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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 that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment.

This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised certificate that will be a requirement for users from 1 June 2016.

It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. Whilst guidance is given during the course on the main legislation and its relevance to rodent control, it is essential that those engaged in pest control should keep up to date with changes in that may affect pests or pest control.

For more information please download our prospectus here

The one day course is £85.00 plus vat per candidate, to include a buffet lunch and a course certificate.

Held at our Head Office Highfield Farm, Middle Lane, Kings Norton B38 0DX

If interested please email

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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.mouse trap

The New Year is always a good time for a clear out – but it’s also a good time to set things in order. Keeping pests at bay relies on a combination of the two.

So while having a New Year clear-out, also take the time to check your house is not inadvertently attracting pests.

Top tips for a pest-free home

Check bins are in good condition – well fitting lids will stop pests getting in and food spilling out. Make sure there are no cracks or splits and that the general area around bins is well maintained and clean.

Fix leaks – a leaking hosepipe in the garage or a drip under the kitchen or bathroom sink can help to create the kind of conditions that pests such as cockroaches thrive in. Dark, damp areas of the home should be sorted as soon as possible

Check brickwork – Brickwork that is in poor condition is not good for the structure of your home – or for keeping pests out. Any holes or fractures in the fabric of your home could be seen as an invitation to mice rats and other pests.

Ensure doors and windows are sealed – As well as being important to security, doors and windows need to be in good condition to stop flying pests, such as wasps, as well as other pests finding a way into your home.

Tend the compost – Get into the habit of regularly turning the compost to discourage rats from making their home in it. Also check the lid and any other access points are securely covered.

Keep the garden tidy – Piles of clutter close to the house will encourage pests as will overgrown shrubbery. It is especially important to make sure that the area around the bird table is kept clear of debris that will attract rodents scavenging for food.

Simple checks to help pest-proof your home at the start of the year should go a long way to helping keep pests away from your house.

Should you have a problem with pests in your home contact Pest Busters for help.

Pest Busters (Birmingham)

Highfield Farm, Middle Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 0DX
0121 695 9076

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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 compost bin to their garden will open them up to the risk of rats.

With layers of decaying food compost that are usually kept covered, compost bins can be attractive to mice and rats looking for a warm home in the winter.

But that should not put you off composting, after all this is a fantastic, cost-free way to create excellent nutrition for your garden and an earth-friendly way of cutting waste.

How to avoid rats in compost 

A few careful steps will help you to compost food waste with a minimal risk of attracting pests into your garden.

ratThe most important rule is not to put cooked food into the compost, save it for raw fruit and veg. Cooked food will be particularly attractive to rats, which will be able to smell out cooked meat and grains – a more attractive meal than rotting veg.

However, rodents are not particularly picky so even in the absence of cooked foods it is important to make the compost area unattractive to vermin.

While a wet compost heap is supposedly less attractive to rats, leaving a bin open will allow for access so the best solution is to prevent vermin getting access in the first place.

This means making sure the compost bin is very secure. Consider the following:

The position: Try to find a flat surface to put your compost bin on to avoid accidentally creating little access pockets at the bottom where the ground is uneven. It might even be worth putting a couple of concrete slabs down.

Try not to put the compost bin too close to a fence or next to a large garden object that will leave rats unseen but also provide an unfortunate trap  for food to fall into and possibly attract pest vermin.

Check seals: A good fitting lid is essential for a compost bin – this will stop any rats and mice from climbing in and making their home. Make sure the lids fits closely and that it is always in place.

Turn regularly: Good compost requires regularly turning with a fork. The more often you do this the less likely pest rodents are to make your compost bin their home as the movement will hopefully scare them off.

Composting food is important to reducing waste and living responsibly, so don’t let worries about attracting pest vermin put you off. By following a few simple steps you should be able to enjoy excellent garden compost without any unwanted visitors.

Should you experience a problem with pest vermin get in touch with Pest Busters.

Pest Busters (Birmingham)

Highfield Farm, Middle Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 0DX
0121 695 9076

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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 autumn’s ‘dozy’ wasps over the last months as throughout October they crop up in lots of places and are in no hurry to leave.

So what is it that makes wasps such a pest in the autumn months?

Picnic pests

Often described as ‘sleepy’ wasps having worked hard through the summer months the assumption is often that the wasps that lazily hang around are old and tired. The reality is more likely to be that they are hungry.

Busily buzzing backwards and forwards during the summer as they carry out their work the wasps are well fed and busy.

In the autumn all that changes. Worker wasps spend the summer supporting the hive and, in particular, finding food and feeding it to the developing larvae in the hive. The worker wasps find nutrition in a sugary substance produced by the larvae.

When these wasps mature and leave the nest, worker wasps find themselves out of work and out of a food source. So their attentions turn to whatever sweet food they can find – very often the fizzy drink you are enjoying in your garden or the lolly a child is lingering over on a day out.

Brave and adventurous

The search for food makes the wasps more adventurous and brave, taking them away from the garden where they have previously moved pollen around and devoured aphids.

Naturally, this shift in purpose brings more wasps into close contact with the humans whose food they are attracted to. With this, there is an increased risk of getting stung, especially as our instinct is to swat them away making them feel under threat.

Of course, if you find your home deluged by wasps it could be that you have a problem in that wasps may have chosen to build a hive on your property.

If you are concerned about wasps at your home and in need of a pest control solution get in touch with Pest Busters.

Pest Busters (Birmingham)

Highfield Farm, Middle Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 0DX
0121 695 9076

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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 and October.

The reasoning to explain this is that the rather scary looking house spider creeps inside to find a companion – and a dry home.

Wet weather is said to encourage even more of the eight-legged household pests indoors as downpours can destroy webs that have been made in garden bushes.

While spiders in the UK are generally harmless, the sight of a large male household spider will give most people a bit of a fright.

What is the best way to keep spiders out of your house?

Tidy up: As with deterring all household pests the first suggestion is to keep your home clean and tidy. Fewer hiding places should mean fewer pests lurking in hidden spots. As always food crumbs are an attraction to household pests, so be scrupulous with cleanliness in the kitchen and at mealtimes.

Block their way: Reducing the number of ways a spider could make its way into your home should be a priority – and will offer protection against other household pests. Seal up cracks, check vents are covered and that door seals and brickwork are in good order.

Do conkers help to deter spiders?

Spiders are said to be repelled by certain strong smells including citrus, garlic and mint. Using these fragrances around the home either in cleaning products or an essential oil spray could help to deter spiders.

A popular remedy, although without any scientific backing, is to put conkers in the corners of rooms. Legend has it that the natural oils will help to repel spiders. Before introducing conkers or essential oils though it is wise to read up on any potential effects these could have on children and pets.

As in deterring all household pests the best approach is a simple one – keep your house clean and minimise external access. This should go a long way to helping keep those spider surprises to a minimum!

Should you experience a problem with household pests contact pest busters for a professional solution.

Pest Busters (Birmingham)

Highfield Farm, Middle Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham B38 0DX
0121 695 9076