The beautiful county of Wiltshire, in South West England, is home to the world famous and historic site of Stonehenge. The county is characterised by its high downland and wide valleys with a climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of the country. Seasonal temperature variation is less extreme than most of the United Kingdom because of the adjacent sea temperatures.
Being a largely rural county, Wiltshire has its fair share of vermin, which have the potential to cause problems to property, businesses, livestock and people alike. It’s not uncommon for pests such as rats, mice and squirrels to enter a property seeking food and shelter, especially during the winter months. Many pests, especially mice, can breed every three months, producing approximately a dozen offspring every time. Accordingly, a pest infestation can quickly spread if not managed effectively.
Oher pests causing problems across Wiltshire are pigeons, ants and flies.
Feral pigeons form large flocks that roost on buildings, ledges, sills, sloping roofs and under bridges. They prefer to eat grain and seeds, but have adapted to become efficient scavengers. Ants are commonly found in nests but travel to find food. To prevent ants, ensure that sugary foods are kept in sealed containers and all food spillages are cleaned up and removed
Every year, Wiltshire residents complain about fly infestations, particularly during the summer and autumn months. Flies are common in rural areas, especially where there are poultry farms, stables and piggeries nearby.
Once an infestation takes hold of a property, be it residential or commercial, the impact and knock-on effect can quickly get out of hand putting friends and family, staff, pets and livestock at risk.
In order to protect what matters most to you and for businesses, your livelihood, be sure to put pest and bird control plans in place. With over 30 years’ experience, Safeguard Pest Control can help every company formulate exactly the right plan. We offer a fast and reliable service across the county of Wiltshire, for businesses and domestic properties alike.
If you’re in need of pest control or bird control services in Wiltshire, give Safeguard Pest Control a call on 0800 328 4931