Why do pests become a problem in and around Ashted?
Insects, birds, rodents and animals are everywhere. Who can fail to be impressed at the sight of the urban fox scampering down a city road in the small hours? Or the sight of birds, flocking together over a clear blue sky?
But, when we are overrun with insects, birds, rodents or animals, they are a nuisance – in other words, they are a pest. Some are benign, representing no more than an irritation and a nuisance but, some pests do present a danger to our health.
Who wants to live with the threat of possibly being stung by a wasp every time they pass the nest in the doorway or, eat from kitchen overrun with cockroaches?
But why do pests become pests?
I’m Gary Coates and as part of West London Pest Control, I frequently work in and around Ashted, and can respond to a pleas for help with any pest quickly, and immediately in many cases. Pests become an issue when one or a combination of the following factors take shape.
- Habitat – as a qualified pest controller holding the Level 2 award in ‘Pest Control & Management’ from the Royal Society of Public Health, I know that pests become a nuisance when their habitat is compromised, they are forced out of it or, they decide that the opportunities offered in our homes, spaces or business are far more appealing. Many streets in towns and cities are connected by sewers and other walk ways that are perfect avenues for pests to make their way around, unseen and without causing us an issue. When their numbers swell, many of them will decide to find a new residence – and our homes and businesses are perfect.
- Weather – prolonged periods of one kind of weather can also create the perfect environment for some pests to flourish. But, weather can also mean that the natural environment of some pests means that they have to leave and find somewhere new to live. After recent floods, rats in properties are common.
- Our habits – what we do can also encourage pests to come in to our space. Rats and mice, for example, have long been known to use to use bins and so on, as a food source and the urban fox has grown fat on the picking of the recycling bins.
What can be done about them?
You do not have to live with them, you do not have to share your home, business, or outdoor space with them. I can offer effective and humane solutions.
As well as holding the industry standard qualification, I also hold a range of additional skills, qualifications and experience;
- The ‘Pest Control & Management’ certifications from the Royal Society of Public Health is the comprehensive qualification that as a minimum, a pest control technician should hold. It includes the treatment of all pests common to the UK.
- Safety is key in pest control and thus, as a member of Basis PROMPT, I have access to all the latest training courses that pest controllers are expected to undertake. Acting safely at all times, in all kinds of spaces is important
- As a member of the National Pest Technicians Association, I also have access to and can contribute to pest control studies on all kinds of pests; modern day pest control methods can be very different from those used years ago
- As an expert pest controller my work has also been featured on the recent BBC documentary, “Oxford Street”. Keeping this busy stretch of street clean and pest-free is important to its reputation as being the place to shop.
Dealing with a pest control issue quickly and effectively is exactly what every customer in and around KT21 wants. Offering a discreet service throughout Ashted, why don’t you call me at West London Pest Control for an immediate response?