Pest Control on the Isle of Wight
At Hillbans Pest Control we provide the broadest range of pest control services available on the Isle of Wight and, as you would expect, all our technicians are highly experienced, professionally qualified and registered with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) holding RSPH/BPCA Certificates in Pest Control Level 2 and above.
- Our Pest Control Agreements are tailored to suit your individual need and budget
- We provide a 24/7 365 days a year service – here when you need us most
- We promise a 4-hour response time to emergencies at any time of day or night
- Our unrivalled knowledge and expertise is gained from our 30 years’ experience.
- Female technicians available, for when a female presence is preferred or necessary.
- The broadest range of pest control services available across the Island.
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Why work with a profession pest controller?
Top ten reasons to use a professional pest control service When we fell unwell we see a doctor, when our car needs fixing we see a mechanic and when our pet is ill we see a vet – all professionals. So when it comes to treating a pest infestation in your home or garden, then it’s time to turn once again to the professionals. And here are just ten reasons why. 1. Risk – the chemicals needed to eradicate some pests are harmful to humans and pets so best left with the professionals. Some pests have become immune to over the counter solutions and therefore require stronger insecticides which a professional company will be regulated and closely monitored to use. 2. Cost – A professional pest controller will know just what the right product is for controlling and exterminating your pest and will be able to buy their products at trade pricing, often much less than the cost of over the counter products. This will save you time in trial and error and costly mistakes that may not eradicate your pest. 3. Health Risks – Some pests like rats, flies and mice bring bacteria into your home which can be […]
Have you seen this insect?
What is and Asian Hornet it? An invasive non-native hornet originally from Asia. Suspected records should be reported immediately. A highly aggressive predator of native insects, posing a significant threat to honey bees and other pollinators. Accidentally introduced to France in 2004 where it spread rapidly. A number of sightings have been recorded in the UK since 2016. What does an Asian Hornet look like? Distinctive hornet, smaller than our native species. A key feature is the almost entirely dark abdomen, except for the 4th segment which is yellow. Slightly smaller than native hornet Dark abdomen, 4th segment yellow Bright yellow tips to legs (native hornet dark) Entirely brown or black thorax (native hornet more orange) To report any sighting, please either give us a call on 01983 406999, or post the sighting to the Isle of Wight – Asian Hornet Watch Facebook page Information on this post was taken from Beeebase, the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) National Bee Unit website where you can find out more information on the Asian Hornet and download posters
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 the sea, large congregations of birds can become pests. From pigeons who love nothing more than to nest in old (and new) buildings, windowsills and as a result are the most commonly controlled species of bird, to aggressive flocks of gulls who can distribute rubbish and can attack pets and sometimes people, birds are not always the ‘fluffy’ types that we might imagine. Most worryingly, they can also spread diseases including encephalitis, Histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, E. Coli and cryptococcosisto to humans. The most usual way for birds to spread disease is through their faeces either from direct contamination – especially in places where there is a heavy avian presence and through spores from the faeces which can enter homes and businesses through air ducts and settle on food or water. Birds, in fact, carry as many health hazards as rats. How do I know if I have a problem and what […]
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 hardy insects that can tolerate a wide range of environments from Arctic cold to tropical heat. They considered to be are amongst the hardiest insects on earth: some species are capable of remaining active for a month without food and are able to survive on limited resources whilst some can go without air for 45 minutes. Cockroaches and live for up to a year, and the female may produce up to eight egg cases in a lifetime which can produce as many as 300 to 400 offspring. Homes, catering premises and hospitals are all place where cockroaches can be found. They carry diseases like salmonella, typhoid and dysentery and are also linked to allergies and skin disorders like asthma and eczema. Their presence in homes and hospitals can prove particularly harmful to young children and the elderly. How do I know if I have cockroaches in my home or premises? […]
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 house mouse Mus musculus. The average house mouse lives for a year and a single female produces between 5-10 litters annually. Each litter consist of 5-6 young that are able to reproduce at approximately 30 days of age so if you have mice in your home you most likely have an infestation. What are the signs that mice are present? Often, the first signs that you have mice in you home is the noise of small running feet and perhaps gnawing in your loft or within your walls. There may also be signs of gnawing as mice need to constantly gnaw to keep their incisors short and you may see damage to wood and walls as a result. Droppings may be found near food sources and breeding areas and are small, black and oval and mice constantly urinate and defecate, contaminating every surface they touch. Disease and bacteria are easily […]
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 are found in the genus Rattus. They are typically active at night, so if you see one during the day, you probably have a rat problem. Rats reproduce rapidly, as is generally the case with small prey animals. Their relatively short life spans, short gestational periods and rapid sexual maturity make effective rodent control critical. The reproductive cycle and number of rodents off-spring increases with adequate food, water and a safe place to reproduce. What are the signs that rats are present? Because rats are largely nocturnal you will have to look for other signs that you have a problem. You may hear rats gnawing in your attic or walls and may see gnaw marks in your loft on wires, cables and anything that you might have stored. There are also droppings which are brown and raisin sized and you may also see rub marks from grease and dirt on […]
A year in pest control!
Protecting our customers, Protecting our wildlife
Hillbans Pest Control always strives to ensure that we use products and practices that are strictly within industry guidelines and government legislation. We would never knowingly use a product that was unlicensed, unapproved or deemed unethical by our industry. We also do our very best to consider our environment and the effect that some pest control products may have particularly in rural settings here on the Island. More and more of our customers agree with our thinking and are requesting a treatment programme which aligns itself with this ethos of being as harmless as possible to the land and to nature. Hillbans has always prided itself on its ability to evolve and diversify and we have now introduced the use of ‘Good Nature’ rodent traps, a product that is poison free, humane and non-toxic. The traps are approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and we adhere to the British Pest Control Association’s code of best practice for spring loaded traps when installing and using the product, as well as following the manufacturer’s instructions. We do not supply this product to customers to install themselves. The use of these traps eliminates the possibility of secondary poisoning […]
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