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Why Are Rats Attracted to My House?

Wild rats and mice are pretty much universally unwelcome in our homes, so why are they attracted to come inside? It’s a question that you might ask yourself, and it’s actually a great place to start when you want to rid yourself of any pests; once you understand the factors that are contributing to the infestation, you can better ‌deal with them. This month at Pest Defence, we’ll talk about the different things that attract rats to your home, with tips on how to deal with the issues at hand. Things that attract rats into your home On their most basic…

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What Should I Do if My Neighbour Has Pests?

Pests of any kind are a nightmare to live with, and while we’re sure you’d take the necessary steps if you discovered your own property was under siege from rats, mice, wasps or other invasive creatures, there is always the question of what you should do if your neighbour has pests? Not only does it create an environmental health issue if you see rats coming from a neighbours house, or neighbours’ rubbish attracting rats, but it also could spread to your property if left unchecked. A single rat or mouse passing through a garden isn’t worth too much worry, but when…

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Pests That Can Damage Your Home and Belongings

As homeowners, there are a lot of different things that we need to stay on top of. Paying bills, mowing lawns and regular vacuuming all spring to mind, but there’s another, slightly more unpleasant job that we can’t shy away from: protecting our home against pests. Whether they’re looking for food or shelter, many different types of pests can find their way into our homes, some of which can cause a great deal of damage if left unchecked. So, to keep you abreast of the different types of pests that can damage your home and how to get rid of them,…

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Common Food Pests and the Dangers for Restaurants and Retailers

Food pests can cause your customers to become ill and your reputation to be tarnished, resulting in significant setbacks for your business. This is why it’s important for all businesses, no matter how big or small they are, to maintain sanitation standards to prevent pest damages. In this article, we’ve put together a guide to the most common pest issues facing food retailers and restaurants, so you can save your produce and your business before it’s too late.   Why are pests a food safety hazard? When pests get access to food stores, it is easy to understand how they can…

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Types of Mice in the UK – Mouse Identification & Facts

There are numerous types of mice in the United Kingdom, varying in size, average lifespan and physical appearance. If you’ve found a mouse in your garden or your house and want to know the species, or if you’d just like to find out the different mouse breeds in the UK and be able to distinguish between their differences, read our guide on mouse identification and become an expert. We’ll also provide interesting mouse facts like what different mice eat in the wild, their lifespans, what they look like, whether they hibernate and more.   British rodents identification – the different types…

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

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. Read on to discover the warning signs…   How to tell if a house has pests Avoid the costly affair of pests by understanding what it is you should be looking for inside a new home and out. With countless pests on the prowl for shelter…

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Where Do Pests Come From?

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:…

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Identify a Pest By Its Droppings

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 see below for more details on determining the type of pest in your home.   Rats  Rats excrete much more than any other pest, as much as 25000 pellets in one year. Should you have rats, you will notice these droppings all over as they go…

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Pest Problems Facing Industrial Factories and Warehouses

Unlike smaller commercial spaces, pest control for factories and warehouses is much harder. It’s a challenge to control pest problems that break out within them. This is largely due to their sheer size; however, such buildings also tend to have many gaps, crevices and holes which are ideal for pests to nest and multiply. Before you know it – you’ll have an infestation. What’s more, if your warehouse happens to be one which stores food, the problem becomes even more severe, since you will have to seal off the affected areas and halt operations. It goes without saying that such manufacturing and…

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How to Keep Pets Safe With Pest Control

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….

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