Heat pumps are becoming more and more common and when they are fitted they can create a place for pigeons to roost. As well as being unsightly pigeon droppings can also create a health hazard. The pictures show a recent job where we installed pigeon proofing around the external fittings and pipework of a heat pump.
If you are being bothered by pigeons, call St George’s Pest Control for advice and a free quote.
Grey squirrels do not carry the same disease risk as rats but they can cause just as much damage. Like all rodents their teeth are incredibly strong and continue to grow throughout their life. They are constantly gnawing to keep their teeth sharp and in good condition. If a squirrel gets into your loft this can lead to a lot of damage to cables and even roof beams. The pictures show squirrel damage we found on a recent job both inside and outside a property.
If you have a problem with squirrels contact St Georges Pest Control for advice and a free quotation.
Wasps are thought of as a pest of the summer months, but in mild weather they can still be a problem well into autumn and even early winter. The life cycle of a wasp nest is only around six months, running from spring through to autumn. It’s toward the end of this period that wasps nests that have established themselves in house can become a really nasty problem.
At the end of the life of the nest the young queens that will go onto to create next summers nests hatch out. These young queens need to find a nice warm secure spot to overwinter before starting to build their own nest in spring next year.
The pictures show wasps that have eaten their way through a ceiling to get from a loft into the living area underneath, possibly attracted by the heat coming up from below.
If you find a number of wasps in your house at this time of year it could be you have an undiscovered wasp nest somewhere inside or around your property. Contact St George’s Pest Control for expert advice and a free quote.
With the onset of autumn we always have an increase of inquiries about rats. In most domestic premises nearly all cases of rat infestations can be traced back to a problem with the drains in the property.
Rats commonly enter the property at or below ground level and then climb through the fabric of the building and find their way into the loft. Rats are mostly nocturnal creatures so often rat problems begin with a report hearing night time noises in the loft.
The pictures show images of rat droppings found in a loft on a recent job. If you are hearing noises in your loft at night, Contact St George’s Pest Control for expert advice.
There are several species of clothes moth that as well as causing damage to clothes can also damage carpets. The moths themselves are harmless, it’s the larvae or caterpillars that cause the problems. Feeding on natural fibres they can create bare patches on woollen carpets, often under areas covered by furniture such as beds or sofas.
The moths are small only being around 7 mm long and are very poor flyers, they are commonly seen crawling or flying just a few centimetres off the floor. One species, known as the case-bearing clothes moth, spins a white silken case around itself, and sightings of these are a tell tale sign of a problem.
If you are noticing damage to your carpets and think you may have a moth problem, contact St Georges Pest Control for advice.
German cockroaches are a pest of heated buildings and can spread quickly in the right conditions. they are often found in kitchens and heating systems and can carry and spread a number of human diseases as they feed on refuse and then walk across food preparation areas. Cockroaches are one of the species of insects, that like Bedbugs, do not go through a larval stage. This means when they hatch out the young cockroaches look like miniature adults.
As they grow the cockroaches have to shed their skins and German cockroaches will do this between 5 and seven times before they reach adult size, which can take between two and six months. The pictures show an adult and juvenile German cockroach feeding on a cockroach bait applied in a kitchen at a recent infestation we attended. Cockroaches can be very difficult to deal with and are best left to a professional pest controller.
If you have a problem with cockroaches call St Georges Pest Control for expert advice.
All rodents have very strong teeth that continue to grow throughout their lives. To keep their teeth in good condition they will continually be gnawing at objects, whether it be wood, plastic or even concrete. The picture shows how rats have gnawed through a plastic wheelie bin to get at the contents inside. If you think you might have rats around your property or business, contact St Georges Pest Control.
Rats have very strong teeth and can easily gnaw through plastic. The first picture shows how a rat has done just that to gain access to a house through an air-vent.
The second picture shows our solution to prevent such a problem happening again. If you are having problems with rats, give St Georges Pest Southend a call.
St Georges Pest Control Southend can provide a range of solutions to prevent pigeons spoiling your property. Late last summer we fitted a pigeon proofing solution to a set of apartments in the Southend area.
Pigeons were roosting and nesting on and around the properties, causing lots of unpleasant mess for the residents to clean up. We fitted netting to the apartment block which successfully prevented the pigeons from returning.
If your property is suffering from a pigeon problem, give St Georges Pest Control a call on 01702 278024 for advice and a free no obligation quote.
We offer an affordable Rodent Removal Service in Southend On Sea and nearby areas, we are all fully qualified and only use safe products for the eradication of all rodents.
Last week we had a call from a customer in Southend On Sea town centre who had a take away and had noticed droppings on the floor in his kitchen, he called us straight away as he could not afford to have a rodent problem.
When we got there which was about an hour later, his kitchen was clean and there was no food lying around anywhere, somehow they had got in with the off chance that there could be food somewhere. We put down the treatments and called him a week later and said he had not seen any signs of droppings and thanked us, another happy customer.
If you think you could have a rodent problem in Southend On Sea or nearby areas, simply give us a call and we will do our upmost to be with you the same day.