Plants That Help Deter Pests

plant that deters pests in london

Having pests such as fleas, ticks, ants and mice are a real nuisance both inside and outside of our London homes. Luckily though, if you enjoy gardening or cooking, you can plant your very own pest-repellent garden that is lovely to look at and useful too.

If you have pets though, you have to be super careful about what type of plants you put in the garden. Plants like citronella and eucalyptus are great at repelling pests, but are also poisonous to cats and dogs. Read More

Do You Have Woodworm?

wood with woodworm

If you are a wooden furniture lover, it’s integral to keep it in top condition. To do this, the proper care and consideration has to be taken, including what environment to keep the furniture in. Wood has great durability, and has the ability to age well as well.

So what happens when an issue with woodworm happens, and how do you spot it? Some types of wood are particularly prone to woodworm, like antique or beech furniture. Identifying a woodworm problem early on is how you prevent further damage from happening. Read More

5 Signs You Have Rats

london rat babies

Rats. They are one of the most disturbing pests to London homeowners (especially with the rise of the super-rat!) because the city is so riddled with them. Rats account for a significant proportion of our residential pest control call outs. Beyond the awful health hazards and damages they can cause to our property, just the idea of having rats infesting your space is enough to make your skin crawl. You will definitely want to get rid of rats in your house as soon as possible. Read More

Our London Pest Control Contracts

london street scene

Having a pest control contract in place for your London business will make sure you have peace of mind. the right prevention and correction ready to reduce the risk of pest infestations. It also will protect your business profits and the environment too.

When you have a pest control contract with us, we can offer you a flexible programme that is designed around your specific needs. It will significantly reduce the risk of pest infestations in the workplace. And also improve the health and welfare of your staff. Read More

10 Impressive Ant Facts

ant in a london garden

In a lot of ways, ants can outwit and outlast humans. They live in communities, which enables them to survive well. They can even thrive in conditions that would be challenging for individuals.

Ants can be a pest, there is no doubt about that. And we know all too well how many people in London need ant pest control to be carried. However, there are lots of strange and funny facts about ants. They might even convince you that they are the superior race! Read More

Are London Foxes Dangerous?

london urban fox sleeping

Generally, foxes around during the day are timid and don’t want to be seen. They pose little to no danger to us. Foxes naturally prey upon small mammals and birds. Also, they are scared of anything larger than what they like to eat. Not only will they eat meat, foxes love to forage for vegetables and berries as well (this usually results in them going through your bins!). Their varied diet is why they thrive so much in London, especially in the more built up areas. In London, they scavenge for pet food left out and in our rubbish bins during the night, so London gardens may need fox proofing. Read More

Are Pests Starting To Come Indoors?

signs of spring ducklings

We’ve had a pretty mild winter this year, and spring is looking lovely too. Let’s look forward to a great, warm summer!

In winter, pests usually find a place to hide when the temperatures start to drop, and the frost sets in. This is one of the biggest reasons that pests tend to come inside during the autumn months, to find protecting against the cold. Read More

How Can Rodents Make You Ill

image of a mouse

Rodents carry a huge range of diseases causing bacteria, which can easily be spread to humans. Hundreds of years of European history were dominated by the bubonic plague, a deadly  disease attributed to rats. Today, rat and mouse removal by a professional is still vital, as a rodent infestation can still make humans ill if left unattended. Read More

Why You Should Remove Garden Clutter

flowers in a london garden

Your garden is a safe haven for some insects. It provides shelter, food and a great place to breed. Some insects you don’t want in your garden, such as pests, can cause a lot of damage. Pests love to hide undetected, and having a cluttered garden will make it even easier for them to gain shelter. Read More

Combat Pests While Camping

camping with pests

Camping is a relaxing pastime for many of us here in UK (when we get the weather for it!). Having a successful camping trip involves a lot of moving parts, but one thing you definitely don’t want is to have pests make an appearance. If you are thinking about heading out of the City and the pests in your local London area, remember to be prepared to deal with the ones outdoors in the countryside too! Read More