Home Improvement

Control of Insect and Rodent Pests

Ants

The Black or garden ant is the most common species in the UK their nests are usually found in soil and lawns close to buildings. They cause a nuisance by entering homes in the spring. Garden ants do not carry germs or spread disease but are mainly a nuisance due to their foraging habits.

  • Control

The control of garden ants is achieved by destroying the nest by using an approved insecticide. The product we use has been specifically developed to control ants.

Rodents

Rodents contaminate food and cause extensive damage to buildings by gnawing through wood and enlarge masonry openings to gain entrance. Here are 8 home remedies to get rid of rats.

Most indoor infestations occur during the winter due to the rodents are seeking food and shelter. Rodents are most active during the evening and remain so until the middle of the night. If food and water are in short supply or if the infestation is particularly large then rodents may become active during daylight hours.

  • Control

Many methods of control are available to the qualified pest controller these include many anticoagulant formulations such as baits, contact gels, and dust. Traditional trapping methods are another option to control rodent populations.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to eradicate. However, with the correct products and the correct inspection and application techniques, bed bug eradication is straight forward. A light bed bug infestation should be totally eradicated within a few days a more severe infestation may take up to 14 days.

  • Control

Our bed bug control method is relatively simple, we take around one hour to treat each infested room. we guarantee out bed bug control treatments.

Beetles

Stored product insects incorporate a huge number of insects including beetles, weevils, and mites. Grain, flour, cereals, and perishable goods are at risk of damage. Other species may attack carpets and other textiles.

  • Control

Treating stored product pests is best left to the professionals. We can identify the insect and advise on the most effective treatment.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are nocturnal by nature and are usually to be found hiding in cracks and crevices during daylight hours. Cockroaches can carry dysentery, gastro-enteritis, and many food poisoning organisms. Germs can spread from the body of the cockroach or from the droppings they leave behind. Cockroaches will feed on almost anything, including fecal matter. Contamination usually occurs when the cockroach comes into contact with foodstuffs.

  • Control

Professional use gel baits are used to clear cockroach infestations Even a severe infestation will be completely eradicated in 10 days.

Fleas

The cat flea is by far the most common and is not always confined to cats. Fleas usually attack the lower portions of the leg, especially around the ankles. The bites can give rise to the characteristic dark red spots around the area, which remain irritated for a few days. Fleas can lay dormant for months and will become active when they sense vibrations from a possible host.

  • Control

In order for us to carry out effective flea treatment you must help us by doing the following before we treat your property. Remove all toys, decorative items, cushions, books, and other items from the floors so that all areas of the floor can be treated. Remove items from under beds and furniture. Vacuum floors and upholstered furniture to remove animal hair, dirt, and debris. The treatment is simple and will only take around 5 minutes per room, flea treatments are guaranteed for 3 months.

Flies

Many species are attracted to meat and fish products where they will lay eggs. Other species will breed among overripe fruit, fermenting liquids, and beer residue.

  • Control

Control can be achieved in various ways, for example proofing of window and door openings to keep flies out of your building. Using electronic fly killers is another option to consider.

Moths

The female will lay eggs in the dark rarely disturbed areas. Make a point of moving rarely used items around every few weeks, such as beds, chests of drawers, etc. Vacuum these areas thoroughly and regularly, this will remove any eggs that may have been laid.

  • Control

Moth control depending on the level of infestation is usually quite simple. The method used and will depend on the situation.

Moles

We provide a fast and friendly ‘no mole – no fee’ mole catching service throughout Yorkshire. Both traditional and modern mole control methods are used.

  • Control

Trapping moles is the best way to quickly clear small areas of land. The use of Aluminium Phosphide is an option for larger areas such as farmland and golf courses. We usually trap moles within 24 hours of setting the traps.

Wasps

There are two main species in Great Britain-the Common Wasp and European Wasp. both are abundant in the Wakefield area. Wasps nest can be found underground in trees, wall cavities, and roof voids.

  • Control

We control the wasp’s nest by using approved insecticide dust. A single treatment is all that is needed. Should a second treatment be necessary no further charges will be made?

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