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Hints And Tips

Here are some seasonal hints and tips, we will endevour to up date this section as the
seasons change and different pests become a problem.
If you have a pest that does not appear or require information about
other pests please use the enquiry form
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Mr Nigel Probert
298 ASTWOOD RD,
WORCESTER.
WR3 8HD


WORCESTER AREA TEL 01905 619939
DROITWICH AREA TEL 01905 799005
MALVERN AREA TEL 01684 216613.

MOBILE NUMBER 07944748996.




WELCOME TO OUR HINTS AND TIPS AREA.


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This is your page of the web site.
Here you can learn how to avoid paying high prices that some companies charge or what seasonal pests are causing problems for customers.
After spending 17 years working for Malvern Hills District Council pest control, we now spend much of our time putting right what many pest control companies are getting wrong........




RATS, RATS IN LOFT, RATS IN HOUSE



That time of year folks, rats are turning up at customers properties. As it gets colder, more and more will seek the warmth that comes with moving out of the fields and in to properties.
One question we often get asked about rats is;
WHY DO I KEEP GETTING RATS IN MY PROPERTY?
You can sum this up in 3 main reasons, these are
1/ DIY PEST CONTROL
Many people, when infested with rats, will go and buy some poison put it down and kill the rat. What they do not do is address the cause of the rat infestation, so when more turn up, be it later in the year or even next year, they end up with the same problem.
2/WHO THEY EMPLOY TO DEAL WITH THEIR RAT INFESTATION.
It was noted back in the early 1990`s that not all pest control companies work in the interest of their customers.
Lets face it, if you become infested with rats year after year, private companies can make more money from you then a company who comes and explains why you are infested with rats and what you need to do to stop it happening again.
THEY ARE ALL TAUGHT HOW TO STOP YOUR PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL BUT NOT EVERYONE WILL TELL CUSTOMERS.
3/CUSTOMERS ARE TOLD HOW TO PREVENT REINFESTATION OF RATS, YET SOME CHOOSE TO IGNORE THIS ADVICE.
As strange as it sounds, some people just will not take the action necessary to prevent the rats from returning!!!!
Given that proofing a building can cost just pence or even nothing but a few minutes of your time, there are people who just refuse to do it........





MICE, MICE IN LOFT, MICE IN KITCHEN, MICE IN HOUSE



As Autumn sets in days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder, mice are turning up in customers lofts, kitchens, homes and businesses.
SO WHY DO I GET MICE IN MY PROPERTY?
Simple answer to that is the mice have found a fault on your property and can gain access..........
The secret to controlling mice is to locate the fault, do something about it so that the mice can no longer gain entry.
Mice do seem to be tolerated by customers as an annual event in the winter months, some even describe the company they employ to deal with their mouse infestation as "they are very good, they come every winter put some bait down and that sorts them out !!!!!!
You certainly would not describe any other tradesman who fails to do the job correctly as GOOD.
The reason you are infested with mice year after year, is simply because the cause of the mouse infestation has not been correctly identified and stopped.
Mice can cause as much damage as rats in a property, we came across an example of how much they can cost customers, when a local business had a mouse chew a cable and the business lost £200,000 in earnings and costs to repair the damage.
Virtually every garden will contain a natural population of mice, which is natural. The number of mice in a garden will depend on how much natural food is available, the more plants, shrubs and hedges you have, the more natural food is available, the more mice you will have. THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM as long as they stay out there and can not get in to your property. Some services provided by companies are in fact trying to empty your garden, your neighbours gardens and even the fields around you as and when more mice find the faults on your property and continue to come in. They fail to address the cause of your problem, WHY? because they can earn far more doing the job wrong, then they can earn doing the job right.......




FLIES IN LOFT, CLUSTER FLIES



As it is getting cooler at night, cluster flies are starting to come in. Cluster flies hibernate through the winter in lofts.
Customers are starting to notice cluster flies coming in to rooms and sitting on the walls of their properties.
Cluster flies DO NOT LAY EGGS in your loft, the only reason for cluster flies to come in to a loft is to survive the winter.
Generations of cluster flies will return year after year to the same loft space simply because it suits their needs.
There is much you the customer can do to reduce the impact cluster flies have and the most effective time to get cluster flies treated is after we have had a sharp frost. This ensures that all the cluster flies are in the loft at the time of the treatment.
Cluster flies lay their eggs in damp soil and when their larvae hatch they seek out earthworms to parasite.
Cluster flies actually feed on pollen and nectar, so they do help with pollination, you will see a lot of cluster flies feeding on the flowers of Ivy at this time of year as it is one of the last plants to come in to flower.





PRICE LIST


Seeing some of the first words that customers who phone enquiring about our services do seem to be “how much is it going to cost me” or “what price do you charge”, here is a list of what our charges are for 2017.
Prices start from:

MICE TREATMENTS, MOUSE TREATMENTS
Prices start from;
Mice treatment Malvern £75
Mice treatment Worcester £75
Mice treatment Droitwich £75
Mice treatment Kempsey £75
Mice treatment Pershore £75
Mice treatment Upton Upon Severn £75
Mice treatment Great Witley £75
Mice treatment Inkberrow £75
Mice treatment Hallow £75
Mice treatment Callow end £75

A treatment includes up to 3 visits (that works out as £25 per visit).
We will also survey your property and advise you on what needs to be done to prevent further infestations (such as proofing).
TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS, WE DO NOT ASK FOR PAYMENT UP FRONT AS SO MANY IN THE INDUSTRY DO.


FLEAS PRICES FROM
Malvern £15 per room
Worcester £15 per room
Droitwich £15 per room
Kempsey £15 per room
Pershore £15 per room
Evesham £15 per room
Example – a two up two down would be 4 main rooms plus stairs and landings and bathroom. We would class this as 5 rooms in total so cost is £75
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Be aware of anyone who claims that for fleas you will need more then one treatment.
The main reason for this is because it is not treated correctly first time. Why any professional would want to expose you the customer unnecessarily to the danger of exposure to these types of products.

CLUSTER FLIES PRICES FROM

CLUSTER FLIES MALVERN £75
CLUSTER FLIES WORCESTER £75
CLUSTER FLIES DROITWICH £75
CLUSTER FLIES UPTON UPON SEVERN £75
CLUSTER FLIES ALFRICK £75
CLUSTER FLIES LEIGH SINTON £75
As properties may have more then one loft infested with cluster flies we charge an additional £15 per additional loft for the treatment of cluster flies.


Other pests and technical advice then please phone for quote.
Worcester area Tel 01905 619939
Droitwich area Tel 01905 799005
Malvern area Tel 01684 216613






WHAT AREA DO WE COVER?



We provide a pest control service in the following areas they are roughly the same as;
Worcester City council pest control covered.
Wychavon district council pest control covered.
Malvern Hills district council pest control covered.
Parts of the Wyre Forest district council area.
Kempsey, Leigh Sinton, Powick, Hallow, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn, Callow end village, Colwall, Storridge, Saint Johns, Knightwick, Rushwick, Alfrick, Martley, Clifton on Teme, Lower Broadheath. Hallow, Grimley, Holt Heath, Ombersley, Alfrick Pound Doverdale, Cutnall Green, Hampton Lovett, Bromsgrove, Great Witley, Abberley, Stanford Bridge, Kidderminster, Claines, Upton Snodsbury, Flyford Flavell, Northwick, Handbury, Barbourne, Hadzor, Sneads Green, Dines Green, Tibberton, Crowle, Setchley, North Piddle, White Ladies Aston, Powick village, Hallow village, Leigh Sinton village, Peopleton, Drakes Broughton, Pirton, Clifton, Kerwell Green, Kinnersley, Callow End, Upton upon Severn just to name a few.........


FAQ

Q/ HOW DO RATS GET IN MY LOFT?

AMost customers become aware of rats in their loft because they hear scurrying or gnawing. How these rats get in your loft varies from property to property, it all depends on what fault on your property is allowing the rats to gain access in to your property and then in to your loft. Rats can not fly, so there is always a cause that needs to be located and stopped.
So, if you hear rats in your loft, then you need to find out how there are gaining access and prevent them from doing so.


Q/ I HAVE FOUND AN OLD WASP NEST IN MY LOFT AND NOT WANTING THEM TO USE IT AGAIN, SHOULD I REMOVE IT?

A/ Wasp nest's are only ever used for one season. Once dead, they are never used again.


Q/ IS IT ADVISABLE TO REMOVE AN OLD WASP NEST?

A/ If the nest is not hanging above a water tank in your loft, then leaving it will not be a problem. In fact leaving old wasp nests in place works in your favour, it blocks off that site, so preventing other wasps nests from being built there in following years. Remove the wasp nest and you open up the site and next year a new wasp nest can be built there.


Q/ DO YOU CARRYOUT THE TREATMENT OF..........?

A/ We are a pest control company so dealing with pest's is our business.
After spending over 17 years working for a council in a rural area, where many of our customers were from the farming community, we would be expected to remove thousands of rats from a farm as quickly and as safely as possible. This would take on average just 2-3 weeks, so dealing with a few rats or mice in a house, office or shop is not that difficult.
Here is a list of some of the common pest's we deal with;
ANTS, BEES, BEDBUGS, COCKROACHES, CARPET BEETLES, FLEAS, CLUSTER FLIES, HORNETS, MICE, MINK, MITES, MOLES, MOTHS, RABBITS, RATS, SQUIRRELS, WASPS.

Just to name a few.


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