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Pest control In Bristol

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Pests in bristol include insects, birds and rodents. The most common pests have been listed below. We chose the top five in each category to give some context to our urban pest control experiences in Bristol.

Where possible we do all we can to ensure the services we provide are delivered ethically and with great care for our environment.

Bristol’s Top 5 Insect Pests

without doubt, the city has over a hundred different species of insect we could describe as pests in residential and commercial buildings. The most common of these in our own experience has been.

  1. Wasps
  2. Hornets
  3. Moths
  4. Flies
  5. Fleas

Bristol’s Top 5 Rodent Pests

Rodents have been responsible for the arrival of Bubonic plague in Bristol and other diseases of medical importance like Salmonella. Rats cause tremendous damage to buildings, squirrels destroy attics and gnaw through plastic pipes. Mice are the most dangerous vectors of disease today, though. Mice are incontinent of both urine and faeces, leaving contamination everywhere they go. Always, always keep hygiene in mind with rodents around.

  1. Rats
  2. Field Mice
  3. House Mice
  4. Grey Squirrels
  5. Voles

Bristol’s Top 5 Avian (bird) Pests

  1. Gulls
  2. Pigeons
  3. Sparrows
  4. Starlings
  5. Crows

We hope you never need to suffer the consequences of infestation; however, always know we are here if you need us. Nothing delights us more than knowing we have helped rid you of pests for good.

Other pests you might not always think about but would make you queasy if you thought you had them feeding on you include the parasites!

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Do Mice Harm You?

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Do Mice Harm You? Dangers Of How Mice Harm Humans In The UK How Harmful Are Mice To Humans? Mice might be the tiny little creatures of fairytales and cartoons, but they are also a public health menace that threatens the safety and welfare of humans worldwide and not just in the UK or Bristol. […]

Apple Flea Weevils

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Apple Flea Weevils What Are Apple Flea Weevils? Apple Flea Weevils (Rhynchaenus pallicornis) are small, dull, snout beetles and have nothing to do with fleas. Apple flea weevils are pests of economic importance. Orchards with the worst affected trees were found in unmanaged orchards or orchards managed using organic practices. The adult weevils are highly […]

How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Home Fast

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How to get rid of rats in your home fast: A complete guide How To Get Rid of Rats Ethically and avoid dead rats! To get rid of rats in your home you need to understand rats and why they are there. Rats enter homes for very simple reasons that include, food, shelter, and somewhere […]

Gooseberry Sawflies

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Common Gooseberry Sawfly What Are Gooseberry Sawflies? The gooseberry sawfly (Nematus ribesii) or¬†Imported Currant Sawfly is the last insect herbivore pest you would want to find laying eggs on your lovely gooseberry bushes. The gooseberry sawfly is widespread across the United Kingdom and other temperate areas, where it is unsurprisingly common around its favourite food […]

What Do Rodent Droppings Look Like?

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What Do Rodent Droppings Look Like? Rat Droppings Vs Mouse Droppings Rodent droppings quickly reveal the presence of rats and mice in your house. Mouse droppings look like black grains of rice. Brown Rat droppings are 1/2 – 1 inch and appear light brown when fresh but quickly darken as they dry. Rat Droppings A […]

What Is Ethical Pest Control?

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Ethical Pest Control Is Pest Control Ethical? Ethical pest control balances the need to control pests with the needs of the wider ecosystem. Over many millennia, humans controlled the pests in properties, landscapes and gardens with natural products and techniques. In today’s world, pest control practices have become very different, with a reliance on pesticides. […]

Installing Non-Return Valves

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Non-Retrurn Valves & Pest Control How Non-Return Valves Prevent Rats Installing non-return valves or NRV’s allows residents to prevent rats from entering their house via the drains or main sewer. NRV’s are made from plastic, metal or a mixture of both. Stainless steel has proved to be the best material (we don’t like plastic). We’ve […]

Old Wasps Nests

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Will Wasps Return To An Old Nest? Old wasps nests in your house will never again be used! Paper wasps in the United Kingdom show now propensity to reoccupy old nests. However, we have seen wasps on four separate occasions build in the footprint of old nests. Another phenomenon was a wasp nest being built […]


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Helping Hedgehogs in Bristol Hedgehogs At Risk? Bristol’s Hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeusare) are under threat, so receive legal protection from trapping or intentional harm. Nationwide, populations of Hedgehogs have declined by a third since 2000! Pest control in Bristol from professionals and amateurs should be carefully planned to avoid unintentionally harming non-target wildlife. Always consider how […]

Cat Flea Life-Cycle

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Revealed: The Cat Fleas Life-Cycle The life cycle of a cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) begins when adults (both male and female bite) find a warm-blooded host. A host is a living animal on which a parasite like a cat flea feeds. Fleas are described as ectoparasites, meaning they feed on the hosts’ blood externally. Fleas […]