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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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Reviewed by Mike on 1/3/2019

Complete and utter waste of money!! Charged me £240 to remove 2 dead rats, one in kitchen and one upstairs. He knew he was ripping me off so charged me half price for upstairs rat. On first visit he had opportunity to remove kitchen rat alive but just gave it some cheap bait, which I could have bought on amazon, as he appeared afraid to grab it alive. Then that rat dies in celing and is not accessible so we live with lovely rotten flesh smell. He claims his disinfectant masks the smell but complete bull.

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 daniel on 20/5/2019

Keith did I a great job and was really helpful. I would highly recommend him.

We cover London and its surrounding areas. We also cover East Hertfordshire and Essex. We treat all types of pests. Please call us for a quote and one of our team will be glad to help you with your pest control problem. We service contract work for commercial properties and domestic work.

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Reviewed by Dhiren on 4/5/2019

I had problems with squirrels in the attic. Greg had to come back a few times to deal with them. At all times was courteous, punctual and very professional about his work. I would have no hesitation using his services again or recommending him.

We are a father and son team, with the latest training in rodent and insect control. We have several years experience in rodent control, both commercially and domestically. We strive to keep use of rodenticides as a last resort, in accordance with the latest guidelines from CRRU. We have both received training from Killgerm in August and September this year for rodent control, insect control and safe use of pesticides. In addition we are Affiliate members of the British Pest Control Association, and BASIS Prompt this helps us to maintain our continuing professional development.

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Reviewed by Dominic on 20/6/2019

Great.

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 Stuart on 16/6/2019

With regards to quality, hard to tell as the work was carried out on our roof. The first attempt at stopping seagulls was unsuccessful, as was the second. Communication has been poor or non existent. We had to pay someone else to remove another nest which this company appeared to disbelieve (that a second nest could have been made so quickly). Not turning up and giving no reason or communication for this is unacceptable. Still waiting for reply to last email, again!!

Hi my name is Stephen, i have done pest control for the last eight years, i have decided to move away from the big companies and concentrate more on customer care. I specialise in a variety of pest control, covering a wide range of insects, rodents and birds.

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Reviewed by sandro on 8/5/2019

Great job and very polite and respectful. 100% would use again. Fast and efficient.

Bird tec Pest Control has a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger commercial projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices. It’s simple: when it comes to pest control you need to know you’re hiring the best of the best. You need to know you that can trust us, that we’re safety conscious and that we comply with all of the essential regulations in the industry. We’re happy to say that our reputation is what it is because of our highly experienced staff. That’s right, we don’t mess around; protecting your home or business from Pigeons, Cockroaches, Bed bags, Rats, Mice, woodworm, Ants, is our top priority.

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Reviewed by Mohammad on 20/3/2019

Karl was contacted through Rated People along with others and found him the cheapest and he turned up at the right. He did his job to the satisfaction of customer and was very friendly. I found him professional, friendly and whatever he did Fumigation on Sunday 3rd March and to date we have no problem of any bugs.

Welcome to Steelguard Pest Control Services where we aim to resolve your pest related problems in a professional manner safeguarding your home or business. Steelguard Environmental is a newly founded company but rest assured that my experience operating within the pest control sector is over 5 years and value the strong belief that upholding public health within our environment is not only a pest controller's responsibility, it is their duty. Safe guarding your homes, businesses, and places of leisure is of the upmost importance to myself ultimately preventing damage, disease and distressed members of the public.

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Reviewed by Joanne on 19/4/2019

His a true gentlemen. Professional, courteous, re- assuring and kind. Does what he says on the tin. Ie he his thorough and leaves no stone unturned. For the first time am feeling confident and comfortable in my home - thanks to his work and duty of care. Brilliant.

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Reviewed by manan on 25/5/2019

Good guy and very professional

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 Kennie on 9/4/2019

Very happy and satisfied with the balcony netting, will gladly recommend Alex.

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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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