PESTUK Waltham Cross
Dec 24 in Pests
Waltham Cross PESTUK
Waltham Cross, a town in Hertfordshire is immediately north of both the M25 and the London Borough of Enfield.
The town is within the borough of Broxbourne, the metropolitan area of London and the Greater London Urban Area, with Chestnut to the north, Waltham Abbey to the east and Enfield to the south.
PESTUK, established in 1985 has technicians over Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the West of London.
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK, you do not pay to be a member you have to show quality of the technicians work and competence. To go with a BPCA member is to ensure you do not end up with a cowboy company. We provide contracts to many private and residential homes and estates as well as many businesses; such as take aways and restaurants as well as manufacturing warehouses and office buildings.
Squirrels in Waltham Cross
The most common complaint of Squirrels is when they take up residence in a loft. They can make a tremendous amount of noise and usually are much more destructive than rats or mice. They will enter loft spaces for shelter or a breeding site. A male squirrel will have several dreys (nests) with his territory – usually in trees but some times in buildings. Sometimes squirrels can be a pests in gardens and can do damage to bulbs, plants, trees and eat birds eggs and young birds. Both problems can be treated.
The treatment of a Squirrel infestation is much more difficult & time consuming than for other rodent pests. Control of Squirrels in outside areas can be carried out in some circumstances but needs to be carefully considered as once a family of squirrels has been removed from an area that territory will be re occupied sooner or later. How soon this happens depends on the population of the surrounding area.
Squirrels will prey on birds nests, eating eggs & young. Feeding squirrels in gardens will increase the density of the population possibly harming other wildlife. To control them we will use trapping & poisoning. The technician may use one or both methods. the poison bait is a whole wheat that has been soaked in an anticoagulant poison called WARFARIN @0.02%, M.A.F.F. no: 01009. This is the only poison bait allowed by law to be used on Grey Squirrels. The poison requires that the Squirrel(s) feed several times before dying. This ensures that they do not become suspicious and associate the bait with illness or death and all the Squirrels die. If they have access to other types of food such as bird food they will ignore the bait. Due to this difficulty traps will often be used along side the poisoned bait. Legally these types of traps have to be checked daily so can only be used if you are able to do so. If you see or hear an animal caught in one of the traps that is in distress you must phone our office.
To book an appointment either call or email us-
PEST UK (Waltham Cross)
Tel: 01992 820556