Your home can be a thriving ecosystem for a number of pests and creepy crawlies. Most of the time, you won’t be aware of their presence, but when they begin to grow in numbers, they can infest your home and become a persistent nuisance. In this article, we’re looking at some of the different types of insects you might find living in your home, which will include information to help you identify them, and learn how they can infest your property. Silverfish What do they look like? Silverfish are easy to identify by their shimmery, silver appearance and rapid, wriggly…Continue reading
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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 any signs of broken sealants or cracks, it’s likely you’ve brought a contaminated item into the home without realising. Whatever pest you have found in your home, we have it covered in our comprehensive guide. Pest Defence are here to provide answers to your questions, covering:…Continue reading
View the full sized infographic here With new seasons come an influx of different pest problems. Because the majority of pests find their way into predictable places and have usual habits, you can be one step ahead of the problem. Pest Defence are here to share with you the things you can do to prevent or reduce the arrival of unwanted guests before it gets out of hand. Knowing what to look out for during the different seasons is the perfect way to tackle pests. Which pests are most common in spring? Termites When the temperature begins to rise during spring,…Continue reading
When people are faced with a pest problem, they often turn to pesticides as the first port of call to control insects and rodents in their home or garden. However, many people ignore the fact that pesticides can have a detrimental effect on your pet’s health if they come into contact with them. On top of this, even pesticides which are designed to be applied to pets to combat ticks and fleas can be harmful if they’re not used properly. In light of this, this month Pest Defence will be providing information on how to keep pets safe during pest control….Continue reading
It’s strange how something that is practically invisible to the naked eye can be such a cause of irritation for pets, but fleas can make homes on our cats and dogs if the correct measures are not taken to protect them from the parasites. A study by Bayer Animal Health found that one in five pet owners have found fleas in their carpets and seven percent of pet owners have found the microscopic parasites on their clothes. Fleas can lay up to 50 eggs a day, which can amount to over a billion fleas hatching over the course of two months….Continue reading