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Cats are excellent pest control!

If you’re terrified of spiders, find your house filled with moths on warm summer evenings or have mice or rats taking up residence in your garden you’ll more than likely searching for an easy solution to reduce and eliminate any of these pests.

Well, if you’re also a cat lover – you could be in luck as cats are an excellent long-term pest controller solution! Nearly all cats have a natural hunting instinct and, unlike professional pest control, do not rely on potentially harmful chemicals to help rid you of any unwelcome visitors.

Here are just a few common household pests that cats are great at controlling:

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If you’re thinking of getting a cat and want to know the best breed to help with your pest control challenges – you might want to consider one of the following:

 

That said, many breeds of cats have a tendency to hunt, or simply a playful streak – of which many fast-moving insects and rodents will become the focus of! Many cat rescue centres will be able to give you an idea of a cat’s character so don’t feel the need to stick to a particular breed if you’re keen to adopt!

If you’re not a cat lover, or want a quick solution to your pest control challenges, contact us today to speak to an expert.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 | 2:04 pm | Rodents, Uncategorized

Spider Crickets: What are they, and how can you deal with them?

Looking like something out of a low-budget sci-fi movie and much more terrifying than any ordinary bed bug, spider crickets have been terrorising homes across the US. If you wanted more information on these creepy beasties, you’ve come to the right place. If you dare, take a peek at this video to see spider crickets in action:

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 | 12:21 pm | Bed Bugs, Uncategorized

How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

No matter where you live, there’s a chance that you might have to deal with household pests at some point. Even if you try and keep everything clean, bugs, rodents, and other pests can still make their way into your house. Whether they’re looking for shelter, a warm place to nest, or scouting out a food source – pests can be an expensive nuisance.

There are a few main ways to keep pests out of your house:

Read on to learn more about the traps, deterrents and other methods of prevention to help keep your home critter (and squeak) free!

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Friday, April 28th, 2017 | 10:48 am | Bats, Bees and Wasps, Rodents

What is a pest? Know your visitors from your vermin

Pests are generally considered to be any animal or plant that can potentially be harmful to humans, their food or their living conditions. This can include animals which:

It can be quite hard to identify pests. Something we might ordinarily consider a pest my not actually be so, whilst some of the creatures we are most fond of cause more damage than we think.

Here we identify what should be considered a pest, a nuisance or a surprisingly beneficial creature.

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017 | 12:45 pm | Bees and Wasps, Rodents, Uncategorized

Signs of a Wasp Nest: What to look for

Identifying a wasp nest early is an important skill to have if you want to prevent wasp stings which are painful, or can even lead to allergic reactions in the worst cases. Wasps can really be the bane of the spring and summer months, especially if there’s a nest in your property, or very close by.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can look out for to ensure you prevent this from happening. A single wasp nest can contain thousands of wasps, so it’s important to keep an eye out for the tell-tale signs so that you can eliminate the pests before the problem escalates.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 3:09 pm | Bees and Wasps