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In the UK, you are most likely to encounter yellowy jacket wasps (vespula vulgaris) which are black with yellow stripes or German wasps (vespula germanica) which have one to three small black spots on their head). Nests can be found in a wide range of places from gutter pipes and basements to beneath roof shingles.
Yellow Jacket (Vespula Vulgaris)
German Wasps (Vespula Germanica)
Cockroaches are an increasingly common pest throughout the UK both in homes and businesses. They are nocturnal and tend to scatter when light shines. Cockroaches can reproduce in very small spaces meaning that infestation can set in quickly. They carry disease and can grow up to 27 mm, making them a nuisance and a health hazard. There are three types commonly found in the UK.
Cockroaches can enter buildings under doors, through sewer connections, plumbing, air ducts or openings in the foundation. To prevent infestation it is vital to cover any cracks and crevices they may enter through and clean up any spills or messes thoroughly. At the first sign of an infestation, call First Call Pest Control.
The most common flies affect homes and businesses in the UK are fruit flies and drain flies.
Bed bugs are flat, round, reddish brown insects commonly found in beds or where people sleep. They feed on warm-blooded animals or humans.
There are around 50 species of ants in the UK with the most common being the common black garden ant, the pharaoh ant and the roger ant.
Common Black Garden Ant (Lasius Niger)
Roger Ant (Hypoponera Punctatissima)
Moths can destroy a wide range of fabric and materials including wool, fur, silk and leather.
You don't have to live with pests
Heat Treatment offers an effective chemical-free alternative to spraying pesticides.
Why use Heat Treatments
Bed bugs are resistant to some chemical pesticides making heat treatment a more effective extermination method. Additionally, as chemical pesticides can take up to months to completely eliminate an infestation, heat treatments kill all life stages simultaneously. Heat treatments are effective against eggs, larvae and adult insects, meaning that infestations can often be eliminated in fewer treatments, saving you time.
If you have any concerns about chemical use, heat treatment offers a quick and effective pest extermination option. Heat treatments are effective against a range of insects, most commonly bed bugs, and can be used on most household items including mattresses and delicate fabrics.
Heat treatments have the added benefit of requiring less preparation and aftercare than using chemical agents for pest control.
How do heat treatments work
Insects cannot survive over 60 degree Celsius heat. Heat Treatment works by exposing insects to extended periods of direct heat. This ensures that all insects, at all life stages are killed, leaving you pest free.
A tent is built and items are put inside to be heat treated with special air heaters.
Very effective for items that can’t be sprayed or have hard-to-reach areas.
This also prevents you from having to dispose of infested furniture.
Small Furniture (Chairs, chest of drawers etc)
Heat treatments are a fast, safe and tried and tested way to eliminate insects from your home. Though commonly used for bed bugs, heat treatments can also be used for moths, cockroaches, woodworms and fleas.
Wondering if heat treatments are suitable for your needs? Why not request a call back from one of our heat treatment experts.
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