No matter how vigilant you are in keeping your home tidy and discouraging pests from making your home theirs, no system is 100% perfect. From mice to moths to rats to midges, the cornucopia of unwanted pests invading the average British home is much more diverse than many people realise.
If you discover or suspect a pest infestation in your home, you need to deal with it as soon as you can. Leaving an infestation to grow and allowing pests to establish themselves in your home will only make the issue more difficult and expensive to deal with.
Bon Accord will gladly take on any residential pest control job in London, no matter how large or small. Whether you have discovered pests making your home their home, or you’re preparing to move into a new property that already has some unwelcome occupants, our pest control professionals are ready to help.
Professional Pest Control In London
Bon Accord offers residential pest control services throughout the Greater London area. Every Londoner has to contend with pests to some degree. But while clearing the occasional critter from your home is easy enough, more extensive infestations require a more comprehensive and professional approach.
Even a small pest infestation can develop into something much more severe if not dealt with promptly and correctly. Many homeowners have tried to handle a relatively small infestation on their own, only to discover a few weeks later that they didn't manage to get all of it. With a professional pest control service like Bon Accord, you can be confident that infestations are dealt with appropriately.
It is easy to under-appreciate the health risks that pests can present to a household. Mice and rats are notorious for the diseases they can carry. An infected insect or rodent can transmit a virus via bites and scratches. Meanwhile, bird droppings can act as a reservoir for diseases like listeria.
Whatever pests might be plaguing your home, you should eradicate any infestations as soon as possible to minimise your and your family’s’ potential exposure to diseases.
The dangers that pests can present to your property and belongings vary from critter to critter. For example, mice and rats love to gnaw at wood and build nests from debris. Most pests can cause damage to your property, although some are more likely to do so than others. If an infestation is allowed to grow unchecked, your home will is all but guaranteed to suffer.
Like people, pests need to eat now and then. If they have access to the same food that your family eats, they will go ahead and help themselves. It is essential to store food correctly, so the chances of pests contaminating it are minimal.
An untidy home is a much more stressful environment to live in. Many people underestimate how much of an impact a messy and claustrophobic house can have on some people’s mental health and wellbeing. Pest infestations make your entire home feel dirtier than it really is. If you want to minimise feelings of stress and anxiety amongst your family, you need to eradicate pest infestations as soon as you encounter them.
Seasonal pests encompass cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, and flies. The nature of the threats that these pests present changes according to the time of year. Our experienced pest control technicians know exactly what to do for each pest, based on the time of year and nature of the infestation. One of the most common seasonal pests in the UK is bed bugs. Most people have heard of bed bugs, but few people really understand what they are. As one of Europe’s premier tourist destinations, London welcomes travellers from around the globe. Covid-19 notwithstanding, the procession of visitors from exotic and far away lands is never-ending. With so many people packed into a relatively small space, densely populated cities like London are paradises for bed bugs and similar parasites.
Even if you are not running a hotel or bed and breakfast yourself, bed bugs can still find their way into your home. One of the main reasons that bed bugs are so successful at establishing themselves where they are present is that it is quite difficult to confirm they are there. Even if they are already giving you trouble and biting you in the night, just seeing a bed bug bite on your skin does not immediately let you know what the problem is. For many people, the first identifiable indication of bed bugs is the appearance of small blood stains on their bedding. These blood spots are a good indicator of bed bugs, but can also have numerous other causes. If you notice unexplained blood in your bed, make sure you identify the source.
Insect pests come in two groups; crawlers and fliers. Some fall into both categories, others transition between them throughout their lifecycle. Many of these pests are common sights in most British homes. We all have a couple of flies, spiders, and ants living in and around our properties. However, if you start to notice a higher number of specimens than normal, it could be indicative of an infestation.
Mosquitoes have become a more common and prevalent pest throughout southern England over the last few decades. The UK has more than 30 native species of mosquito. Fortunately, the majority of these are harmless, albeit annoying. However, there is one species, The Asian Tiger Mosquito, which is known to carry disease. Being bitten by one of these mosquitoes can spread Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. Any suspected mosquito infestations need to be dealt with promptly.
Birds And Rodents
When most people think of pests, they think of insects, arachnids, and other small animals. But pigeons, mice, and rats can also be invasive pests. In fact, while these are usually the easiest infestations to spot, they can also be the most damaging. Mice and rats are known to carry a variety of diseases. There’s a widespread misconception that Londoners are never more than 6 feet away from a rat while in the capital. This myth has long-since been debunked, but there are certainly more rats living in the capital than most people realise. Every now and then, one of these rodents will set up shop in someone’s home.
If you keep pets and have pet food in your house or garage, this is a huge draw fro mice and rats. You should try to store any pet food in an elevated position where mice and rats on the ground will struggle to get at it. There are also special dispensers you can buy, designed to protect food from pests. Pigeons and gulls have also been known to create myriad problems for Londoners. From excessive noise to ana accumulation of mess, birds can cause numerous problems for human health and safety. Like mice and rats, birds love a free meal. They also enjoy making their nests in nooks and crannies where they can remain undetected for long periods.
Why You Should Choose Bon Accord
Bon Accord can trace its history of providing pest control services in London back for almost a century. During the last 90+ years of operations, we have seen it all and successfully dealt with every threat you could imagine. Our experience and determination sets us apart from the many other pest control services based in London. We also understand the importance of dealing with pest control issues in a timely and thorough manner. Whether you have the beginnings of a minor infestation in your home or an army of unwanted guests has launched a full-scale invasion, Bon Accord will know what to do to solve the problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our pest control experts won’t just walk into your home, spray insecticide about, and then call it a day. We will take the time to provide homeowners with the proofing and advice they need to prevent further infestations and shut down any emerging colonies before they take hold in your home. Once you know the basics of pest control, it’s much easier to prevent any future outbreaks in your home.
The British Pest Control Association has certified all our technicians, so you know you can trust their judgment. From the moment you report a pest problem to us until our technicians leave your home in better condition than they found it, we will work with you to ensure that you know exactly what we are doing and why. If you need advice or action regarding a pest infestation in your residential property, contact Bon Accord today. We also offer the same comprehensive pest control services for commercial and retail properties. Contact us today to discuss your pest control needs and arrange a time for one of our pest control experts to come to your home and assess the situation. Once we know what we are dealing with, we will return you to a pest-free existence as soon as humanly possible.
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Get in touch with our friendly customer service team now if you want to book an appointment or if you have any questions about pests and what can be done to get rid of them – for good.