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How to Prevent and Get Rid of Booklice

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Booklice thrive in damp conditions. These tiny insects are harmless to humans but can quickly grow in numbers, causing an infestation which can be difficult to control. The name might make it seem like they exist purely in the confines of old books, but actually, booklice are happy to take root in any dark, warm … Continue reading

What are cluster flies and how do you get rid of a cluster fly infestation?

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Aiwok [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Pests are irritating, unsightly and insanitary – which is why finding an infestation is worrying – and finding cluster flies is no exception. Cluster flies are 8mm long and are a dark grey colour, with small patches of gold hair on their back and long wings. Appearing in … Continue reading

Types of Mice in the UK – Mouse Identification & Facts

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There are numerous types of mice in the United Kingdom, varying in size, average lifespan and physical appearance. If you want to be able to distinguish between their differences, read our guide on mouse identification and become an expert.   British rodents identification – the different types of mice Field mouse / wood mouse Also referred to … Continue reading

How to Keep Rabbits Off Your Garden or Land

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Domestic rabbits are common family pets but wild rabbits are quite different. Destroying your land and passing fleas on to your pets in the process, they can be a real nightmare. In the summer they’ll thoroughly enjoy your flower beds, weeds, grass, leaves, fruits, roots and shoots – perfect for a growing bunny’s appetite – … Continue reading

How To Tell if a House Has Pests: Infestation Warning Signs

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Have you checked that you’ll be living alone before buying or renting a house or apartment? Take time to closely inspect each room so you’re not faced with the unpleasant experience that comes with a pest infestation. This month, Pest Defence are here to share the alarming signs that pests are present within a property. … Continue reading

Where Do Pests Come From?

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Pests are an alarming thing to find in both the home and office because it means that they have somehow managed to make their way inside through small cracks and crevices within the property – which means it’s a job for a professional to find it, seal it and remove the pests. If there aren’t … Continue reading

What To Do When You Have Pests in a Rented Home

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Pest Defence are here to share with you our comprehensive guide on what to do if you find pests in your rented home. Who is responsible for pest control when renting? This depends on whether your pest problem was caused by existing issues such as holes in the walls, if your tenancy agreement states that … Continue reading

Identify a Pest By Its Droppings

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Sometimes we don’t know we have pests until we find their droppings inside our homes and not only can this be gross to find but also concerning, especially when you’re unsure what it is you’re dealing with. Cut the curiosity and identify the pest in your home by their poop with our handy infographic. And … Continue reading

How To Prevent Cockroaches & Get Rid of Them

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The warmth and the availability of food in your home or business can attract cockroaches, and once they enter your home, they can quickly reproduce to cause an infestation that can be significantly detrimental to the health of your family. To help you deal with the potential threat of an infestation, we’ve put together this … Continue reading

How To Prevent and Get Rid Of Moles in Your Garden

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Like all pests, moles are just as disruptive as the rest of them, but this month,we’re here to provide you with all of the information you’ll need in order to prevent and get rid of moles for good. What are moles? Moles are carnivorous creatures that live in the ground, feasting on worms, grubs and … Continue reading