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 […]

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Noises in the Attic – Do not wait act immediately!

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Folks, We are currently seeing a surge in call outs to customer homes following noises in the attic. Unfortunately some customers are only contacting us after putting up with the noises for several weeks. The noises are usually described as scurrying footsteps or chewing noises. The cause of the noises are normally either, squirrels, rats, […]

A giant rat problem

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Folks, the rats which cause us problems in UK are the brown rat which is also known as the Norway rat, they have been in the UK for many many years and are te predominant species. It is well known that the incisors constantly grow and have to be kept ground down by constant chewing. […]

Rats invade houses due to flooding

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We have recently been contacted by The Epsom Guardian, to give advice with regards to the increase of rats moving into houses due to the recent ongoing wet weather and flooding. Reporter Alice Fosters article dated 6th February is headlined “Rats invade homes in flood-hit Leatherhead and Ashtead” Alice called us regarding reports that local […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Health hazard in your water tank

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Folks you may not know thats rats, squirrels, mice and birds often inhabit loft spaces and attics. One callout this week led to the discovery of significant rat activity in an attic. During the initial survey it was noticed that the cold water tank had no cover. When a torch was shone into the tank […]

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 […]