Pest Control in West Sussex

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has classified West Sussex as being ‘significantly rural’ and more than half of its businesses are in rural areas where pest control has become a growing concern. Mice, rats, cockroaches, and pigeons only need the smallest opportunity to move into your premises.  Although mice may look harmless, they breed very quickly. Did you know that mice can give birth to around a dozen offspring every three months? This means that where there is one, there will soon be many more. Therefore, as soon as you detect an infestation, it’s important to call a professional pest control company.

Commercial Pest Control in West Sussex

As a tourist destination, West Sussex has numerous B&Bs and hotels available to visitors. Bed bugs are another pest that are hard to control without the help of a professional pest control service. Although they are often associated with unhygienic places and poorly cleaned hotels or beds, this is not strictly the case. Even the most well-kept West Sussex hotel can be attractive to bed bugs, which can be carried indoors on your customers’ clothes, in their luggage, or – inadvertently – into their houses when they return home. There are over-the-counter products that help tackle bed bugs, but these can end up being expensive and are not always effective. Bed bugs are resilient and will potentially survive or re-appear if not dealt with properly.

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Residential Pest Control in West Sussex

In West Sussex, you can find plenty of areas at home which provide a haven for insects or rodents to thrive.  But when the weather turns cold, they will quickly seek out a warm, safe and sheltered new home to co-habit (with you). This will usually be in your loft, wall cavities, and garages. Early signs that you’ve got a problem include noise, damaged food products, and nesting materials. Another indication, of course, will be their droppings.

Rodent droppings are not just an indication you’ve got an infestation of mice, rats or squirrels. They can also be incredibly harmful to people. Both droppings or urine from mice carry harmful bacteria and viruses, such as Hantavirus, which is hazardous to your health. Even thorough cleaning won’t resolve the problem, as the diseases can be airborne and spread as you sweep or vacuum.

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Preventative measures can be useful in keeping pests out of your workplace, business or home. Ensuring there are no small holes in your walls or doorframes can stop small rodents from getting in.  Keeping foods like cereals in sealed containers while you’re not using them will also prevent pests feeding on them. However, sometimes it’s difficult to completely prevent vermin or other pests invading. They cause expensive damage and worry. So, the best advice is to ensure you use a reputable pest control company.

If you’re in need of pest control in West Sussex, give Safeguard a call today on 0800 328 4931

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