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Keeping Your Home and Business Safe from Unwanted Guests

Keeping Your Home and Business Safe from Unwanted Guests

Pests can be a major problem for homeowners and business owners, from ants and cockroaches to mice and rats, these unwanted guests can cause damage to your property, spread diseases, and make your living and working spaces unbearable. Fortunately, with the help of a professional pest control company, you can keep your home and business free from pests and enjoy a safe and comfortable environment.

One of the most common pests found in the home is the ant.

These small insects can be a nuisance in the kitchen and other areas of the home where food is stored. They can also cause damage to wood structures and can be difficult to get rid of once they have established a colony. A professional pest control company can help you eliminate ants from your home or business by using a combination of baits, sprays, and other treatments.

Another common pest is the cockroach.

These insects are not only unsightly, but they can also spread diseases and cause allergic reactions in some people. They are also known to be hardy and difficult to eliminate, but with the help of a professional pest control company, you can get rid of cockroaches and keep them from returning.

Mice and rats can also be a major problem.

Particularly in areas where there is a lot of food waste and garbage. These pests can cause damage to buildings and spread diseases, so it’s important to get rid of them as quickly as possible. A professional pest control company can help you eliminate mice and rats from your home or business by using a combination of traps, baits, and other treatments.

In addition to these common pests, there are many other types of pests, including wasps, bees, bed bugs, and more, SOS pest Control can help you identify and eliminate any type of pest from your home or business, keeping your living and working spaces safe and comfortable.

If you’re experiencing pest problems, don’t hesitate to contact us for help, we have the knowledge, experience, and tools to quickly and effectively eliminate pests from your home or business and keep them from returning.

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Top 10 House Pests in the UK

Top 10 House Pests in the UK

So you might not know this, but there are quite a few different types of house pests. Trying to deal with these pests can be a headache, to say the least. However, some people don’t even know what kind of house pests they have to deal with, and as you can probably guess, this does not make it easy to get the right kind of pest control solution.

We have got a lot of industry experience when it comes to pest control and this means that we can provide you with a little better knowledge about the top 10 house pests that you are likely to find here in the UK. This list is in no particular order but it’s important to keep in mind that you could have one of these pests or multiple.

  • Mice

First up on the list is mice. Now, the thing about mice is that they can crop up at any point during the year. However, they are more drawn to households and businesses during the cold months because of lack of food and warmth makes them much more daring. It’s important to keep an eye out for the typical signs that you have a rodent infestation by looking out for things like droppings or damage to wooden boards or even the plaster on the walls.

  • Rats

Rats are the bigger, angrier cousins of mice, and you will find them in quite a few places. Typically, it’s brown rats, but you can get them in a lot of colours. The best thing you can do is call in the pest removal services, because rats can be vicious if they’re cornered. and you will be able to tell that there are rats in the building because they will have a lot of similar signs to mice, just usually on a big scale.

  • Moths

Moths are problematic creatures because they are drawn to the light and love to find new and irritating ways to get at it. They can lay eggs and generally infest your property, making them a pain to get rid of. Furthermore, moths have a habit of chewing on fabric, meaning that upholstery and even clothing stored away isn’t safe.

  • Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a special kind of headache because they cause a range of issues. You can find them in beds, but they also crop up in places like cracks and crevices. Dealing with them is tricky because they’re often small and multiply quickly.

  • Wasps

Wasps can quickly turn up and cause a wide range of issues, making them a difficult pest to deal with. Wasps often infiltrate your home in the summer, and a nest can contain thousands of them. Try and remove wasps from your home with caution, and call in experts if you’re not sure – they can be dangerous in groups.

  • Flies

Flies might seem innocent enough when it’s just one or two, but an infestation can be a headache to deal with. You’ll find that when it comes to flies, you need to watch out for bacteria that they will spread around – it’s a pain to deal with.

  • Ants

Ants come in when there’s food lying around, and will quickly establish a presence if there’s regular supplies to make off with. Ants aren’t the most hygienic of creatures, and they’ll quickly clog up your home if you’re not careful – do the smart thing and get a proper pest control solution.

  • Spiders

We’re all pretty used to spiders coming into the home, but when there’s hundreds of them living in the rafters, you’ve got an infestation on your hands. While spider bites aren’t usually dangerous, too many of them can be problematic and even hazardous to your health. The best thing you can do is get the problem sorted quickly.

  • Cockroaches

Cockroaches have a habit of nesting in homes when it’s warm and dry, and they can be a real issue to try and deal with. The best thing that you can do when it comes to a cockroach is simply to get a pest control service in, because trying to deal with them by yourself will largely be unsuccessful.

  • Other Animals

There are plenty of other miscellaneous animals which will seek refuge in your home and become a best control problem. This can include things like rabbits, foxes, badgers, moles and other species depending on geographical area. These types of animals can be dangerous if you try and remove them for yourself so the best thing you can do is simply to call in a professional to handle it for you.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, it is important to make sure that you focus on finding the right pest control solutions. A lot of these wild animals and insects that you encounter shouldn’t pose a big threat to you as long as you leave them alone. If you try and remove them for yourself, then of course things are going to get complicated.

The best thing that you can do to make sure that this problem doesn’t become a major issue is to take a step back and call in a professional. They are trained to handle it, and they will be able to solve all the problems that you might have without any issue. However, trying to remove these types of creatures for yourself is often where people go wrong, because wild animals get very panicked when humans go near them. If you don’t have the knowledge and skills required to deal with that, then you are more likely to make a mistake and injure yourself.

We are more than happy to provide you with assistance, making sure that you get the results that you need every time. If you have a problem with pests in your home or commercial property, feel free to get in touch with us. We will take care of the problem for you, and make sure that they are removed in a safe and humane way where possible.

Spring Pests to look out for

Spring Pests to look out for

When Spring arrives, the weather starts to feel warmer and the nights are lighter for longer. Spring also means the emergence of some new pests that could cause you some issues if they gain access to your home. Below are just a few pests to keep an eye out for this Spring.

Ants

Ants can become a real nuisance if they are able to gain access to your property. They are not a threat to human health, but they certainly can be annoying. The reason why they will be trying to enter your home is to find food. They are able to emit a pheromone to signal to other ants that there is food sources available and then other ants can follow the same trail into your home. Ant will eat just about anything, but favourites are fruits, aphids and other smaller insects. In your home, they are particularly partial to anything sweet so fruit and sugary items are usually best kept off of surfaces and where possible in sealed containers.

Flies

As the weather warms up, you will start noticing flies about. There are many different types of flies including; house fly, bluebottle, greenbottle, horse fly and cluster fly just to name a few. Flies will typically remain dormant over the winter months, only coming out when the weather warms up. They are in search of food and suitable mates. Flies are considered very unsanitary due to where they land and eat. The heat of the sun will warm up food that you have disposed of and that smell is very attractive to flies. They will eat, poop, and lay their eggs all in the same place. For this reason, anything flies land on can contain harmful bacteria that may may you unwell. Keep your floors and kitchen sides clean and food covered at all times. Keep your bins covered with a lid to avoid flies being able to gain entry and lay their eggs.

Cockroaches

We do not always think about cockroaches being a problem in the UK, however they certainly can be if left untreated. Cockroaches are extremely hardy pests, so home remedies are highly unlikely to be effective enough to eradicate them completely. They are mainly active at night and they are very fast. For that reason, getting a glimpse of a cockroach can be difficult but if you have an infestation then there will be an odour present. You may also find droppings too. Cockroaches like dark and damp environments so your bathroom or kitchen are prime locations.
Remember, any pest problems you have, SOS Pest Control can help. Get in touch today!