When it comes to pest control in Bristol, there is nothing more sinister than not knowing what kinds of pests you might have inside your Bristol home.
Being informed means you can recognise the signs of specific pests early on to avoid long term damage to your home along with a full scale infestation.
If you know what to look out for, you’ll know when it’s time to call a professional Bristol pest control, and avoid too much damage.
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The most common type of pest you’ll be familiar with in the UK is the house mouse. House mice are active all year, unlike some pests which are seasonal. They love to nestle into warm, quiet places like your lofts and cavity walls. So you might not notice them
Mice are known to spread diseases, and they constantly gnaw on furniture and your walls.
Some signs of house mice are:
- Urine odors
- Gnawed holes
- Rub and gnaw marks
- Rodent runways
- Rodent nests
- Scampering noises
- Unusual pet behavior
If you start to see any of these signs around your home, we recommend you contact a professional pest control service in Bristol ASAP.
Moths are another common problem here in the UK. And they can be a headache to deal with. They lay sticky eggs on clothing, and then their larvae eat clothes, carpets, and upholstery which can be incredibly destructive.
- You’ll see silky tunnels or trenches on wool products
- Wool products will have patches of damage
- Your furs will shed excessively
- You’ll see tiny tubes clinging to your fabrics
And you may even see the moths themselves.
In any case, when you start to see the signs of moths, call a Bristol pest control company immediately.
Rats and house mice can have very similar signs. And cause the same damage to your
But rats are much larger than mice. Which means that the droppings, gnaw marks, and the noises will be heftier as well.
However the most obvious difference will be where their nests are, mice will try to build their nests indoors that are warm and snug. Rats will either build their nests outdoors buried deep in the ground, which can affect your gardens. But the most common damage done to homes is in the attics from rats.
A rat infestation can be incredibly unpleasant, smelly, and loud – along with the spread of diseases. If you suspect you have rats, contact the best Bristol pest control team in your area.
You really don’t want to let the bedbugs bite. And bedbugs don’t just live in your bed. They can live in all sorts of cracks and crevices.
Bedbugs feed on human blood. So many signs of an infestation will revolve around that.
- Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases
- Dark or rusty spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, and walls.
- Bedbug fecal spots, egg shells, or shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide
- A musty odour from the bugs’ scent glands
Bedbugs spread incredibly fast, and they’re difficult to get rid of once an infestation takes root.
We absolutely recommend you clean your linens in extra hot water and dry them on the hottest setting, but also it’s pivotal to seek professional pest control services in Bristol to properly remove them.
Flies might not seem like a serious infestation, but they carry a wide range of diseases and bacteria with them. Some can even bite humans and pets.
A few flies is nothing serious to be concerned about, but if you start to see:
- Small dark clusters of spots in light areas
- Regular sighting of flies around your home, food or bins
We recommend calling a professional pest control service to help you remove the infestation.
Probably the most disgusting pest, cockroaches carry many diseases. They love to live in warm homes, kitchens, and walls. They love damp areas such as behind appliances and under the sink.
They tend to come out at night as they like the dark, and they will scatter when lights are turned on.
If you spot just one cockroach, it’s usually a sign of an infestation, and we recommend you immediately seek out a professional pest control team in Bristol to support you ridding your home of this infestation.
Have you seen some signs of these pests in your home?
Here at Advance Pest Control Bristol, we work to rid your home of all of the above pests along with fleas, ants, birds, squirrels, and wasps.
Give us a call today, we’re the highest rated Bristol pest control service for a reason.