Archives for November 2014
Squirrels caught in live capture traps in an estate near Eastham, Wirral. I expect to catch at least another couple of squirrels. The housing estate is currently plagued with them. They destroy the bins in search of food and enter roof spaces to nest. A real problem for the locals.
The problem starts with people feeding them in public parks during the warm months and creating a population explosion. When the colder months come people don’t venture out to feed them anymore creating an over populated environment. This means the squirrels only alternative food source will be out of bins from close by houses.
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Wasp call outs are getting less as Winter approaches but there still active when its warm enough. On colder days the wasps are unable to fly out of the nest but they still try and work for the good of the nest. They come walking out of the nest and become trapped in the void where the nest was built. Often they will find a crack of light and squeeze through hoping to get outside. Often it will take them in to someones bedroom.
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New guy Bernie having a few days out to see if he likes the job before starting full training. His training will be an intensive 3 weeks in the office followed by sitting in a van with an experienced technician getting hands on experience. After his initial training period he will be put forward to take his RSPH qualification to become a fully qualified pest control technician.
In these photos hes re-baiting rodenticide trays in a warehouse that had rats.
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Rats have aver been active in a garden in Walton. A quick look round and rat holes are found behind the shed. Bait has been poured behind the shed and will be covered over to protect it from the rain. A follow up will be carried out in 2 weeks to ensure riddance and to remove dead rats.
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We are now moving firmly into the rodent season. The colder nights and less food in the environment are bringing mice and rats scavenging indoors.
This is a photo of tamper resistant mouse boxes with a rodenticide bait inserted on a spike inside each box. Each bait has got a different amount of rodent damage on it, some are almost entirely eaten with only a residue left in the box. This amount of bait eaten indicates much more than just one mouse.
Tamper proof boxes are used to protect children and pets from gaining access to the bait.
Mice can be treated for in many ways. One method is by using break back traps. They have many advantages.
1.) The dead rodent is removed from the property. Sometimes when baits are used the rodent can die in a hard to reach area and cause unpleasant smells.
2.) The type of mouse can be identified which helps in understanding the infestation.
3.) There is no poison left on site so no risk of accidental poisoning or secondary poisoning. Non target species can either eat the bait directly or eat rodents that have died from the poison.
4.) Foods that the mice are eating in a premise can be used as baits.
5.) Traps can be used without bait when the mice have well used runs between their feeding areas.
This is a photo of a field mouse that has been caught today in a customers house. She specified that she didn’t want any poison on site because both her cats and her dog eats mice. The traps were left down for a few days with a small smear of peanut butter on the trap plates. The traps have been left in till next week to ensure there are no more mice. The next step is for her to proof her house to prevent further mouse ingress.
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Pest Control Liverpool.
A customer called me out yesterday for mice in Liverpool. Over the last few weeks she had found mouse droppings in her kitchen and behind the couch. Now she had noticed a funny smell in the bathroom and decided now was the time to call in pest control.
An inspection of the house revelled droppings in the kitchen, lounge, garage, bathroom and roof void. The smell was coming from behind the bath panel. On removal of the panel hundreds of droppings were found but no signs of anything else.
The house had an access point for under the floor boards on the landing. After pulling back the carpet on the landing a mouse hole was found going under the floor boards.
On removal of the boards a mouse nest was found under pipework and a central heating pump. The nest was made of toilet paper dragged in from the bathroom (the pink debris to the side of the pump).
Looking down under the floor boards I could see the cause of the smell. A dead mouse about 3 metres away (difficult to make out on this photo). The dead mouse and nest were removed and replaced with baits to monitor/control any further mice in the house. All other areas were baited also.
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