Pest Control Blog

What can rats gnaw?

Rodents are well known for gnawing on almost anything. They have very strong teeth, with a much harder enamel than on human teeth, which allows them to chew through materials such as wood, plastic and electrical cables. Due to a gap in their teeth, called a diastema, they can spit any chewed material out and […]

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Do you have a bed bug problem?

Clients are often ashamed to admit that they are having a problem with bed bugs and unfortunately, bed bugs are becoming more of an issue in the UK. Since bed bugs live solely on blood, they are not a sign of dirtiness and even the cleanest of homes can have problems. Nowadays they can enter […]

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Happy New Year!

2018 was the first full year of the Pest Solution blog, so we thought we would look back over the past year. A mentioned back in September, it was a bumper year for wasps that definitely kept us busy in the summer months – but it wasn’t just the wasps that had a good year […]

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T’was the night before Christmas…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. That’s what everyone would hope for – no one wants to see a mouse on Christmas Eve! Unfortunately, pests don’t stop for Christmas. So here at Pest Solution, we don’t stop either – there will be an on-call technician every day […]

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Team outing to Parasitec 2018

Earlier in November, the Pest Solution team took the Eurostar and headed over to Paris to attend Parasitec. Parasitec is an exhibition focusing on international pest control and public health. The first evening was our very early Christmas meal and this took place in a very traditional French restaurant. The menu proved a little challenging […]

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What are the options for DIY rodent problems?

Back in February, we posted a blog about the changes to amateur use rodenticides, and we frequently receive questions regarding this. Click here to refresh your memory on this topic. In addition to the changes to amateur use rodenticides, there have also been changes to buying and using professional use rodenticides. From 1st October 2016, […]

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What is Weil’s Disease/ Leptospirosis/ Leptospiral Jaundice?

Weil’s Disease or Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that initially has similar symptoms to the common influenza. Many different animals can spread this disease, but most commonly it is rats that are associated with its transmission. Leptospirosis is known by many different names, but due to its association with rats, it is also known as […]

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Review of the Summer 2018

Last year, we posted a blog about the large reduction in wasp numbers in 2017 – Where are all the wasps? It was uncertain what would be in store for the wasp population in 2018 and whether they would recover to their normal numbers or not. The wasp and European hornet numbers have definitely recovered […]

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What is a Pest Control Service Agreement and why are they useful?

Many of our commercial clients (and some domestic as well) choose to have a service agreement in place with us for their pest control. But what does it mean? And what are the advantages of this, rather than just giving us a ring when you find an issue? What is a Service Agreement or Contract? […]

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Getting to know the team…Adrian

How long have you been a pest controller? Almost 9 years. What made you start out in pest control? I was made redundant and was looking for a new full-time job. My daughter went to school with owner’s daughter and put me in touch with him. At that point I knew very little about pest […]

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