Fact File: Brown Rats & House Mice

Commensal rodents are rodents that live in close association with humans and depend on humans for their survival. They are typically found in homes, businesses, and other human-made structures. Commensal rodents can be a nuisance and a health hazard, and they can also damage property. The most common commensal rodents are the house mouse & […]

Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are a type of insect that are found throughout the world. There are about 4,600 species of cockroaches, but only a few of them are considered pests that can infest homes and buildings. Cockroaches are known for their ability to survive in a variety of environments, and can be found living in  places such as […]

The UK Social wasps follow a yearly cycle.

Every spring the queens that mated the previous year emerge from their overwintering sites and begin to look for a suitable place to build a nest. The new queen creates a small, golf ball-sized starter nest where she will lay the female eggs that will become her first workers. There is a common myth that […]

Maybugs & Cockchafers

The Sun is shining and yes it’s April , every year we get calls about these little chaps “Maybugs or Cockchafers” NO you do not have flying cockroaches! These flying walnuts although scary to some do no harm therefore don’t be alarmed and there is no need to call out pest control for them as […]

Rats under the floorboards

We have recently been called to another house with noises in the loft and a bad “Smell” On Matts initial inspection he very diligently noticed joints in the laminate flooring & being the inquisitive Rat detective he carefully checked them out to reveal hatches leading to a sub floor below. (The client wasn’t aware of […]

A litter of rats found in a corrugated shed lining

Corrugated Litter

Here we can see where Rats have shielded their litter within some corrugated shed lining.

Damage to a Water Tank

Gnawed Water Tank

Rats had gnawed into this water tank to gain access to a drinking supply.Ever thought do I have rats in the loft? Remember as a kid being told not to drink the water from the bathroom tap!

Knot Gnawing Evidence

Rat Wood Gnawing Damage

We know rats need to gnaw, but they also appear to love gnawing at knots in wood perhaps its the sap which they are after, no one has yet managed to tell us if this is true.

Evidence of rats licking windows for water

Rats Licking Windows

As we know rats need twice as much water as they do food. These pictures show where rats have licked the condensation from the window. Rats licking windows for water. You can see here where rats have been licking the condensation from the window to obtain water. Note the line where the window goes dirty […]

A Dry Toilet

Toilet Pest Control

This toilet was found behind an old boarded up out-shed which backed onto a property, the client had problems with rats gaining access into the kitchen ceiling. The brown mark is caused by grease from the rats bodies and the floor was about an inch deep in Rat droppings. We removed the toilet and blocked […]