Pest control FAQs

Are you considering professional pest control services? Then you probably have lots of questions about the process and what pest control involves.

To give you an insight into what to expect, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about pest control. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started.

What common pest problems are there in the UK?

There are lots of pests that affect UK households and businesses. This includes rodents (e.g., rats and mice), birds (e.g., pigeons), wasps and hornets, bees, moths, flies, ants, cockroaches, squirrels and even bed bugs.

What pest infestation do I have?

Pest Control Faqs To identify the pest causing issues in your home or commercial property, think about when the problem started (as some pests are seasonal) and the clues they are leaving you. For example, signs of an ant infestation include large amounts of them seen inside the home. Other pests, like bed bugs, are less obvious, but evidence of their presence can include bite marks after sleep, blood or dark spots on your bedding and a strong sweet odour.

What are the benefits of professional pest control services?

Hiring a qualified pest controller is the quickest, most effective and long-lasting way to remove pests from your property. They have the experience and know-how to identify the pest species, why it’s happening, provide advice and apply solutions.

What does a pest controller do?

Pest controllers are experts at what they do, surveying your property and site to work out the best way to treat infestations and stop them from recurring. The company you choose should offer the highest levels of pest management to save you time, energy and money.

What happens at a pest control visit?

Once your pest controller has identified the issue and origin, they’ll recommend a suitable solution. This includes using cutting-edge equipment, pest traps, heat and chemical treatments, netting and spikes (for birds), nest removal techniques (for wasps and bees) and other pest management solutions.

Are all pest control solutions lethal?

No. In fact, non-lethal pest control solutions should be considered first. Some pest problems can be treated by sealing entry points, removing anything that’s attracting them to the property or a direct removal and relocation. If more extreme pest control methods are required, safe chemicals can often be used.

How can you keep pests out of your property?

There’s no fool-proof way of avoiding a pest issue at your property, but you can seal access points (like holes in your roof), store bins and waste appropriately, and sanitise surfaces regularly. Your pest controller should advise you about further preventative measures to avoid the issue recurring.

How can you prepare for a pest control appointment?

Your pest control company should give you any instructions prior to their visit, such as providing adequate access to inspection points.

How much does it cost to hire a pest controller?

Pest control prices depend on the pest, treatment required and job complexities, so it’s best to get a bespoke quote.

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If you need a pest control quote in London and Surrey, contact our team today. We operate locally, coming out to areas of Wimbledon, Ashtead and beyond. Contact us now on 07951 228 778 or email

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