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Common pests in Reading you should be aware of

By Pest Control Services - Tuesday, April 05, 2016


In the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounding Reading, such as The Chilterns and North Wessex Downs, you expect to see a diverse range of wildlife. However, when certain insects and animals are a bit closer to home, you probably won't greet them with...

Can grey squirrels transmit infection?

By Pest Control Services - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The grey squirrel has always had a bad press, and it looks like it might be about to get even worse. Because not only is the humble grey squirrel charged with decimating the indigenous red squirrel population and damaging trees, it now seems that they...

With the Zika virus carried by mosquitos, will it reach the UK?

By Pest Control Services - Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The World Health Organisation declared the Zika virus to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1st, 2016. So how worried should we be about mosquitoes carrying the virus making their way to the UK, and spreading the virus here?


Could a pest return if humanely trapped and released?

By Pest Control Services - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We are often asked this question and the simple answer is, yes. The issue of humane trapping always ends with the question of disposal.

Animals will always return to somewhere they know they can find food and shelter, unless there is a better alternative....

I've found a beetle in my house, what does this mean?

By Pest Control Services - Tuesday, March 08, 2016

If you have found beetles in your home, you probably have an infestation of one of the following types of beetle:

  • Carpet Beetle - will damage carpets, bedding, leather, furs and bedding;
  • Fur Beetle - which acts in the same way as the...