Getting Rid Of Rats – What Is The Best Way Of Getting Rid Of These Pests?

Is getting rid of rats in your home, workplace or warehouse proving too much of a hassle? If this is the case, have you considered hiring pest control professionals? Pest control professionals received proper training and have the knowledge to apply appropriate techniques in thoroughly removing pests from your residence. Here are just some of the techniques they could apply.

  1. Erecting Barriers

Though rats are known to flatten their bodies and squeeze their way through tiny constrictions, completely blocking the holes and crevices is a way of keeping them out. While at it, start sealing holes from the inside. However, before you do this, make sure that all rats are totally removed because when blocked in, they simply create new holes. After all rats have vacated your home, seal all the exterior holes permanently.

  1. Trap, But Don’t Kill, the Rats

Placing killer traps in an area frequented by rats does little to avert the rats menace. On the contrary, other rats come in to fill in the vacuum; the underlying problem will still be persistent thereby attracting even more rats. Humane traps will enable you catch the rats and dispose of them far away from your establishment. As part of their work ethic, pest control professionals dispose of the rats rather than killing them senselessly.

  1. Cats, Dogs and Birds Will Do It!

Naturally, rats don’t go well with either of these pets. Your kids will get to have fun playing with these pets while at the same time keeping your home rat-free. A barn owl, for instance, has an insatiable appetite for rats and other rodents. Cats and dogs, on the other hand, chase tirelessly after the rats, creating a hostile environment for the rats. This is more of a personal undertaking than a professional job.

  1. Repelling the Rats

Wouldn’t you rather avoid a problem than deal with it? Rat repellents enable you to keep them out on their way in, and you can use the peppermint oil. Its smell is too intense for rats and they wouldn’t stand it for all the cheese in your home. A drop or two of this oil in a cotton bell will release bursts of pungent odour (to the rats) and keep them away. Pest control professionals will be able to assess the infestation and gauge how much oil they will need.

There may be different things to do to try in getting rid of rats. However, it is still best to seek assistance from the professionals. A pest control professional can perform a remarkable job in ridding your home, warehouse or garage of perennial rat menaces. They not only strive to solve the problem at hand but also employ strategies to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Contact pest control professionals today and have a rat-free home.

Happy New Year – Don’t let the Bugs get You Down


Wishing you a very Happy New Year from Pestserve

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It is the end of another year; a year that has been filled with lots of happy (and pest-free) customers for Pestserve. Hopefully, if you have had a pest problem in the last year then you haven’t let the bugs get you down. And we hope you won’t let them get you down if you come face to face with them in 2015, too! We’ve got some excellent tips for the New Year, which will ensure any pest experience you may have isn’t a difficult one. Let’s make 2015 as pest free as possible!

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Why Delaying Your Pest Control Problem

If you have a pest control problem then it is quite normal to ignore it, in the hope that the issue will go away. Many people are too shy or embarrassed to ask for help when they have pests in their home, for the fear of being judged; many people even think that pest control experts may think that they’re dirty people or that there’s more they could have done to prevent pests.


However, this is simply not the case! And, the more you leave a pest control problem as it is, the worse it could potentially get. Here’s our guide on what may happen if you delay your pest control problem, along with some tips on how to get them solved.



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Pest Control Issues You May Face From Birds

When you think of birds the last thing that will probably spring to mind will be ‘pests’. However, birds can create real problems at home or at work, if they decide to take up nest in your building. In fact, some birds are actually classified as pests because of the damage they can cause in and around your home. If you’re unsure whether you have a pest issue at home or work then our handy guide is here to help. Here are the different types of pest control issues you may face from birds.










Sparrows may seem small and cute, but they can cause huge amounts of damage

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Merry Christmas-Pest Emergency Over the Holiday

The world academy of sciences the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, there might be a mouse… Here at Pestserve we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! We also wanted to give you some advice of what to do, just in case there are any creatures stirring in your house during the holiday period (and we’re not talking about Santa’s reindeer).




We hope this is the only mouse you see near your Christmas tree this holiday season

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Merry Christmas – How to Deal Pest Emergency

There’s no denying that bedbugs are one of the most daunting pests out there. After all, there’s nothing worse than the thought of something uninvited sharing your bed. However, these annoying pests are more common than you might think. There are thousands of reported cases of bedbugs in the UK every year, with plenty more that go unnoticed or unreported; until things get too bad. We’ve put together everything you wanted to know about bedbugs, along with some things you probably didn’t want to know.











Bedbugs are nuisance pests that will prey on anyone and in any home

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Diseases you can catch from Household Pests

It’s fairly common knowledge that household pests can damage your property and just generally be a nuisance, but did you know they can spread disease too? In fact, many household pests can transmit diseases to humans as well as other animals (including any pets you have in the house). With this in mind, it’s a good idea to be clued up on the potential health risks of pests. We have put together a list of just some of the most common diseases you can catch from household pests.









Rats certainly carry the most diseases out of all the household pests

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Beware of the Pest Invaders Seeking Warmth

The nights are certainly starting to get longer now that winter draws in, which means temperatures are dropping too. Now is the perfect time of year for pests to seek out somewhere to stay warm for the winter; which is most likely going to be your home or workplace. Many different types of uninvited guests will try to make their way into your property, in order to keep out of the cold, this winter. You may have already noticed some of them, especially spiders who tend to be the first to make their way inside. We’ve put together some top tips to help keep those pesky pest invaders at bay, during the winter.









Pests can cost you a fortune in damages, if they choose your home to stay warm over winter

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10 Methods for Pest Control at Your Home

It’s common for home owners to get serious about pest control, only once they spot particular pests at their homes. I don’t say this is not the right thing to do, but probably the most efficient way to prevent pests from entering your home is prevention.

To ensure that pests never reach your home and garden, here are 10 simple, yet effective methods to keep them away.

Trim Plants and Remove Mulch

Pests use plants as bridges to your house, so make sure you trim all tree branches and plants that touch it. Mulch is popular material used by homeowners near areas surrounding the house, but it provides great habitat for pests to breed. It’s great idea to use less pest-attractive cover near the foundation of your home – rock or stone are great choice.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Pest Control

Being a pest control expert isn’t always fun and games, there’s also a lot of responsibility involved in ridding someone’s home of uninvited guests. You could say that there’s the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to pest control. The good being meeting lots of new people, the bad being houses full of spiders (shudder), and the ugly… Well, we’ll let you find out the ugly later on.

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