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A selection of articles, videos and stories all relating to pest control and prevention

FAQ's

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Pest Control

Spring cleaning is about more than letting in the fresh air and getting a home ready for summer. Spring cleaning can also be an important step in a pest control management project. By completing some basic cleaning tasks, a person can protect his or her home from attracting insects, rodents, and other pests; which means no call-outs from a local pest control company.

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FAQ's

How to Eliminate and Control Black House Ants around the Home

The black house ant (Ochetellus glaber) is a small, biting at that is deep black in color which often has a blue-green iridescence. They usually grow to about 3 mm in length and live in large colonies. Notably, they have bent antennae, which differentiate them from termites. They are a nuisance, especially around the home, because they like to accumulate in large numbers around unprotected foodstuff. The ants also give off a strong odor when crushed.

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FAQ's

How to Keep Bed Bugs from Your Bed

Bed bugs – the dreaded insect – are making an alarming comeback. A few years ago, bedbugs were simply the bugs of myth from the old nursery rhyme:

“Good night, sleep tight
Don’t let the bed bugs bite.”

However, the increase in international travel and a few unfortunate carry-ons has lead to a resurgence of bed bugs in the UK and other civilized countries. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce your chances of finding the unwelcome critters in your bed, and plenty of ways to get rid of them once they arrive.

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Birds

Bird Control and Prevention – How to get rid of birds?

Effective bird control is extremely important in order to prevent a number of serious issues. Pest birds carry many diseases which can be transmitted to humans, primarily through their foul (dried excrement can turn into powder which is harmful when inhaled and wet excrement can get into the human bloodstream through open wounds or poor hand hygiene). 49% of all feral pigeons carry disease and there are 60 different kinds of diseases carried by pigeons.

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COSTS

How much does loft insulation clearance cost?

Loft insulation clearance can be undertaken both by companies who focus exclusively on this product and also companies who provide it as part of another activity such as pest control, roofing and other home services such as window replacement, boiler repairs, and driveway repairs.

Pricing a loft insulation clearance can be challenging as there are many factors which will affect the cost. The size of loft will make a huge difference in terms of labour and materials required and the likely duration of the job, so it’s easy to see why it’ll be a pivotal influencer of the cost.

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Rodents

What is the best way to get rid of rats?

The reasons behind rat infestations can be multiple, things such as disturbance due to building works can create new nesting opportunities for rat families, a nearby infestation can spill over into your property or damage to the drainage system can allow rats access to previously unavailable areas. Rats also need a water source (e.g. a pond), a food source (e.g. bird seed) and shelter (for example, a shed, or house).

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rat control & removal
COSTS

How much does it cost to get rid of rats?

Although a common pest issue, rats pose a serious problem to both your property and your health; they can chew through furnishings and electrical cables, contaminate food sources and 50% of them carry the fatal Weils Disease plus other rodent-borne illnesses. They are also unhygienic, can create bad smells within your property, and multiply at an alarming rate so it’s important to get rid of rats as quickly and effectively as possible.

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Insects

Wasp Nest Treatment

Wasp nest treatments are necessary if your wasp nest is in an inconvenient place and may cause harm to you or those around you.

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