Coronavirus COVID-19

We have the chemicals, we have the tools, we have the expertise to decontaminate your building and kill coronavirus living on surfaces.

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Krypton Environmental is fully aware of the importance of protecting public health. We make our living by protecting homes and businesses from public health pests.

Covid-19 presents a very real threat to public health and to the most vulnerable in our society.

It is everyone’s responsibility to help protect the nation from the spread of the virus by following official government advice, particularly by avoiding all unnecessary contact and practising social distancing.

However, pest management requires professionals to visit sites and deal with clients face-to-face.

In some situations, pest professionals will be around the most vulnerable to protect them from public health pests.

Professional pest management is a critical service that supports public health, however the risks of spreading Covid-19 need to be balanced against the risk of inadequate control and management of pest species.

You can see details of the precautions we take when visiting homes or businesses here

This will be assessed on a case by case basis and we will make a decision as to the risk to health, and safety before we attend. We will always ask if anyone has experienced symptoms before we agree to visit any home or business.

BPCA writes to Prime Minister to ask to be designated as key workers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Today, BPCA has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking that pest management professionals be designated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Government announced measures yesterday so that "key workers" would be allowed to continue their work unimpeded and has said that schools will be open to some children to facilitate this.

We believe that our members have a critical role to play in managing public health pests during the pandemic, and therefore they should be allowed to continue to work during the pandemic.

BPCA has sent copies of the letter to other key cabinet ministers including:

  • The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP Secretary of State for the Home Department
  • The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Minister for the Cabinet Office, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
  • The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
  • The Rt Hon Thérèse Coffey MP Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • The Rt Hon George Eustice MP Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • The Rt Hon Alister Jack MP Secretary of State for Scotland
  • The Rt Hon Simon Hart MP Secretary of State for Wales.

You can read BPCA's full letter below. A pdf version of the letter can be downloaded here.

 

Disinfectant and Decontamination Treatments

Krypton Environmental are trained, qualified and audited to the British and European standard in pest management (EN 16636), meaning we are best placed to control and manage public health pests during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Krypton Environmental have the knowledge, training and available workforce to support hygiene maintenance and disinfection.

We have access to specialised equipment used to control pests that are also regularly used in the application of disinfectants.

Killgerm Chemicals supplies the PX-formulations to the pest control industry under the brand names PX-Parvo, PX-Ornikill, PX-Lepto and PX-ULV disinfectant.

The PX- formulations have demonstrated virucidal activity relevant to enveloped viruses which includes Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome.

The PX-formulations have been tested against Adenovirus and Murine norovirus in accordance with EN14476, the European standard for demonstrating virucidal activity of a disinfectant, against the enveloped Vaccinia virus.

According to EN14476:2013 + A2:2019, testing the efficacy of a disinfectant against Adenovirus and Murine norovirus  allows the product to claim efficacy against enveloped viruses including Coronavirus, Influenza virus, Hepatitis B and C and Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

We have the chemicals, we have the tools, we have the expertise to decontaminate your building and kill coronavirus living on surfaces.

Contact us today on 01793 780600