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When your home is invaded by pests it can be a surprisingly difficult situation to remedy. Hire a commercial or residential pest control service to rid your property of stubborn and unwelcome guests.

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PAINTER AND DECORATOR WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TRADE - UK & EUROPE. GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE. ALL ROOFING COVERED - SPECIALISING IN SLATE ROOFS. CITY & GUILDS REGISTERED

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Reviewed by Val on 23/2/2021

Stay safe. This person has no regard for life

All your plastering tiling and general building and decorating needs.

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Reviewed by peter on 19/9/2020

Danny and Keith are the best builders we have ever had. The finished work is excellent, nothing is too much trouble and they have been a joy to have in our home. We will absolutely use them in the future and can not recommend them enough.

Professional Pest Control Service in London. We specialise in quick removal of Mice, Rats, Cockroaches, Bed bugs, Ants, Squirrels, Wasps, Pigeons, Moths, Fleas, etc. All our treatments are guaranteed. Visit our website www.PestControl-London.org.uk

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Reviewed by Anita on 14/12/2020

Alex was thorough ,charming, and efficient and fair

We are professionals that guarantee modern and versatile cleaning services for commercial, domestic and residential buildings, giving a refurbished and refreshing look at all times. All our services are rendered by a group of very competent and trained members of staff, who are effective, efficient and work meticulously. We put our clients needs above everything, and we deliver high quality services at all times, We know what we do, and we do it well. Besides our top-notch exterior building cleaning services, we are vastly experienced in delivering our services to offices, healthcare facilities, schools and post construction cleaning for the construction industry.

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Reviewed by Matt on 14/3/2021

Assam and the team did a great job!

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

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Reviewed by Pen on 16/12/2020

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Is a small Family business!

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Reviewed by shaun on 27/7/2018

excellent daniel came around on friday and gave me a fabulous quote and by sunday the job was complete ,very neat and tidy

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/11/2019

Put the job out there. Ben texted me staright away. Called the next day. Did the job a few days later. No fuss or drama. Excellent job. I would highly recommend. Paul Prestonpans

Black Ops has twenty years experience within the pest control industry. Choose the real expert in Pest Control for a fast and effective control for all types of pests.

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Reviewed by Alan on 26/2/2021

Prompt, reliable, friendly and did the job. Happy to recommend.

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Pest Control Specialists - what you need to know

You might feel itchy just reading about these things but a pest controller is there to put your mind at ease. Infestations of insects or rodents can put your health and comfort at risk, plus they can damage your home.

What a pest controller can help with

Infestations of:

  • Rats.
  • Mice.
  • Cockroaches.
  • Ants.
  • Fleas.
  • Moths.
  • Mites.
  • Bedbugs.
  • Wasps.
  • Spiders.

These are just a few examples – you can see a more definitive list on the British Pest Control Association’s (BPCA) website.

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Common household pests in the UK

Mice

They’re active all year and like nesting in warm, quiet places such as lofts or cavity walls. They constantly gnaw at furniture, and will chew through packaging to get at food. Mice are known to spread disease and often use cables to climb to higher areas.

Moths

Clothes moths can be very stubborn to get rid of. You may think it’s the moths that are eating your clothes, carpets and fabrics, but it’s actually their white caterpillar larvae – the eggs they leave behind – doing most of the damage. Left untreated, they can ruin carpets as well as your favourite clothes.

Rats

Brown rats are the most common in the UK. The black rat, or ship rat, is rarely found in the UK anymore. Rats need to gnaw to keep their constantly growing incisor teeth worn down. They damage woodwork, plastic, bricks and lead pipes, and will strip insulation from electrical cables – which is a fire hazard. Much like mice, they can potentially spread disease.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs get around because of how much we travel, as well as the use of second hand furniture - it’s even suspected that they’ve built up tolerances to some pesticides. They’re more likely to occur in multi-occupancy buildings or places with fast turnover of tenants, and they feed on human blood. If you’re suffering from the dreaded bed bug, it’s always a good idea to a get a professional in quickly, as they’re stubborn and difficult to eradicate.

Wasps

Wasps live in nests and have complex social structures. They’re most active in the spring and summer, when the queens start to build new nests and the resulting wasps go out to find food. They’re most attracted to sweet foods, and will start to die off in the winter as natural supplies like fruit grow short.

The queen then goes into hibernation ready to start again the following spring. Large wasp nests can contain up to 30,000 wasps, and can be found in places where the nest is protected from the elements and will be undisturbed. Common locations include lofts, wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground. Treating a nest, especially inside a home, should be left to the professionals as wasps can become very aggressive.

Flies

Flies can contaminate food when they come into contact with it, and can transmit food poisoning, dysentery, typhoid or cholera. Good hygiene and quick disposal of rubbish is an effective way of getting rid of them, as well as fly screens on windows, and not leaving food uncovered.

Ants

Ants are attracted to sweet food which they take back to their nest to feed to the larvae and queen. The nests are often found on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving - look for finely powdered soil. There are treatments you can use yourself, like pouring boiling water into the entrance of the nests, followed by an insecticidal powder.

Spiders

Spiders have a bad reputation and are often considered a pest, but in the UK they’re mainly harmless. They can actually help in some circumstances as they eat flies in the home. If you happen to have a lot of spiders, this can be dealt with by simply removing them, their webs and their prey (flies).

 

The qualifications your pest controller needs

Pest controllers can get specific technical training through the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), who run a full range of courses.

Insurance for pest control work

Like most trades who are working on your home, they’ll need public liability insurance to protect you against any damage that could potentially happen.

Questions you should ask a pest controller

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Who will be carrying out the work and have they undergone training with the BPCA?
  • Do they specialise in particular pests?
  • What chemicals and pesticides will they be using and what effects could they have on your home?
  • Will they guarantee the work, and will they come back if the pest persists?

Pest control ideas

Read about how one of our staff members struggled and dealt with a clothes moth infestation. Here’s some tips on how to get rid of mice, wasps and ants, and last but not least, have a go at pest-proofing your place with this blog post.

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