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Got a question about pest control? Our FAQs offer answers to some of the most common questions concerning pests.


Can You Kill Them?

No, except in exceptional circumstances where they are a direct threat to public health and safety. A government licence must be applied for.

Nests and eggs may be removed in the interest of public health & protection under a general licence.

(currently (2019) under review). This can only be carried out if other, non-lethal means have been tried first, e.g. proofing, scaring)


Can You Kill Them?

They can be killed, and nests removed under general licence, and only if non-lethal means have been tried first.

I Feed The Birds, Should I Stop?

Yes, certainly until the infestation is eradicated. If you feed the birds, but put feeders on a smooth pole, in an open area away from hedges etc. Clean up any spillage on the floor daily.


Do I Need To Move Out For A Flea Treatment?

No, in fact, the opposite.  You do have to be out of the property during the treatment and until the treatment has dried on the floors, but once it is dry it is important to have movement in the property to stimulate the eggs to hatch and come into contact with the insecticide.


What Harm Can They Do?

They urinate and defecate on surfaces they walk on, contaminating the area. One mouse will pass up to 80 droppings a day! They also chew cables and pipes which can cause electrical problems and flooding.

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Contact Terminate Pest Control

If you need advice relating to pests, how to control them and keep them at bay, contact Terminate Pest Control for a professional opinion. Our friendly team are on hand to answer any queries you may have.