AAA Pest Control Services Ltd

Pests

The first step in effective pest control is to know what you're dealing with. AAA Pest Control Services Ltd can quickly and accurately identify the type of pest or infestation and provide appropriate solutions.

Any unidentifiable insects can be collected and sent to our laboratory for an accurate identification with a full report available within a week

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Mammals and Vermin

Bats

Bats are protected species and can not be harmed or disturbed in any way. If you have a bat problem, please contact Natural England on 0114 241 8920, Scottish Natural Heritage on 0131 447 4784 or Countryside Council of Wales on 0845 130 6229 for help and advice.

Foxes

Foxes are becoming more and more common in urban districts. They can cause damage to your garden, threaten the life of your pets and spread diseases such as toxocariasis, Weil's disease, Hydatid disease and sarcoptic mange.

Mice

Small in size, the house mouse has been known to wreak havoc by chewing through electrical cables, food stuffs, packaging, raw materials and boxed goods, spreading disease, and actually breeding wherever they populate.

Moles

Moles become major pests when they destroy lawns, golf courses, and parks with unsightly burrows and earth mounds. As well as disturbing the root systems of many plants and creating underground travel lanes for other small mammals, (most notably the mouse) they create danger underfoot on sports / playing fields, and in paddocks and fields. Moles are known have been the cause of broken or sprained limbs on horses and farm animals.

Rabbits

Rabbits may be small and fluffy but they can wreck your garden. Instead of ingesting the entire plant, they may only chew the flower or half the plant before moving to the next. This behaviour tends to maximize the damage they do and can be frustrating to the gardener.

Rats

Rats are the most well known of pests and are attracted to waste food.  The UK rat population has exploded and nobody is more than 6 feet away from a rat.

 

Birds

Pigeons

Feral pigeons have been found to carry more detrimental diseases to man than rats, and are one of the largest causes of internal biting insect problems within offices and homes.

Gulls

Many studies have shown that gulls pick up disease organisms which cause food poisoning in humans and distribute them about the environment. Salmonella, listeria and vibrio cholerae to name but a few. An outbreak of Escherichia coli in early 2003 killed 20 elderly people in Scotland, with the gulls being implicated in contaminating water sources with both Salmonella and E-coli.

Starlings

Starlings are protected and can not be disturbed during their nesting period.

 

Bugs and Insects

Ants

Ants are social insects that build and develop intricate nests with a complex hierarchy of male and females. Nest building and nursing of young, together with foraging for food is undertaken by the workers (sterile females). Reproduction is performed by fertile females (Queens) and the males are responsible for the fertilisation of the queens.

Bees

Bees are far more beneficial to the environment than harmful. Wherever possible, we will relocate bee nests to a safer location rather than treat them as pests.

Beetles

The Varied Carpet Beetle, also know as 'Woolly Bear' has been recognised as a major pest of economic importance and despite thorough cleaning and treatment processes, is very difficult to control. The hairs on the larva's body have been known to penetrate human skin and cause irritation.

Cockroaches

Unacceptable pests of homes, restaurants, commercial and industrial premises, often introduced into buildings through the transportation of goods and equipment - even next door neighbours. These pests are known to carry numerous diseases injurious to man, and if left untreated by a professional can reach epidemic proportions in very short periods of time.

Fleas

Fleas are not simply a source of annoyance. Some people and animals suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva resulting in rashes. Flea bites generally result in the formation of a slightly-raised swollen itching spot with a single puncture point at the centre. The bites often appear in clusters or lines of two bites, and can remain itchy and inflamed for up to several weeks afterwards

Flies

Fly control is an important aspect of everyday life for all of us, never more so for many commercial and industrial businesses, as it is a requirement of law. A high number of detrimental diseases are carried by flies and environmental health agencies are quick to enforce the terms of the Food Safety Act 1955 and 1976 for people and businesses selling or dealing with food in unhygienic conditions.

Mites

Mites can be found in: cheese, tobacco, wheat, rice, peas, beans, currants, nuts and coffee - in fact nearly all types of cereals, dried fruits, spices, pulses and all processed foods made from this extensive list. Many of the Mites will live and complete their life cycle within the product itself, and infest buildings/warehouses in the search for light or a mate. The insects are able to survive for long periods on small residues left behind after cleaning, or contained within the cracks and crevices in buildings and packaging.

Moths

All moths have four developmental stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. In all species the larva is the most destructive stage. Extensive and costly damage can be caused to carpets and household furnishings by these pests.

Wasps

Wasps are seasonal and spring sees the emergence of the queen from hibernation who quickly gets to work nest building and lays her first eggs. Nests are often excavated in dry soil or constructed in roof voids. The first workers emerge a few weeks later usually in early June. Summer is spent on construction of the nest and the queen continues to lay eggs and numbers of workers reach in the region of 30,000. New queens are born, numbering 2000 or so and further males are developed to fertilise the new queens.