Apollo Environmental Services was started in 1989 by a disillusioned farm worker, back in the heady days of high house prices and Filofaxes.
How times change. Now we have high house prices and mobile phones. Having met a few pests on the various farms I had worked on and having been assured that I could make a million, into business I went. Back in the old days, when men were men and women ruled the country, setting up a business was easy. Mr Health and Safety and Mr Endless Regulation were still in nappies and romping around a play pen with sharp edges, pointy-out bits and non-sterile surfaces, while being supervised by an inappropriate adult who did not have any NVQs.
This allowed me just to go out and be a pest control man.
Over the next few years I learnt from my mistakes, attended many training courses and developed my business.
Today I still have most of the customers who entrusted me with the task of keeping their home or business pest free. Now of course, health and safety, and various regulations, are standardised for every type of business and I comply with them all. As I rapidly approach twenty years of pest controlling I continue to develop and improve the service I provide.
Based in Bridgwater I serve both domestic and commercial customers across Somerset.