Pest control team trap another prize

Lancaster City Council’s pest control team have netted themselves two top awards at a national award ceremony.

The Unbugged team (l/r):Ron Haygarth, Lee Illingworth, James Bland, Mike Tyrrell (with Lemmy the whippet) and Andy Henworth (with Freddie the English Springer Spaniel).

The Unbugged team (l/r):Ron Haygarth, Lee Illingworth, James Bland, Mike Tyrrell (with Lemmy the whippet) and Andy Henworth (with Freddie the English Springer Spaniel).

The team were victorious in two categories at the annual British Pest Management Awards, dubbed the Oscars of the pest control world.

Victory came first in the Team of the Year category, in which they were up against entrants from across the industry.

If that was not enough, they were then crowned the overall Local Authority Team of the Year.

Both awards recognise the team’s continued commitment to innovation, which has seen the launch of a new commercial arm offering contracts to businesses.

The aim has been to increase income and enable the council to continue to provide subsidised services to the public and discounts for people on benefits. 

The committed team of pest control technicians now boasts an impressive roster of clients ranging from food outlets, office complexes, shops and restaurants, commercial, industrial and agricultural premises, and local education providers.

Mark Davies, Director for Communities and the Environment at Lancaster City Council, said: “These two awards are richly deserved. The pest control team are extremely hard working and dedicated members of staff and I’m absolutely delighted that their hard work and dedication to the job have been deservedly recognised in this way.”

The pest control team offers services dedicated to eradicating all manner of pests from wasps, fleas, bed bugs and beetles to moths, cockroaches and ants.

Unbugged also offers a range of bird-proofing services including spiking, netting and gull egg replacement, as well as flying insect control including supply and servicing of flykiller units and fitting of window and door screens. 

You can follow the team’s exploits on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Last updated: 21 March 2019