole time very friendly. was there for about 2 hours and charged a very reasonable price highly recommend
Gazza Ba
Gazza Ba
2022-08-22
recommends
Great Job. ‘They’ came…. He came….. ‘They’ went…. No messing about. Thanks for your great service.
Andrew Palmer
Andrew Palmer
2022-01-11
recommends
From first contact quick response to messages turned up on time, professional quality service, good knowledge of the job in hand and explained what had been done.
Danielle Blake
Danielle Blake
2021-12-22
recommends
friendly, helpful, informative and great customer service. Will definitely use again! thanks Chris
Wayne Howe
Wayne Howe
2021-12-16
recommends
we have a holiday home in widemouth Bay , got the folks at perish a pest to do a couple of job's before we came down for Christmas definitely went above what needed doing, great service great rates booked them again for the summer checkover
Craig George
Craig George
2021-12-16
recommends
Chris was very helpful when dealing with mice which were causing damage to mobile machinery on a rural site. Not only was the service quick and professional, but friendly too. We were left mouse-free and with good advice for keeping them at bay. Excellent service!
Michelle F Nash
Michelle F Nash
2021-12-16
recommends
Very professional knew what he was talking about sorted the problem out would highly recommend perish A pest and it’s not just rats /mice he deals with 5 star service
Jess Mcaleer
Jess Mcaleer
2021-12-16
recommends
Professional knowledgable and reliable and great at communication 👍 after consistent rodent problem he’s told me where all the holes were and dealt with the situation accordingly. All within 12 hours of 1st contact 👍👍👍 thank you here’s to a rodent free life 👍👍👍👍
Chantél Callaway
Chantél Callaway
2021-11-01
recommends
Really helped me out with a situation I’ve had with mites. Helped me identify what these were & helped me with the right treatment. Very easy to talk to & very friendly. Thank you so much, I totally Recommend:)
Sam Mason
Sam Mason
2021-10-05
recommends
Chris done a fantastic job with a persistent rat problem I had. He sorted it quickly and professionally and gave some really helpful advice in keeping them at bay in the future. Would highly recommend him.