After writing a great article about finding and identifying mice, one of the readers requested we do the same type of article on the other type of rodent, under the title of Rat control Manchester.
First thing you need to know is to know which type of rodent specifically is in your property, some people get do not know how to easily spot the difference between mice and rats, even though the they are both rodents, but the treatment used to control them is very different from each other.
Rats are not the type of animals to take lightly especially if you own a food business, where you have multiple health risks directly related to the existence of the rats, rats love food business where they have free source of their favorite foods for them and their families.
However once they get used to a place they will usually take it as a home and reproduce, and once that happens, all kinds of problems might occur, starting from spreading lethal diseases in the food that will cause serious health issues for the employees and the customers.
Also it is very common that rats cause fire hazards in buildings simply by chewing wire insulators of extremely high voltages carried through them which causes electrical fire to happen, see the picture below.
Getting rid of rats are not as simple as using mouse trap, or using some rat chemicals on top of their food; little do you know that rats are always getting smarter and more experienced with the old tricks, and their immune system has greatly improved to a degree where traditional chemicals do not even affect their health in anyway.
What about blocking their entrances with some kind of object?
Unfortunately that also do not work since rats have very sharp teeth that make it possible for them to create holes through walls made of plastics, wood, stones or even steel. (see picture below)
Here is a well written checklist of how to confirm if you have rats issues in your property or not.
Get a flashlight and point it the floor at a low inclined angle across the floor, this trick must show you the shadows of their footprints on the surface very clearly.
If you did see footprints, then you need to do this last step to get a solid confirmation that there are rats passing here often, so what you need to is distort or hide the footprints, and this can be easily done by mixing up the sand or pouring some kind of dust or powder over the footprints.
And then come back to the same spot after a day or two, and check if there are new footprints, if there are new footprints, then you should hire a rat exterminator technician as soon as possible to have him examine the place and eliminate them from the area.
What is the best rat treatment method?
Once you identified that you have rats using the checklist above, now it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get to work.
But only if you have the tools AND skills to carry on the job, if you are not professionally trained, then it can not only be a difficult job, but also dangerous to your health especially if one of the rats decides to attack and bite, unless you have a very minor rat problem where only few of them are in the property, then you can use some DIY rat catching products, but if you are unaware of the number of rats, then in most cases, this will not be the best choice.
For this reason, we will not give you strategies because we don’t want to be responsible for any hazard that may happen to you because of some tips and strategies you read here on this website.
So what can you do? If you want the safest, fastest and most efficient solution, we highly recommend that you get professional work done by certified technicians in your local area to carry on the job to the highest standards to protect yourself and your family from rats and their diseases, once and for all.
If you live in Manchester and was searching online for Rat Control Manchester, then you are in the right place, give us a call, and our BPCA certified team can do the job for you; whether your property is domestic or commercial, we got your covered.
Call us free on our land line 0161 884 0602 to eliminate your rat problem completely.
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After publishing our previous article about wasps that got many positive feedbacks from social media, we got some requests to write detailed articles about other insects, so we decided to publish the next post with the title of Mice control Manchester,
we know that chasing mice around your property is annoying and also hard if you have a busy lifestyle, but thats not the only reason why they should be taken seriously, they are very known to spread diseases as they move around by rubbing their bodies that attaches all the dirt and grease to it and when they sneak into the kitchens to consume some food which can cause very bad consequences especially in restaurants.
Even if mice got their basic needs which are food and shelter, they are known with their annoying habits of damaging wooden objects, furnitures just because they like to practice their gnawing skills.
The first thing of all, we need to differentiate between a mouse and a rat, although they both belong to the rodent category, they are completely different, they behave differently and they also require different treatment.
We are not going to go into all the details of the differences between mice and rats since we discussed this subject in a previous post posted by rat control manchester.
First of we will discover the consequences of having a mouse in the house and not getting rid of it.
One of the main differences between mice and rats is that mice are naturally much smaller in size and have a very flexible skeleton unlike rats which gives them the ability to easily pass through really narrow holes and tunnels, or even under doors, unlike rats which depend mainly on their very sharp teeth to gnaw in to any material that comes their way in order to pass through it.
Now, we assume you have enough information to be able to spot a mouse once you see it, but how do you know if your property contains mice?
Fortunately enough, mice are little messy and much less smarter than rats which are way more advanced in their thinking to protect themselves from exposing themselves to humans, for example: mice leave droppings (faeces) almost anywhere they want, while rats are more strategic, they leave droppings only in places they consider safe and away from the sight of humans in order to not reveal their existence, why means that they are aware of the consequences of not doing so.
How to tell if you have mice in your home.
Here is a list of the easiest ways (not all) to tell if you have mice or not, even though most of them are somehow similar to signs of rats:
If you have been searching online for mice control manchester, then rest assure you have arrived in the perfect place because we have a certified team that can help you eliminate the mouse problem completely from your property in few visits, go the homepage and give us a call on the number that appears on the screen.
Wasps are very common in the UK, and they are the most active during the summer because of the warm weather, and during these months it’s very common to hear about people being stung by wasps which are usually very painful, that’s why it is very important to be able to identify wasps once you see them and be able to differentiate between them and bees, so in this article we are going to outline the main differences between wasps and bees, and then explain how to protect yourself and your family by eliminating them completely, and why you should hire a wasp control company to do that for you.
Your home should be a safe and welcome haven for anyone who lives there or visits. If you have a wasp control problem, this can be a major issue on so many levels.
Not only are wasps dangerous to be living around, causing a hazard to those who are allergic to stings, but they can also be quite damaging to the actual home’s structure.
Having proper pest control done by the experts ensures that the wasp problem is taken care of and does not become more of a major issue for you and your family.
It is pretty apparent when your home or property is dealing with a wasp problem. If you walk outside and notice a lot of wasps flying around, chances are pretty good that there is a nest in some area of the property. Generally, you should be able to find where the nest is by seeing where the wasps are going in and coming out of. For example, the wasps might be located on one side of the home and be going into an attic vent, hole or slit in the sliding.
Another way to tell if your home has a pest issue is by having it professionally inspected by an expert company,
The video here is a great example that explains how to identify a wasp
Once you identify a wasp nest, then you need to call the experts,
which will be able to examine the entire home and property to look for any type of pests and then start the wasp nest removal process.
They will then alert you if there is an issue that is going to have to be dealt with.
The experts may even find multiple nests if the infestation is particularly bad.
Why You Need Professionals to Take Care of the Issue?
Wasp control should always be done by a qualified professional to avoid any problems with you doing the extermination yourself.
Wasps are very dangerous bugs to be exterminating because they attack in swarms. If you try to get rid of their nest, chances are pretty good that all of the wasps within or around that nest are going to try to attack you.
Without proper training, knowledge and protective equipment, you can be severely stung by the wasps and have to seek immediate medical attention.
It is also beneficial to hire professionals to conduct the wasp removal because they will take care of the entire issue.
Even if you attempt to get rid of the wasps yourself, you are not guaranteed that you are getting the whole nest or all of them.
Only a licensed exterminator company will be able to assess the property for any and all infestation problems.
This enables them to find any and all wasp nests throughout the property.
They will then work on getting the nests removed for good and prevent the wasps from returning and creating new ones.
Benefits of Wasp Control for the Home
Below is a list of benefits that you will find come when you have wasp nests taken care of by a professional pest control company.
How the Professionals Work
Once you have made the decision to hire professionals to conduct the wasp extermination,
they will come to your home at your own convenience.
The experts bring any and all of their supplies so that it prevents you from figuring out what tools and products need to be used.
Once the wasp nests have been sprayed and removed,
the pest control company will discuss methods of preventing the infestation from happening again.
This can include the closure of vents, holes or anything else that might be welcoming entrances for wasps and their nests.
Professional wasp removal companies can also work with you on a budget.
You do not have to forgo hiring one of these companies just because you think it is too expensive.
Not only is it safer to hire a professional company like this, but it can also be quite cheap.
For the benefit of your loved ones and the integrity of your home, it is always a good idea to get the pros in to do the job for you.
Wasp control needs to be done in a manner that is safe and effective, preventing the bugs from returning and creating brand new nests.
Now that you know how important and beneficial it is to have professional wasp removal done by an expert company, you will want to contact a local pest control business that can provide this service to you.
They will set up an appointment to come to your home and assess the situation.
This will help them to determine where the nest or nests are and the best way to get rid of the issue.
You will find that your home is much more comfortable to live in when you are putting time into hiring professional wasp control technicians for the house.
For the most effective and fastest solution you may be searching for a wasp control manchester company which means you are in the perfect place, just call the number that appears on the top of the website and we will be happy to give you a quote.
According to our statistics, Fleas problem have increased by over 30% in homes during the last 10 years, and in Manchester alone we have had over 50% more phone calls asking for Flea control prices in Manchester, which is alarming because as the climate changes, the types of pests that appears in local homes also changes.
Now some home owners have kids, and pets, and these people should pay special attention to hygiene of their homes to protect their loved ones, and even if you are careful, you still have to take that extra precaution because once a Flea gets in to the house, it can lay down eggs and then becomes a more serious problem. But what if you are moving to a new house? In that case you must know if the previous owner have had a pet in the house, so if he had, simply give us a call to eliminate any risk of you or your family having an encounter with Fleas in the future.
Now, what type of animals that usually carry Fleas with them? This is a very good question to ask, well, the answer for this is ANY animal that has hair, it is good to assume that it has fleas, animals such as cats, dogs, foxes, rabbits, squirrels, even rodents like mice and rats.
Also you must be able to identify the type of pests, because one day you may need that info.
Now why do you have to take this seriously?
Because fleas are not like any other pests, they are not safe to be around, in fact a single bite can cause pain, and a huge skin rash or itchy skin, there are even pets who cannot tolerate flea bites.
Let’s briefly describe Fleas, shall we?
Fleas cannot fly, they have no wings, BUT they have long and strong legs that allows them to naturally hop long distances and jump to incredible heights easily from your pet to your couch to your shoulders, which leads to a small horrible bite.
If you pets, rodents, or if the previous home occupier had pets, then it’s very smart to give us a call now to treat both your pets and your house.
At South Manchester Pest Control, we offer effective and very safe treatments for your domestic and industrial properties to ensure hygiene to the highest standards.
We have a team of certified technicians that understand fleas, their behaviour and how to eliminate them completely.
You have just entered your dream house after meticulously planning for every detail and spending like crazy on its interior, your friends have really appreciated you for your taste and home décor and you are really on cloud nine!
A year went by and suddenly you are in a dismal mood, there is something that is bothering you and you have gone bonkers to find a solution. You are searching internet, asking your friends and calling agencies to help you resolve.
What’s that, are they the small creatures which are at times so minute that we cannot even see them with the help of our naked eyes that has disturbed you and your family’s health has gone for a toss? Are they the creatures we all annoyingly call, ‘pests’.
We are sure that they can be nothing else. Pests are small germs carrying organisms which have a harmful effect on humans, their food and living conditions. They can be found at various places in our homes, in kitchen, washrooms, balcony and gardens and specially at places which are not taken care of too frequently.
Some of the common pests found in homes are mosquitoes, fleas, mites, rats and mice, bed bugs and termite. Pests originate in homes due to a variety of reasons, which includes food left uncovered in kitchen, unclean tables, cupboards and kitchen floors, mishandled washrooms, improperly maintained garbage bins, dust accumulation, spider webs, and accumulation of water at various small places and even our gardens or kitchen gardens too.
Before delving deep into how you can prevent pests to infest your house, let us first reveal some telltale signs that will help you confirm that your house is under the attack of pests. The predominant signs are of course, you can see them, like cockroaches, spider webs, rats and mice, also you can identify presence of rats and mice from their droppings and holes, family members complaining of being bitten, adult bed bugs hiding in the seams of mattresses and biggest among them is your family members falling sick due to infection specially children.
So, what is the way out, what measures you can take to ensure that your family remains a healthy family and that you will not spend most of your time in just getting rid of pests, which otherwise you can invest in being creative and decorating your house.
The first has always been and will always remain the same, yes you have guessed it right. We are talking of cleanliness, the key to prevent pests, design furniture which has ample space to keep old newspapers and books, shoes and other material of lesser use. Try to keep most of the items of utility covered and try to follow a ‘no shoes ’inside home policy to see the magic. Make a daily cleaning regime and follow it religiously, it will not only make your home look squeaky clean, it will also aid in keeping your home pest free.
Kitchen is one place in our homes which is a store house for all kind of pests, take all pains to keep it as clean and covered as possible, from utensils to storage boxes, fridge and cabinets, keep them immaculately clean and wash them with anti-germ solution frequently. Do not keep uncut vegetables or fruits and throw left over as early as possible. Do not make your fridge a dumping ground and ensure that it gets cleaned regularly.
Second, without fail is hygiene. And when it comes to hygiene, the first thing that comes to our mind is washrooms and balcony area of our house, which are the places where pests dwell easily and spread germs in the entire house. So maintaining these areas are must, a little amount of carelessness and you will have to visit doctors every now and then. Always keep an anti bacterial soap to wash hand and encourage every member of your house to wash their hands as frequently as possible.
Anything else, lots! How about getting a pest control service done? It is one of the friendliest methods to control pests emerging in your house, however it is tedious and your whole house gets disturbed, but when you seek professional help, it is less cumbersome and the outcomes are satisfactory. During pest control, a pesticide, which is primarily a chemical, is spread in your house, which may be in any form, liquid, gas or solid for a few hours. The only drawback of this process is that it is hazardous, as the fumes carry hazardous chemicals which are detrimental to the health, specially of small children.
Now let us navigate our attention towards one of the most vital element on earth, which on one hand save our bodies from falling sick but which on other hand, if improperly managed can lead to life threatening sickness too. Yes, we are certainly talking about water which has amazing medicinal properties to save our bodies from falling sick, but if it gets clogged or if it is left uncovered, it can lead to diseases like Dengue and Malaria.
Last but not least, one of the major categories of pest is termite, which eats up our entire furniture and severely mars the beauty of our house. Once it starts emerging, it just eats up everything that comes in its way, furniture, leather goods, newspapers etc and hence precaution must be taken to abstain from it and the best way is to first get a termite proof furniture designed for your house and secondly, if at all, it originates, then to take a corrective action and seek professional help to curb it.
Prevention is better than cure is the watch word when it comes to saving your home and family from the ill effects that a pest produces, to take corrective measures well in advance, to design houses in such a way that there are minimal chances of pests to accumulate, to encourage every member of the family to be sensitive towards cleanliness and to make a proper cleaning regime of your house, garden and water tanks to ensure that you live a germ free life and that your family’s health is taken care of.