Pest Control News

Monday, 27 September 2021

Bird Proofing Your Home or Business

Bird Proofing Your Home or Business

Bird proofing does not have to be expensive and it is certainly something not to be put off. Birds can be a real nuisance. They can be extremely noisy when they get together, likely causing disturbances early in the morning. They are also messy and destructive. Their guano (poop) is very problematic. Not only is it unsightly, it can also be a slip hazard. To add insult to injury, their poop is also harmful to humans. Their guano is a breeding ground for bacteria and they are carriers of many different diseases. 

This is why bird proofing is so important, for your home or business. There are many different types of bird proofing, many of which are very effective and do not have to cost the earth. Different types of proofing include, but not limited to; netting, spikes, gels and wire. The different types used depends on the species of bird you are trying to deter as well as accessibility amongst other things. This is why it is always best to contact a professional. SOS Pest Control can assess the situation, offer advice and a plan moving forward in order to leave you bird free in no time at all. 

Birds attempting to roost can actually be quite destructive. With the twigs and leaves (as well as other things) they use to build their nest, it can block guttering and even split it depending on the weight. If there is a loose roof tile, they will be able to utilise the gap and make their way into your loft space which will be a nice warm and dry environment to roost. 

Here at SOS Pest Control, we can help you. No problem is too big or too small. Give us a call today.

Monday, 6 September 2021

Moths in your home?

Moths in your home?

Adult moths, although annoying, are actually harmless. You are likely to see them fluttering around your lights in the evenings. If you keep your windows and doors open during the warmer evening, obviously you would expect to see some moths flying around. However, if you have not done this and you are still seeing 5 or 6 adults moths in your home, then the chances are that you have a moth problem. Just a few may not seem like the end of the world, but it is not the adults that you need to be worried about. 

So why do we consider moths to be pests and require the help of a professional? It is the larvae that are the problem. Adult moths will lay their eggs on suitable food sources. These can include but are not limited too; cotton, silk, duvets, old rugs, carpets and furniture. As soon as the eggs hatch, the larvae will begin to feast on your beloved items whilst they grow. They will cause holes which will most likely be irreversible. 

Moths like to lay their eggs in locations that are dark and undisturbed. So any fabrics you have stored in your loft or garage should be done so in sealed, plastic containers. And if possible, wash the items on a high heat wash before storing them away. Any items you have stored, it is also good practice to make sure to move them regularly, clean them and make sure they are stored in suitable containers to keep those moths out. 

Any issues with moths, please give us a call at SOS Pest Control. We can get you moth free in no time!
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