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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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Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Graham on 21/2/2018

Wonderful Job Thankyou

Abode building contractors London is a highly recommended company with great customer satisfaction. Also we are a great work force who deliver top quality workmen-ship on time and on budget with the respect you would expect towards your project no matter how big or small. From our workforce hope we see you soon!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control

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Reviewed by Mr Parker. on 21/2/2018

Luke did the the bit beyond me in difficult weather and situation, well done for a good price.

We can provide Emergency Blockage Clearances, CCTV drain surveys, drain repair/installation/maintenance. We offer various aspects of plumbing services. Can provide maintenance plans which may cover stack/urinal servicing, petrol interceptors and more.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Commercial pest control

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Reviewed by Paul on 21/2/2018

Prompt service, fair price, friendly & polite. Recommended should you have the same challenge (unblocking of pipes).

We have 25 years experience,----our specialist are experts in construction and maintainance

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Ade on 21/2/2018

Martin was very personable, and worked to a high standard, ensuring that everything agreed upon was completed to my satisfaction. I would recommend him to anyone.

Building with pride

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Steve on 20/2/2018

Transferred a mess into a great looking garden, decking looks amazing.battled on through some rough weather but got the job done in time scale they gave us.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Damp Proofing, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by hashim on 20/2/2018

Called up and turned up and carried out the work on the day Took before and after photos of my roof

Working in North Wales and surrounding areas The Tree Fellas offer a professional and courteous service at a rate that isn't extortionate.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, CCTV installation, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by ROSE & JOHN on 18/2/2018

A very hard working bunch of lads who arrived on time and worked right through until dark. We were so impressed with their work ethic that we had them replace all the garden fencing on both sides to the front and rear of our property. All rubbish was removed and the site was left clean and tidy.

We are a small Plumbing and Heating company based in Kent, offering a full range of services from a leaking tap through to a new heating system. We pride ourselves on high standard of work, reliability and most importantly, our customers satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Commercial pest control, Damp Proofing, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Carol on 18/2/2018

Oliver was very conscientious. Did a good job..no mess..

Over 25 years experience as a handyman including building maintenance. A motivated self-starter with technical expertise and work experience who takes the initiative and ensure all tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Sally on 17/2/2018

Jose did everything we required plus a little extra for the same price A very polite and pleasant man would deffinately use his services again

Hi I am Kevin a friendly hard working reliable tradesmen who takes pride in all aspects of his work I am multi skilled tradesmen who can guarantee my work.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Gordon on 16/2/2018

Efficient good value reliable tradesman

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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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