Hakan Kjellberg, based in Sweden, is the technical director of Anticimex - one of the top five pest control servicing businesses in the world and probably number two in Europe after Rentokil. He is also chair of the CEPA Sustainability and Innovation group.
Responsible for technical matters globally, Hakan explains how the company has responded to the covid threat. He comments on what differences there are to disinfection and how it should always be linked to good cleaning practices.
Something all pest controllers know only too well, is that pests do not care about covid. In fact the current situation works to their advantage as there is less disturbance so they can thrive. Haken highlights how the value of pest control has been recognised, but rightly details how those working in the industry have always had to face risk and danger every day.
The Anticimex motto of ‘Knowing not guessing’ can hardly be more appropriate at this time, and Hakan explains how the company has helped customers with their risk assessments and training. As one of the world leaders in the use of remote pest monitoring, Hakan highlights how this has proved invaluable, as pest activity can still be recorded without having to visit sites, so totally without risk.
We promise an eye opening interview, a person and a company to watch closely.
And, good news. Hakan has also promised to stay as a regular contributor - so see you again in 2-3 months to review today’s situation and speak about current topics. Been a huge pleasure!