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Urban Myth: Do Conkers Get Rid of Spiders?

Urban Myth: Do Conkers Get Rid of Spiders?

If you’ve seen a few spiders scurrying around your home, you might turn to the internet to tell you how to get rid of them. You’ll see all sorts of suggestions like make an essential oil spray, buy a cat, and place conkers near entry points. The jury is out on...

The History of Falconry in Pest Control

The History of Falconry in Pest Control

From hunting to sport, and now bird control, the history of falconry is rich and it dates back to ancient cultures. In ancient Rome and Western Asia in around 2,000BC, falcons were used for hunting at a time when advanced weaponry like guns didn’t exist. In ancient...

Urban Myth: Cockroaches Will Survive the End of the World

Urban Myth: Cockroaches Will Survive the End of the World

You might have heard it said that cockroaches will be the last creatures standing when the world ends, but how true is this? They do have a reputation as hardy pests and as you’ll know if you’ve ever tried to kill one, it can be almost impossible. But what makes...

What Does Good Pest Control Look Like?

Good pest control is about identifying and dealing with pests before they become a serious problem. But even more importantly, it’s about preventing pests from getting into your premises in the first place. It’s important to take your pest control responsibilities...

What is Wildlife Management?

While we are lucky to have a diverse range of wildlife in the UK, sometimes it’s inevitable that wildlife comes into conflict with us, especially when they are present in large numbers. Wildlife management is about wild species at acceptable levels. But why do we need...

Contego is a Living Wage Company

Contego is a Living Wage Company

A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay and that’s why we are proud to say that Contego is a Living Wage company. We’ve joined thousands of UK businesses who voluntarily pay employees a wage that actually meets their needs, not just the minimum set by the...

How to Keep Rats Out of Warehouses

How to Keep Rats Out of Warehouses

Rats love to breed, shelter, and nest in places where there are lots of nooks and crannies to hide, as well as sources of food and water. Warehouses, especially large sites, can provide rats with everything they need to thrive, and that’s bad news for your business....

How Do I Get Rid of Mice in My House?

How Do I Get Rid of Mice in My House?

Just like rats, mice are always on the lookout for somewhere nice and cozy to shelter, as well as a plentiful source of food. That’s what makes your house a prime target for a mouse invasion. While they might look cute, these furry little critters can cause havoc in...

Why Do I Need Pest Control?

Whether you’ve noticed signs of pests in your stockroom, or pest birds are increasingly becoming a nuisance on your site, you need to think about pest control. If you think you might be dealing with an infestation, time is not on your side, and laying down a few traps...

What is Smart Pest Control?

What is Smart Pest Control?

Commercial pest control has historically relied on using poisons and inspecting traps to rid premises of pests, but in some industries like food manufacturing, the use of poisons is either not allowed or is highly restricted. Not to mention that checking traps every...

I am unsure about the type of pest I have?

If you are struggling to identify which pesky pest is in or around your home, use our Pest ID guides for useful information on how to spot, identify and treat specific pests. Click here to check it out – and select the pest guides.

How often do I need to spray insecticide?

We recommend spraying insecticide in the affected area daily until there is no longer any pest activity

Where should I look for pest activity?

Rodents tend to nest in warm spaces such as lofts and under floorboard, kitchen units, under the bath, walls.

Fleas bedbugs, moths, beetles etc tend to be found in carpets and other fabrics

Wasps are commonly located  in air brick covers, lofts and under facias

Cockcroaches love warm spaces

Do I need to unwrap the rodenticides?

No, our rodenticides will be just as effective in the packaging as out of it.

When using our blocks in conjuction with a bait station, these can be unwrapped

What do rodents eat?

A: Mice and rats are not fussy eaters. In the wild, they will typically eat seed, grains and fruit, but if the rodents are in your home, they will gnaw away at almost anything they can find. Dry foods like cereals are easy targets, but both rats and mice will be indiscriminate when it comes to sustenance. Don’t be surprised to see evidence of rodents around bins and waste food – this is a common factor in the initial attraction of mice and rats to your home in the first place.

Where is the best place to put poison?

Place the poison near locations of high pest activity. When using outside,or indoors around children/pets, use a bait station to protect local wildlife, pets and children

How long do mice live for?

Mice have a life expectancy of 18 months to two years. They tend to breed every 35 days so it is important to keep putting down poison until it is no longer being taken. 

Are your products pet safe?

We recommend keeping all products out of reach from pets and children



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