A great little infographic we put together to give some suggestions on how to get rid of rats.
There is a lot of information here, set out in bite-sized chunks, that is based on our years of experience in the field of rat pest control and the accumulated expertise of our busy London pest control team.
Find out exactly what kinds of steps you can take to start preventing rats from living in your home at a glance, with our attractive and visually well laid out infographic…
Let’s be honest about it, cockroaches are horrid pests that can cause no end of frustration and disgust in most homeowners. If you have dealt with them even once, you know the potential horror of the situation. The sooner you identify if you have a cockroach problem, the easier it is to deal with it. So without further ado, let’s flag up what the easiest signs to look for are when it comes to cockroaches.
- Actually seeing a cockroach: Yes, this sounds silly, but it needs to be addressed. These insects tend to be most active during the night, so the best way to catch them in action is to turn on your lights randomly at night and see if you can spot one hurrying away in a panic. Definitely not a fun way to identify their presence, but it’ll confirm your suspicions.
- Seeing droppings: Like other pests, it can be hard to find their droppings if you are not sure exactly what you are looking for, but you will definitely find faeces from these pests in your home if you have an infestation, normally close to walls and on window sills (well-known transportation routes of cockroaches). They’ll be small – less than 2mm in size, so look carefully.
- Egg and skin casings: It’s gross to think about, but cockroaches leave casings of skin and eggs, so take a look in those dark corners and see if you find these for yourself. You’ll probably know it if you see them but check online if you need a guide to help you out.
- Grease/smear marks: If there is plenty of water around, you’ll see actual trails of the cockroaches as they move around your property and make themselves at home. The trails are easily recognisable, and you will know right away if you have an infestation.
- Odour: Yes, these guys are stinky. You’ll know you have an infestation if you start to smell something musty with no other explanation. This will tell you-you’ve got an infestation that needs to be looked at. You can’t mistake the smell for anything else, that’s for sure.
These tips should help you get on the right track when it comes to cockroach detection. And even though scientists are now saying that cockroaches have individual personalities, no one wants to have one scuttling around the house, let alone finding there is a whole colony, so these signs will give you things to watch for in good time.
As the weather starts to cool and autumn heads into the air, you’ll find all sorts of creatures looking to find a home to spend the winter, whether you like that idea or not.
While you’ve probably already thought about protecting your home from being invaded by these pests, have you thought about the steps you need to take to keep the outside of your home safe too?
Specifically, your gutters. Here are some of the common pests that our pest control London technicians have found making a home for themselves in your gutters.
If you have a creepy crawly problem but a Google search has not helped you identify whether it is bedbugs or fleas, you are in luck. There are ways to differentiate between two of the most common home invaders: bedbugs and fleas. Here is a guide from our expert bed bug control technicians which aims to help you tell which one you have so that you can find a way to deal with it ASAP.
When you are dealing with a pest problem, the first thing you have to do is identify which kind of pest it is exactly, and learning the difference between rats and mice is very important when it comes to calling in expert rodent pest control in London. If you’re looking for some pointers on how to differentiate them, here are the best ways to do just that.
We all have pests in our homes at times, pests that cause us no end of frustration – no matter what we try. If you are at your wits end in terms of pigeons, you are certainly not alone. Take a look at the tips below to see if you can find a way to get rid of these nuisance birds before they cause damage to your property. The thing to remember is not to take their presence lightly.
Are you finding that mice are a frequent problem in your house and around your property?
These little freeloaders love finding a nice corner of your attic to call home and then sneak down to the kitchen at all hours to grab a bite to eat out of your leftovers and stored foods.
Looking for a way to get rid of them without resorting to pesticides? Not to worry, we’ve got a whole story on how to get rid of London mice, with a particular focus on their reaction to mint, so hopefully, you’ll find something to work within this post.
Are you finding little creepy crawlies and other pests in your home? Are you frustrated with them? That’s understandable. The thing is, pests are most annoying due to the fact that they are so sneaky and find ways into your home despite imagining that simply closing the door will keep them out.
Now is the season for all sorts of fascinating insects and their nests. If you are finding that your UK home is crawling with Pharaoh Ants, you aren’t alone.
The trick is to know how to get rid of ant pests. If you are looking for some tips, you’ll find some in this post that will help you get the job done by yourself.
If these don’t work, you can call in a professional and they’ll be able to get on top of the problem with a more serious option.
Some infestations are just too big to be handled without intervention, but give these ideas a try…
Rats are a grim experience when they get into your property and then make a home there for themselves, meaning that you are forced to live alongside them in a way that is disgusting to most of us.
While a few can live alongside rats and not really be worried when they are running around in the basement or garage, but most of us find it unacceptable if we see one scampering out of sight in the early morning.
If you’re like most people with a rat problem, you’ve tried and have researched all the different kinds of repellents, but haven’t found the perfect rat control solution to fixing the issue that works with your personal needs.
If you are looking to find some effective natural options, here is the FYI on all the main methods, the ones that seem to have been researched the most.