Archive for December, 2010

I had to laugh when I read this article from the Telegraph about ridding the island of Canna of rats. As pest controllers we are always wondering where our next job will come from, well as you will read in the link nature has a funny way of looking after us.

One of the main concerns of a customer when dealing with rodents, apart from their fear, is that they are usually worried about a smell after the rodent is deceased. I  inform them that in over twenty years of pest control, I can count on one hand the number of problems I have had to deal with.

A pest controller will check the property for any visual signs of a carcase, the majority of the time we will never see them again. Should there be a smell at a later date, we can return with a RODENT DEODORANT , which can come in a liquid or or a pre-impregnated sachet.

Anyway it is better to have the smell than the mouse or rat eating through your wires burning you out of house and home.

hungry mouse A hungry mouse      Killgerm©

It was a busy season One of the calls that I dealt with this summer

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I was once called out to a fly infestation in a house, I immediately identified it as filter fly . This meant that there had to be a plumbing problem somewhere, it turned out that a mouse had bitten through a water pipe.

The lady in question called her insurer and was horrified to find that they were not going to cover her for the damage which subsequently amounted to 9K.

One of my customers happened to work in insurance and discovered that although they would not cover the mouse damage, they had eventually to stump up for the consequences of the damage.

Go and look out your policy and read the small print.

Over the years I have had the dilemma of should I or should I not have the name on the van.

The domestic customers are usually the ones who ask if the van has the name on the side of the vehicle and this could be the difference between getting the job or not.Therefore I invested in magnetic signs and have the best of both worlds.

I would also like to point out that when you see a pesties van outside a food premises you should not automatically think of it as a negative as most of our day is spent on prevention being better than cure.

I would be interested in your views on this subject.

Peter