• Technical Inspections & reports for pest-related problems 
  • Insect audits and assessments
  • Insect pest management
  • Independent insect identification and foreign body analysis
  • Control of flying insects
  • Mosquito control
  • Training and consultancy
  • Expert witness statements
  • Site assessments for Vertebrate & Invertebrate pests
  • Independent Food Safety & Pest Management Quality Audits (to ensure ‘best practice’ and compliance with food standards & codes of practice for food and food-related industries) 
  • Corporate due diligence for food safety & pest management issues
  • Root cause analysis 
  • Stored product Insect Audits and Assessments
  • Assessments of pest contractor performance
  •  Assessments for companies with single sites or multiple sites 
  • Pest related crisis management 
  • Supply-chain analysis 
  • Site Specific Pest Risk Assessments
  • Pest Risk Reduction
  • Pest Awareness Training
  • UK, Europe, Worldwide service 
  • Fully Insured
Site Pest Risk Assessments - Pest Risk Reduction
Floor sample analysis
By adopting a more forensic approach to pest management audits, we can show what is actually happening on large, busy sites. Undetected pests present a risk to product and compromise hygiene standards.
Independent Assessments
Highly qualified, fully independent assessments of Quality Standards for food safety and pest management standards.
Audits conducted by qualified food safety auditors, expert in pests and pest management, will help to ensure compliance with food safety standards set by accreditation and certifying bodies such as BRCGS, M&S, AIB, Tesco, Organic Standards and others.

Our audits will provide you with comprehensive analysis regarding the pest status of your site, rodent or insect pest problems and the quality of service provided by your pest control contractor.

Insect Factory Audits
Worldwide audits undertaken to assess risk of exposure to rodent or insect activity at food-handling sites. Such audits highlight the source or potential harbourage for insect activity and help to reduce the risk of contamination of food and packaging. They also provide specific guidance and help with the monitoring and control of insect activity.

Insect Identification and Foreign Body Analysis
Examination & identification services. Our pest identification reports also provide guidance for pest management and prevention, set within the context of your specific environment for food handling/manufacture. They also advise on how to prevent a problem recurring.

Mosquito Assessments
Assistance with monitoring and control of mosquito problems such as Culex pipiens molestus, Aedes albopictus & Aedes aegypti.

IPMIC Independent Pest Management and Insect Consultancy
International Support
Export/import markets are vital for developing a food production/food handling business.

Markets within Europe and inside the zone for the Trans Pacific Partnership require high standards for food production and pest management. We can help build your trade bridges and to develop your import/export markets within these economic regions by ensuring you and your suppliers are compliant with the standards and codes of practice set by accreditation and certifying bodies such as BRCGS, AIB and others.

Our audits recommendations will ensure that you comply with the high regulatory standards for pest management and provide verification for the quality pest management systems in place. Our audits will also help you implement and maintain good and cost-effective standards for pest management. They will also improve the quality of your pest management programme, give you peace of mind for safe food production, reduce exposure to risk and increase your profitability. Our pest management audits can also serve as ‘health check’ on the fitness of your pest management standards and provide guidance to improve the efficiency of your current pest control programme with your existing pest control contractor. 

IPMIC Independent Pest Management and Insect Consultancy
Pest - Resistant Packaging
The importance of safe food packaging, the storage of food in good quality conditions prior to distribution and sale cannot be underestimated. So the methods used for food packaging and their resistance to pest infestation is of prime concern throughout the food supply chain. Food contamination by insect food pests can result in rejection by customers, product recalls or legal disputes.

At Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy, we provide advice to reduce the risk of penetration of food packaging by stored product insects and recommend measures to ensure that insect larvae and adult insects are unable to penetrate packaging.

We can help identify risks and weaknesses such as stitch holes or glued seams, or any bad practices which could present a risk of insect contamination for your finished product.
Good advice and improved practices can protect you from common stored product insect pests such as
Indian Meal Moth, Warehouse Moth, Saw-toothed Grain Beetles, Red Flour Beetle, Rice Weevil, Cigarette Beetle, Lesser Grain Borer, Warehouse Beetle, Confused Flour Beetles, Psocids.
Site Pest Risk Assessments
Management training

John Lloyd Conducting Management Training 

Warehouse Pest Management

John Lloyd Conducting Factory Pest Management Audits 

Warehouse inspection

John Lloyd Conducting Warehouse Inspections 

IPMIC Independent Pest Management and Insect Consultancy
Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy Limited (‘IPMIC’) is a company formed by John Lloyd. John is a qualified pest control consultant and a qualified food safety auditor with 25 years’ experience in the pest control industry in the UK and around the world. With a wide range of experience and understanding of food production/manufacturing processes, John has worked in, and consulted on pest issues in, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, China, South Korea, Thailand and South America.

John also has 40 years’ practical entomological experience working on insect-related projects in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and South America.
IPMIC Ltd provides a pest management auditing and consultancy service for companies, organisations and individuals who are interested in maintaining food safety and who seek to reduce their exposure to actual or potential pest activity. We also help companies who have existing pest problems. We also carry out Quality Assurance Audits on the performance and viability of existing Pest Management Plans and pest monitoring systems that clients have in place and will recommend improvements where needed. Our recommendations will help with the continuous improvement of the pest management of a site.

Our service covers both vertebrate and invertebrate pests in food production; pet food manufacturing; pharmaceutical industry; logistics and supply chain pest management plus public health pest-related matters.

Within the public health sector, we can advise on pest management for multi-occupational housing projects. We also assist with mosquito control and mosquito habitat reduction. We can provide foreign-body analysis and expert witness services for pest-related matters.

Our pest management audits assess and verify the standard of your pest management, the quality of your Pest Management Plan and the quality of your pest monitoring system and help ensure compliance with both statutory requirements and food standards and codes of practices set by food accreditation and licensing bodies. These include the British Retail Consortium (BRCGS), AIB, M&S, Tesco as well as compliance with organic standards such as those set by the Soil Association.

Pest management quality audits are comprehensive and cover many aspects of pest management, including the pest status of a site, a review of pest trends, the appropriate use of pest control measures and the quality of documentation for the recording of data and the reporting of pest information. The review also considers health and safety standards and the presence of appropriate health and safety documentation.

The Quality Assurance Audits examine the performance of both the pest control contractor and the performance of clients, in relation to the quality of pest management system and quality of the Pest Management Plan in place. They indicate if appropriate measures are in place for pest prevention and monitoring for pest activity. Quality Assurance Audits not only ensure a safer environment for food producers and food-handling companies, but also validate the quality of existing standards of pest management. Where needed, they also provide recommendations for further improvement in pest management in a practical and cost effective way.
IPMIC Factory Pest Management Audits
Warehouse Pest Management
John Lloyd has consulted and worked on pest-related matters for companies in the UK, European and global food supply business, and has considerable experience in a wide variety of commercial sectors, having audited and serviced multinational food companies, packaging companies and other companies operating within the food supply chain. His experience also includes audits and giving commercial technical advice to a wide variety of companies including those specialising in pet food, pharmaceuticals, listed companies, facilities management and water companies, waste handling/waste recycling companies, zoological parks/animal husbandry sites and public bodies such as local authorities.

In particular, he has provided important assistance and specialist advice to food production and food processing companies and a wide variety of companies in the food, pet food and pharmaceutical supply chain.

John has also worked for insurance companies and law firms in food/pest-related arbitrations in assessing where pest contamination is likely to have occurred within the food supply chain.

Confidentiality is assured when using our services.

Our more forensic approach to pest management helps you to see what is actually happening on a large site regarding pest activity and helps to improve food safety and hygiene standards. The photo of debris on the floor in an ingredients store illustrates the benefits of this service.

Floor sample analysis
One-Off Audits, Annual site audits, Quality Assurance Assessments and Technical Support and Advice in relation to specific pest-related issues.

Employee training – Industry specific, pest awareness & pest-risk awareness training for employees, management or technical staff.

Ongoing Assessments and Contract Work
We also undertake regular site inspections for food safety & pest management for companies operating under the codes of practice for food production for accreditation or certifying bodies such as the British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) the AIB and others.

We can conduct Quality Assurance Assessments of your existing pest management and pest monitoring systems and, by modifying your existing pest control contract, you can even use us for one of your scheduled technical pest control inspections as part of the normal provision for pest management at your site. This verification will help maintain standards and will ensure that your site receives at least one independent annual ‘health-check’ as part of your regular pest management programme.

Our site assessments will help your site to become ‘risk aware’ and will help you to maintain a high quality pest management system, ensure you remain compliant and help to minimize the risk of pest activity at your site. Our assessments help you increase food safety and will assist in the continuous improvement of your pest management programme in an extremely cost effective way.

IPMIC Travel Abroad
IPMIC Travel Abroad
IPMIC Travel Abroad

Absolutely. Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and compliant with International, National requirements, plus your own Company requirements to reduce the transmission of Covid-19, we can assess your site.

John Lloyd has carried out audits and has assessed vertebrate and invertebrate pest problems in many countries around the world, including Europe (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain), Saudi Arabia, UAE, Africa (Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania and Ivory Coast), Seychelles, India, South Korea, Thailand, China and in South America (Brazil).

We have audited national and international supply chains to ensure standards for food and pet food products are being maintained.

Our visits have helped companies with pest management-related issues within their national market and have assisted some to maintain their export markets. Such visits have also helped publicly listed companies importing products into Europe, where pest-related problems could have jeopardized supply contracts, or could have resulted in potential product recalls. Our assessments have helped to avoid potentially expensive and time-consuming lawsuits.

Foreign Body Analysis

A testis in cooked chicken - not a fly pupa

Foreign Body Analysis

A Mouse tooth in product

Foreign Body Analysis

A kitten’s claw in product

Foreign body analysis is a major concern in the food industry. When problems arise, they require a rapid identification and a speedy resolution. We can also provide advice on possible cause or source.

We provide a reliable, speedy and confidential service that will provide assistance and clarify the problems concerning foreign body complaints. Once a sample is received, close examination will quickly establish if the specimen is of pest or non-pest origin and, if the specimen is of invertebrate origin, the type involved – whether it is a stored product insect, a species prejudicial to public health or a non-pest species. Identifications are supported by a full technical report.

Following the examination of a sample, IMPIC’s comprehensive technical reports provide information regarding identification, whether it is a pest species and when appropriate, provide specific advice and guidance on control and prevention measures relation to the specimen contamination incident. IPMIC’s reports provide considerably more information than just a basic identification report.

The prices we charge for this service start at £50.00 plus vat. For multiple identifications, special assignments or contract work, please contact John Lloyd for a quote. 
Yes, we can carry-out pest awareness training for your employees, especially line managers, supervisors, warehouse staff or hygiene and cleaning personnel. This can be tailored to reflect pests and threats relevant to your industry.

We can also provide pest awareness training for senior management and QA managers which would include how to recognize risks and the early signs of infestation, insect pest recognition, control and prevention measures relevant to the factory environment or site concerned. Certificates for attendance to pest awareness training can be provided or for successful participants attending pest management training, competency certificates can be provided.

John Lloyd has supplied these services to boards of directors and staff in many countries around the world.

Our more forensic approach to pest management helps you to see what is actually happening on a large site regarding pest activity and helps to improve food safety and hygiene standards. The photo of debris on the floor in an ingredients store illustrates the benefits of this service.

BPCA - British Pest Control Association Member
IPMIC - Independent Pest Management & Insect Consultancy



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