Pest & Vermin Control Supplies

31 January 2024 – 3 Minute Read

How much does pest control cost?

Professional services can range anywhere from £80-1000 . The cost of pest control varies significantly and depends on where in the UK you live, the size of the dwelling, and the type of pest infestation you have.

What is pest control?

Pest control refers to the methods people use to trap, kill and/or remove unwanted insects and rodents from their private and public spaces. Whether it is your home, garden, place of work, or a business, pest control makes your environment safe for you and your family. Various methods for pest control may include the elimination of breeding grounds or the use of poison bait or traps. Pest control is most effective when used directly by or under the guidance of a professional service who can ensure the safe application of the poison and who have been trained in the proper method to destroy breeding grounds and operate traps.

Are landlords responsible for pest control?

This depends. In the UK, landlords are legally responsible for ensuring that their rental accommodation is fit for human habitation. If a pest problem arises in a rental property due their actions or inactions, it is the landlord’s responsibility to contact and pay for pest control services. An example would be if the plumbing in a rental property was not properly maintained, creating an access point for cockroaches and rats.

However, if the cause of the pest problem was due to the tenants’ actions or inactions, it would be the tenants responsibility to contact and pay for professional pest control. For example, if a tenant’s pet leads to an infestation of fleas then it is their responsibility to rid the rental property of pests.

Is monthly pest control necessary?

The frequency of pest control depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of pests that are present. However, most professionals agree that pest control is not something that you just do once when the problem is extreme. To keep your home clean and pest-free, it is best to keep a regular schedule, such as every 3 months.

Can I vacuum after pest control?

If you have had an infestation of fleas from your pets, it is recommended that you should vacuum all corners of your house everyday to eliminate the hatching eggs.

Is pest control considered a utility?

Yes, absolutely. Pest problems happen to everyone and to maintain a comfortable environment for you, your family, and friends, it is essential that all pest control is taken seriously.

Do I need to move furniture for pest control?

No, you do really need to worry about moving furniture before pest control. Most methods establish an invisible shield which bugs cannot cross.

What do I do before pest control comes?

Clean your house as much as possible and tidy away all food, clothes, dishes, and paper products.

Why do I see more bugs after pest control?

If you see an increase in the number of bugs after your home has been sprayed, this does not mean that your pest control has failed. Many pesticides are now slow-acting and no longer kill insects instantly. These new pest control methods are not easily detected by insects, many of whom have learned to avoid poison, and this decreases their chance of survival. Most cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, and spiders should be eliminated within 6 weeks after treatment, although bed bugs and fleas may need follow treatment in extreme cases.