Pest Control News

Monday, 6 November 2017

10 Things Your Pest Control Team Want You to Know PART 2

In Part 1, we looked at how pest control is about being proactive, as much as it is about ensuring that your property is unattractive to pests. In this article, we look at five more things that as a professional pest control team, we want you to know…

#6 No, we don’t deal with head lice

We understand that for families with children of primary school age, dealing day in and day out with head lice is frustrating. But as pest controllers, we cannot deal with the pesky critters, even if they are a bug.
Headlice is a medical issue and not something that pest controllers can deal with. They are transferred through head to head contact and washing bedding, as well as treating the lice is the only effective method of dealing with them.

#7 Please choose a professional, trained pest controller

Professional pest controllers will, as standard, hold a Level 2 qualification in ‘Pest Control and Management’. This is a broad, overarching qualification that looks at how to deal with pests common to the UK, as well as the safe storage, transport and use of chemicals.
Most pest controllers will go on to study some pests in depth, gaining valuable skills and expertise. Only professional pest control teams really know how to deal with pests safely and humanely.

#8 We ARE an environmentally friendly bunch

This is a two-strand argument…
      I.         Safe methods – this means that we don’t just lay poison and walk away. As a profession, we are continually looking at how to improve and change what we do so that non-target species are not harmed during treatment. Better still, everything we do is safe for use in and around areas frequented by children, adults and pets.
     II.         Control animals and vermin – when the environment (the physical or the weather) favour one animal or insect over another, the equilibrium of the environment is disturbed. By dealing humanely with pests, we ensure that the environment is fit for humans and animals.

#9 Not all pests are bad

Unlike the wasp with a sting in its tail, the bee is essential to the pollination of food crops. The spider in your home may look big, hairy and dangerous but it is an efficient predator of insects, especially flies that carry disease and germs.
By allowing some pests to go about their business, you are balancing your own environment. But that said, you don’t and shouldn’t share your home with a pest that causes you problems – but rather than extermination, it might be a case of relocation.

#10 We wish you would talk to your neighbours about pests

We know, ‘admitting’ to a bed bug problem or that you have rats in the garden may not be the news you want to share with the neighbourhood, but the source of the problem might not be your property, but theirs! This isn’t about laying blame but understanding that if you