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How to Get Rid of Bedbugs

Bed bugs This common pest, was once associated with unhygienic surroundings, but we now understand that due to increased travel over the world, the increased use of second-hand furniture, multi occupancy buildings such as blocks of flats, holiday homes and hotels these insects are prevalent the world over now. To get rid of bed bugs,

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Bed Bug Mattress Protector for Students

Bed bugs in student accommodation is a relatively common problem, and it is a good idea for students moving into new accommodation to be aware of the problem. PESTUK advise all students to use a mattress protector as a precaution, particularly on older mattresses. We’ve put together a useful list of what to be on

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Flies in Lofts

Flies in Lofts February, March and early April is the time of year when people find flies in lofts or flies emerging from lofts. These are usually ‘Cluster Flies’ of which there are several types but the most common type looks slightly larger than a house fly but smaller than a Blue Bottle. It is

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Bed Bugs Heat Treatment

Bed Bug Heat Treatment Bed Bugs: Treatment Options There are three types of bed bug treatments: Insecticide only, Bed Bug Heat Treatment only and a combination of Insecticide and bed bug heat treatment. Insecticide only Treatment. The insecticide only option is the most popular and most cost effective method of control for bed bugs. The

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Insects that bite people in the UK

Insects that bite people in the UK fall into only 3 groups. Apart apart from airborne insects such as Horse Flies and Mosquitoes,  these are fleas, bed bugs or poultry mites. These are all blood feeders. They will pierce the skin and feed on blood. What causes the irritation or bite is the solution that

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Bed Bugs & Squirrels

Bed Bugs & Squirrels:   Hello to Customers Past and Presentand Future! The winter season at PestUK is traditionally quieter than the rest of the year, however we have foud ourselves very busy with rat and squirrel jobs which traditionally try and come inside houses at this time of year. I have recently been asked

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Monitors for Bed Bugs

Non Toxic Chemical Free Monitors for Bed Bugs: Bed Bug infestations have increased dramatically in the past few years. Fifteen years ago we would only do one or two treatments a year but now we carry out several hundred treatments for Bed Bugs in a year.Bed Bug infestations often leave little or no trace, just

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Bed Bugs & Multiple Occupancy

Bed Bugs & Multiple Occupancy Premises: I have just booked up a Bed Bug job for a multiple occupancy house in Reading, Berkshire. There are five occupied bed sit type rooms. We have treated this house several times for Bed Bugs before, twice in November 2011, twice in February 2013 and once in September 2013.

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Bed Bugs, Who Pays?

Bed Bugs, Who Pays? Should Landlords Pay? Some Landlords will pay for Bed Bug treatments especially if the tenants have just moved in but many won’t using the excuse that the new tenants might have bought the Bed Bug infestation with them. Either way it is difficult to prove. We have just had a case

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Pest Control in December

Pest Control in December: Last week Rick Pellen completed a pigeon netting job on a balcony on a flat on the Oxford Rd, Reading, Berkshire. Unfortunately the pictures don’t do the job justice as it was nearly dark by the time he had finished. The pleasing thing about this job was that we initially quoted

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Bed Bugs & DIY Insecticides

Snails, Bed Bugs & DIY Insecticides: Below are a couple of pictures of snails using our bait boxes for a hibernation site for the Winter. We have had Rats, Mice, Wasp, Bumble Bees, Frogs, Toads even Grass Snakes using bait boxes as cover or nesting sites. Because the poison bait the box contains takes up

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Bed Bugs: Success at PEST UK

Bed Bugs: Success at PEST UK: Bed Bugs are one of, if not the the most difficult insect pest to treat. There are many ways to treat them but in our experience at PEST UK only insecticide treatments work. The reason for this is residuality. The other two methods of treatment involve the use of

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Student Accommodation and Bed Bugs

Student Accommodation and Bed Bugs Bed bugs are on the increase, and students need to know how best to protect their student houses and halls against them. As students settle into the new academic year, it is useful to know what bedbugs are, and what you can do about them What you need to know

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Bed Bug Problems

Bed Bug Problems in Basingstoke, Reading, Newbury, Guildford and Farnham: Bed bugs seem to be a serious problem for a lot of people right now. At PEST UK we have seen a steady increase in bed bug infestations since 2003. Prior to that the bed bug population was on the decline, partly due to the

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Bedbugs Getting Rid of

Bedbugs Getting Rid of: Bedbugs – What to Look For Bed bugs can be mistaken for other pests in the home. They are an oval shape but they are also flattened out. In size, the adult bed bug is about 3/16 to 1/5 of an inch long. When they have just had a meal, bedbugs

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Bed Bugs in England

Bed Bugs in England: Bed Bugs are a pest that 10 years ago were rare in our service area (Berkshire, North Hampshire, South Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire & Surrey), so rare that we would only carry out 1 or 2 jobs a year, recent years have produced between 200 to 300 bed bug jobs per year.

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Rats, Fleas, Cluster Flies & Bed Bugs

Rats, Fleas, Cluster Flies & Bed Bugs: Past few weeks have been more of the same with the exception that there seem to be some Cluster fly jobs coming through. This is earlier than last year. I have just taken a call from a regular customer who had Cluster Flies last year in mid February

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Bedbugs in a cinema?

Bedbugs in a cinema? We all know about bedbugs, and we know they live in less than hygienic mattresses and beds, but most of us think we’re pretty safe from them. Well maybe not. This article suggests that bedbugs are much more fertile than previously thought and they don’t confine themselves to beds only! Enjoy

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