Normally testimonials regarding MouseMesh grills are one or two sentences, but that from Paul Prest Ltd ran to several paragraphs and we thought it worthwhile publishing the whole document:
I would just like to give you feedback regarding the small brown and medium MouseMesh vent covers I have been purchasing from your company for some time. Approximately a year ago and working for a large housing association for pest requests in Manchester I was looking at where most of my requests for service for mice was being received from and as to why?
I spoke with the Manager of the Housing Association and explained that I would like to conduct a free survey of a housing estate where we were receiving a number of rodent infestations to try and reduce future requests for service on behalf of the association.
Reducing pest control treatments as you are aware also reduces risk of poisoning with rodenticides by incorporating proofing measures to the exterior of a building.
The properties consisted of ground and first floor cottage flats with a communal entrance hallway. The blocks throughout the estate were long and connected. On inspection as to why mice were entering the buildings it was evident that the existing vents had large enough gaps for mice to enter wall cavities and into ground floor kitchens and up into loft areas of the upper floor flats year on year.
A quotation was sent to the association to place a very large number of small and medium size MouseMesh vents over existing metal vent grilles several pictures of prior types of installation were also submitted. The costing was agreed and the work was undertaken over several days. It was only months later and talking with my work colleague that it was evident that we had not received any requests for service within the areas proofed.
A year on and to date we have only had to return to one ground floor property for mice and this was only due to shrubberies which were camouflaging two metal air vents and possible entrance points for mice. Shrubberies have now been removed by the Housing organisation to allow light into the property and allow proofing of vents to be carried out.
A reducement of wasp nests were also recorded going into air vents where normally I would be treating several. Proofing of air vents dependant on age and type has now been rolled out throughout the organisations housing stock. Proofing to the property on the outside is always considered when attending rodent infestations so hopefully in the future this reduces any call back to same properties year on year.
I appreciate that seasonal weather changes has also to be considered but I believe that by carrying out integrated pest management including proofing measures on behalf of my clients this has assisted tremendously.
At Paul Prest Ltd we have just completed proofing air vents on a sheltered housing scheme and carried out a large survey for proofing of a scheme run by a private management company.
I also think it is refreshing in these times of austerity that the Housing Association Managers over the Pest Control contract organisations I work for understand that incorporating other measures like proofing will reduce costs in time.
Thank you MouseMesh Ltd