A series of mild and wet winters are predominantly responsible for the large increase in the number of moles throughout the UK in recent years. Though moles live a solitary existence most of the year, they can cause several problems for landowners, damaging gardens and playing fields through digging and excessive tunnelling. When fully grown, the typical mole can excavate around 100 metres of tunnel each day.
Farmers and members of the agricultural community suffer great losses and disruption caused by Rabbits each year. Whilst rabbit burrows are both unsightly and dangerous, the majority of damage from Rabbits is caused through the consumption of crops, plants and other vegetation.
An increasingly common sight in towns and villages, a large number of foxes take advantage of both the shelter and the food we provide. Predominantly active at night, foxes can cause a nuisance in built-up, residential areas by scavenging through rubbish to find food as well as attacking garden pets and livestock.
At RB Pest Control, we regularly carry out work for the removal, displacement and proofing of birds in residential, commercial and public grounds. Whether you have a large flock of pigeons or a smaller number of unwanted geese, our team of skilled pest control experts is here to help.
Often found in large numbers in towns and cities, pigeons usually perch and nest on any flat surface they can find such as building ledges, stone windowsills, steel rafting, archways and bridges. Whilst droppings and nest material can block guttering and drains, pigeon droppings are unsightly and contain acid that can severely damage buildings and paving through the corrosion of stonework.
Dead pigeons have also been found in uncovered water tanks which can contaminate the water supply and spread dangerous diseases which can affect humans.
Common on inland water and around the coast, geese can prove to be of an aggressive nature, especially towards human beings and other animals before quickly establishing a footing in a particular area near the water’s edge.
Geese can cause several problems including:
- Disruption & Excessive Noise From Their Cackle
- Fouling In Public Areas & Parklands
- Damage To Crops & Vegetation
Wasps have a sting that is very painful, providing a real and dangerous risk to a large number of people. Attracted to sweet foods that are high energy, wasps are commonly known for bothering people outside in the summertime, especially when eating foods of this nature.
Though wasps build a new nest each and every year, a newly discovered wasp nest should be immediately reported to the team of specialists at RB Pest Control.
Feeding on the blood of warm-blooded animals and birds, fleas are parasitic pests that are most commonly found on dogs and cats. Their bites can prove to be irritating and painful, not to mention embarrassing.
Though the treatment of any domesticated animal can be quickly offered by trained veterinarians, the team at RB Pest Control can treat areas of the home, before offering preventative measures against future infestations.
Commonly found in gardens, ants can cause damage to plants and vegetation. They can also prove to be a nuisance when drawn to sweet and sugary foods within the home. It is not uncommon to find a large colony of ants appearing within a day, especially when leaving sweet foods out in the open.
The larvae of some moths can cause damage throughout the home by feeding on upholstery, carpets and woollen clothing. Though the Moth doesn’t pose a particular risk to animals or human beings, they can damage products that contain animal based materials such as leather and fur.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are incredibly small, nocturnal creatures that can prove difficult to find and identify during the day. Feeding on blood, their bite can leave a painful mark that can last up to several days.
Along with many other types of pests, rats prefer to live around humans for easy access to food and shelter. With an ability to adapt and breed quickly, rat infestations can quickly grow in number and can escalate the damage caused to a property at an alarming rate.
Burrowing rats can significantly damage foundations, with electrical wire, gas and water pipes also susceptible to gnawing. As rats often carry several diseases, they prove a risk by contaminating food and spreading harmful germs and diseases to humans and other animals.
If you have a rat problem, you should contact RB Pest Control immediately to assess the extent of the infestation before an effective treatment can be provided.
The dryness and warmth of residential dwellings are perfect conditions for mice. Tempted by readily accessible food, mice can carry several diseases and risk causing significant damage to properties through gnawing of floorboards, insulation and electrical cables. Producing 60 droppings each night and urinating frequently, mice can quickly contaminate food and food preparation areas, making them incredibly unhygienic.
Grey squirrels will gnaw through the majority of materials in search of food or nesting materials. Fire damage is also a risk as they have a tendency of gnawing through insulation and electrical cables. Though squirrels do not commonly carry diseases, they often carry fleas and can bite humans and other animals when they feel threatened.