Do Mice Carry Diseases?
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1M ago
With so many species in the rodent family, there is also a wide range of diseases that they can carry. Having made themselves comfortable in the same living environments as humans, this is a cause for concern. This month at Pest Defence, we want to bring your attention to the fact that, yes, mice do carry diseases, and to tell you about the most common ones.  If you believe you have a mouse infestation at your home or business, then don’t hesitate — call us at Pest Defence for expert rodent control services and protect yourself, your family, your staff and ..read more
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The Different Types of Wasps Found in the UK
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1M ago
Buzzing around outside in your garden or the outdoor seating area of a business, wasps prove to be something of a menace every summer here in the UK. Whether they’re scaring children who are playing outside or disturbing customers who enjoy sipping their pints in the sunshine, it’s not pleasant to be around any wasp. But what types of wasps do we have in the UK? Do they all look and act the same? That’s what we’re here to answer this month at Pest Defence, bringing you all the information you need to identify different wasps and understand their behaviour. Remember ..read more
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4 Signs of a Wasp Nest To Look Out For
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1M ago
Summertime means fresh air and plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. But if you’ve got wasps on your property at home, in the beer garden of your restaurant or anywhere on your business premises, it can really sour the mood. Plenty of people are skittish about wasps, and their ability to sting at will means there’s good reason to be. If there is a wasp nest on your property, then it’s a real issue, but one that can hopefully be dealt with to avoid driving people away. So how do you go about identifying signs of a wasp nest? This ..read more
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What Scent Will Keep Mice Away?
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2M ago
We all know this line from a certain festive poem: “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” — which is how it should be. If you want to keep mice away from your home this Yuletide season – and throughout the rest of the year – you might be surprised at the different scents that have been known to deter them. This month at Pest Defence, we’re going to explore mice deterrents and the scents they don’t like, so that you can keep your home as clean and cosy as in the classic Christmas poem. Mice have a powerful ..read more
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Where Do Pigeons Make Nests?
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2M ago
Common pigeons – the ones you see every day in towns and cities – are descended from rock doves, and like to make their nest somewhere that is flat and high up where they can shelter. Wood pigeons, on the other hand, tend to prefer to make nests in dense greenery such as trees and hedges. As well as commercial buildings and spaces, common pigeons can sometimes roost around our houses, using access to loft spaces or under the eaves of a roof. This not only risks damage to the structure of your building, but they bring with them diseases and ..read more
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Rat Noises In Wall: What To Do When You Hear Scratching
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5M ago
During quiet moments at home, perhaps even in bed, if you start to hear strange noises coming from your walls it might be quite alarming. Is it a real sound? Is it something alive? And will it eventually make its way into my home? These are the questions that will naturally begin to run through your head, as it can be a confusing and disturbing time. The sound itself could be many things, but many people will immediately worry that it’s rats in the walls. That’s why this month at Pest Defence, we’re going to explore whether scratching in walls is ..read more
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What Happens if You Disturb a Rat’s Nest?
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5M ago
Disturbing a rat’s nest is not something you should do. Doing so will only make things worse in the long run, regardless of whether you’re a homeowner or business owner.  Rats are known to carry some serious diseases, posing a real danger to you and anyone around you. This can include leptospirosis, salmonellosis, plague, rat-bite fever, tularemia, bartonellosis and more. The pathogens that rats carry, usually in their fur, saliva, urine and droppings, can be spread even if you simply discover the nest and don’t actually come into direct contact with the rats themselves, because the parti ..read more
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Restaurant Pest Control Guide
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5M ago
Restaurants are a source of food, water and warmth, making them an ideal place for pests to shelter. Pest infestations are more than just an inconvenience; they can tarnish the reputation of a business and cause health violations. This can result in financial penalties, businesses being shut down or even criminal charges in cases of extreme negligence. With this in mind, the team at Pest Defence has created this guide offering key advice and information on how to keep your restaurant pest-free. Common restaurant pests Cockroaches – It is a common misconception that only dirty restaurants will ..read more
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Rat Problems In Your Garden: What To Do
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5M ago
Enjoying a lazy day in the sunshine, hanging washing out to dry or playing games with your kids – whatever you use your garden for, it’s your own personal haven. The last thing you want to find is that it has been infested by rats. Rat problems in your garden can be a source of stress and anxiety, especially with small children or pets around, but it’s important not to panic.  To help you deal with rats that have taken up home in your garden, we’ve put together a quick guide. This will help you to assess whether you have a ..read more
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Is Pigeon Guano Hazardous?
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5M ago
Yes, pigeon guano is definitely hazardous.  This month at Pest Defence, we’re going to explore the topic of pigeon guano in more detail so that you’re familiar with the risks and how to go about managing any issues you might face. It can sometimes feel like feral pigeons are everywhere these days, from city streets to towns and suburbs, often congregating where they can find access to food and somewhere dry to roost. With millions of them across the UK, they carry a range of risks with them, most notably, their droppings — better known as pigeon guano. Whether you own ..read more
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