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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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JTS LANDSCAPES AND PAVING A FAMILY RUN COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST EST SINCE 2008 LOOKING TO GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE PRICE !

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/5/2018

excellent work- well pleased, thanks

Welcome to 'stratergee property maintenance services',our work is carried out in an efficient & professional manor,with the highest quality Finnish,been in the business over 25 years,unbeatable prices for high end quality Finnish,FREE QUOTES,THANK YOU!!!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Natasha on 24/5/2018

Company was great! Originally was meant to be 2 guys for a 2 day job but they got 2 extra people and finished within a couple of hours. Fantastic work, really impressed! They went above and beyond to make my garden look amazing! They cleared all waste, weeds, literally everything! It looks so good that the neighbours have booked in with them too! I would definitely recommend to anyone.

DH&SON Property Maintenance is a family only business, who take pride in each job we do and complete each job to the highest standard possible.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by Paul on 23/5/2018

Danny and his team were incredibly hard working and professional. Really great job laying turf which looks amazing. Recommended Danny to my son. Will use again. Paul & Lisa

I'm specialized in the field of civil and industrial electrical systems, with over 30 years of experience; in the building of conditioning, water and heating systems.As I live in Glasgow from September, my certifications are still waiting to be recognized

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Jane on 23/5/2018

Very friendly, tidy and reasonably priced

BV services offer a wide range of garden, maintenance and repair work, our aim is to reach 110% customer satisfaction from start to finish on every job.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Victoria on 23/5/2018

Really efficient and great work. Contacted and they came 2 days later. Would use again

Experts in Pest Control Pestdestroy.co.uk 5* Reviews on Google. 24/7 Fast Response

Trades serviced: Commercial pest control, Residential pest control

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/5/2018

Luke offers an excellent/reliable service. I requested for holes (where rats were entering the flat) to be blocked. He looked at the problem and offered some advice to firstly lay down poison/traps to get rid of the rats. He explained that if the holes are blocked, rats will make another hole to enter the flat. So firstly, the rats need to be destroyed. He agreed to come back in 7 days to check this. He still charged the amount we agreed earlier for a job that required extra work. I recommend Luke.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Michele on 22/5/2018

George & Work collegue came to price up a job for us and was on time, we agreed a price and they got stuck in. work was done and hopefully we will see him again.

hi my name is Dan smith I am a sole trader and have been in the industry for the last 10years I pride my self on doing the job on time firs time.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Janice on 22/5/2018

Daniel was brilliant, sorted the problem out straight away.

L.L Building is a small competant business based in east sussex, we provide a wide range of skills and free quotes.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Commercial pest control, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Neale on 20/5/2018

Excellent job, Liam arrived on time and did a great job of replacing our kitchen worktop. The job was completed in a day at a reasonable price, if we need any further work we will be using Liam again.

We are a 2 man fit out...With over 26 years experience combined...We are very competitive with our prices with a maximum high standard of finish....We are hoping to achieve happiness from as many customers on here as possible and hope to see you soon.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Girish on 20/5/2018

kept his price promise and has not increased the cost. He delivered the fully functional shower room in absolutely immaculate condition in 9 days. Very happy with the workmanship and quality of job. I am pleased that I selected them for works in my house. These duo is very honest and highly competitive in price. A truly 5 star service. As a result I have given them more works in the kitchen and basement. I have no hesitation in recommending Stratmore joinery for home makeovers.

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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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