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Is a squirrel infestation really that bad?

Scratching noises in your loft or attic? Evidence of droppings? An increased presence of squirrels in the garden? Your house may be home to a squirrel infestation. Although squirrels may look cute and seem harmless, they can cause considerable damage to your home. Squirrel infestations are often found in loft spaces. They are very noisy

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Do I still need a pest control contract if my business is closed?

COVID-19 and Pest Control Contracts The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the closure of many commercial premises. This includes bars, restaurants, takeaway shops, pubs, and cafés. Because of this, many customers have asked to postpone upcoming visits or even cancel their pest control contracts all together. We do not recommend this. We cannot express enough

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Does DIY pest control work?

Forced to stay at home during the current lockdown, many people are getting round to doing odd jobs around the house. Some attempting to control pests themselves. Whether it be through purchasing insecticides online or making home-made mouse traps, people are turning to DIY pest control in these difficult times. Here at PESTUK, we have

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What is Weil’s Disease and what happens if I get it?

What is Weil’s Disease? Weil’s Disease, more formally known as Leptospirosis, is a potentially fatal waterborne disease. It is caused by harmful bacteria found in the urine of rodents, cattle, and pigs. This bacteria is often found in ponds, rivers, puddles, sewers, agricultural fields, and moist soil. The risk of Weil’s Disease is heightened after

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The link between stockpiling and pests

At PESTUK, we’ve seen a surge of rat treatment requests over the last few weeks. Newspapers have reported a rise in the rodent population due to increased hoarding of food, coupled with delayed bin collections. Pest infestations are on the increase. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) panic buying and stockpiling of supermarket goods could be the reason why.

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Pests won’t stop for Coronavirus, so what happens next?

The Pest Explosion during & after the Coronavirus Crisis An absence of pest control during the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic could result in catastrophic consequences. So why isn’t our government considering pest control an essential service?   Rats & Mice Every day pest control companies throughout the UK control several thousands of rodents every week. As a

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Can pests spread coronavirus?

Can pests spread coronavirus? The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected many lives in recent months. We have seen a rise in cases in the UK and over 10,000 deaths worldwide. In recent weeks, efforts to stop the spread have caused a great disturbance to the UK. For instance, the disruption of transport, cancellation of sports and

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Is pest control bad for the environment?

Pest Control and the Environment Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. The human impact on global warming is a topic that has repeatedly come to the fore of both scientific and social discussion over the past ten years. In 2013 the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a

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Coronavirus: A message from PESTUK

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Amid the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to take the time to reach out and reassure you of some of the actions we are taking as a result of the ensuing pandemic.   What are we doing? Pest control and sufficient hygiene standards go hand in hand. At PESTUK, we

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What does snow mean for pests? 

Parts of the UK have been subject to snow, sleet and heavy rain in the past few weeks. This in turn has caused flooding, disrupted transport systems and forced many pests to seek shelter in buildings. While it is usual in Winter to see a rise in rodents entering our homes, the recent extreme weather

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Storm Ciara

Recently, Storm Ciara has wreaked havoc across the UK. Winds of up to 100mph and severe flooding have caused destruction and damage to buildings, disruption to road and rail networks, cancelled flights and fallen trees. With all of this to consider in the aftermath of any storm, pests aren’t the first thing we would think

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2020: The Year of the Rat

2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac. The Rat is the first of all the animals in the Chinese Zodiac Cycle. According to the myth, the Emperor announced that the order of the Zodiacs would be determined by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat, therefore, hatched

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Operation Smile

Each year PESTUK contributes 1% of their yearly profits to Operation Smile, an international charity that improves the lives of children across the world. Donations towards Operation Smile pay to provide life-changing, safe surgery for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate in remote locations around the world. Last year PESTUK donated £1,576.06 to Operation Smile. This

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Post-Christmas Pests and Boxing Day Bugs

The days after Christmas can be a chore. But there are some tasks you should carry out thoroughly. Heed our tips this Boxing Day to prevent any post-Christmas pests ruining your holiday.   Christmas Waste Christmas is over and there’s a lot to show for it. Boxes and more boxes, wrapping paper, leftovers, and lots

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Unwanted Christmas Guests: The Top 5 Holiday Pests

With less than a week to go until Christmas, the last thing you need is unwanted Christmas guests (or should we say pests). Here at PESTUK we have listed our top 5 pests that you may come across this holiday season, and what to look out for.   PESTUK’s Top 5 Christmas Pests:   1.

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Bed Bugs: The Uninvited Guests This Holiday Season

Whether you’re travelling to visit friends and family, or hosting relatives at home during this holiday season, the last thing you want to deal with is uninvited guests. No, we’re not talking about your Auntie Shirley. We’re talking about bed bugs.   Bed-bugs are great hitch-hikers. Hiding in clothes, suitcases, furniture and other belongings, bed bugs

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How to Prevent Rats Entering Your Home This Winter

How to Prevent Rats Entering Your Home This Winter     Rats are active throughout the year, and do not hibernate during the Winter. That said, they do become less active as the weather gets colder, which is why you may see less of them around this time of year. Despite their aversion to the

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What Happens to Rodents When It Floods?

What Happens to Rodents When It Floods? The recent flooding experienced in Yorkshire and across parts of northern England has been devastating for home-owners and business-owners alike, submerging buildings and roads, and forcing people to vacate their properties. Now, forecasts predict that heavy rainfall will affect large parts of southern England, with the Environment Agency

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Hibernating Pests and Why They Pose a Problem

Hibernating Pests and Why They Pose a Problem   As Winter approaches and the cold weather sets in, a number of pests seek out the warmth and dryness of our homes for ‘hibernation’, or diapause – a dormant state of development in which growth and activity of an insect is suspended. Here are some of

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What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?

What Insects Are Lurking in Your Firewood?   As Bonfire Night approaches most people will be stocking up on firewood ready to celebrate on November 5th. And with nights getting colder, there is nothing better than lighting the fire in the evenings to keep warm. However, have you considered what insects you might be bringing

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Glis Glis: The Unwelcome Guest This Winter

Glis Glis: The Unwelcome Guest This Winter   Gnawed electrical cables? Scratching noises in your loft? These are just some of the signs that you may be sharing your home with a Glis Glis. As the nights get longer and colder, these small mammals seek out the warmth and shelter of our homes. While they may look

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Woking Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Woking? Try PESTUK’s local Woking Pest Control Services   PESTUK Woking is one of our newer branches, following our expansion from Berkshire and Basingstoke. It is managed by Melissa Aiano, a qualified pest control technician who is local and familiar with the area. Mel has over 13 years experience

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Watford Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Watford? Try PESTUK’s local Watford Pest Control Services   We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Watford area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service. Our technicians are fully qualified, with

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Ware Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Ware that is open now? Try PESTUK’s local Ware Pest Control Services   PESTUK offer domestic and commercial pest control solutions in Ware and the surrounding area. We provide a same-day service to ensure that your pest control problem is treated by a professional as soon as possible. We

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Wantage Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Do you need pest control in or around Wantage?  Try PESTUK’s local Wantage Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Wantage and are here to help with any pest problems that you may have. We currently have 2 experienced pest control technicians covering the town and surrounding area: Rick Null and Sean Benham. Rick has

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Thame Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Thame? Try PESTUK’s local Thame Pest Control Services   PESTUK have been offering pest control services in Thame since 2015. Haydn Philips is the technician covering this area. Hadyn has 18 years of pest control experience and has won many awards. PESTUK have a number of contracts in Thame.

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Swindon Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Swindon? Try PESTUK’s local Swindon Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Swindon. We have two pest control technicians in the area: Sean Benham and Rick Null. Sean and Rick are fully qualified technicians with many years of experience behind them. They know the area well and are fully trained

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Stevenage Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Stevenage? Try PESTUK’s local Stevenage Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Stevenage.  We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Stevenage area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service.

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Salisbury Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Salisbury? Try PESTUK’s local Salisbury Pest Control Services   PESTUK are well-established in Salisbury. We are here to help with any pest problems in and around the Salisbury area 24 hours/7 days a week including bank holidays. And because we are local, we can offer a same-day or next-day service.

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Edgeware Pest Control – Your Local Pest Control Experts

Need a pest control service in Edgeware? Try PESTUK’s local Edgeware Pest Control Services   Edgware is one of our newer branches, following the expansion of PESTUK into London. Because we are local, we can offer a same-day service at reasonable prices. Our fully qualified, experienced technicians carry out a cross section of pest control jobs

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