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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.

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A.J. Building contractors pride our selfs on bringing your ideas to life. We have a great team of very skilled tradesman ready to take on your next project from start to finish.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Jane on 17/2/2018

Quick reply to my advert, very pleased with the job that has been done. Will definitely use them again and recommend them.

Fully qualified electrician , also general builder ,handyman , specialise in fencing and decking , cctv , data , garden maintenance , Landscaping . Property maintenance , Cleaning contracts .

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Austen on 15/2/2018

First class service

We specialise in roof repairs and in re roofs Family run business since 1986

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Damp Proofing, Demolition, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Brian on 13/2/2018

Excessive charges for minimal work. Had to clear up after; left my broom that they borrowed in right state. No business address on invoice and no guarantee documentation provided; ignored my follow up request for both. Beware.

We expert in garden clearance,cleaning and building, we always give a first class job with reasonable quotes

Trades serviced: Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Sarah on 13/2/2018

Connor gave updates via text if he was delayed at all which was really useful and was quick and cheerful!

I am a plumber with over 15 years experience with plumbing and drainage.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Commercial pest control, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by derek on 12/2/2018

Ben arrived at short notice and sorted out my badly blocked drain. He advised of potential future issues, but didn't try to over exaggerate that these jobs needed doing now. Would happily recommend.

Ive been Roofing and in building services for over 20 years. We deal with all maner of roof related problems including,facias, guttering, flat and tiled roofing, finding cost effective soloutions. Also can offer renewable energy solar photovoltaic quotes.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Simon on 12/2/2018

Excellent work, thank you

Trades serviced: Carpet Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Kathy on 11/2/2018

Very very pleased with the work in the garden. Paul and Brian were knowledgeable and reliable. Their quote was competitive too. Tidied up perfectly, not a sign of any debris left behind. I’m having them back once a month so that speaks for itself! Highly recommended.

Admiral Construction covers all aspects of roofing and building services from a leaking gutter joint, a tile or slate replacement, to a full re-roof. Our roofers are of the highest standards achieved by thorough training and years of on-site experience.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Eloise on 10/2/2018

Very helpful and honest roofer. Happy to recommend and will definitely use again if required

AMS joinery services are a thriving business based in Glasgow & west lothian part of 0800 group covering central Scotland for over 20 years.We work hard to achieve client satisfaction 100%

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Stuart on 8/2/2018

Excellent service. Turned up on time and did great job at good price

We are two brothers based in Doncaster who have the skills and ability to complete a vast number of jobs and projects to a high standard. We have a small fleet of vans variying in size. We would be more than happy to quote you on any type of job from refrigeration and air conditioning, propery renovation and land scaping to rubbish removal and handy man jobs. We would appreciate the opportunity to come and provide a quotation for you and can guarantee an open and honest opinion on the works needed along with the best possible price.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar Repairs, Carpet Cleaning, CCTV installation, Demolition

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 7/2/2018

Excellent and efficient service to a high quality standard. Would recommend!

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Pest Control Specialists - what you need to know

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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