Pestrol Commentary: Pest Control News From Around The UK

Parasite infestations on the up in the country, two hospitals’ struggle with pests, and some good news for Gwynedd council residents: more in our monthly news roundup. Parasite infestations up 295 percent A mild winter followed by a warm, humid summer have created the perfect conditions for fleas to breed. One pest control firm reported a 145 percent jump in the number of call-outs to deal with parasites bugging families and their pets compared to […]

Pestrol Commentary: Pest Control News Making Headlines In The UK

2 petitions, 2ft rats, and a fly invasion. All this in our monthly roundup of pest control news from around the nation.   A petition to save a grey squirrel Hundreds of residents of a London development have signed a petition to save a grey squirrel from pest controllers. The pest controllers were called in after the squirrel was discovered to be “hiding nuts in people’s pot plants”. Cyril, the name given to the squirrel, […]

How to get rid of ticks

Ticks are small arachnids that feed on the blood of animals. If left unchecked, these blood suckers can cause anaemia in pets and malnutrition symptoms. In addition to this, ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Fever and Tick paralysis. How to identify a tick infestation Once ticks have attached to a host and started engorging blood, they can easily be identified. Check your pet often for these pests. Prevention Because ticks […]

How to get rid of bed bugs

Although they are not known to spread any diseases, bed bugs bite painfully and can cause a lot of discomfort when you need to rest the most. These tiny insects feed on blood from not just humans but any other warm blooded animal. Their bites might cause allergic reactions in some people. Identifying a bed bug infestation Because of their small size and night time feeding habits, bed bugs can be very difficult to sight. […]

Tips to prevent pest problems around the home

The best way to deal with pests is to prevent infestations from happening in the first place. Although the risk of pest infestation is rife all year round, warm weather slightly increases the risk. This is because most pests reproduce during warm weather (which increases their population significantly), and it’s during warm seasons that we tend to eat outside a lot with barbecues being very popular. Food left outside attracts pests to your home. To […]

The benefits of a flea trap for a flea problem

A Flea problem can often be hard to shake. They get into your home or work place on the backs of friendly pets and then it seems that no matter what you do, you can’t get rid of them. Fleas are small bugs and are only around 2.5mm in length. Unfortunately, they survive on a diet of blood. Including human blood. Flea bites not only are painful – and allergic for some people, but they […]

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus

The Zika virus is something that most people will have heard of, even if they don’t completely understand what it is. Here at Pestrol, the prevalence of such a virus causes us great concern as the impact it could potentially have on the people in the UK and our own families cannot be ignored. We hope the following questions help our customers have a better understanding of not only the Zika virus but it’s ramifications. […]

Dogs – Control in Your Home

It can get quite annoying when dogs keep straying into your yard and making all kinds of messes there. They will dig around your property causing destruction to your lawn and plants, and as if that’s not enough, they’ll also defecate on your lawn or garden leaving you with a very icky mess to clean up. Your pet’s behaviour (if you have one) will also be affected negatively when a dog pees near your home, […]

How To Get Rid Of Mice

Once you have discovered mice in your home, your next move should be getting rid of mice in your home as soon as possible. That’s because mice are trouble, big trouble. Mice destroy property inside your home and if left unchecked could cause structural damage to the house. They are also capable of spreading diseases through their faeces and through the parasites they carry. Care should be taken when dealing with mouse droppings or nesting […]

Review: What Pest Is That? Summary of Pest Signs

Pest control can be an expensive affair in terms of money, time and effort. But even so, this cost pales in comparison to the cost you will incur for not identifying and acting on the problem on time. This is because pests multiply quickly. If you leave them to their own devices for a moment too long, they will completely overrun your house making control more difficult and property damage to increase significantly. Pests nibble, […]


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