Pest Control in Northampton
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About Pest UK
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- school, college and university buildings
- farms and stables
- housing estates and apartment buildings
Pest problems we deal with
Mice and rats are prolific breeders year-round. The seek food and shelter in homes, restaurants, shops and offices, getting inside via the tiniest cracks or holes. Drains provide a perfect living environment for rats and they climb up through the pipes to enter a building.
Flies and cockroaches enter homes and business premises during the spring and summer in search of food. They are prolific breeders so an invasion of a couple of these pests soon becomes a huge infestation.
Bed bugs are very difficult to get rid of. People bring them into homes, offices and public places on their clothes or in their luggage. They can also be hidden in furnishings and clothing imported from abroad.
Fleas are brought inside by cats and dogs, and occasionally by humans on their clothes. They live in carpets and only move from the carpet to feed on animals or humans, leaving an itchy bite.
The larvae of clothes moths and carpet moths are massively destructive. A female moth lays up to 50 eggs which become larvae after a few days. They feed on wool and silk carpets, curtains, rugs and clothes. They are a problem year-round as centrally heated homes keep them active during the winter.
Birds such as gulls, pigeons and house martins roost and nest on buildings. They cause damage to roofs, solar panels and air conditioning units. Nesting materials block guttering and chimneys. They produce large amounts of droppings that smell unpleasant and are unsightly, carry diseases and corrode metals, stone and brick.
Solar panel proofing is a long-term solution to prevent pigeons roosting and nesting under the panels, preventing them causing damage that reduces their effectiveness.
Rodent proofing prevents rats, mice, squirrels, glis glis accessing a building. Ultimately it saves costs by stopping repeated call outs to pest control technicians to get rid of infestations.
Squirrels and glis glis find their way into loft spaces and cause lots of noise and damage by tearing up insulation and gnawing timber, pipes and wiring.
Wasps and honey bees often nest in chimneys, roof spaces and other cavities within buildings. Colonies can consist of thousands which are very noisy and if they’re disturbed they will sting.
Ants usually live in nests in the ground. They only invade properties in search of food, but they mostly travel in large numbers. Prevention is the best cure but because they can access a property via a tiny crack it is difficult to find how they’ve gained access.
Foxes are noisy and scream loudly at night, mark their territory with unpleasant scents and droppings, attack pets, dig up gardens and scavenge in bins. They carry disease such as mange which can be picked up by dogs and toxoplasmosis that causes blindness in children.
Ladybirds collect in huge numbers in the autumn to hibernate. They are a nuisance as there are so many of them and they secrete a yellow chemical which can stain walls, furniture and window frames
Rabbits cause damage to lawns and plants. It is a legal obligation that every occupier of land takes responsibility to prevent rabbits from causing damage.
Molehills usually appear in early winter and spring. This is when moles dig temporary shallow tunnels just below the surface of lawns and flowerbeds whilst searching for earthworms. They push up displaced soil in vertical tunnels which form the molehills.
Northampton is a town in the East Midlands situated on the River Nene. It originated in 1100 as a walled town with a castle, and was granted its first charter in 1189. The town walls and castle were demolished during the Restoration in 1660 after the English Civil Wars because Northampton had sided with Parliament and against the king. Much of the town was destroyed by fire in 1675 and rebuilt during the 18th and 19th centuries. Northampton was designated a planned new town in 1965 and expansion followed.
Northampton is known for its shoe and leather industry which started in the 15th century. The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery houses the largest collection of shoe heritage in the world; somewhere upwards of 15,000 pairs or single shoes. The museum first opened its doors in 1865 and began collecting notable footwear during the 1870s. The National Leather Collection was founded in 1946 and is currently located in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre. It is the world’s largest and most diverse resource for the subject of leather.
78 Derngate is the only house in England designed and remodelled by architect by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916, and has been meticulously restored and is now open to the public.
Northampton’s oldest park, Abington Park, was first opened to the public in 1897. It’s situated on the site of the medieval village of Abington and has a 16th-century manor house at its centre which was once home to Elizabeth Bernard, granddaughter of William Shakespeare. It opened as Abington Park Museum in 1899 and houses local history and fashion exhibits.
For more information about Northampton please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northampton
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