Why Are Rats So Common In London?

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When we think of pest control in London, we often think of one of the most common pests found in the city. The rat! Stories have been told for centuries of rats swarming the country’s capital, and rats are still a very serious problem.

More and more people each day reach out for great rat pest control. The brown rat is normally the one most people see in London. Because rats can climb, dig and swim they can get pretty much anywhere they want. As long as rats can find food with their keen sense of smell, they will stop at nothing to get their next meal. Read More

Technicians Must Be CRB Checked

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Hiring a pest controller means that you are dealing with a stressful and hard problem. You want peace of mind when bringing someone into your home. This is why professional pest control companies such as ourselves fully vet our technicians before they are allowed to visit our clients homes. This means they are fully qualified and have been CRB checked (now known as a DBS check). Read More

How To Eliminate Moths Fast

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Having a moth problem in your wardrobe or house can be super distressing.

With house moths, they are creepy and cause a nuisance flying around and being attracted to lights. In the case of clothes moths, this is because of the damage they can do to your favourite clothes. To get rid of moths, you need a quick and easy solution that is effective in getting the job done. Read More

Getting Rid Of An Ant Infestation

getting rid of an ant infestation

When ants find a great food source, they will swarm indoors into your business or home. Ants live in a colony, so if there is a source of food nearby the word spreads quickly around the ant colony and they will follow the scent trail into your home.

Because your kitchen is where you prepare food, you may not want to use pesticide sprays as a form of ant pest control. But you can take practical steps to exterminate ants and ensure that an infestation doesn’t happen again in the future. Read More

Should You Do DIY Bed Bug Control?

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Bed bugs are a hugely stressful pest infestation to have. The thought of having bed bugs in your home is enough to keep you up at night. Because bed bugs are so hardy, bed bug control is very difficult to do using DIY methods.

So do any home remedies for bed bugs work? Read More

Do’s And Don’ts Of Wasp Control

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Now that we’re getting to the end of summer, wasp numbers will start to decrease. Their favourite food turns from sugars to proteins. So you will most likely only see them when there’s food around outside.

Wasps will only try to sting you when they are disturbed, feel threatened or they’re harmed. When they do sting though they are incredibly aggressive and may sting more than once.

If you’re noticing a large numbers of wasps around your home or garden you’ve most likely got a wasps nest on your property. A fully formed wasp nest by the end of the summer can contain thousands of wasps. Read More

Different Types Of British Bees

Types Of British Bees

In Britain, there are around 250 different species of bees. Even with so many different species of bees that love our UK flowers, they can actually be broken down into two groups – the social bee and the solitary bee. Here is a guide on what each of these groups are.

Social Bees

Only 24 species of bee in the UK are social bees. The most common type of these bees are the honey and bumble bee, and probably the most talked about. Social bees like to live together in colonies, and are normally around from March to November each year. Read More

What Does A Rats Nest Look Like?

What Does A Rats Nest Look Like

Living in a city like London, rats are very common. Rats love urban areas where they have access to plenty of food, water and shelter. So it’s no wonder we here at Pest Exterminators have a lot of experience with London rat control.

Rats tend to stick close to homes, businesses and restaurants because they can enter through cracks and holes in the walls and have a great food source. Once they have found a great place to live, they will start to make their nests. Read More

What Diseases Do Pigeons Carry?

at Diseases Do Pigeons Carry

If you live in London, you know how many pigeons there are. They are literally everywhere! Known as ‘rats with wings’, people normally consider pigeons to be vermin. They can transmit some truly horrible diseases. Local authorities and councils in the London area frequently take action to try and decrease the pigeon population.

The diseases pigeons carry can become a lot worse when there are a lot of pigeons around. Their droppings and feathers accumulate in their nesting sites, and it just becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. Read More

Dealing With Ants In Your Paving

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Ants are a problem all year round, but they definitely become more a pest in the summer. Having an ant infestation can be a reoccurring problem, and it’s a real pain to deal with.

If you have paving around your property, you will most likely have observed ants. They are tiny black/brown ants that nest in the cracks between paving. When your paving has sand in between it, it’s an ants heaven. Once an ant has made it’s nest in your paving, it’s only a small step to your house. The nests they build are unsightly and can actually cause damage to your paving. Read More