Domestic Pest Control
Pest infestations in domestic dwellings are broadly covered by categories, that of mice and rats which are generally public health concerns, and wasps, fleas, ants etc, which are considered a nuisance.
The householder can call a domestic pest controller directly, or if their local council carries a provision, apply to them, who generally contract out the service to professional domestic pest controllers.
Pest incursions can vary greatly, from bedbugs to foxes, from mice to moths, or wasps to rats. Minor infestations can be at best, tiresome and frustrating, and the scale descends to those pests such as rats which can be vectors of disease and possibly asthma inducing.
They can cause physical damage to property and infrastructure, and the householder faced with rats in the house faces a stigma, stress, and possible loss of property value.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from a pest infestation, you will want to be rid of it as quickly as possible. Not only can an infestation be an unpleasant and worrying experience, it can lead to damage in your home and even endanger your health and safety.
Like most living things, pests look for warmth, shelter, food and security. If these factors are removed the pests will no longer survive.
For the destruction of pests, various methods may be used. In order to determine the most effective method of pest control to be used, an in-depth knowledge of the species involved and its life-cycle is necessary.
Traps may be used, alternatively chemicals such as pesticides or types of poison may be used, by those professionals suitably trained.
These professionals can advise on ways to keep harbourage conditions at an absolute minimum, by removing any possible water sources and food accessibility.
Be sure to employ a reputable company which has recognisable accreditations such as being a member of BPCA, British pest control association.