How to keep pets safe from rodent control

Prevention of rodent infestation is an issue that the human race has faced for over 6 centuries. In the 14th century, Europe and Asia were affected by Black Death (bubonic plague) which killed millions of people. Although such plagues are not seen today, this doesn’t mean that they can’t occur on a micro level.  … Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 27th, 2017

A guide to black ant pests

There are many different species of ants, but when it comes to ants that are found in households, we are usually talking about the carpenter and black ants. Black ants, also known as black garden ants, can cause a lot of frustration with homeowners because they are difficult to eliminate once they settle in the… Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 6th, 2017

What Types Of Diseases Do Mice Carry?

Rodents are pretty prolific. Across the globe there are around 2,200 species and they can be found on every continent (Antarctica is the only exception). They can live in many different habitats and they can reproduce quickly and in high numbers. Some of them, especially mice and rats, have adjusted their way of life to… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

How quickly can bed bugs spread?

Bed bugs thrive by sucking blood from human hosts. They are nocturnal creatures which mean that they feast on our blood when we sleep. Even though they can’t pass serious disease to humans, their bites and their presence, in general, can lead to allergic reactions. In addition, their bites also cause itching similar to the… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Winter spider season – How to protect your house

There are many people that dislike spiders and some even develop phobias about them. For these people, the start of winter is one of the worst periods because this is the time of the year when spiders and other insects start visiting our homes more frequently. Many people call this season the winter spider season… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016

A guide to bugs and insects that sting or bite

You can find bugs that bite or sting all year around in the UK. Here is a quick guide: Bees There are two basic types of bees in the UK – bumble bees and honey bees. Bumblebees can sting the victim numerous times and honey bees will sting you once and leave the sting inside… Read more »

Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016

How do mice enter homes?

Mice are one of the most commonly found pests in homes all over the UK. Even though they are more common in urban areas, it is not unusual to find them in more rural areas as well. One of the ways to keep your home safe from mice is to find out how they are… Read more »

Posted on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

The differences between rats and mice

Many people can’t tell the difference between rats and mice. Lots of people think that mice are just baby rats or young rats. In fact, there are languages across the world in which the word “rat” is used for both animals. Even though they look similar, the fact is that there are many differences between… Read more »

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

How to get rid of fruit flies before calling an expert

In order to get rid of fruit flies, you must first learn how to identify them. Their most notable characteristic is their distinctive red eyes. These flies are about 30% smaller than house flies – they are about 1/8 inches long. When it comes to the colour of their body, they come in a wide… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Common fly species in the UK

Flies are one of the most annoying pests that can be found in almost every business and home in the UK throughout the year. Of course, they are especially active during the summer period. There are many fly species out there, but some of them are more common than the others. By learning more about… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

5 myths about rodents!

Mice and rats are very common pests in both urban and rural areas. Despite the fact that people have been dealing with rodents for hundreds of years now, there are still many myths related to them. In order to control rodents, it is crucial to be able to separate the facts from myths. This is… Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016

How to stop ants from entering your kitchen

When people notice the presence of a single ant in their kitchen for the first time they are not unduly alarmed. However, when that turns into two, three, four and more then it becomes a bit more worrying. Anyone who has experience with ants know that they can quickly become a serious problem. They can… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Pests to look out for this spring

Spring has finally arrived. If you are like most people then you probably enjoy this season, but you should be aware that spring can sometimes be a pain because this is the period when many pests become very active! In light of this, spring is the perfect time to take some measures to eliminate insects… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

How Spring Cleaning Can Keep Pests Away

Spring is the favourite season of the year for many people. The weather is warmer but not too hot and nature starts to wake up. However, this is also the time of the year when we can see all the dirt and dust that has accumulated in our home during the dark winter days. It… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

What to do if your neighbour has rats in their garden

There are many people who think that only dirty and filthy buildings attract rats, but that’s simply not the case. There are several situations in which rats are found in clean and neat homes and gardens. The reason for this is simple – rats need shelter, warmth and food. If these criteria are met, they… Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016

Why you need to control rat and mice infestations

There are many different types of pests that live in both urban and rural areas, but according to official statistics the brown rat and the house mouse are the most common ones. If your home or garden is infested with these pests then you need to take action. Here are just some of the reasons… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

All About Mice

Mice are one of the most common pests that can be found where we live, whether in an urban or rural community and quite a few of us have a fear of these creatures. Some people start sweating and feeling uncomfortable even when someone mentions rodents. The suspicion that there are rats or mice in… Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016

How to Prevent Rats from Entering Your Garden


When it comes to rats, it is always a good idea to prevent them from entering your garden in the first place rather than to look for a solution later. If you pay attention to the following you should have success in preventing rats from getting into your garden.   First thing you should do… Read more »

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015

How to Get Rid of Rodents


Rodents are one of the largest groups of mammals on the planet with over 3.000 species. They can be found all over the world and although they can look innocent and cute, they can do a lot of damage if they live inside your house. Rats, mice and squirrels are some of the rodents that… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

How To Keep Pests Out This Autumn

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Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy our homes – they’re not too hot as they usually are in the summer, but they’re also not freezing cold where you need to blast the heating all day. It’s a perfect temperature to enjoy the season – but it’s also perfect for pests too! A drop in… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Ant Man Film Review

Ant Man was a highly anticipated film for any Marvel movie lover and also pest control specialists like us. Dealing with ant infestations almost every day, we are quite aware of the uniqueness of these insects but wondered how this would be illustrated in the movie. We were not disappointed. One thing we were surprised… Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015

Reasons Why Pests Come Into Your Home

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Finding pests in your home can be very distressing. Pests such as rats, mice, ants etc can cause great damage to your home and its environment, either by littering it or by damaging your household items. But there are reasons why that they head towards your home. Here are a few reasons why these unwanted… Read more »

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015

10 things you didn’t know about rats


Dealing with rat infestations is one of the pest control jobs that we frequently get called out for. We have many years experience in handling rat problems and over this time we have built a grudging respect for the creature! Here are 10 things you didn’t know about rats:

Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Health Problems Caused by Pests

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Having a pest infestation problem can present a risk to your health. There is a whole range of nasty illnesses and diseases that could come about if a pest infestation isn’t dealt with appropriately. Let’s take a quick look at some of the main ones: Salmonella, Dysentery & Gastroenteritis – These illnesses can be caused… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Pest Control For Hotels and Restaurants

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Effective pest control for pubs, restaurants and hotels is absolutely critical. For anybody involved in the hospitality/leisure sector, reputation is everything and there is a heavy reliance on recommendation to build success. Any negative news about problems with the kitchen being infested by pests is obviously going to be disastrous for the business so it… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Why Are There So Many Rats In London?

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Rats are a problem in all the major cities of the world and London is no exception. Since Victorian times London has been trying to control the massive increase in rat populations. The London sewer system was built in the Victorian period and this is where the problem really started. Of course, even before then… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Look Out For Our New Pest Control Self-Help Videos – Coming Soon!

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At Pestbusters we have the know-how, experience and training to help you with your pest control problems. For a long time we have been thinking about producing our very own pest control self-help videos to give you advice about how to prevent and deal with pest problems and we have some exciting news for you…. Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2015

The Recent Pest Problems At Birmingham Bull Ring

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The recent mice infestation at Burger King in the Birmingham Bull Ring is a great example of how mice, if given the opportunity, will take full advantage of food scraps and gather in large numbers. Environmental health officers from Birmingham City Council discovered the infestation and the restaurant was forced to temporarily close whilst they… Read more »

Posted on Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Bed Bug Life Cycle

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Pest Busters presents you Bed Bug Life Cycle – Incomplete Metamorphosis. This contains interesting information about adult bed bugs, young bed bugs, their shape and size, eggs and favourite places for harbourages. Controlling bed bugs is very detailed work and not recommended for DIY treatments. Treatments include insecticidal sprays and freezing articles of bedding and… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Why were we plagued by so many flying ants this year?


Summer may be coming to a close and the chillier weather is already starting to kick in but one of the abiding memories from a pest point of view that the summer of 2014 will be remembered for is the sheer volume of flying ants we were plagued with! It’s certainly been a bumper year… Read more »

Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014

Why you should use a professional pest control company

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Sometimes a pest control problem can seem easy enough to deal with and you might feel that you would be wasting a pest control company’s time if you called them in. This is hardly ever the case. Pests such as mice, rats, ants, wasps etc are notoriously difficult to deal with and whilst you might… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

How to Deal with Bedbugs

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Bedbugs are tiny blood-sucking insects that can live in the cracks and crevices in and around your bed. They are attracted by your body heat and carbon dioxide and at night there’s nothing they like more than biting your exposed skin and feeding on your blood! Spotting Bed Bugs So how do you spot them?… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

How to deal with wasps nests

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The British Summer wouldn’t be the same without your picnic or barbecue being ruined by wasps! But seriously, if you do start to see a number of wasps congregating around your house and garden then there’s a good chance that you have a wasps nest and that’s a problem that you should deal with. Wasps… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

How to Control Ants

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As soon as spring arrives and starts to awaken flowers and plants there is another creature that starts to awaken and that’s the ant! Slowly but surely ants start to emerge and then by the summer they can be found in their thousands. This is as nature intended but if they start to appear in… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Why pest control should be left to the professionals

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If you have a pest control problem it can be tempting to try and control the problem yourself but this can sometimes be foolhardy, especially when the pests in question and the methods to control them can be very dangerous. Pest control specialists have the know-how, tools, experience, training and appropriate licences to safely eliminate… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Protecting Your Business From Pests This 2013

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When it comes to your corporation, you want only the best for yourself, your customers and your employees. Whether this is quality products, an excellent service or your unmatched expertise, nothing should hinder the prospects of your business – especially not the presence of pests. Here at PestBusters, we are the first port of call for… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

What Can You Do To Prevent Pests?

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When it comes to pests invading your home or residence, what you want more than anything is a quick, permanent and affordable fix to, not only remove the pests, but eliminate any possibility of them making a return visit. With this in mind, we, here at PestBusters, strive to maintain our reputation as the first port… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2013