Pest Control in Salisbury
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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.
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, 20 miles from Southampton, near the edge of Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is 8 miles northwest of Salisbury.
The name Salisbury was first recorded around the year 900 as Searoburg. 2 miles north of modern Salisbury is the site of Old Sarum, which is the oldest settlement of Salisbury. There are indications of a prehistoric settlement from as early as 3000 BC.
Salisbury Cathedral was formerly north of the city at Old Sarum. The cathedral relocated in 1220 after an initial petition to the pope in 1217. This led to the formation of New Sarum and the fall into disrepair of the old site. New Sarum was made a city by a charter from King Henry III in 1227 and by the 14th century was the largest settlement in Wiltshire.
A charter market is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these have been held regularly since 1227. Shopping centres in the city include The Old George Mall, The Maltings, Winchester Street and the Crosskeys precinct. The largest employer for the area is the Salisbury District Hospital. From 1833 to mid 1980s the Salisbury Gas Light & Coke Company, who ran the city’s gasworks, was a major employer for the area until its demolition.
In the 18th century Salisbury was an important centre for music. James Harris, a friend of Handel, directed concerts at the Assembly Rooms for nearly 50 years up to his death in 1780. An annual St George’s Day pageant, the origins of which are claimed to go back to the 13th century is held every year.
The Salisbury annual International Arts Festival, started in 1973, is held in late May to early June. It provides a program of theatre, live music, dance, sculpture, street performances and art exhibitions.
Salisbury also has a museum in the King’s House opposite the west side of the cathedral.
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