Archive for January, 2011

Pest Control

When I carry out pest control in Aberdeen , one of the questions I am asked is”why have I got rats or whatever the pest may be.

Rats are intelligent creatures and they will not look a gift horse in the mouth. I am going to give to you straight, usually the customer is to blame, however it it is not deliberate on their part. They like to put out food for birds, they may also put out some water as well, this is just ideal for the rat too. Once he finds the food and water he may decide to find some shelter while he is at it.

Over the years i have found that people are installing  wooden patios etc, this has been a great place for the rodent to set up home. It is very important to remove any debris that has accumulated underneath here.

If you are doing your bit for the environment by carrying out composting, may I suggest that you have a look at the CEIH website where you can have a look at their advice on composting to deter rodents.

The Food Standards Agency Scotland has produced some good advice with regards to pest control. This is one of their production that you will find very informative. FSA

You do not need to employ the services of a pest controller , however it is advisable.

The fines involved due to pest related offences are horrendous and could damage you reputation. Pest control is not all that expensive,in relation to the running costs of a business, why don’t you call for a quote today, after all prevention is better than cure.

We will probably see more reports of rat infestations due to cutbacks, luckily here in Aberdeen we all have wheelie bins, which has helped the situation.

I suspect that this will lead to more illegal dumping in the future. here is a report form the BBC .

Try to keep your rubbish to a minimum by compacting your waste and do not leave it oust side in plastic bags as this will undoubtedly cause a rodent problem long term.