Catch-it London Pest Control Blog

When Is Flea Fumigation Necessary?


Knowing the London area very well here at Catch-it, we know all the pests that love to lurk in our country’s capital. The amount of places fleas can hide in London and the amount of ways they can spread from place to place means that the flea population is thriving. 

So what do you do when you’re confronted with these itchy pests? Fumigation may be the answer if you’re suffering from a severe flea infestation. Having your property fumigated is a bit like pressing a reset property button. Any pests inside your property will be eradicated with fumigation. But having fumigation isn’t always the right choice. It can be very time consuming and very costly. 

We’re here to help you decide when it’s necessary to fumigate for fleas. 
• If the fleas have really embedded themselves in your carpets and soft furnishings, fumigation may be necessary to begin to get rid of them. Fumigation can permeate most materials, so fleas will have nowhere to hide. 
• When you have fleas get into your furniture or bedding, fumigation may be the only way you can get rid of them without doing damage to your property. 
• Fumigation can be used in a way that’s safe for any belongings you have that may be sensitive to certain chemicals. This is perfect if you have antiques or sensitive materials in your home. 
• If you have fleas infesting certain items around your home (pet bedding is a big favourite for fleas) you can send those items off to be fumigated and then returned to you flea free. Each individual item in your home can be treated for fleas when using fumigation. 
• When you need a flea treatment that’s effective and won’t damage any of your property, fumigation is the right way to go. 
• If you need a one-time treatment of fleas, fumigation is a great choice. It’s a one time quick fix for fleas infesting your home, but doesn’t offer you protecting against a re-infestation. 
The team here at Catch-it can help you when it comes to flea fumigation. If your London home needs targeted flea control treatments, get in touch with us today to find out about our fumigation services for fleas. 

How To Get Rid Of UK Moths For Good


Moths are a big problem in the summer for us Brits. They come into our homes through open windows and fly around our lights for what seems like hours, leaving little patches of dust as they go. 

Not only do some types frustrate us no end by endlessly headbutting our lights, others also have the cheek to eat our clothes and carpets too. Then they leave their dust everywhere to boot. 

In the past year, around 1.5 million homes in the UK have suffered from a moth infestation. With very little effort you can easily remove moth infestations from your home, and then put a prevention routine in place to make sure it won’t happen again. 

Here is our pest control expert guide on getting rid of UK moths for good

• Give your wardrobe a deep clean – Moths love dark, warm places, so your wardrobe is the perfect place to hide. They also have a readily available food source in your clothes. Take all of your clothes out of your closet and give it a thorough clean, vacuuming all the shelves and into the corners too. After you’ve done this, get some detergent and wipe down your wardrobe to kill off any moth larvae or eggs. 

• Keep your clothes clean – As disgusting as it may seem, moths love sweat stains on clothing. So before you put your clothes away, make sure you’ve washed them properly. 

• Turn the heat off – Moths love the warmth your home can give them. Try turning your central heating down to reduce the appeal of your home to moths. 

• Keep up the cleaning – Vacuuming and keeping your home neat and tidy will help you to avoid a moth infestation. Be sure to vacuum your home regularly, and deep clean your wardrobes and drawers when you can. 

• Throw away old clothes – De-cluttering is a great way to ward off most pests, limiting the places they can hide. Maintain a tidy wardrobe, and try to throw/ give away old clothes as often as possible to reduce the chances of a moth infestation. 

• And if all else fails… - Call in the professionals. Our team here at Catch-it have been trained in moth control, so can take care of any sort of moth problem for you with our 24 hour emergency call out service. 

What To Do When You Find A Wasp Nest in the loft


How often do you go in your loft? Probably not that often. It’s dark, dusty and largely forgotten place for most of the time. Usually we pop our heads up there twice a year to get the Christmas decorations down and then put them back up again. 

Even if you don’t much like going in your loft, there’s some pests that would love to. The darker, warmer and more neglected a loft is, the more desirable it will be to a wasp. They will build their nest in your loft if they gain access to it, and it’s potentially dangerous for your family. 

One wasps’ nest can house thousands of wasps. If they’re nesting in your loft, you’ve got a big problem on your hands. You’re most likely to have problems with wasps from May to November. Many people are allergic to wasp stings as well, so if they’re in your loft and you have an allergy you are really putting yourself at risk. 

If you do find a wasp nest in the loft, don’t get close to it. Wasps are very protective over their homes, and they will instinctively attack anyone who wants to get too close to their nest. Remember that they can sting you more than once. You will probably see a few wasps flying around the outside of the nest, which are the guards. There’s a lot more inside. Once one stings you they will go and find reinforcements to protect the nest, and then you won’t want to be anywhere near them. 

So if you do notice that there’s a wasps’ nest in your loft, you need to do something about it immediately. This a job for the experts. You should never try DIY methods on a wasp nest. It’s incredibly dangerous and could end up costing you more money in the long run. Don’t provoke or disturb the wasps in any way, and give us a call to get rid of your London wasp problem. 

We have a team of trained pest control technicians who are experienced in removing and destroying wasp nests in confined areas like lofts. Remember, you must always call a pest control professional when you have a wasp infestation. 

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