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How does pest control work?
The exact process that takes place depends on factors such as the scale of the problem, the animals or insects involved, where they are, and whether or not it’s a public building. However, the process should always begin with an initial inspection. A technician from our London pest control company will speak to you to determine the problems you’ve been experiencing and for how long, as well as examine the property to assess any damage done. A proposed treatment plan will then be put together based on the outcome of this inspection.
Who is responsible for pest control?
If you live in rented accommodation, you should contact your landlord or managing agent. It’s likely your landlord has a legal responsibility to deal with any pest problem that is required. Most rental contracts include a clause that explicitly states a landlord must keep a property safe and habitable for tenants, under something known as the “warranty of habitability.” The exception to this in an instance where it can be proved that the pests are a direct result of the tenant’s actions. If you own your property, then it will be your responsibility to deal with pest problems. Catch-it provides pest control in London for both landlords and homeowners.
Why is pest control important?
Aside from the simple fact that no-one wants rats running around their office or home, there are a number of other reasons pest control is so important. The most pertinent being that pests carry dirt, disease and bacteria, compromising the safety of you and your family, or staff and customers.
It’s especially important to bear in mind when it comes to food safety. Whether it’s in your home, and you’re cooking for you and your family, or you own a restaurant, these germs can be transferred to your food. At best, you have to replace spoiled food, at worst, you could make your family ill or have your restaurant or café shut down by the Food Standards Agency,
The other most important reason to deal with pest problems swiftly and efficiently, is because of the structural damage they can cause, with gnawing from mice and rats destroying insulation, pipes and floorboards, or pigeons dislodging roof tiles. We provide a vast range of pest control in London, from moth fumigation to rat catching, to wasp control.
What do pest control companies use?
A good pest control company will use more than just one standard technique or treatment. From establishing entry points, to specially designed equipment and treatments, to ensuring the infestation doesn’t return, all steps must also be in accordance with health and safety regulations. We pride ourselves on one of the most comprehensive approaches to pest control London has to offer; in fact, we have so much confidence in our treatment regime than we offer a further 3-month guarantee.
Can I take care of pest control myself?
It may be tempting to try and deal with the issue yourself, however you may not be aware of the full extent of the problem, or be able to get to the root cause. It’s best to contact a fully licensed and insured pest control company like Catch-it, who can eradicate pests quickly, safely, and for good.
In the meantime, you can do your bit to minimise the risk of infestations, such as regularly inspecting your properly, not leaving food out, and emptying bins frequently.