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Pests we can deal with

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Pests we can deal with

The following is a list of pests that we can treat.

ant   Ant pest control

bedbug  Bed bug pest control

carpet beetles and woolly bears   Beetle, weevil, mites and moth pest control - stored products

cockroach   Cockroach pest control

flea    Flea pest control

fly   Fly pest control

pigeon  Pigeon and gull pest control

rodent  Rats and mice pest control

silverfish   Silverfish pest control

squirrelSquirrel pest control

wasp   Wasps and hornet pest control

 

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Pests we won't deal with

The following is advice with how to deal with protected wildlife which is causing a problem.

badger   Badgers

bat  Bats

bee   Bees

fox  Foxes

snake   Snakes

 

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Avoiding infestations

Rats mice and cockroaches are the most common pests in most homes and flats, causing health hazards, contamination of food, safety risks and various unpleasant odours. On top of this, a number of pests can damage buildings and fittings, with rats and mice gnawing electrical cables, which can short-circuit and cause a fire. That’s why it’s key to keep on top of things so that you don’t get an infestation that only a professional pest controller can sort out.

The real pest control is done in the home itself. It’s good to keep your surroundings and home environment clean to avoid infestation from invading pests. If you fail to adhere to reasonable hygiene and good housekeeping, then one day you will inevitably have to call in a professional pest controller. The most popular solutions in handling pest problems are prevention and action. A prevention strategy will reduce the chance of you getting a pest problem and needing to call a professional.

Strategy 1: Prevention

Strategy 2: Keeping pests out

 

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Pest control and conservation

Animal Welfare

You can be fined or imprisoned if you cause unnecessary harm to any animal.

Controlling pests yourself

You can:

  • only trap or kill permitted animals
  • use permitted methods to kill animals
  • only use poison to kill the pests it’s intended for - this will be written on the packaging
  • only use traps that have been approved for use with the species you want to control - you must follow the instructions for use

You can’t use the following control methods for any wildlife:

  • self-locking snares
  • bows and crossbows
  • explosives (other than legal ammunition for a licensed firearm)
  • live birds or animals, known as ‘live decoys’, to attract pests (unless you have a license)

It’s an offence to keep or release some wild animals, eg grey squirrels - you must kill them humanely if you catch them alive.

Get Advice

If you need advice on any element of pest control you can call us on 01582 510330.

 

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