Pest control firm fined £100,000 over chemical storage failings

Suffolk pest control firm hit with £100,000 fine after part-used canisters containing toxic compound found stored inside office filing cabinet

Brown rat. Photograph: Pritsadee Jaipinta/123RF
Vermin: Firm had stored non-approved biocides and pesticides at its premises. Photograph: Pritsadee Jaipinta/123RF

A Suffolk-based pest control firm has been fined £100,000 and one of its directors handed a suspended prison sentence after it was found to have failed to store hazardous chemicals safely.

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