Common Domestic Pests

Rats/Mice

Rodents need to gnaw constantly as their teeth grow at a highly paced rate throughout their lives. This can lead to damage to pipe work, electrical cables and actual buildings, causing fires, floods and expensive repair bills – hence the need for rodent control.
Rodents carry an alarming amount of diseases such as tuberculosis, salmonella, gastro- enteritis, rat bite fever, leptospirosis and numerous others, all of which have serious health implications. Their droppings and fur will also contaminate food preparation surfaces and foodstuffs. Rodents are incontinent and consequently foul wherever they travel.
Rodents also breed at an accelerated speed. As a yardstick it is estimated that if two mice were left in a building with a food source for twelve months their population would grow to 2000.
With many insurance companies no longer insuring against rodent damage, it is important that this pest is excluded from premises with the latest rodent control techniques before they cause damage.

What to look for:

  • Droppings
  • Chewed fabric or items
  • Nesting material such as shredded insulation, cardboard, etc.
  • Burrows, runs, footprints
  • Noises such as the patter of paws, squeaks, or climbing sounds in the walls and loft<
  • Noticeable pungent smell from urine and droppings


Potential Harm
:

  • Spread of bacetria such as Salmonella and Weil's disease
  • Damage to buildings including electrical wiring
  • Contamination of foodstuffs and goods
  • All areas will be inspected to determin what appropriate action should be taken.

Rodenticide bait may be laid in all necessary areas in tamper proof bait stations. Following your Technician call out we will provide advice on the necessary proofing actions to be taken and any other necessary recommendations. The Technician will follow up the initial call out within 7-10 days, replenish rodenticide bait as necessary, remove and dispose of any carcasses as required.  A third and final visit will be carried to remove all remaining rodenticide bait and bait stations.

 

 


Biting insects - Fleas
If you are unsure, as to whether you have fleas or not, a quick test is put a saucer of warm water on the suspected floor area.  The heat will draw the attention of the flea.
One of our Technicians will carry out residual insecticidal spray treatment to all floors of the house. However, insect activity can be expected to persist, although to a lesser extent, for 2 weeks after the treatment due to hatching pupae which are unaffected by insecticide.  The pupae are encouraged to hatch by the simple vibration of someone walking around the property.
Children and animals should be kept out of the treated areas until the insecticide, has dried which is dependant on environmental conditions.

 

 

 

Wasps - Our work is Guaranteed
Wasp activity is very rarely found during the winter months and wasps do not reoccupy old nests.
Wasps construct new nests each year mainly underground, in trees or bushes and in buildings.  Nests start off the size of golf balls and can sometimes get to be as large as a dustbin and may contain up to 5,000 adult wasps at one time.
Nests are usually indicated by flight lines where numerous wasps are seen converging towards or diverging from the nest site ie: around the guttering or the eaves of a house.
An insecticidal powder is applied around the entrance of the nest, thereby ensuring that any foraging worker wasps that return to the nest will carry the powder into the nest.  Alternatively, if the nest can be located the insecticidal powder may be applied directly.  If the nest is still active after 48 hours, we will return to the infestation (providing it is the same one) and retreat free of charge.

 

 


Ants
An active insect, it nests outside grass, walls and under paving.  It will forage widely in search of food, which is how it comes to enter domestic premises.
We will treat all wall floor junctions both inside and outside.  The general garden area is not treatable.  An initial call out and follow up treatment 10-14 days later is included within the quoted price.

 

 

 

Cluster flies
This insect is 8-10mm in length with golden hairs covering the thorax and is similar to a large housefly in size.  When the insects are present in large numbers they can emit a characteristic sweet and sickly smell.  The insect generally congregates around the windows on the south and west facing elevation of the building, particularly on the upper floors.  The insects presence is undesirable and their droppings can stain windows.
This particular species of fly does not breed indoors.  The adult insects enter properties in the autumn to hibernate.  The larval stage is a parasite of earthworms.  The larva pierce the worm’s skin and develops parasitically inside the body of the earthworm.  When fully developed the larva leaves the body of the earthworm and pupates in the soil.  Several generations can occur each year.
One of the most effective methods of treatment for Cluster Flies is for one of our Technicians to carry out a detailed insecticidal treatment to roof voids where the flies congregate.  The insecticide used is perfectly safe, does not normally stain and any odour is short lived.  This can only be carried out where bat activity is not present.

 

 


Moles

Moles are woodland animals in nature, but can quickly colonize and spread through adjacent residential properties. If not handled properly they can ruin your nice landscaping or yard. Since they need a well-established tunnel network to survive, the longer they're allowed to tunnel, the more habituated they become the more damage they cause and the more they become difficult to control. The two main methods of control that Pestlogic carry out are trapping and gassing.
Trapping is the most cost effective method of control.

 

 


Carpet/clothes moth

The Clothes Moth & Carpet Beetles are mainly a pest on natural fibred carpets with all or some wool content or clothes. it is the larvae that cause the damage (these are grubs) the adults do not feed on wool at all but on pollen & nectar. It is usually undisturbed areas of carpets or clothes that have not been worn for a long time that are attacked. Often when a piece of standing furniture is moved you may notice damage or when a not often used item of clothing is removed from storage damage is noticed

If you notice small balding patches in the corners and at the edges of your carpets, the chances are that you have an infestation of carpet moths. This is a problem that needs immediate attention because it will continue to get worse. Carpet moths are stubborn when it comes to leaving.
In the last few years we seeing more and more carpet moth infestations. This is not a problem connected to dirty environments, indeed the carpet moths seem to be quite discerning where they dine!
When a insecticidal treatment is to be carried out all carpets should be hoovered, items should be moved away from walls so a thorough treatment can be carried out. It is also possible that furniture may need treating too as this may be a harbouring point. (they find furniture equally delicious).  Wardrobes must be emptied and the clothes either washed or tumble dried.
It is not uncommon to find grubs the same colour as your carpet fibres as this is what they have eaten. You must remember, wool is basically a protein coming directly off the bodies of living sheep.

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I would highly recommend this company to anyone. We had rats living in our loft and they were chewing through cables.
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