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The Pest Files

  • 6 Ways to Get Rid of Rats

    6 Ways to Get Rid of Rats

    Rats have been the scourge of homeowners for as long as we can remember. They can carry all sorts of diseases which are harmful to humans, so if you’ve got rats in your home, you need to do something to get rid of them quickly.

  • Coming Soon to a Home Near You...

    Coming to a home near you this summer – ants, bedbugs, gulls, rats and wasps. Find out some crazy facts about them by viewing our pest control infographic.

  • It's Time to Keep an Eye Out for Ants

    It's Time to Keep an Eye Out for Ants

    At the time of writing it’s getting close to ant nesting season. Ants can be a real inconvenience for home and business owners as well as being problematic to get rid of. Keep reading to discover more about ants.

  • How to Guard Against Nesting Gulls

    How to Guard Against Nesting Gulls

    As spring approaches, it’s not long until gulls all over the UK start to think about nesting. Gulls typically like to go back to the nesting site they’ve had previously which is often in people’s chimneys. If you had a problem with gulls at your home or business premises last year, now is the time to seek advice and take preventative measures as gulls usually start nest building around the start of April.

  • Bird Control Benefits - Protecting Your Health and Property

    Bird Control Benefits - Protecting Your Health and Property

    Our bird control service covers Scotland and the North of England. And we’re often called out to deal with flying pests such as seagulls, starlings and pigeons.
    In this article we’ll talk about the main benefits of professional bird control.

  • Pest Control Tips for Hotels and B&Bs

    Pest Control Tips for Hotels and B&Bs

    Specific advice on things such as bedbugs and cockroaches including how to spot tell-tale signs, how they can come to be in your accommodation and the best ways to get rid of them.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Bed Bugs

    A Beginner’s Guide to Bed Bugs

    Bed bugs love nothing more than to feast on human blood and they thrive in warm environments. They are typically 4-5mm in length and can grow up to 3mm wide. These dimensions coupled with the fact they’re most active at night, make them very difficult to spot with the naked eye.

  • Pest Control Problems in the Winter

    Pest Control Problems in the Winter

    While some pests are only a problem to home and business owners in the warmer months, there are a number that can cause difficulties all year round, including winter time.

  • Pest population explosion feared as council spending cuts bite

    Pest population explosion feared as council spending cuts bite

    According to the veteran pest controller, rodents aren’t the only creatures making themselves comfortable in our midst: pest populations, including bedbugs, appear to be on the rise across the county just as the money needed to tackle them dwindles.

  • Dead bird found in bag of Tesco salad

    A family in Somerset got more than they bargained for when eating a bag of ready-to-eat salad bought at Tesco – a dead bird.

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