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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...
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...
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...
Pest birds on your site are more than a nuisance, they can cause damage to buildings and vehicles, they’re noisy, and their droppings and aggressive behaviour puts people’s health and safety at risk. So before pest birds do serious damage to your business, you might...
Your clean, comfortable home is your pride and joy and there’s no way you could ever have a pest problem because pests are only attracted to dirty houses, right? Wrong. Most pests are looking for food, water, shelter, and nesting sites, so it doesn’t matter to them...
If you have a pest problem in your home, a few things will probably cross your mind. Can I deal with this myself? If not, what will professional pest control cost me, and does a more expensive service mean it’s better? This blog looks at what impacts on the cost of...
Warmer days are on the way and while there’s a lot about the Summer to love, wasps are definitely not on the list. If you spend your summer days in the garden swatting wasps away from your family picnic or barbecue, you’ll know how much of an annoyance they can be....
So, it’s springtime. Birds are tweeting, Bees are starting to buzz and everything is a little more…well, alive! After a year of Covid-19, Lockdowns, SAGE, Boris, Scientists and the pubs being shut we are looking for a little renewal of normality. Now is the time,...
Do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find many claims about essential oils. From getting rid of a headache to fighting infections, it seems like there’s nothing that a few drops of the right oil can’t do. But can they get rid of pests? There are plenty of...
If you’ve found pests on your premises, or you’re looking to prevent them from getting in, choosing the right pest control company for the job is an important decision. Having a pest infestation on your site is not only an inconvenience, it can seriously damage your...
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 – https://contegohomeshield.com/know-how/ 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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