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Merry Christmas from Abate Pest Management

21 Dec

Wishing all of our customers, suppliers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas

Quality Control for Pest Control

26 May

Quality is so important at Abate Pest Management and that is why they use Norwich based QMS as our Quality consultants.

Why they gained Certification?

Abate Ltd aim to meet their customers’ needs by delivering the highest level of customer service, whilst also operating a safe and healthy workplace and maintaining environmental integrity.

They gained their first Certification in 2007, Jon Blake MD at Abate Ltd recalls “We wanted to show our clients that we have a good structure and procedures which we follow. This helps us speak to clients and to show that we are ISO 9001 certified is valuable, as it is a recognised system both in the UK and overseas”.

Abate chose to extend their scope of Certifications by also gaining the OHSAS 18001 Certification in March 2012 and the ISO 14001 Certification in March 2014.  “These Certifications, along with the ISO 9001 have helped us fill in tender documents with ease, reducing the time previously spent on the tender process” said Mr Blake.

Mr Blake continues “The Systems help us to keep our processes inline as our business changes, with everything being continually monitored and documented” and as a result of the recent Certifications Abate now have numerous environmental initiatives in place, Mr Blake confirms “We now send products away for recycling, use more energy efficient equipment, have improved staff awareness of the carbon footprint and have created staff initiatives to reduce costs when using vehicles”.

We are delighted that Abate have been used as a case study on the QMS website. Please take a look at the QMS website.



Abate Pest Management all pass RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

27 Apr




We are delighted to inform you that all six of the Abate Pest Management team has recently passed the RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

The qualification is designed to provide an understanding of public health pests and their management. It fulfils the legal requirement relating to the training of pest control technicians as set out in the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
The syllabus covers the management of rodents, non-rodent mammals, birds and invertebrates, health and safety and accident prevention, legislation and customer care. Both theoretical and practical aspects of pest management are covered in this qualification, which includes two units devoted to pest management techniques.

If you would like a free site survey and quotation for pest control in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire, please contact us on 01953 603390.


Breaking News….and the winner is……‘Mr Morpheus’

23 Apr

Following the arrival of our new Abate mascot the other week, we ran a competition to give him a name. We had an incredible 387 names! Many of these came from the Norwich Spring Fling that was attended by 5300 people, but other names came from Facebook and local schools.

Meet ‘Mr Morpheus’ which was the name chosen by Adam Clarke from Norwich who won an Argos voucher. We picked Mr Morpheus, not because he was the God of Dreams, maybe because he had a thousand brothers, but mainly because Morpheus, from the Matrix film was known to be a truly inspirational leader and influential teacher to many people, and we hope that our Mr Morpheus will help many people in years to come. Well done Adam your voucher is in the post.

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Also at the Spring Fling we had a draw to win a Blackberry phone, this was won by Rebecca Ludman who lives near Dereham.

If you would like to ask Mr Morpheus a question about Pest Control, then please send it to

Please visit our pest control website by clicking here.

Pest Control at the Spring Fling Norwich

12 Apr

We attended the Norwich Spring Fling earlier this month. It was a great day with a few thousand people attending the event. The Abate Pest Control stand was very busy with lots of children investigating different pests through the microscope and having their photos taken with our new mascot. Over 300 forms were completed on the day to give our new mascot a name, which will be announcing very shortly.

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Name the new Abate Pest Management mascot

31 Mar

Meet our latest member of the Abate Pest Management team.

This is our new mascot and we need to find him a name. Complete the form and send it to us at

He will be visiting lots of places throughout East Anglia, so keep following him on all of our social media platforms and our blog.



Congratulations Abate Pest Management Team

20 Jan

We are extremely delighted to announce that all of our pest control technicians have now passed the HACCP course Level 2 for food safety in manufacturing.

HACCP International (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) began certifying pest controllers to this new standard in 2014, thereby giving a clear indication to the food industry as to a pest controller’s competence and ability to offer a service meeting the demands of world’s best practice in terms of process and food safety.

It now means that with this additional qualification all of our technicians have an even better knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. These topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

food safetyWell done team.

If you are in the Food Service Industry and would like to know how we can help your business with Preventative Pest Control, please call us on 01953 603390 or visit our website.

Congratulations to Terry Stiling who has worked for Abate for 10 years.

10 Jan

Congratulations to Terry Stiling who has worked for Abate for 10 years.

Terry has been in the industry for 27 years and in that time has gained pretty much all the experience you can get in pest control. He trains, carries out quality assurance inspections, field survey inspections, helps with ISO and also manages to service quite a broad spectrum of various clients from domestic to large corporate food manufacturing.

Terry trained me and I have known him as a friend and employee for 25 years. I am pretty certain that we will carry on building and developing Abate for many more years to come and look forward to the next 25 years.

Jon Blake
Abate Pest Management


Do you have moles?

7 Jan

Do you have moles? Some interest facts to be read on ipatter this morning. Please click here for the full story.


Wells-next-the-Sea views from a pest controller

16 Nov

It was early to rise last weekend when we visited Wells-next-the-Sea to install some Bird Gel on a brand new development. Couldn’t resist taking some pictures of the early morning in such a lovely part of Norfolk.

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