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How Does Pest Control Work and Why is it Important?

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Most of us, at some point in our lives, whether we own or rent a property will have to deal with a pest or nuisance in our home or on our land. The most common pest complaints involve wasps, bees and mice, but there are many more pests which can all cause considerable damage to our property and unimaginable stress for inhabitants.

How Does Pest Control Work?

The pest control process will be different for each pest and there are also different methods for the same pests. For example, there are at least three different pest control methods used for mice alone.

The method used for extermination will depend on a variety of factors. For example, where is the infestation? How severe is it? Are there any pets or children at the property? During our initial inspection, our pest controller will make an assessment considering these factors and discuss the possible options for pest control and put together a plan for treatment.

The emphasis for pest control is firstly on removing the existing infestation but also providing advice and taking action to prevent future infestations. There is little point removing the pest if another pest will move in a few weeks later!

Pest Control Fumigation of a Room

Why is Pest Control Important?

The obvious reason for pest control is that no-one wants a mouse running around in kitchen or loft. Firstly, the noise, the mess and the smell can be horrendous, and secondly many pests carry disease and bacteria which can spread to you or your pets.

Most pests will also cause damage to your property, for example, squirrels can be incredibly destructive by chewing through electrical wires or even the wood supporting your roof! Even tiny creatures such as wasps can cause damage when their nest becomes damp, this will spread moisture and possibly cause damp and rot problems.

In a commercial environment, such as a food manufacturing facility or a restaurant, pests can spoil food and cause a bad reputation from your customers or even cause the Food Standards Agency to shut you down.

Who is Responsible for Controlling Pests?

As a homeowner, you are responsible for maintaining your property. Although house insurance may cover you for damage to your property caused by certain pests, this is not always the case, and you must take action as soon as you suspect there is a problem.

If you are a tenant, it is most likely your landlord will be responsible for dealing with pest problems. It is advisable to check your tenancy agreement as they vary and responsibility may fall on the tenant if the pest is as a result of the tenants actions, for example, not correctly disposing of rubbish.

Pest Controller Spraying Chemicals to Prevent Infestation

Can you Treat Pests Yourself Rather than use Pest Control?

It may seem like the simple option to pop down to your local DIY store and buy some insecticide or rat poison but many of these treatments aren’t powerful enough to completely eradicate the problem. You may also find that the offenders return again and again.

Professional pest controllers such as FurBeGone Pest Control are licensed and therefore have access to stronger chemicals and professional grade equipment. We also have many years of experience which we use to assess the severity of the infestation, look for entry points or causes and provide advice and support going forward. We understand the stress dealing with pests can cause and we remove the stress by offering a comprehensive and successful treatment every time.

You are never on your own and we offer follow up visits where necessary and 24-hour callout for peace of mind. We are also fully insured and can offer a guarantee upon request.

Pest Control using Rat Traps for Outside a Commercial Property

Contacting Pest Control

FurBeGone Pest Control offer a free survey before, and treatment is undertaken. We cover StevenageLetchworthHitchin, and surrounding villages and treat all types of pests including insects, rodents and wildlife. We are also bed bug specialists and provide 100% guarantee on our treatments.

Contact us through our website here or for 24-hour callout please call us on 01438 387005.

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