Autumn 2017 Change of Pests

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With the cooler days and darker evenings upon us, the pest problems are changing. It has been a slightly odd summer. There have been fewer insects around this year than normal, in particular wasp number have been down this has resulted in a reduction in the nuisance caused by these striped visitors during BBQ’s and […]

Rats

Rodent prevention makes sense!

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Now that winter has well and truly arrived we are receiving an increasing number of calls to rats and mice which have gained entry to houses. The cold, damp and frosts are driving these pests inside in the hope of finding warm and comfortable accomodation. Many people do not know that mice only need a […]

Rats

News on Mutant “Super Rats”

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Newspapers are today reporting an increase in “super rats” which are becoming resistant to poisons. These rat populations are spreading across Britain, populations have been found in Kent, the West Country and now close to Surrey in neighbouring Sussex. These rats look like normal rats but they are able to feed on some toxic pellets […]

Mice

Mice lose their fear of cats

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A number of recent reports have found that mice infected with a microscopic parasite Toxoplasma gondii permanently lose their fear of cats. Mice typically pick up the parasite when they eat cat faeces. One of the main effects of this infection has been found to reduce the aversion to cat urine , which cats use […]

Mice

A new season arrives

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With the sudden change in the weather we are all putting on coats and jumpers. It is not only us humans who are starting to feel the cold. There has been a sudden rise in calls from customers who are finding they are suffering from rodent problems. Mice seem to be moving into offices and […]

Pest Infestations: the consequences & managing the risk

Pest Infestations: the consequences & managing the risk

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Reputation Reputations can be ruined and businesses destroyed if pest activity is allowed to develop in sites and businesses.  Media and social networking sites rapidly pick up on and report about pest infestations, throwing organisations into the media limelight without always considering the facts. Turnover and occupancy in hospitality-related businesses can be seriously damaged by […]

Managing your pest control contractor

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Your first thought might be – why would I want to do that? But are you making the most of your money and ensuring you’re getting the service you think you’re paying for? When you buy anything you want to get good value, therefore it stands to reason that if you know a little about the service that you […]