Some pests are more likely to access your home during a specific time of the year. For example, mice seek shelter during the cold Scottish winters. So, while you could get problems any time of the year, they are far more likely during the colder months. The same cannot be said of cockroaches. You could…

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Signs of a rat infestation

We have used rat pest control a lot this winter and dealt with a lot more rat infestations than normal. Many times the customer doesn’t know that they have rats, only noticing the rat problem when the rat infestation really gets out of hand. Once it reaches this level then the rats can have caused…

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stoat

This is a risky time of year for many. As temperatures drop and ice forms on surfaces, there is more chance of slipping and suffering a nasty fall. However, the winter months bring risks to our animals too – and for some, the risks come from unlikely sources. Hen runs might seem sturdy enough to…

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rats

If you have ever had (or met someone with) a pet rat, you may know how cute they are. Yes, cute – pet rats, or fancy rats as they are known, are far removed from the dastardly creatures that cause havoc for private residences and businesses throughout the year. It would be foolhardy to assume…

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How do mice get in to the house

Well, look at the gap around the pipe in this house vent: it might as well have a big sign above it saying ‘Mouse Motel – this way!’ Mice can squeeze in through gaps as small as 6mm: the square holes in the vent get narrower towards the back and these are too small for…

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cluster fly

There is a big difference between being bothered by the odd cluster fly coming in through the door with you and finding your home filled with flies about to enter hibernation. This is the time when cluster flies are seeking entry into buildings to bed down for the colder winter months. You might wonder whether…

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You may not think of grey squirrels as pests, and there are certainly far more problematic things you could have in your home or garden. However, the humble grey squirrel does come from the Sciuridae family, qualifying as a rodent. While it may not cause as many problems as other rodents such as mice or…

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pest fleas

Some days it almost feels like winter already. Despite the odd ray of sunshine coming through, temperatures are dropping, and pets are spending more time indoors instead of sunning themselves in the garden. For some pet owners, that means there is no need to continue the flea treatments they may have used to get them…

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rats

That title may sound alarming, but it is better to be aware of the potential of being affected by rats than to be presented with the problem once it begins. In truth, all businesses are at risk, since rats aren’t fussy about where they go. They can cause significant damage inside buildings too, since they…

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