With an uncanny ability to chew through walls and electrical wiring, rodents are one of the most destructive pests that can invade your business. Not only can they cost you money, but they can also contaminate food and spread diseases. Renowned for carrying diseases such as salmonella, E. coli, Weil’s disease and possibly ticks, mites or fleas, a rodent infestation needs to be dealt with professionally and immediately.
At Aardvark Pest Control, we can offer prompt and professional rodent control services at affordable prices.
Ants are mainly a nuisance pest rather than a health problem. Ants cause problems primarily when they forage in buildings for food or water and when they construct nests in buildings and outdoor areas. When searching for food, they are attracted to a wide range of foodstuffs. They will also search indoors for water during dry periods. When desirable items are found many species will recruit fellow nest mates to help gather the food and return it to the nest. This can result in large numbers of ants appearing over a short period.
A full ant infestation requires professional treatment to completely eradicate the problem and can take the form of:
Cockroaches are known carriers of diseases including salmonella, dysentery and gastroenteritis and exposure to this type of pest can cause significant health risks. They are hardy insects and their ability to breed rapidly makes professional treatment a necessity to effectively control and eradicate any infestation. Cockroaches are mostly active at night, so it is sometimes easier to spot the signs rather than sighting the insect itself such as:
Our professional pest controllers can quickly and safely eliminate cockroaches from your business without causing a risk to you, your employees or your clients. We use specialist traps and non-toxic sprays and dust to target areas where cockroaches hide. Once the infestation has been cleared, our knowledgeable team can offer advice on proofing your property to prevent further infestations.
Birds are known to spread more than 60 transmittable diseases, including salmonella, histoplasmosis, meningitis and encephalitis. They also carry fleas, ticks, lice and mites. Corrosive bird droppings can erode building finishes, causing costly and ongoing maintenance and repairs. Droppings can also cause slippery walking and working conditions, leading to potential accidents and loss of productivity. When congregating in large numbers, birds are noisy and can be offensive to customers.
The strategies that need to be employed for effective bird management are many and varied. They depend upon the particular bird species, the roosting/nesting locations, bird pressure, and the population density.
Bird pressure can be defined as the level of commitment of the individual bird or flock to visit an area and their desire to reclaim their former territory after bird management techniques have been put in place. A site with food, water, shelter and confined spaces for nesting offers high bird pressure.
Due to the ongoing and challenging problems of controlling pest activity in a commercial environment, the success of a commercial pest control management program can be measured by ongoing continuous improvements. This can be identified in timeframes and by applying key performance indicators.
Inspections will be carried out at regular intervals to highlight conditions conducive to an infestation. All recommendations for pest control are documented on a service report and any use of pesticides will not be used until other options have been tried.