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Heatwave pest prevention tips

Heatwave pest prevention tips With the extremely high temperatures we have had here at PESTUK we have been exceptionally busy with insect calls. Here are some heatwave pest prevention tips to help reduce the stress of dealing with fleas, ants, flies, bees, wasps and hornets this summer. Fleas Feeding on the blood of animals, fleas

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We are PESTUK

We are PESTUK PESTUK were established in 1985. We originally served the council of Berkshire only. Over the years we have expanded and PESTUK can be found in many regions. This includes- Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, West London, South London and North London. PESTUK in your area We are contactable 24 hours a

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What Pests to Expect at a BBQ

What Pests to Expect at a BBQ With the British Summer comes the season of BBQ’s in many a garden. Summer is also a very active time for pests so what pests to expect at a BBQ? Wasps, flies, mosquitoes, ants and rodents can be close and ready to spoil a fun party. So what

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Should you treat a wasps nest yourself?

Should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Many people think that a wasp nest is simple to treat and that calling a pest controller isn’t needed. A can of fly spray or a powder thrown over it should do the job. But should you treat a wasps nest yourself? Wasps Wasp nests’ come in many

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House Flies in the Summer

House Flies in the Summer House Flies in the Summer are attracted to decaying food matter, meat and faeces. Other foods they are interested in include pet food, animal feed and human food and waste. House flies usually live between 10 and 30 days, eggs will be lain in standing water or a food source

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Most Common Pests in July

Most Common Pests in July The most common pests in July that our technicians deal with include the following- Wasps July is a high point for wasp activity. Nests are large and at their highest productive point. If you find wasps within a room of the house randomly appearing you may have a wasp nest

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Getting Rid of Wasps

Getting Rid of Wasps Many people will try getting rid of wasps themselves before contacting a pest control company. Here is some general information about wasps. Identifying a wasps nest Wasps nests are recognised by their brown to grey colour and are made of a papier mâché like material. Nests start off approximately golf ball

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Most Common Pests in June

Most Common Pests in June The most common pests in June that PESTUK deal with are- Bedbugs Bedbugs are wingless insects and move around by crawling or riding from place to place in clothing, luggage or other such transport. Distribution can be further exacerbated in places such as theatres and public transport, with infestations frequently

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cockroaches

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cockroaches Cockroaches are one of the oldest insects on the earth. Dating back 320 Million years. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about cockroaches- Cockroaches have cannibalistic tendencies. Cockroaches are scavengers by nature and omnivores, they will eat anything to ensure their survival. Favourite foods include sweets, meats

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Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated?

Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated? Will a wasp nest die out if I leave it untreated? Eventually in time yes a wasp nest will die out on its own. However before then the nest will produce 100 new Queens that will hibernate over winter for the next year ready

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PESTUK in your area

PESTUK was established in 1985, originally serving the Berkshire area. Over the years we have expanded and now PESTUK can be found in your area. These areas include- Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, West London, South London and North London. PESTUK in your area We are contactable 24 hours a day. Customers can rest assured

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What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds

What You Didn’t Know About Feeding Birds Many people enjoy feeding birds in their gardens. This could be to help the birds survive in harsher weather and also ensure they have food for their chicks in spring.  Or just to view them feeding in your garden. What you didn’t know about feeding birds is that

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Honey bee swarms

Honey bee swarms PESTUK technicians are called out more and more as the year gets warmer for bees. Whether they are found coming from a chimney or extractor fan or are in a shed. There are over 200 types of bees here in the UK alone. Honey bee swarms can be found hanging from trees

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The Difference Between Rats and Mice

The Difference Between Rats and Mice Hearing scurrying noises at night, or seeing signs of damage to food stuffs and you home? Strong smells coming from the loft or a new extension. These are some of the signs of a rodent problem. The difference between rats and mice can be hard to spot but here

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Ants in May

Ants in May PESTUK receive a large amount of call about ants in May. They will have been found in peoples kitchens and other areas of the home as well as spotted in gardens in large numbers. they are attracted to sweet food stuffs and finding one nest will not always solve the problem. they

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Top May Pests

Top May Pests As April passes and we are now in Spring proper we are receiving more calls. Gardens are being used more frequently now and the days staying light later means people are coming more and more into contact with pests. The top May pests dealt with by PESTUK are as follows- Squirrels Common

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What Bugs Come out in Spring?

What Bugs Come out in Spring? With the weather becoming warmer some of the UK’s insects are now becoming more active. So what bugs come out in spring? These include ants, bees, queen wasps and caterpillars. Ants The worker ants will frequently enter dwellings searching for food, in particular sweet substances. While they are not

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What Smells Attract Rodents?

What Smells Attract Rodents? Having rats or mice in your home or garden can be a stressful thing to deal with. They cause damage with their constant gnawing. They leave faeces and urine everywhere they travel, used as scent marking, and can carry diseases.  But what smells attract rodents? Listed below are a number of

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Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments

Pest Control for Gardens and Allotments The country’s biggest celebration of gardening runs from Monday 29 April – Sunday 5 May 2019. It is the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening and helps raise awareness of the difference that gardening can make to everyone in the UK. Gardening can inspire the next generation of gardeners, and help them

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Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips

Pest Prevention Spring Cleaning Tips With the arrival of warm weather brings with it a renewed energy needed to tackle home improvements and general upkeep. Take advantage of this and maintain a healthy living environment for your family and prevent pests from infesting your home this spring. As part of your spring cleaning we recommend being

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Insects That Bite

Insects that bite Have you come across an unexplained red, sore or itchy lump on your body? This may be a bite from one of a small number or insects found in the UK. Insects that bite include Fleas, Bedbugs and Mites. Below will be a description of each and how we treat them. Fleas

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Easter and Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Easter and Bank Holiday Opening Hours PESTUK work 7 days of the week and our phone lines are answered by a person and never by a machine 24 hours a day. Many pest control companies do not work weekends or bank holidays, however we do. PESTUK Easter and bank holiday opening hours are as follows- Bank

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What Are Silverfish and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

What are silverfish and how do you get rid of them? We are often asked what are silverfish and how do you get rid of them? Silverfish are cigar-shaped, silvery grey wingless insect around 1 cm long. They are found in damp areas commonly in kitchens and bathrooms. They are nocturnal in their habits, they

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Top 5 April Pests

Top 5 April Pests As April and Spring are approaching us more calls are made to us at PESTUK. People are going out into their gardens again and the days last longer so people are outside more and more as the weather improves. The top 5 April pests are as follows- Ants The worker ants

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What Are ‘Pantry Pests’ and Why Do You Get Them?

What are ‘pantry pests’ and why do you get them? Pantry pests, also known as “Stored Product Pests”, are a group of insects with an appetite for dried and processed food products that are stored in homes and restaurants. Products that can be infected will include: flours, cereal, dry pasta, dry pet food, powdered milk,

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How Do Pigeons Spread Diseases?

How do pigeons spread diseases? The problems that nesting birds cause include smells, a build up of droppings which can block gutters and drains, noise and general nuisance. They are also possible of causing health problems. Pigeons spread diseases via their droppings. These diseases can include- psittacosis which is a flu like disease, also known as parrot

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Bedbugs in Hotels

Bedbugs in hotels Bedbugs in hotels are a common problem throughout the year. More so at times of high seasonal activity. Customers can suffer from painful bites on exposed skin during the night. This can lead to complaints and loss of business for hotel companies and owners of smaller hotels. What are bedbugs? Bed bugs

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Top 5 March Pests

Top 5 March Pests PESTUK deal with many pests throughout the month. The majority of work is still rodent related, including rats, mice and squirrels. However the top 5 March pests are- Rats Rats carry diseases, they can start fires & cause other damage by chewing through cables. They kill other wildlife and an infestation

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PESTUK work weekends

PESTUK work weekends Many pest control companies across the country do not work weekends or a limited number of hours. Some companies/ individuals  do not even work full hours during the week. PESTUK work weekends and from 8am to 6pm in winter and 8am to 7pm summer months. PESTUK was established in 1985 by our

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