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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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RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all .

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Reviewed by Neil on 1/10/2018

Good job done in a timely manner.

We have been trading for 33 years within the plumbing and building industry, i have no certificates but i do bring 33 years of experience. if you have any any questions feel free to ask, thank you Anthony Gilbert

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Reviewed by Lisa on 12/11/2018

fast efficient solution to my problem

Rubbertech is a family run business which specialises in flat roofs. And waterproofing them with firestone EPDM Rubber membrane. Most flat roofs can be done in one single sheet with no need for any joins. The membrane has a life expectancy of 40+ years.

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Reviewed by IAN on 5/11/2018

Excellent work done by an excellent team,quick,tidy and prompt and a top class job was done. Highly reccommended.

Covering the South East and London and with over 23 years experience in the home improvement, building and electrical industry, we cover a range of services from changing a socket to flat pack furniture to building bespoke playhouses.

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Reviewed by Ann on 21/9/2018

Thanks for doing a great job Dan.

Carpenters4u provide a professional, friendly & cost effective service in carpentry/joinery, painting/decorating, plastering, tiling, plumbing, etc. We are flexible with time & are happy to carry out maintenance to our works as a good will gesture.

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Reviewed by Colin on 12/11/2018

Ola is polite, friendly and did an excellent job!

We are a small buidiling company which specialist in ceramic tiling and plasterering and general building we have all trades availble joiners plumbers electrian etc which all leave a first class job looking to hear from you in future

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Reviewed by Ian on 17/10/2018

Scott and Alan came when they said they would, explained the options and did the job for agreed fee. Both were really nice friendly guys and I'd get them back over anyone else. There aren't many as reliable and competent. Thanks.

Gas and plumbing specialists, boiler breakdowns, servicing, installations and all aspects of plumbing under taken.

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Reviewed by Gordon on 9/8/2018

First Class from start to finish From quote on a Monday to being fitted on the Thursday Remove two Boilers and fitted new system all in a day Fantastic Could not wish for better service Would highly recommend this firm to anyone Chequers Ravensthorpe Northants

Family run & fully insured LTD business with over 15 years experience in Plumbing Drainage & General Maintenance From burst pipe's or block drains with CCTV- !WERE IDEAL FOR YOU! with no callout charge,& free quotation for all works undertaken find us on Facebook.

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Reviewed by Ashley on 1/11/2018

Quick, friendly service. Explained what the problem was and why it happened. Would definitely recommend

Having left the HM Forces in 1985, I have 30 + years experience with advanced qualifications in Bricklaying, Carpentry, Joinery and Furniture making. I am also a member of the Institute of Carpenters. I am also trained to advanced spray painting by the Dulux Academy.

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Reviewed by C V on 23/1/2018

Stuart built three built-in wardrobes for us to a really high standard, He was very clean and tidy, and extremely friendly. He also went out of his way to make sure we had the wardrobes up before our guests arrived for Christmas. Overall, a really good job for a fair price.

AMS JOINERY SERVICES are a thriving business based in Glasgow & West Lothian covering central Scotland for over 20 years.We work hard to achieve client satisfaction 100%

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Reviewed by Michael on 9/10/2018

Andrew provides an excellent quote and carried out all works to a very high standard. Everything was done very cleanly and all issues were fixed expertly in a very short time. Would highly recommend

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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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