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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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30 years of experience, check out my ratings they speak for themselves

Trades serviced: Demolition, Home maintenance /Repair, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Radiator, Residential pest control

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Reviewed by Phil on 23/2/2018

Nice guy, job completed on time and as quoted. Came back the following day to rectify the smallest of leaks.

Quality Comes Standard With W.F Roofing Contractors.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Conservatory

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Reviewed by heather on 23/2/2018

young man showed up to give quote but ended up fixing roof on the same visit a good and prompt service and all work guarrenteed

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 Susan on 23/2/2018

Very good standard of work.Highly commended.Good prices, came back next day to do a furthur job, once again on time job well done.Definitely use in the future.

Professional reliable building and repairs.

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

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/2/2018

Very good quality finish on my small plastering job. Clean and tidy, I would be happy to use again or to recommend.

RESOLVE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS is your one stop shop for property refurbishment and repairs. We also offer a full management service for rental/lock up and leave properties. We aim to please and provide a reliable and trustworthy service, going the extra mile

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Carpet Cleaning, Commercial pest control, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Rory on 21/2/2018

Raj was great, very knowledgeable about lots of different aspects of building and happy to get on with all sorts of tasks. Will definitely call him whenever we need to.

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 Geoff on 21/2/2018

They turned up when they said they would (at short notice from me) and did the job perfectly well

LOCAL-LANDSCAPES A LOCAL FAMILY RUN COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST EST SINCE 1991 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 RAY on 21/2/2018

Nice to find someone who actually does what they say they are going to do at a reasonable price. If you need any fencing done this is the man to use.

Reliable professional services, 25 years of experience, friendly teams of experienced employees, installers of all roofing materials and all building work. all work undertaken is guaranteed. Look at our images we work at a high quality standard. We are EMB property service Ltd trading as JHB CONTRACTORS LTD.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Michael on 21/2/2018

Quickly diagnosed the problem and found one other contributing factor. There was a minor delay due to holdup by his supplier but the work was done well and all areas were cleaned and tidied before leaving the job. I would definitely recommend John and will use him again if I have a problem in his area of expertise.

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE DRAIN & PIPE SPECIALISTS, SEPTIC TANK CLEANING & INSTALLATION, EXCAVATION AND REPAIRS, CCTV INSPECTIONS, LOCATION AND DRAIN TRACING, PLUMBING SERVICES, PUMP WORK, ALL GUTTER WORKS FREE ADVICE & ESTIMATES.

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

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Reviewed by Keith on 21/2/2018

There were difficulties in getting the managers to accept there was a lack of respect to existing surfaces, needless damage was caused. The aim appeared to be profit above client satisfaction, expressions of dissatisfaction were met with numerous excuses. Even when advice was provided not to pile up soil next to a trench a utility company had to work in, this was ignored, when asked to remove soil we were expected to pay for it, despite health and safety concerns, we moved it ourselves.

i am a young man that currently works within the property developing business renovating homes but on the weekends looking to make myself and my family some more savings i am keen and reliable wont be beaten on price can do it all!!!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Amy on 20/2/2018

Fast and reliable, very responsive to all correspondence.

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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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