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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 Lorna on 11/8/2020

Quick, efficient and very friendly. Would recommend.....

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 Graham on 23/6/2020

Quick, no nonsense. Came round the same afternoon. Really excellent service

Plum Property Services is a building company based in London. We work for both landlords and private home owners on new builds, extensions, refurbishments, repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small. Quality is our guarantee.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/7/2020

If you want a job done properly and you want the person to treat it as if it was his home, look no further.

Amazing Gardeners is a company providing gardening services in east of London from Beckton, Canary Wharf,East Ham,West Ham ,Plaistow,Stratford, Walthamstow,Ilford,Loughton,Barking,Dagenham,Romford ,Hornchurch,Gidea Park,Rainham and up to Grays,South Ockendon ,Upminster,Brentwood,Cafford Hundread,Orsett,Tilbury,Chadwell st Marry . Amazing Gardeners is a fully insured company,having five years experience, whose technicians are knowledgeable, hard-working individuals. You will be delighted to see us come and delighted to see us go each time. Please contact us, so we can start serving you today!

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Reviewed by barrington on 7/10/2020

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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

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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.

Tradesman with a general building background with preference in painting and decoration, carpentry including laminate and engineered wooden flooring.

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Reviewed by Owen on 25/9/2020

David was a great help. Very happy to recommend.

Treemendous Estate Care, is family run established 14 yrs. We offer high quality workmanship, a reliable service, competitive prices and good customer care. We can do all Garden, Fencing and Treework, as well as all Property Maintenance and Development.

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Reviewed by Charlotte on 7/6/2019

Max, Andy and Dan were fantastic, Max helped us design as we had no clue, the finished article is better than expected. They were polite and very hard working even in terrible weather. Would whole heartedly recommend them for any gardening needs and have interest from family having seen our garden. Thanks guys. Charlie

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 Josh on 17/10/2020

You can only add 5 stars but if there were an option for 6 I would give! Romega turned our cold, damp bathroom into what is now our favourite room in the house. We had an idea of what we wanted and had had a few quotes previously but as others have said, Romega haD his own suggestions and convinced us to make little alterations to our plans which made the end results even better. Romega was punctual throughout, worked very neatly and is also a nice guy to have around. I definitely recommend him ??

Hi my names Chris I’ve got 30 years experience in roofing and building I also do landscapes I give free quotes and advice all my work is guaranteed thanks for looking

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Reviewed by Leighton on 21/7/2020

Great work done by Chris & team. Would use again.

At little Thompson property solutions we take great pride in all our work and offer a 5 year Garuntee. Being a family run business there is no job big or small and have many qualified tradesmen to do all the things needed in and around your property . Just one call does it all

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Reviewed by Jane on 13/10/2020

Understood my disability and quoted accordingly.

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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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