Rabbits

We all know the tale of Peter Rabbit in Mr McGregor’s garden where naughty Peter steals all of the prize vegetables. Far from being the cute, furry eared creatures that they seem, true to the story, rabbits can wreak havoc in your vegetable garden. What are rabbits? Rabbits are small […]

Rats

Rats Rats are absolutely not welcome in your home or business and are destructive and disease spreading. Read on to find out why you need to employ the professionals.  What are rats? Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Species of rats are found throughout the order Rodentia, but stereotypical rats […]

Moles

Moles They say that you shouldn’t make a mountain out of a mole hill, but when it’s your carefully tended lawn that’s in question… What are moles? Moles are small mammals which live underground and are members of the Talpidae family. They have cylindrical bodies, powerful forearms and large paws […]

Mice

Mice Mice may look cute but in reality they are destructive spreaders of disease… What are mice? A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common […]

Cockroaches

Did you know that cockroaches are an ancient group, dating back at least as far as the Carboniferous period, some 320 million years ago. They may be ancient but in reality, they are a very modern pest!  What are cockroaches? Cockroaches come from the order Blattodea and are common and […]

Bird Control

Our feathered friends in the garden that we feed are a joy to behold, but when birds congregate in public places, they not only become a menace but a disease spreading one at that. Why birds are pests Whether you live in a rural or urban area or indeed beside […]

Bluebottles and Flies

Flies are perhaps one of the most common pests that we all find in our homes, particularly during summer months and on warm days. And they are one of the easiest ways to spread disease. What are flies? Flies come from the order Diptera and include in their families an […]

Moths

There’s nothing worse than lifting your favourite wool rug or taking your favourite jumper our of the wardrobe to find that its full of holes courtesy of the common moth or to give it its official name Tineola bisselliella. What are moths? Moths can be extremely destructive and whilst they […]

Fleas

Much beloved of the Victorians for their circus tricks, the flea or Siphonaptera is not so much loved by its modern audience. What are Fleas? Once a flea becomes an adult, its one goal in life is to find blood and then to reproduce. Without an adequate supply of food […]

Bed Bugs

There’s an old saying ‘sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite’, but bed bugs or Cimex lectularius are not just confined to beds. And they can travel. What are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are bloodsucking or hematophagous insects and are attracted to their hosts by carbon dioxide, warmth […]