November 2014 | Pest UK

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Pest UK / 2014 / November

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PEST UK & Operation Smile

PEST UK is a local pest control company servicing the South of England for both commercial and domestic pest control problems. In 2013 we decided that we would give 1% of our profits to charity. (or £400.00, whichever was greater) This decision was made because we wanted to give something back, it is good publicity

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Wasps In December

We are still treating wasps nests in late November (29/11/14) and have wasp jobs booked for December. Wasps in December are not unusual but the volume of of wasps nests we are treating and have enquiries about is unprecedented. This is probably due to the warm weather in October, November and forecasted for the first

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PEST UK & Operation Smile

PEST UK is a local pest control company servicing the South of England for both commercial and domestic pest control problems. In 2013 we decided that we would give 1% of our profits to charity. (or £400.00, whichever was greater) This decision was made because we wanted to give something back, it is good publicity

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Catching Rats & Mice using Glue Boards

Glue Boards are only used by PEST UK as a last resort. They are very popular in other countries including the United States but in the UK, probably due to the fact we are less cruel than a lot of countries they are not so popular. There are strict Guidelines about catching Rats & Mice

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Getting Rid of Cockroaches in Houses and Flats

If you have problems getting rid of cockroaches in houses and flats don’t despair!  Cockroaches are now relatively ‘easy’ to treat compared with bed bugs and other insect pests due to the introduction of the new cockroach baits. Successful treatments do rely on the premises being clean and grease free. Problems of re infestation occur

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Wasps & Hornets in Spring & Winter

In the Spring the first time of that year that people come into contact with wasps or hornets is when hibernating Queen wasps and hornets come out of hibernation or are disturbed by artificial heat and light sources (if this happens they may think that Spring has come early and come out of hibernation early

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Proofing Rats & Mice

Proofing Rats & Mice: Proofing has to be considered when dealing with rats and mice in buildings. Just treating a rat or mouse infestation with Rodenticides may work but other rats moving into an area can always tell where other rats and mice have been even years later. The food source is probably the most

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Removal of Rodents

Removal of Rodents: Removal of Rodents in a House: For the first time since Spring this year the number of rodent jobs taken in a day at PEST UK has exceeded the insect jobs. These rodent jobs are a mixture of rats, mice and squirrels. The rats and mice are a result of the weather

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Cluster Flies and Ladybird Treatments

The Cluster Fly season this year has been later than previous years due to the warm October. Harlequin Ladybirds are another addition to pest control in recent years. These type of Ladybirds seem to be replacing the British Ladybird and although bad news for the British Ladybird it’s good news for pest control companies as

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Wasp Nest Removal January

Wasp Nest Removal January: Although wasps and wasp nests are considered a Summer pest they can actually be a problem throughout the year. In fact more people are stung in the Autumn & Winter than in the Summer. This is due to the fact that the metabolism of the wasps is reduced and they are

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Harrow Council Pest Control Prices compared to PEST UK

At PEST UK we have been looking at our prices as we have not had a price rise (except for wasp nests) for at least seven years. What is amazing is that the pest control department of Harrow Council charges way above the going rate for pest control even though it is subsidised by the

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Proofing rats & mice

Proofing rats & mice: A large percentage of our rat and mouse jobs involve either flats, semi detached houses or terraced houses. This can make things difficult if the rat or mouse problem originates away from where the problem has been reported. Some people will not realise that rats or mice are traveling through their

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Removing a Hornets Nest

Removing a Hornets Nest: Over the past 10 years PEST UK has been seeing an ever increasing amount of Hornets. They do best in ‘poor’ wasp years, these are years that for whatever reasons the number of wasp nests have been low. It may be that they prefer different conditions but must probably is that

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