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How to Prevent and Get Rid of Bird Mites

Here at Pest Defence Ltd, we are often asked to identify lesser-known insect species which have been found in the home. One of these is the bird mite – also known as pigeon mites, red mites and bird lice – which can be mistaken for bed bugs. They do pose a risk to humans and are certainly an unwelcome presence in the home, so read on for our advice on what to do if you think you may have a bird mite infestation.   What are bird mites? ‘Bird mites’ is the collective name for several types of mites for which…

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How to get rid of pigeons from your roof and keep them away

In the UK, pigeons seem to be everywhere you go and if you find them on your roof – at home or work – chances are, you’ve heard them too. Not only are pigeons notoriously noisy but they can create a whole lot of mess and expensive damage to your roof tiles. What’s more, their faeces can carry diseases and draw vermin such as flies and rats to your property, which can leave you with yet another problem. How to get rid of pigeons/birds: Can home remedies work? There are some widely recommended home remedies to get rid of pigeons and…

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What Diseases are Carried by Pigeons and Other Birds?

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that common birds such as pigeons and gulls are considered pests purely because of their overpopulation, especially in built-up areas. In reality, however, pigeons have been known to carry and transmit some dangerous diseases, too. When pigeon population density reaches a certain level, droppings and feathers are left at roosting sites. These piles can contain a number of known diseases, and can lead to serious problems if bird pest control measures aren’t put in place. In light of this, in this article, the team at Pest Defence will be focussing on these bird and pigeon…

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The Different Forms of Humane Pest Control

Pests can become a nightmare if left unchecked, causing damage to your house, garden and – in extreme cases – the health of your family members. As such, it’s vital that they are removed quickly and efficiently. This does not mean, however, that pests must be exterminated in the manner to which we have become accustomed. There are, in fact, a variety of humane forms of pest control that professional services can perform, four of which we will illustrate in this article. Rodent Deterrents Traditional forms of rodent extermination such as traps and poison are, on the whole, ineffective and potentially…

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I Hear Noises in My Loft – What Pests Are Up There?

Pest Defence are here to provide you with a guide to the noises that may be coming from your loft, so you can decipher the pest that’s likely to be taking refuge up there. Hearing noises in the loft can be very unsettling, and to be faced with a pest can be enough to make anyone run a mile. Pest Defence encourage those worrying about strange noises in the attic to read this article as it may be beneficial to you know what you’re dealing with, and the signs to look out for. However, it is still important to call a…

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A Guide to Pest Control for Southend Businesses and Homeowners

In the last few months, the team here at Pest Defence have dedicated our blog posts to providing information about the best method of dealing with pest problems in local areas, and this month we’re turning the spotlight on Southend-on-Sea. If you’re looking for pest control in Southend, read on to find out about the course of action you should be following. No council service offered You may have heard that many councils up and down the country offer their own affordable extermination services to assist in keeping their borough a safe and hygienic place to live, and while this is…

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Why You Should Get Bird Droppings Removed from Your Premises

  Pigeons are infamous for leaving their foulings wherever they flock, often leaving city and town centres covered in excrement that can be a nuisance for the residents and visitors. Often deposited in hard to reach areas, such as on top of statues or buildings, these droppings can fester for weeks or even months, resulting in all sorts of negative impacts for the community. Whilst you should always attempt to remove bird droppings as soon as possible to avoid dealing with the following issues, you should also remember to deal with the cause of the problem – the birds themselves. There…

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Pros and Cons of Bird Control Methods

  Birds are unsightly and present a very real health threat as they carry a range of diseases that can be passed on to humans. Disposing of the birds can be considered a very unethical solution, but don’t despair – there are various deterrents at your disposal. Bird Netting   Bird netting is a very low tech solution that works best for preventing birds accessing areas of roofs and building nests. Netting is the most suitable option for covering large spaces, but it is important to bear in mind that the size of the gaps in netting are specific to only…

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