This training event explores the investigation and identification of common household pests. Delegates will learn how pests gain entry into buildings and how to recognise the signs of their presence. The event will discuss the effects of pests within a building, the damage they may cause to the structure and fabric of a building, and the hazards this may represent.
Delegates will examine common methods of construction to prevent pests entering a building, practical repairs to remediate any damage they may have caused, measures to deter their entry, and treatments for their removal and eradication.
Pests which will be considered:
• Rats, mice, squirrels
• Wood boring and plaster beetles, cockroaches, wasps, ants and houseflies
- Establish how pests gain access to buildings
- Understand how to identify them
- Recognise the damage they cause and the risks they pose within domestic dwellings
- Carry out works of improvement. Prevent their access into the property and prepare a schedule to make good the damage caused
- Be able to come up with a treatment plan
- Be confident that the plan will be effective
Who should attend?
- Housing EHOs
- Property managers
- Repair surveyors
CPD: 2 hours