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Things you might (or might not!) 
want to know about PESTS 

  A rat only needs ½ an inch to get into your home

  A mouse can get through a space as small as a ¼ of an inch!

  Pests such as rodents or insects can spread disease.

  Cockroaches carry diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea,
        typhoid, poliomyelitis and salmonella.

  Fleas are carriers of diseases such as typhus and bubonic plague and
       also parasitic worms.

  The Common Housefly can carry typhoid, cholera, tuberculosis,
        gastroenteritis and dysentery.

  The common bed-bug feeds on human blood, emerging from cracks in
        furniture, beds, wallpaper and skirting boards at night.

  Honeybees  are generally only a problem when a swarm lands on one’s
       property or if they invade a structure.

  Honeybees sting only once, leaving a stinger imbedded in the skin.

  The much despised wasp is in fact of great benefit by killing large numbers
        of plant-feeding insects and nuisance flies, but beware of its' sting.

  Ants are attracted to sweet foods so are to be found in kitchens and in
       places where food is stored. 

Try to make your home less attractive to pests 

  Make repairs to leaky roofs and gutters - insects thrive in moisture. 

  Seal any holes around pipes, cables, etc. to prevent access by rodents. 

  Stack wood away from the sides of buildings and make sure there are no
        tree branches touching the house. 

  Trim back trees, bushes, etc. near the house or building to a minimum of
        8-10 inches to discourage ants and other crawling insects from gaining

  Keep food covered. Take care when drinking from open containers.

Contact us today for more information.

Tel/Fax: 01279 420679 

Mobile: 07956 943512

Email: [email protected]

Pest Control Specialists
National Pest Technicians Association
National Pest Technicians Association
ADAS - Agriculture and Environment Agency
The British Beekeepers Association

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