What is Classified as a Pest?

The term “pest” generally refers to any organism, including insects, rodents, birds, or animals, that adversely affects human activities, property, or health. Pests are classified as such due to their potential to cause harm or nuisance and the need for effective control and management.

What type of pests can our Alwoodley pest control team deal with?

There are a variety of pests that can invade our living spaces, including

  1. Rats and Mice:
    These rodents are known for causing damage to property and spreading diseases.
  2. Bed Bugs:
    These blood-sucking insects can infest mattresses, furniture, and clothing, causing sleepless nights and skin irritations.
  3. Cockroaches:
    These resilient insects can multiply rapidly and carry harmful bacteria that pose health risks to humans.
  4. Wasps:
    These stinging insects can create nests in and around buildings, causing annoyance and potential dangers, especially for those with allergies.
  5. Ants:
    While generally harmless, ants can become a nuisance when they invade kitchens and food storage areas.
  6. Fleas and Ticks:
    These parasites can infest pets and homes, causing discomfort and transmitting diseases.

What forms of pest control do our Alwoodley pest control team offer?

To combat pests effectively, we utilise various forms of pest control, including:

  1. Chemical Pest Control:
    This method involves the use of pesticides to eliminate or prevent pest infestations.
  2. Biological Pest Control:
    This approach utilises natural predators or parasites to control pest populations, e.g. introducing ladybugs to control aphids in gardens.
  3. Physical Pest Control:
    This method involves the use of traps, barriers, or physical deterrents to prevent pests from entering or causing damage.
  4. Integrated Pest Management (IPM):
    This holistic approach combines various pest control methods and emphasises prevention, minimisation of chemical use, and long-term solutions.

Inspection and Treatment Time.

The time required for pest control inspection and treatment varies depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of pest. Based in Alwoodley, our pest control team will conduct a thorough inspection of the premises to identify the pests and assess the extent of the problem.

After this, we develop a suitable treatment plan to effectively eliminate the pests. The duration of treatment may range from a few hours to multiple visits over several weeks, depending on the situation.

What happens if the pests return?

In some cases, pests may reappear after treatment, especially if the initial infestation was severe or if preventive measures were not followed. If pests reappear, we will re-treat any recurring pest issues.

Want to know more about our Alwoodley Pest Control Service?

We’re always happy to discuss your specific pest removal requirements. Please get in touch by completing our “Get A Quote” form or by calling a member of our friendly team for expert advice on 0800 058 25 22.