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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]