Cockroaches are becoming a more common pest in the homes of the Midlands, Intelligent Pest Control are seeing a considerable increase in calls to homes and businesses that have Cockroach infestations. Fortunately we can treat the problem and eradicate the pest quickly and effectively.
Matthew Pitcher, Director at Intelligent Pest Control gave some advice on how to take action to reduce the problem "Cockroaches feed on human and pet food so keep all food stored away in sealed containers, and cans with a tight lid, frequently clean in the kitchen, and vacuum on a regular basis if you have any water leaks such as dripping taps these should be repaired and it is helpful to seal off any entry points, such as holes around floorboards, in between kitchen cabinets, pipes, doors, and windows"
This will help reduce the problem however will not eradicate the Pests from your property, Cockroaches lay eggs on a very regular basis so it is vital that you get professional help as soon as possible.
Intelligent Pest provide a comprehensive service they cover the East Midlands and can be contacted on 0116 2402005
Recognition for Intelligent Pest Controls Pigeon Control Services
Intelligent Pest Control have recently undertaken work at Jarrom Street Church in Leicester, the church has for many years had problems with pigeons roosting and impacting on worshippers and visitors, the church have undertaken several measures through other service providers, however none have been able to eradicate the problem.
That was until they called in the "Superheroes of Pest Control", Matthew Pitcher, Director of Intelligent Pest Control said " the recognition we have received in very kind, we took on the work confident we could resolve the problem and that has been the case, we specialise in treating pigeon problems across Leicester & Leicestershire and this is one of the many succesful contracts that we have completed.
Read the recognition and testimonial below from Canon Barry Naylor:
“For several years St Andrew's Church, Jarrom Street had been having problems with pigeons roosting, and nesting, in the exposed porchway. This created an unpleasant mess in the entrance to the church and no matter how frequently it was cleaned and attempts made to remove the pigeons, they and their mess always returned. We tried to erect netting ourselves but the pigeons gained access and the problem persisted. We approached Intelligent Pest Control and they visited promptly and suggested a professional solution at a reasonable price. The church was happy to accept their estimate and they came speedily, worked efficiently, supportively and effectively. The pigeons have been kept at bay and we are no longer embarrassed by worshippers and visitors having to pass through pigeon droppings to enter the church. I happily recommend them and commend their work”
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The current warm weather is seeing an invasion of ants in many homes, these can be very annoying and can get in all the spaces where you do not want them, we thought it would be helpful to share some information to help you in understanding and deal with them:
Most common are Garden Ants also known as Black Ants - the worker ants are 4-5mm but the Queen can be as big as 15mm. Eggs are laid in the spring in nests that are typically in soil but can be in brickwork or under bark. Ants are attracted to sweet foods and leave a trail back to their nests for other ants to follow to the food source. This is why you can have so many ants around your home.
So How do you deal with them?
Garden ants will only come into your home to search for food and are attracted by sweet and sticky substances. The first action is to make sure that there is no easy food source in your home by:
Always covering food - you don't know where the ant has been before it crawls all over your food
Clear away food and liquid spillages immediately
Clean food debris from under kitchen appliances
Clear away your pets food immediately after it has finished eating
How do I get rid of Ants?
There are many domestic products available to treat ants, many are powders which can look unsightly around your home, or sprays that again can be unpleasant, all of these can be effective. However at Intelligent Pest Control we have solutions which are safe, discreet and extremely effective, no powders or sprays just simple treatment that will destroy the colony and best of all it usually costs just £30. Contact us on your local number to obtain more details, our products will give greater value for money than the majority of super market available treatments.
Rats will live in any situation which provides them with food, water and shelter.
Rats are often found living in sewer systems and are agile climbers and excellent swimmers. If they move into your house they will often live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards. In gardens they will burrow into compost heaps and grassy banks or live under your shed.
No one wants them in or around their home and they are feared for spreading germs and diseases.
Jonathan Fox of Intelligent Pest Control said "rats are possibly the most disliked and feared of pests that we treat, as we know they live all around us and no one wants them in their home, business or garden. Fortunately we can treat rat problems effectively and cost effectively taking away the stress and fear of the home or business owner"
Jonathan went on to say "whilst we provide a "one off" service to homeowner the majority of our work is treating rat problems on an on-going basis for businesses and organisations, we offer a comprehensive and cost effective contract service and have established a strong reputation in the Midlands"
You can contact Intelligent Pest Control by calling 01162402005 or visiting the website at www.intelligentpestcontrol.co.uk Intelligent Pest Control are represented across the East Midlands in Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Northampton providing a comprehensive service, only a call away we can often visit you on the day of your call.
Further details on rats are provided below for your information:
Preferred foods are cereal products, although rats are omnivores and will eat almost anything that humans eat. Most damage caused by rats is through gnawing and ripping open packets of food. They also spoil and contaminate food with their urine, droppings and hair.
Rats gnaw continually to wear down their front teeth, even on non-food materials such as electrical cables, pipework and wooden fixtures.
Householders can assist in preventing rat infestation by taking a number of simple precautions.
1) Keep your home in good repair. Rats only need a gap of 15mm to gain entry.
2) Remove potential nesting sites by keeping yards and gardens clean and tidy, and by cutting back overgrown areas.
3) Ensure that drain inspection covers are in place and are in good repair.
4) Seal gaps around heating and water pipes.
5) Do not leave household waste where rats can get access to is, close dustbin lids and composters and do not feed wild birds to excess - you may be feeding rats as well.
Flea Problem? We will get it sorted
Most domestic flea problems are caused by cat, dog or bird fleas. It is extremely rare to have a problem caused by the human flea.
If you have a flea problem do not despair it can be treated and we can provide the solution.
The most likely cause of a flea problem is that fleas are bought into the home by your pets, you, your family or visitors.
Adult fleas are a parasite which means that they live on other living things and are reliant on them for their food and survival, in the case of fleas they feed on the blood of their host, normally your pet.
Female fleas lay their eggs after feeding on their host. The eggs they produce then drop onto the pet or the floor or onto the animals bedding. After a few days the eggs will develop into larvae which take 2-3 weeks to fully develop. Once the larvae are developed they spin a cocoon where it spends a further two to three weeks before emerging as an adult flea.
Female fleas lay eggs normally in batches of approx. 20 and an infestation can quickly occur. Once you have an indication that you may have a flea problem then contact us immediately. Fleas are usually 1.5 - 3mm long and are a reddish dark brown colour as you are probably aware they are extremely good at jumping so if you see small "bugs" jumping you may well have the start of a flea problem. Another indication of fleas is that your pet is scratching regularly or you may have small red bite marks on your body.
At Intelligent Pest Control we can solve your flea problem quickly, effectively and efficiently. We will visit your home at a time convenient to you and with your agreement commence treatment immediately. So do not delay call us now for quick hassle free eradication.
Bed Bugs! - do not fear comprehensive professional treatment will eradicate your infestation.
Jonathan Fox Director of Intelligent Pest Control Ltd has provided the Top 5 facts on Bed Bug infestations.
Jonathan said "We are seeing an increasing number of Bed Bug infestations in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby & Northampton, this is becoming an extremely common problem with the whole World seeing an increase in Bed Bug problems. To help potential customers I have put together the following list of facts and to reassure them that it is no reflection on them or their families"
If you have "bites" on your body, spots of blood on the bed sheets and are itchy you may have a Bed Bug problem. CLICK HERE for more information. If this is the case do not fear, they are treatable. Here are our Top 5 Facts on Bed Bugs.
1) Bed Bugs have nothing at all to do with the cleanliness or state of your home, they have nothing to do with yours or your families hygiene and they may be found in the cleanest and most modern of homes.
2) You get Bed Bugs by being exposed to them, that means you "pick them up" from locations where you may have stayed, hotels, Guest Houses, Friends or from holiday. When they find you they do not know what conditions you are going to take them back to, however they adapt and are very robust pests.
3) They breed at an amazing rate and once you "have them" they will quickly spread around your home.
4)They are extremely difficult to treat, they cannot be effectively treated without expert involvement.
5) You are not the only ones - there is a worldwide growth in Bed Bugs, millions of people are suffering so don't feel it is just you.
To effectively treat Bed Bug infestations you need professional help, whilst you can buy treatments to use yourself it is extremely unlikely that you will clear the infestation. It may seem a good idea, however it will be more costly as you will inevitably have to call in the experts in the end.
We undertake 3 comprehensive treatments that are undertaken days apart to ensure full and comprehensive treatment and eradication.
So if you think you have Bed Bugs contact Intelligent Pest Control for fast effective treatment and eradication. Do not delay have the problem treated as soon as you identify it to prevent growth of the problem. You can contact us on 0116 402005, 01159 063 259, 01332 987 033 or 01604 269 221 Or CLICK HERE to take advantage of our FREE Callback service