We offer a high quality, effective and comprehensive treatment for rats, mice and some insects; such as wasps and fleas. Further information is available here: Pest control fees 2019 - 2020 (Excel Spreadsheet, 1.95 Mb)
Our service regularly receives over 90% of customers reporting that the service is good or excellent for reliability and overall satisfaction and most people reported the service was better than they expected. Our Pest Control Officer has been checked for any criminal convictions so you can be confident that he can be trusted in your home.
We offer a service to businesses with a competetive price and our officers are registered with the National Pest Technicians Association. We can also offer contracts to suit your needs. There are many local pest control companies and details of approved companies are available from pest associations, such as the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), and the National Pest Technicians Association (NPTA).
We now operate in Blaby District Councils area. Offering residents of Blaby the same excellent service at the same fees and charges that Oadby and Wigston residents receive. Please contact 0116 288 8961 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer an insect identification service to help you identify any pests that are affecting you which carries a charge of £70. You can use our free link Natural History Museum for details of all the native species and where you can find them.
Keep your food safe
If you think that you have rats or mice in your house it is important to make sure that you protect your food and be extra careful about hygiene when cooking. Use an anti-bacterial spray before and after preparing the food, and remember to wash your crockery and cutlery before use if you think the rodent has got into your cupboards.
Check your electrics
Rats and mice nibble electrical cable, which can lead to a fire hazard. It is recommended that you have the electrics checked following a serious infestation. Also, remember to check your smoke detectors too.
Bird feeding encourages rats and vermin because it provides a limitless source of food. By taking a few simple steps you can reduce the attraction your bird feeder has for rats and make it more hygienic for the birds. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has produced guidance on how to hygienically feed wild birds and what food you should be feeding them at this time of the year.
Pest Proofing your house will prevent vermin from getting in. Check for holes around pipes and gaps under doors, and use wire wool to block any holes to prevent rats from gnawing their way in.
Rubbish attracts rats, so keep your waste contained. Don’t leave soft furnishings in your garden for long periods and if you see any accumulations of rubbish, please report it to us. https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/street_cleansing_request
Bumble bees are the large, furry bees that you will see flying on their own in your garden.
Their colonies can be found in places such as compost heaps, banks under hedges and beneath garden decking. The nest is a ball of vegetation with wax cells inside it and usually contains no more than 150 bees.
Bumble bees are unlikely to sting unless you touch them or disturb their nest, in which case they will want to defend themselves from what they see as an attack.
After the summer, bumble bees die out and only the females survive by finding a suitable place to spend the winter so they can start new colonies in the spring.
If you see a swarm of bees in this country, you can be sure they are not bumble bees, as bumble bees do not swarm.
In this country, honey bees are the only type of bee that will swarm.
A swarm is a ball of bees, the size of a football or larger, that will move from place to place looking for a suitable place to nest. This can be a space such as a hollow in a tree or in a cavity in a building.
This usually happens during May, June and July.
Swarms can be found in trees, on buildings and around chimneys. If they are left alone they usually present no serious risk to humans or animals.
If a swarm settles and remains outside, you can contact a bee keeper who may be prepared to collect the swarm from you.
The simplest way to prevent a nest being established in buildings on your land is to make sure brickwork and pointing is in good condition, so there is no way for the bees to get into cavities of your buildings.
Masonry bees, or mortar bees, are a similar colour to honey bees but they do not swarm.
Their natural habitat is in earth banks or soft exposed rocks, but they can tunnel into soft mortar joints of buildings, which is how they get their name.
Although they are harmless to human health as they cannot successfully sting humans, they can cause significant damage to a building over a number of years.
The best way of dealing with this is to make sure you keep the pointing and brickwork of your property well maintained and in good condition.
Last updated: Tuesday, 2 April 2019 10:53 am