December 2014 | Pest UK

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Pest UK / 2014 / December

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Mice

Mice carry the same diseases as rats. People die form Wiels disease every year but some people regard mice as acceptable. They are not, they are vermin, a health hazard and as with rats they can chew through wires and can be the cause of fires and electrical short circuits. I have been to several

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Cockroach Removal

At PEST UK we constantly get calls relating to Cockroach Removal. Commercial Cockroach Removal People ask  us to remove or get rid of cockroaches in commercial premises such as restaurants and commercial kitchens as well as domestic properties. In the case of commercial premises it is mainly (but not exclusively) kitchens that are in large

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Pest Control Contracts

Today I carried out a quote for a pest control contract at a Council Recycling Plant run by a private company. Rats were everywhere, the evidence pointed to thousands. The building was relatively new but rats were inside the cavity and the electrical cables under the weigh bridge had been damaged by rats chewing through

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Pest Control Franchises

A Pest Control Franchise can cost anything from £20 000.00 to £80 000.00. This will often cover a van, training and equipment. There will also be an annual or monthly fee to cover the ‘licence’ or franchise fee. This will pay the company and for advertising, typically maintenance of the main or regional web site,

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Wasps in Lofts

Queen Wasps are often mistaken for hornets as they are much larger than ‘normal’ worker wasps which are commonly seen during the Summer months. Wasps in lofts are not usually a major problem, although it is not unknown but fairly unusual for Queen Hornets hibernate in lofts. Lofts are actually not good places for Queen

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Removing Squirrels

Removing Squirrels from Lofts and Gardens Lofts Squirrels are territorial and there will be a dominant male accompanied by a female and possibly young, depending on the time of year. The squirrels will treat a loft space the same as they would a drey (a drey is the name for a squirrels nest which is

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How Do I Stop Rats or Mice from Getting into My Kitchen and Bathroom?

In a lot of cases blocking & tracing the rodents entry into a building externally is not possible so proofing internally is the answer. This (proofing internally) is the only practical solution in most cases involving flats, terraced, semi detached houses or properties where the entry points may be undetected, sub terrenean or beyond control

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Proof of Donation to Operation Smile UK

Recently I posted a Blog about PEST UK’s Donation to Operation Smile UK. It was PEST UK’s intention to donate 1% of annual profit (or £400.00, whichever was greater) to Operation Smile. We have sent our yearly donation for £732.24. Last year we only sent them £400.00 as our profits were down but fortunately for

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Rats & Mice in Kitchens

Recently at PEST UK we have had several problems with rats & mice in kitchens where the rodents gained access soon after either a new kitchen was fitted or an extension was put on. In the case of the kitchen fitting the fitters had either bodged a new sewer connection (so leaving gaps in the

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Operation Smile UK PEST UK Donation for 2014

Last year we decided to donate 1% of our profit (or £400.00, whichever was greater) to a Charity. We chose Operation SmileUK which helps fix cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children (& adults) around the globe. Last year (December 2013) we gave Operation Smile UK a cheque for £400.00, this year

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Operation Smile UK PEST UK Donation for 2014

Last year we decided to donate 1% of our profit (or £400.00, whichever was greater) to a Charity. We chose Operation SmileUK which helps fix cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children (& adults) around the globe. Last year (December 2013) we gave Operation Smile UK a cheque for £400.00, this year

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Rats & Mice in Plant Rooms of Commercial Buildings

Commercial buildings will often have a plant or services room where the boilers, air conditioning & air flow units, electrical meters other utilities. These rooms may not seem that important in the fight to keep rats out of a building but they are. There are several reasons why Rats & Mice in Plant Rooms of

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Pigeon & Seagull Netting

Pigeon Netting is the best way to cover large areas that need protecting from Pigeons and Seagulls. These birds can cause damage and foul areas with droppings and in the case of pigeons, their droppings can spread Psittacosis which can be fatal to humans. Because of these factors it is essential that areas that have

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How to get rid of Rats in the Garden

If you already have rats in your garden then you will probably have to get a professional company to deal with the problem. There will be a reason or several reasons why you have rats in your garden. The most important one is a food source. Rats are not very good at competing with other

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