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Photo of an under cupboard area where rats have broken in and begun excavating from under the house
We were asked by a landlady to investigate rodents in a flat she owned. We did a survey of the property and identified an area under cupboards vulnerable to a rat infestation. We reported to the owner and left (see picture). Three days later we received a phone call that something had happened and...
Ever noticed that your local foxes are getting less and less afraid, and will watch you from a few metres without running away? These cheeky beggers have an abundant food source in the form of the waste that we leave outside our homes, and they may even be literally handed food on a plate if your...
This baby squirrel in Shepherds Bush on Wednesday is lost from it's drey, if you see a baby squirrel like this, try to spot where it goes back to, if it goes into your roof space you may have a problem. The summers baby squirrels are appearing now, keep an eye out for little heads appearing from...
A magnificent Red stag, one of two native deer species in the UK Deer Control Deer are a brilliant and beautiful addition to the wildlife of the UK countryside. They feed on plants, flowers, trees and shrubs and this browsing plays an important part in increasing biodiversity in woodland eco-...
Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite! Bedbugs are reddish-brown, oval, flattish insects that are 4-5mm long and 1.5-3mm wide before feeding. Once they've fed the engorged adults tend to be swollen and red. Bedbugs are parasitic bloodsucking insects and their preferred hosts are humans, though they will...
Pigeon Control London’s pigeon population is part and parcel of life in the city, but despite being more conspicuous than their rodent and insect counterparts, pigeons are still pests, capable of causing all sorts of problems for those working and in urban centres. The feral pigeon is a descendant...
Controlling Ants when they become pests Of the many and varied species of ant that exist in the world, the ones that you're most likely to find in the UK are garden ants, pharaoh's ants and ghost ants.  Garden Ants Also known as common ants or black ants, these are the most commonly found type of...
profile image of a dog flea, showing the large hind legs for jumping onto hosts
About Fleas Fleas are parasitic insects 2-3 mm in length and mostly shiny brown in colour. They have a thin flattened body and large hinge legs that allow them to jump onto passing hosts. There are various species of flea, usually named after the host on which they are found, so dog fleas are found...
Why are Rabbits a problem? The rabbit is found across almost all of Western Europe and is thought to have been introduced to Britain by the Normans (though there are some indications that it could have been introduced as early as Roman times!) Rabbits can grow to around 40cm in length and are...
What are cockroaches? Cockroaches are insects of the Dictyopetera family and are related to the praying mantis. There are many and varied species of cockroach throughout the world but here in the UK you are most likely to see one of two: the Oriental cockroach and the German cockroach. Oriental...
A bed bug, close up on a hand. Tiny yellow brown with large carapace, small pincers and six legs
Insects come in all shapes, sizes and forms, and it can be quite hard to identify the insect that is causing the pest problem. At Pest-a-Lance we offer a free initial survey to identify the exact pest and then can explain the appropriate treatment measures for the infestation. We cover everything...
The city environment is becoming friendlier everyday for urban wildlife. With bins being collected at longer and longer intervals and many gardens now housing chickens and rabbits the urban fox is no longer the mammal of waste grounds and rubbish tips. We throw away incredible amounts of food and...
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Superb communications. Very efficiently dealt with problem. Had results the same day! Gave explanations to what was being done to rid problems and what dangers could be present. I have no hesitation in recommending this company and would use again. Very happy customer.
"Fantastic service from Jason and Lee, came happily on several occasions to place and empty squirrel traps. House now squirrel-free!"

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