Pest control is the activity of managing pests, their eggs and larvae through preventive methods in order to protect crops or property from damage or deterioration. The practice may also involve the use of pesticides – chemicals that kill or inhibit pest development – to remove existing infestations. The aim of pest control is to keep populations below a certain threshold to avoid negative impacts on the environment and human health.
Rodents such as rats & mice can cause extensive and expensive damage to buildings, structures, vehicles and plant equipment as well as cause serious diseases that can affect humans. Cockroaches, spiders and wasps can also cause allergic reactions in some people.
Prevention is the most effective way to manage pests, especially rodents & cockroaches. Regular cleaning of rubbish areas & the removal of food sources will help to deter these unwanted visitors. Also make sure that there are no gaps around pipes entering buildings, that airbricks are undamaged and that garden sheds & outbuildings are not providing shelter for these pests.
Physical or mechanical controls are used against some pests Pest control in Hertfordshire, such as sticky barriers and heat treatments for storage pests. Traps are used against rodents & other vertebrates and netting against birds roosting on buildings. Physical and chemical wood preservatives can help to reduce timber damage from insects & fungi.
The pest technician will carry out a rigorous inspection of your home or business, noting all signs of pest activity. He will then advise on a treatment that will guarantee the desired results. He will provide professional post service monitoring and will give you advice on how to control the pest infestation in future.
We offer a number of different pest control contracts, the most popular being twelve, eight and four visit treatments. These are a good choice for those who want to take the long-term approach and gain peace of mind with a guaranteed service, and a 20% discount on all other services not covered by the contract.
We also provide a one-off treatment service for pests such as ants, beetles and woodworm. These can be carried out as a standalone service, or in conjunction with our other pest control treatments. We are a local family run business, working with both homes and businesses across Hertfordshire including Bishops Stortford, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Stevenage and Hitchin. We pride ourselves on our customer service, expert knowledge and high quality, UK-approved pest control products.