Don’t let moths take a bite out of your fabrics

Quips about old clothes looking moth-eaten are plentiful – but if you are unlucky to have suffered a moth infestation in your home you will know it is not a laughing matter. And unfortunately it is not just old clothes that moths – or more specifically their larvae – will devour, new clothes, carpets and… Read more »

Posted on Sunday, February 24th, 2019

We are hiring – Sales Administrator

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Job Description and Duties Report to the Office Manager on a daily basis.  A strong knowledge of Excel and the ability to produce, amend and populate Excelspreadsheets. Help to answer the phones in the office and deal with the incoming sales enquiries. Record the information of the relevant excel enquiry log and distribute to the… Read more »

Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019

What pests come in with the cold?

We love to shut the cold out over the winter months and snuggle up inside – unfortunately we are not the only ones. Some bugs are also not fond of plummeting outside temperatures and the rain so seek shelter from the elements by moving indoors. There is, of course, also the lure of light as… Read more »

Posted on Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Lantra Awards Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

This course approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Training and Certification Working Group is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. It is intended to provide a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme… Read more »

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019

Pest proof your home for the New Year

The stealth-like ability of pests to invade homes makes pest-proofing a difficult job, and while keeping them out completely would be very tricky a few simple steps will help to keep your home pest free. The New Year is always a good time for a clear out – but it’s also a good time to… Read more »

Posted on Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Do compost bins attract vermin?

Sustainability and waste reduction are more important than ever and having a compost bin is an ideal way to cut the waste you send to landfill – but what should you do if you are worried about vermin? Rotting food attracts pests – that point is undeniable – and many homeowners worry that adding a… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Why are wasps such a pest in the autumn?

The sunshine and alfresco dining of the summer months make us all too aware of the presence of wasps and bees – and the threat of getting stung. But it is the arrival of autumn that reminds us of when wasps really are at their most annoying. No doubt you will have encountered some of… Read more »

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s spider time! What to do about autumn’s unwanted household pests

The beginning of autumn is a fantastic time to enjoying snuggling up inside – unfortunately spiders have the same idea, which makes this time of year peak spider-spotting territory. A recent survey, which asked people across the country to record the time and date they saw spiders in their house has pinpointed evenings in September… Read more »

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Does hot weather really attract more rats?

While the UK sizzled in this summer’s heatwave there was some speculation that the country would be plagued by rats as a result. So is that the case? Does hot weather spell rat infestations? Not surprisingly a short spell of hot weather is not suddenly going to lead to a sudden, dramatic surge in the… Read more »

Posted on Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Why are horse fly bites dangerous?

Of all the insects that can cause us to be on high alert for fear of getting bitten the horse fly continually creeps up the scale. And it’s not without good reason, as many people unfortunate enough to have suffered a horse fly bite can tell you. What is a horse fly? Horse flies are… Read more »

Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018

Do you need help to defeat an army of ants?

Thanks to the cooler British climate, ants are not too much of a problem in this country – however when these small black critters make their way indoors they do so in numbers. During those brief months of summer when the sun breaks through and warms our streets and homes, ants can still be a… Read more »

Posted on Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Cockroach invasions can affect the UK – what you need to know

Do you think cockroaches are only likely to trouble you on holiday? You might want to think again… Surprising as it may seem cockroaches can be a problem in the United Kingdom. There is no doubting these infamous insects prefer a more temperate climate but some hardy species of the cockroach family are happy to… Read more »

Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2018

What do I do if my neighbour has a pest problem?

Good neighbours can make all the difference when it comes to a happy home – but what if your neighbours are pests? Yes we mean real pests –what if sitting on the other side of the garden fence is a colony of rats, a wasp’s nest or an out of control insect infestation? Obviously if… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

New year, new start – tips for a cleaner home

Many household pests are attracted by dirt – more specifically food waste – so a good way to keep bugs at bay is by blitzing the house with a new year super clean. While most people don’t relish the thought of cleaning the house, it is essential to maintain a certain standard of living. The… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Don’t let unwanted critters share your festive treats

Tiny bugs sharing our Christmas treats? It’s not something that we like to think about but it could be a problem all the same as insects can infest stored food. Being aware of the problem and knowing how to spot the signs of stored product insects is the first line of defence – and will… Read more »

Posted on Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Carpet beetles and what you need to be aware of

Carpet beetles – they sounds like pretty serious invaders, but if you are picturing substantial shiny black visitors think again. Measuring just 3mm – these textile-loving insects are miniscule and coloured white and black. On account of their tiny stature, they are also incredibly difficult to spot. Should you be unlucky enough to suffer an… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017

How to spot a woodworm infestation

Make no mistake about woodworm, it is a pest – and you will certainly know they’ve been making themselves at home thanks to their destructive nature. Woodworm are actually beetle larvae, and as they make their way towards becoming a fully-fledged beetle they spend a lot of time munching through wooden structures. Seemingly attracted to… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Don’t let fruit flies make their home in your kitchen

The fruit fly – it spreads its wings far and wide inhabiting all the continents of the world, being a pest wherever it goes. The big problem with fruit flies is their astounding capability to infest buildings – be it a home, restaurant or business. Almost microscopic at 3mm long, fruit flies are drawn to… Read more »

Posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Take the sting out of a wasp’s nest problem with expert help

The thought of having 10,000 wasps living on your doorstep is a terrifying prospect. But should wasps choose to make their nest on your property this is the reality some homeowners could face. Wasps can make their nests in a number of areas around the home such as cavity walls, lofts, garden sheds and garages…. Read more »

Posted on Monday, August 21st, 2017

Give a bee a home – listen to the buzz about the environment

The humble bee has found itself at the centre of global concerns about the future of the environment. So concerned are experts about the demise of bees that they predict their loss could spell disaster for the food chain due to their important roles as pollinators. So why, when bees are such an important part… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017

How do insects cope in a heat wave?

Everyone hopes for good weather but when we experience a heat wave it’s not long before we start to flock back indoors to welcome the cooler shade. And insects are no different. Rising temperatures pave the way for heightened activity As insects are cold blooded they thrive in warmer weather. Mild springs can lead to… Read more »

Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

How to spider proof your home

House spiders can be pretty large and can cause a nuisance in anyone`s home. They have the ability to bite, but they are not very dangerous for humans because they do not have venom. House spiders are not aggressive, but they can sometimes leave a painful bite which can cause swelling and redness around the… Read more »

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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. Although… 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 are one of the worst pests! They 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… 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