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We offer a wide range of treatments for a wide range of pests. On this page you will find more detailed information about some of the pests we are most frequently asked to treat. In addition to these, we also offer treatments for the following pests:

  • Ants 

  • Bed Bugs 

  • Beetles 

  • Birds 

  • Fleas 

  • Flies

  • Foxes 

  • Mite 

  • Moles 

  • Moths 

  • Wasps 

  • Weevils 

If you have a query regarding another pest that is not on the list above or in the information below, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

RATS

There are 2 main types of Rats in the UK, the Norwegian Rat (also known as the sewer rat) and the Ship Rat. The Norwegian Rat is widely distributed in both urban and rural areas, they live largely outdoors and are a burrowing species. Although they are not as good at climbing as the Ship Rat, they will climb when the opportunity arises, often via a drain or up behind pipes. The Norwegian Rat likes to live in colonies with a strong hierarchical social system.

Rats are very timid animals and often when dealing with them, you have to over come their neophobia, this is a fear of new objects, so often once a treatment starts, it can take a number of weeks to get results, as the rat has to build up the courage to go near any new items placed.

Rats teeth are constantly growing, this means they have to constantly gnaw to prevent the teeth from too big, this is often a problem if the rats gain access into your property as wires, wooden beams and washing machine hoses for example, are at risk. 

 

The average weight of a Norwegian Rat is 250-500g and the average length head to tail is 200-270mm.

MICE

The House Mouse is mainly a house dweller, it spends very little  of its time outdoors, where it does not compete well with small external mammals like the Wood Mouse. House Mice can range in colour from grey/dark grey to almost black. The tail is normally the same length as the head and body together.

 

House Mice often avoid damp or wet conditions and prefer dry environments, they do not like getting wet because their small size makes it more difficult for them to keep warm and retain body heat. After Man, the House Mouse is probably the most numerous mammal on earth and this is because they adapt well to living with humans and exploiting the environments that humans create.

The average weight of a House Mouse is 15-23g and the average length is 79-90mm 

COCKROACHES

The 2 main types of cockroaches found in the UK are the German Cockroach and the Oriental Cockroach.

The German Cockroach is primarily nocturnal and is found in warm and humid conditions. The nymphs (young) and adults tend to cluster in groups in harbourages, preferably close to a food and water source, when inactive. German Cockroaches are able to climb smooth surfaces.

Each ootheca (case) can contain between 30 and 40 eggs, the nymphs go through 5-7 moults, taking 2-6 months before reaching sexual maturity. 

 

The German Cockroach is normally a yellowish, brown in colour and 12-15mm in length.

 

The Oriental Cockroach is primarily nocturnal and a pest of warm environments, but can be tolerant to colder conditions. They forage on a wide range of foods and require a free water source. The Oriental cockroach is often found in heated buildings, underground heating ducts, drains and in refuse tips. They are able to climb rough surfaces and may reach upper floors via vertical ducts, lifts etc.

Eggs-in ootheca (case) about 5 per female each containing about 16 eggs, laid at intervals. They take between 6-12 weeks to hatch depending on temperature. The nymphs go through 7-10 moults, taking 6-18 months before reaching sexual maturity. 

Oriental Cockroaches are normally dark brown to black, shiny and very flattened. They can be 17-30mm in length. 

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