The PestWest range of electric fly killers was first developed in the early 1980s. Its innovative designs and features, now copied
by many other manufacturers, soon made it a favourite among professional pest controllers.
In 1991, PestWest Electronics Limited, was set up to develop the range within the Killgerm Group, also developed the concept of insect light
traps, which use sticky boards rather than high voltage killing grids to control the insects. Although this was not a new concept, PestWest have
made it a standard method of control in a number of markets through patented innovations.
The company’s success is very much export based. It now supplies products for the control of flying insects to some 70 countries
throughout the world. This success has been recognised by a number of industry awards.
In April 2004, the company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade division. This is the highest award a
UK company can receive for excellence.
Currently a major supplier of units in Western Europe, PestWest is now developing the markets in the new EU Member States and the former
soviet socialist republics.
Throughout Europe, PestWest products are seen as being the added value quality products at a competitive price.
PestWest entered the US market in 1993. In 2001, it incorporated its US operation as PestWest USA LLC. In 2006, it bought the new offices and
warehouse in Sarasota from where it trades.
The basis for the company’s success is its depth of scientific knowledge and its commitment to listening to customers’ needs. Being part of
the Killgerm Group, PestWest has access to the expertise of Killgerm’s Technical department and particularly its knowledge of the biology and habits of flying insects. Coupled with this is the electrical engineering
expertise of the company’s Technical Department, led by the Technical Director who has been designing and overseeing the manufacture of fly
killing units and insect light traps for over 30 years.
This level of experience is combined with an ability to talk to PMPs in the field has enabled the company to manufacture the units which most
operators prefer to handle.
All production is carried out either in Ossett or in the new state of the art production facility in Vietnam.
The company is BS EN ISO 9001:2008 registered.