Why use Terminix for your residential needs?
Nobody wants to have to deal with rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, beetles or ants at home. Pest infestations should be dealt with as soon as possible. If ignored, the problem can spread quickly causing structural damage to your home and stress. With over 40 years of expertise Terminix UK delivers comprehensive pest management services around the country. We provide a full range of pest management services for households using the latest technology to deliver smart pest solutions. These includes the use of drones, smart traps web-based reporting tools as well specialist teams to carry out proofing services.
We provide a full range of pest management services for households using the latest technology to deliver smart pest solutions. These include the use of drones, smart traps and web-based reporting tools as well specialist teams to carry out proofing services.
Why use us?
- Highly qualified technicians
- Fast response
- Cost effective
- Value for money
- Timed appointments
- Vetted staff
WHY ARE ANTS A PROBLEM?
Black garden ants’ nests are found under floors or in the soil in gardens. They forage to feed on a variety of foods, but they are not particularly associated with unhygienic places so are primarily a nuisance rather than a risk to human health. However, they must sometimes walk over microbe contaminated surfaces during their foraging, and this leads to ants invading buildings being considered unacceptable. Annually garden ants swarm as part of the colony (nest) flies away to find a site to create a new colony. This can appear frightening but it is a natural phenomenon and should be over within 48 hours. Unlike some other species of ants, black garden ants do not sting. Their jaws are their main defence, but these are not powerful enough to break the skin.
Why are birds a problem?
When birds occupy a site they can be a nuisance for a number of reasons: damaging and contaminating stock, creating a reputation risk; fouling machinery, walkways and escape routes creating significant health and safety risks . The solutions available are many and widespread and it takes experience, skill and knowledge to utilise the correct one for the correct location. Which is why we at Terminix UK have our own specialist bird proofing experts and falconry teams.
Why are flies a problem?
Bluebottles and houseflies go from filth to food in a short time and have the ability to carry diseases such as gastroenteritis (tummy bug), salmonella, cholera and typhoid, and they can also possibly transmit intestinal worms. Maggots (juvenile flies) infesting food or waste can be offensive and upsetting
Why are wasps and bees a problem?
Wasps and bees may sting when disturbed or trapped. Some people are allergic to stings, they can get anaphylactic shock, which if not treated quickly can be fatal. Wasp venom contains a cocktail of toxins, some of which can cause Kounis syndrome, where the blood vessels are constricted leading to a heart attack. Wasps release an alarm pheromone when stinging you, so if you are near the nest, swarms of wasps will react to the pheromone and come to attack you. Nests can block chimneys and flues.
WHY ARE RODENTS A PROBLEM?
Rodents can cause considerable damage to buildings, due to gnawing and burrowing. They can gnaw through pipework and cause flooding and gnaw through electric cables causing fires. Mice teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw objects to file their teeth down and keep them in good condition. Gnawing damage can occur on timber, metal, water pipes and PVC cables; risking flooding, power outages and fires. Rats can transmit diseases including salmonellosis (food poisoning) and leptospirosis (Weil’s disease). Weil’s disease is a potentially fatal illness caused by bacteria, which can be spread via rat urine to water such as ponds and canals, where it can stay infectious for months. On the other hand, Mice can spread pathogenic micro-organisms onto food or food-contact surfaces via their feet and bodies, in their droppings and in their urine, which constantly leaks out.
Why is wildlife a problem?
Foxes, squirrels, moles, deer, rabbits and other wildlife are not limited to being only in the countryside. We have all seen the animals themselves or see the evidence of them around. All of these animals can be pests: rabbits can undermine a building’s foundations; squirrels can damage roofing materials; foxes are noisy will attack local pets; fox fouling can transmit Toxocaraisis; moles create molehills which can be unsightly on lawns, a trip hazard, and can cause mower damage.