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Spider season: how to prevent them entering your home

As the days shorten and the weather gets colder and wetter, Autumn marks the start of spider season in the UK. It’s at this time of year that spiders are looking for places to shelter and stay warm. That might mean inside your home. Here are our top ten tips to prevent them from entering

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Squirrels Pest Control Autumn

Squirrels Pest Control Autumn At PEST UK there has been a marked increase in the enquiries regarding pest problems with Grey Squirrels. The main complaint we get with squirrels is when they get into lofts. Squirrels are definitely the noises rodent pest in the UK. They are much louder than rats or mice. Not only

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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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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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Moles & Grass Snakes

Bird Proofing, Moles & Grass Snakes:   Well its been a busy few weeks at PestUK, but I have managed to find the time this weekend to update the blog. The grass snake eggs I found have all now hatched and been put back into the wild in a more suitable location. And the hamster

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Cluster Flies Autumn

Cluster Flies Autumn Autumn is the time when PEST UK start receiving enquiries about  Cluster Fly Removal. Cluster Flies are amazing creatures because of the genetic memory they are meant to possess – this also makes them difficult to eradicate. Cluster Flies pick a hibernation site. The exact criteria for this choice is unknown but

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Removing Wasp Nests

Removing Wasp Nests – Are they worth treating or removing in the Autumn?: It is said that the lifespan of a worker bee when they are working flat out is only six weeks. I am assuming this must be the same or similar for a wasp worker. I would also assume that this must be

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Autumn Pest Control Problems

Autumn Pest Control Problems: Wasps will still be the main pest problem in the Autumn for us at PEST UK. Bed Bugs will probably remain at the same level with an expected increase later in the year when the bed bugs brought back in holiday suitcases for hotels at home and abroad start to be

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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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