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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
We all love our gardens. It’s so peaceful to plant flowers. Then the joy of siting outside and take in all of our hard work. Pests can wreak a lot of havoc in our gardens. And damage all of the time and care you’ve put into it.
There are many ways of pest proofing your garden to prevent wildlife from damaging it. Read More
Rodents are some of the most destructive pests you could have on your property. They will enter any type of building because they simply need to find food, water and shelter. Droppings, scratching noises and small chew marks may be the first signs you see of a rodent infestation. You probably won’t spot any rodents yourself until the problem is really bad. Read More