Pest Control Blog

Team outing to Parasitec 2018

Earlier in November, the Pest Solution team took the Eurostar and headed over to Paris to attend Parasitec. Parasitec is an exhibition focusing on international pest control and public health. The first evening was our very early Christmas meal and this took place in a very traditional French restaurant. The menu proved a little challenging […]

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What are the options for DIY rodent problems?

Back in February, we posted a blog about the changes to amateur use rodenticides, and we frequently receive questions regarding this. Click here to refresh your memory on this topic. In addition to the changes to amateur use rodenticides, there have also been changes to buying and using professional use rodenticides. From 1st October 2016, […]

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What is Weil’s Disease/ Leptospirosis/ Leptospiral Jaundice?

Weil’s Disease or Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that initially has similar symptoms to the common influenza. Many different animals can spread this disease, but most commonly it is rats that are associated with its transmission. Leptospirosis is known by many different names, but due to its association with rats, it is also known as […]

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Review of the Summer 2018

Last year, we posted a blog about the large reduction in wasp numbers in 2017 – Where are all the wasps? It was uncertain what would be in store for the wasp population in 2018 and whether they would recover to their normal numbers or not. The wasp and European hornet numbers have definitely recovered […]

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What is a Pest Control Service Agreement and why are they useful?

Many of our commercial clients (and some domestic as well) choose to have a service agreement in place with us for their pest control. But what does it mean? And what are the advantages of this, rather than just giving us a ring when you find an issue? What is a Service Agreement or Contract? […]

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Getting to know the team…Adrian

How long have you been a pest controller? Almost 9 years. What made you start out in pest control? I was made redundant and was looking for a new full-time job. My daughter went to school with owner’s daughter and put me in touch with him. At that point I knew very little about pest […]

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World Pest Day 2018

Today is the second ever World Pest Day! The purpose of World Pest Day is to increase the awareness of how professional pest management helps to protect life across the world as well as how essential it is to global health and wellbeing. It is a united campaign from major pest management associations across Europe, […]

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Squirrels and what can you do about them?

There are two species of Squirrel present in the United Kingdom, the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and the more common Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). The native species in the UK is the Red Squirrel, however, in 1876 the first Grey Squirrels were introduced to the United Kingdom from America. The introduction of the Grey Squirrel […]

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Emergence of Bees and Wasps

  With the recent warm weather bees and wasps have started to appear, and so have the phone calls from customers saying that they have an issue with bees or wasps and have a nest in their house/garden. At this time of year, the queen wasps are just starting to emerge from hibernation and are […]

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Solving the bird issue before they nest

Birds, such as feral pigeons and seagulls, can cause major problems around buildings, especially when they begin to roost and nest. Apart from being a nuisance and damaging property and goods, their droppings pose a significant hazard to our health. For the majority of UK bird species, once they have started to nest, they cannot […]

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