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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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We are first and foremost a Pest Control company, not a sales driven company. We will offer you advice firstly, we will then compete a full free survey to find out what is needed, and then explain what is required to eradicate the problem.

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Reviewed by Rachel on 17/11/2019

Absolutely amazing service. I recommend them 100%. Took care of everything, very professional and put my mind at ease by explaining everything to me.

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 reda on 7/10/2019

Alex is professional, he gave us advice after com,pleting the job. I would recommend to anyone, the most important he is affordable. it should be 10 stars not 5.

Garden maintainence Turf Tree lopping and felling Garden tidy ups clearances Pebble walk ways Hedge trimming Weeding Planting All landscaping jobs ect

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Reviewed by Callie on 6/3/2020

Darren turned up very quick and provided a really competitive quote, he arrived at the house to carry out the works really quickly. His team did a great job in a really good time, no delays. He did however need more equipment/chips etc than planned but he was more than happy to come back and finish the job at a later date.

We are a family owned business, specialising in hard and soft landscaping, fencing, decking and grounds maintenance for both commercial and residential property.

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Reviewed by David on 19/2/2020

Super quick response. Very pleasant to deal with. Excellent work.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by ade on 6/11/2019

First time using Rated People. job was a complete bathroom makeover. George contacted me within a couple of hours. He turned up on a Sunday! As agreed, to view and quote for the job. We agreed a price and time frames – which surprisingly for a builder he kept to. Especially as there were some unforeseen delays. He was punctual and reliable, gave appropriate and excellent advice on materials etc like source materials at very competitive rates. Aftercare service excellent. Highly recommended. Adet NW9

We specialise is all aspects of garden maintenance, landscaping, tree surgery and property maintenance. Please check out Facebook page out. Facebook/Landpro or type Landpro Nottingham into Google to check out all of our latest work.

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Reviewed by Elaine on 5/3/2020

Thanks for the quick reply and ability to undertake job

Hi there my names Terry and i cover all lock replacements , window and door repairs and new fitting of doors and windows and won’t be beaten on price. I’m usually able to give you a quote over the phone or can arrange a free Callout to discuss the work you need doing. I’m also available for 24 hour Callout emergency’s .

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Reviewed by Wendy on 30/1/2020

Everything OK. What more can I say?

Oak leaf tree gardening and property maintenancewe are a hard working business who aim to please

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Reviewed by Margaret on 16/3/2020

turned up on time job was urgent cleaned up and no damage to property tree was over hanging garage and next to garden fence taken down professionally thank you.

WE SPECIALISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WHICH ALSO OFFER CLEANING SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES..... Enviro-Gleam are not only your best option to preserve or upgrade your property appeal, but we are also a trustable ally with a flawless reputation to maintain or increase the value of your premises and assets. Whether you need property services or cleaning services, Enviro-Gleam has many options to choose from.   With a wide range of specialised property services, such as all aspects of Joinery, Tiling, Brickwork, Exterior painting, Decking, High-pressure cleaning services, Window cleaning, Solar panel cleaning, we give expert solutions and advice to the most common problems in the built environment. COMPANY SERVICES Joinery Exterior painting Tiling Brickwork Driveway Cleaning Patio Cleaning Block Paving Cleaning Conservatory Cleaning Decking Cleaning Solar Panel Cleaning Window Cleaning – including all uPVC fascias SkyVac Gutter Cleaning

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Reviewed by Steven on 1/3/2020

I contacted for a quote and Tom got in touch straightaway to arrange a time for the job, he actually offered to do it the same day but this wasn’t suitable for me, we arranged yesterday and they turned up and did the job as arranged, there was no mess left from the job and everything was taken away, the price was also fair as well, I would recommend these guys for any jobs that you need done.

Swift Property Solutions is friendly, professional and reliable. Make us your first point of contact for any job large or small in and around your home or business. All work to the highest of standards by qualified tradesman with guarantee documentation

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Reviewed by Deborah on 23/5/2018

excellent man despite his cable breaking he did the best he could and only charged me half price. Will be asking him to do more work as I need to

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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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