From time to time, we all require pest control services. As years go by, we encroach more and more on natural habitats and expose ourselves to insects, rodents and other pests. So it’s to be expected that our homes are going to occasionally suffer from an infestation or other nuisance.
However, all is not lost. You can help prevent and reduce the number of pests in your home by arming yourself with the knowledge of what to look out for, and what techniques are at your disposal. That’s why we’ve created this guide, to help shed some light on what pests are a threat.
Rodents: Rats, Mice & Squirrels
Rodents have been a problem for humanity since the beginning of domestication. From mouse infestations in the farmyard to the black plague, you can trace these pests back centuries. As one of the most common pest control issues, especially in winter, it’s important to know what you can do to prevent them. You can stop rodents in their tracks with the use of the following preventative measures:
Pest Control: Birds
Birds can be a major issue if their population grows out of control. Not only do they damage your home by nesting in fascias and removing insulation for their nests, but they tend to track excrement wherever they go. Bird droppings can carry several diseases including salmonella, so it’s important to utilise netting, wire mesh, spikes and pets to deter birds from nesting and reproducing in your property.
Rabbit Prevention & Control
Rabbit populations have ravaged habitats and grown out of control in the UK for the past century. They’re so invasive that Australia even built a fence to keep them out! They breed at an exponential rate, damage agricultural land and decimate crops if not controlled properly. Unfortunately, their resilience knows no bounds, and we even created a virus called myxomatosis to reduce their numbers. It was ultimately ineffective. So, it’s important to understand how to control rabbits efficiently to prevent an infestation.
The best way to deter rabbits is to hire a professional service certified by the British Pest Control Association to cull rabbits with the use of nets, traps, rifles and dogs. It may seem inhumane, but the alternative is far worse for the natural ecosystem.
Contact Terminate Pest Control For Expert Services
As a family-run business, we prioritise ethical pest control methods along with effective prevention techniques to deter, treat and eradicate nuisance pests before they get out of hand. If you have an issue with any of the previously mentioned pests, then get in touch with our team. We’re BPCD certified with over 20 years of industry experience to ensure a high-quality service.