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Rats and Mice at Winter

Rodents and Homes. At PESTUK we know this time of year can lead to an increase of rat and mice activity within homes. The colder weather can make our homes an inviting destination for Rats and Mice. People are also more likely to feed birds in the cold weather which can attract rats and mice

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Wasps in January

Wasps in January At PEST UK we are still getting calls from customers with pest control problems concerning wasps and wasp nests. Usually this involves people getting Queen wasps coming into rooms from the loft or other cavities where old nests were and/or Queen wasps have chosen these sites for hibernation. The unusually warm weather

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Rats, Sewer Problems

Rats and Sewer Problems:We have a pest control contract for rats and mice at a school in Wokingham, Berkshire. They have had a rat problem at the site off and on for the last two years. When it first started I was asked to supply a second opinion as Stephen Tiller from PEST UK had

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Wasps, Squirrels & Rats

Wasps, Squirrels & Rats: Today (10/1/14) was the first cold day with sub zero temperatures we have had for a while. This has immediately brought a rush of rat enquiries at PEST UK. Calls into PEST UK regarding rats this Winter have been much lower than normal. As I have mentioned in a previous blog,

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Pest Control December & January

Pest Control December & January: December and early January are traditionally a slow months for pest control companies. Rat and mouse enquiries normally tend to increase in January but this hasn’t happened yet. There may be several reasons. The first is probably that it hasn’t been particular cold so rats or mice haven’t needed to

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Rats & Mice After Storms

Rats & Mice After Storms: Some of you may notice a sudden infestation of rats and mice after the dreadful weather. This is not unusual, and there is not much you could have done to prevent it. The rain and wind will damage rodents’ natural nesting spots and force them to higher ground, including into

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Moths & False Widow Spiders

Geeks, Moths & False Widow SpidersYesterday (27/11/13) we had a call from an existing pest control contract customer. The company is called JV Foods. They are an importer of specialised foreign foods. They started off importing and distributing Mexican foods but have expanded from a farm unit to a large modern warehouse and now import

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Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract

Cold Weather & Pest Control Contract: This coming week at PEST UK will see a further reduction in the seasonal insect pests such as Cluster Flies, ‘other Flies, and Wasps (& Wasp Nests, requests for removal). This will be due to the cold spell we expecting this week that will kill off or send into

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Pest Services During Winter

Pest Services During Winter: This December (2015) has been the warmest on record and this does effect pests. It means we are still carrying out pest control treatments for many insect pests that we would not be doing in late December such as Cluster Flies, House Flies, Blue Bottles, Wasps and Ants. This bonus for

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Rat, Mouse & Poisons

Rat, Mouse & Poisons: It is a common mistake for people to believe that stronger poisons (rodenticides) are better. First poisons with lower toxicity protect other wildlife that may eat a poisoned rodent. Birds of prey, foxes and badgers may be susceptible to this type of what is called ‘secondary’ poisoning. The strength of the

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Wasp Problems in Winter

Wasp Problems in Winter: At PEST UK we are getting calls concerning wasps crawling about inside houses in a dopey state. Several customers this week have said that they have been stung. The problem for us and our customers is that the actual nest may be difficult to locate at this time of year. In

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Resistance Rats

Resistance Rats, the truth: Recently I have been doing work at several farms and animal facilities which previously had pest control contracts with other companies. These other companies claimed that the rats could not be properly controlled outside as the rats were all resistant! Interestingly I have eliminated the problems at all of these sites

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Resistance to Rat poison

Resistance to Rat Poison: In my experience this (resistance to rat poison) is over exaggerated. Resistance to rat poison is often blamed when treatments fail when in fact there are other reasons why treatment failure occurs. If after c couple of weeks rat poison is still being consumed and rats are still present then immediately

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A better class of rat

A better class of rat: My first call out the other day was for rats in a garage, nothing unusual, except the rats were living in the engine bay of the car kept inside the garage.. A Rolls Royce silver shadow!  The car was not used that often but the warmth of the engine from

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Mole Catching

Last week we received a call from a lady in a rural location who was concerned about moles ruining her garden. There were easily 40 moles hills all over her lawn. Apparently the gardener had already tried to catch the mole but with no success, which was the reason that the problem had got so

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Proofing job & more rodent activity

Proofing job & more rodent activity: Today Rick Pellen carried out an interesting pigeon proofing job. Pigeons were roosting on a down pipe but were also roosting in the gap between the solar panels and the roof. I have not seen pigeons doing this before. If this is not a one off then the thousands

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Rats/Mice Cold Weather

Rats and Mice in Cold Weather: Rats & Mice: The recent cold weather has resulted in rats being seen. The cold drives them into buildings & clear cold weather means they can be see scrounging from bins & bird tables. People are more likely to feed birds when it is cold so attracting rats &

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