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London Pest Controller

Eradication, Information and Prevention

Wasps

Obviously a seasonal issue, but a big, annoying and potentially dangerous one. I’m so confident that I can fix your wasp problem that I offer a highly unusual 100% written guarantee. You’ll pay one, very reasonable price, and for that I will use top notch treatment to ensure they are gone. If any remain (from the same nest), I’ll return and take care of them for no additional charge.

How to spot them:

  • High numbers of wasps in home, premises or garden
  • Papery looking structure, which is the nest, in cavities, outbuildings, eaves, roof spaces

carpet moths

Carpet moths

Carpet moths may seem less frightening than other pests, but they are a real nuisance as their larvae causes highly expensive damage to carpets, clothes and other furnishings. They love wool, so they’ll often start there, but before you know it you could find them infesting your favourite clothes in the wardrobe too.

How to spot them:

  • Holes, damage and disintegration in fabrics – carpets, rugs, clothing inside wardrobes
  • You may spot moths crawling on your fabrics or small maggot like caterpillars or pupae (silk cocoons)

Cockroaches

If you spot a cockroach or signs of cockroaches in a kitchen in a home or commercial premise of any sort, it genuinely is call for alarm. First, even if you’ve been happy to get rid of it yourself, unfortunately I’m afraid more won’t be far behind – or lurking around somewhere. Cockroaches repopulate at alarming speeds with the females laying around 50 babies every few weeks. You need to identify the specific cockroach, eliminate them quickly and then move into prevention mode, ensuring the premises is clean and hygienic.

How to spot them:

  • An unpleasant, unusual smell can be a sign of a cockroach manifestation
  • Black/brown cylindrical 2mm long droppings
  • Shedded skin
  • Brown smear marks where they have moved

Bed bugs

You may not be able to spot them with the naked eye, but if they’ve taken hold in your bed, you’ll know about it. Bed bugs are clever little things. They can cause real discomfort through their bites, but because the initial bite acts as a numbing agent, the soreness and itching doesn’t happen straight away, so often people can’t identify the source of their symptoms. Particularly problematic for the hospitality industry, with bed bugs able to live in mattress creases and cracks in walls, their treatment requires an expert and thorough approach, and advice on prevention.

How to spot them:

  • Tiny black spots on sheets (faeces spots)
  • Tiny red spots on sheets (blood spots)
  • Skin irritation, itching and visible bites
  • Unpleasant sweet smell in case of major infestation

Mice

Mice

Mice can be a considerable problem for all types of environments, presenting a health risk due to urine and unpleasant droppings, and the risk of chewing through cables and wires. They are difficult to spot or identify due to their ability to scamper through the tiniest of spaces.

Dealing with the problem through humane baits and traps, I will also explore the premises for access points, advising and proofing them as effectively as possible.

How to spot them:

  • Scratching sounds in walls or loft spaces
  • Strong ammonia type smell
  • Dark 3-8mm sized droppings
  • Chewed cables, gnaw marks or shredded materials

Rats

Rats

The restauranteur’s nightmare, but frankly not a joy for any home, school or business either. Rats are carriers of disease, leave unhygienic droppings which can cause contamination and are known for gnawing through cables, woodwork and even pipes.

If you smell a rat (pardon the pun), I will ensure a humane but effective eradication of the problem using the highest quality products and the appropriate approach. For example, rat poison will be inappropriate in certain environments such as school or catering, so an alternative but equally effective solution will be employed.

How to spot them:

  • Shredded materials such as paper or plastic
  • Gnawed woodwork, pipes, cables
  • Rat droppings – dark brown, rice shaped
  • Grease and dirt marks or footprints