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MJ Backhouse

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018

MJ Backhouse

Specialists in Pest Control across North and West Yorkshire

MJ Backhouse

Family-run business with Yorkshire roots

MJ Backhouse

Providing reactive & proactive pest control services

Pest Control for Food Insects

Food Pests are becoming an increasingly common and unwanted pest in food premises.
Some food pests will come into the premises through doors and windows while others will come in on customers, staff and inside deliveries – both inside the food and among the packaging.

Food pests can causes several problems including:

• Can carry disease and contaminate food
• May damage food causing unnecessary wastage
• Food premises may be damaged by food pest activity
• Infestation of food premises is a common factor in prosecutions

Any food pest has the potential to contaminate or destroy food and contamination can occur if pupae, hairs, droppings etc get into food at any point or if pests contaminate food with bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.By taking some simple precautions to prevent food pests gaining entry into your premises you will have already avoided having to resort to using poisons or other control methods.

Why use MJ Backhouse Pest Control:
• Local and friendly service
• Quick and reactive response
• Family business with over 25 years’ experience
• Professional, trained, friendly & efficient staff
• Affordable & realistic costs
• Members of the NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association), Safe Contractor, Construction Line, CHAS, Guild of Master Craftsmen and ISO9002 registered

If you want an established food insect control specialist that can reliably remove a food insect problem at an extremely competitive price and you are based in Yorkshire, including in Huddersfield, York and Wakefield, then give M J Backhouse a call on 0800 5426359

Food Insects Pest Guide


"I just want to say thanks to the technician who came out to see me last week. I was unsure what activity I had however they did a thorough inspection of the property, put down a first set of treatment...

Miss Lane, Pontefract

"Just a massive thank you from everyone at our property for adding bird netting to the rear of our property. Previously we could not sue the garden such was the bird mess and noise but now on warm days we...

Mrs Wilkinson-Smith, Huddersfield

"Over the last few weeks, your pest engineers have done a brilliant job of getting rid of the rat problem I had at my home in Hipperholme, near Halifax. Please pass on my thanks."

Miss Bell, Halifax

Pests Explained

MJ Backhouse understands that no two pests are ever the same, and if you are in a situation where a pest is in your home, you want to know what to do. Our pest explanations should help you.

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Our Accreditations

All MJB’s pest technicians complete a comprehensive training course and all our staff are professionally qualified in all types of pest control methods.

Our operators are trained in the safe use of Rodenticides and Insecticides in accordance with DEFRA and HSE Codes of Practice and Standards.