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We are trained to handle a full range of pests, including and many more. Certain pests, such as squirrels, will be a problem during the winter months, while others will enter in the hotter season. Some can even get into your house while you are away, and exist for a very long time on very little food. Regardless of what type of creature has infested your house, you can count on us to provide effective pest control London, and to deal with unwanted pests within your means. We are committed to providing exceptional quality London pest services, and offering expert, free advice to the community in London and local areas.
When you contact us, we will readily take on the work, irrespective of how large or small the job or the level of difficulty. We guarantee you a satisfactory outcome after the treatment is complete. Our experts do a number of follow-ups in addition to our initial visit to ensure that the infestation is totally removed, and that it won’t be a problem again in the foreseeable future.
As well as household clients, we provide services to commercial customers who want the security of using one of the most trusted pest control companies in London. Some companies are very vulnerable, for example those handling food or drink products, so being occupied by pests can compromise their business. That is why we are consistently on call to provide highly discreet solutions for commercial pest control London at any time of day or night.
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Originated in the steppes of Central Asia .
Reportedly found in this country as early as the 9th Century, when and how will continue to remain unsolved.
Certainly as agricultural practices improved man’s harvests, the need for greater storage facilities were created thus providing more food and nesting sites for mice and rats.
House mice will drink water if available but can survive on food with a moisture content of 15%. It is omnivorous, feeding from a number of different points.
Whole wheat, which has been partly eaten by mice, has a kibbled appearance whilst whole grain, partly eaten by rats, has a cut or chopped appearance. However mice will eat almost anything they find in a house.
Were will you find them?
In a house you will find them in the kitchen, under units, behind fridges, behind bath panels, under stair cupboards and boiler and airing cupboards to name just a few places. In the past we have had to deal with a mouse getting stuck in a toaster but this is very rare.
Problems caused by Mice
The most common problems come from the common House Mouse. As well as spreading disease, contaminating food and water, mice are also destructive to property and will chew on almost anything.
Identify a Mouse problem
In the home you will usually find mice in the kitchen, under cupboards, behind fridges and appliances, behind bath panels, under stairs and behind boilers or inside airing cupboards, although they can get into most places within the home. Most commonly you will either hear them scratching or spot signs of mouse droppings first, which look like tiny brown pellets. You will often see signs of the damage they leave behind where they have chewed through things, often food containers. In London they are most commonly found living inside the home but in rural areas they are also often found in out-buildings.
There are over 200 types of bumble bee and in the first warm days of Spring you may see the large queens flying busily about the early bulbs and flowers. These large slow bees are searching for nectar and pollen to turn into food for their newly hatching brood. The queen will locate a suitable place to build her nest, and they look for a variety of sites.
Most common are the leaf litter in the bottom of hedges, a cool dark place under a large stone or under the wooden floor of a shed or other building. Because the bumble bee does not live in a large colony the nest is usually little bigger than half a grapefruit even in the busiest days of high Summer. When the drones hatch in mid Summer the sudden increase in bee numbers frightens people who are nervous about insects. But remember these drone bees have no sting and they won’t swarm.
The queen begins a new nest with a ball of pollen and wax into which she lays just a few eggs at a time. When the eggs hatch they try to eat their way through the pollen reserve but the queen continually adds to the pollen and wax sealing them in. Eventually the grubs pupate and the queen spins a bright yellow cocoon from which the grubs emerge a few days later as fully grown worker bees.
As soon as they dry their wings the worker bees begin work to support the colony and their queen. She continues to lay eggs but as it takes more and more of her time the pollen and nectar collection is delegated to the workers, this type of co-operation continues throughout the late Spring and Summer until the nest has reached the right size for its species. At that point the queen lays eggs destined to become next years queen bees as well as drones or male bees.
The drones once hatched leave the nest and live independent lives, their purpose being to mate with the young queens to ensure the survival of the species. Unlike honey bees the young bumble queens will continue to live and work in the mother colony for the remainder of the Summer and Autumn. The first sharp drop in temperature and frosts the old queen, her workers and the independent drones will die. Only the newly mated queens will survive in hibernation to begin the cycle again the following Spring.
German Cockroach (Blattella Germanica)
Cockroaches are large winged insects ranging from 12-30mm in length with long antennae. Most people in the UK who have an infestation are likely to have German or Oriental species of cockroach.
The Oriental cockroach is dark brown/black and ranges from 17-30mm whilst the more common German cockroach is lighter brown and smaller 12-15mm. German cockroaches are found throughout buildings but show a preference to warm humid areas. They are good climbers, being able to climb vertical glass or tiled surfaces. An infestation of these cockroaches can be quickly established once they have entered the premises. This species is an extremely serious pest in any different types of premises ranging from hospitals to domestic houses.
Where will you find them?
German cockroaches are more easily visible due to the areas they live in. In a kitchen you are likely to find them in cupboards, behind fridge motors, under sink units and around boiler units. Another sign of an infestation are signs of faeces in cupboards, behind appliances and worktops which resemble black dots.
Oriental cockroaches are normally found in damp humid conditions and basements. This is because it lacks the sticky pads on its feet. They are more difficult to treat as they tend to live in the fabric of the building.
How do we control cockroaches?
Our treatment programme for cockroaches consists of three visits. Our technician will initially talk through the problems you are experiencing and explain what our initial treatment entails. He will then carry out a thorough inspection of your premises prior to any treatment and assess the level and extent of the infestation. Before a treatment is carried out, it is important to identify the cockroach species. This will provide details of the biology, life cycle and habits of the pest, which can be exploited in the control programme. Once this has been established he will then be able to carry out treatment to the appropriate areas. All our treatments are completely safe for children and animals.
Problems caused by Cockroaches
Cockroach infestations can grow rapidly so early treatment is essential. As well as numerous health issues, one of the big concerns is food contamination. Cockroaches can introduce Salmonella and other bacteria that can cause life threatening food poisoning.
Identify a Cockroach problem
There are two types of cockroach you might come across in London. German cockroaches are easier to spot due to the places they live in. In a kitchen you might find them in cupboards, behind fridges, under sinks and around boilers. You may just find the faeces they leave behind in cupboards or behind appliances and worktops which just look like small black dots.
The Oriental cockroaches are more likely to be found in damp and humid conditions like you might get in basements and cellars. They prefer these conditions as they lack the sticky pads on their feet but they are often much more difficult to treat as they generally live within hard to reach areas of the building.