MMMMmmmm a call out for carpet beetles in the flats in Kensington. What you can see here in the photos is actually blood spots from bedbugs. They feed on blood over night and as they squeeze back in to their daytime hidey holes they squeeze out a drop of faecal blood. With carpet beetles only a spray of the floor and skirts is needed. Bedbugs is a much more intensive treatment. All the bedroom furniture, light fittings etc was sprayed in both bedrooms in this call. A big job.
A rat nest in insulation in a roof space just off Sefton Park. Roof voids are a great place for rats to live. They are warm and out of the way but also close to food. They often will just nest in a roof space and leave the house to feed from bird tables or bins. Some unfortunate people however have them living in their roofs and feeding out of their kitchens. Not very pleasant!
Liverpool Echo phoned us on Thursday as they were writing an article on “mutant super rats”. I told them that rats had always been pretty big and that resistance was not huge in Liverpool with rats (but its becoming a major issue with mice). They obviously haven’t printed that as the truth does not sell papers. They have got their “super rat” quote from a guy who runs a pest control company down south but advertises in Liverpool. Pretty standard media reporting. The councils statistics of a rise in call outs for rats to the council pest control is interesting. A hundred extra call outs is a lot but id be more interested seeing statistics over a longer period. See the article here.
It’s never much fun working a Saturday night but if it’s helping people sleep easy it’s definitely worth it. A couple in Formby have found droppings throughout the house and tonight have discovered damaged spuds in the veg draw. Enough is enough the wife exclaimed and went the pub! Leaving the hubbie in with the mouse waiting for me. When I got there the job was simple enough. All areas where the mouse had been where baited up. We even found his nest in the garage under old kitchen units used as tool stores.
A customer has had rats entering her house via an external drain. If you look on the photo the outlet pipe leads in to the house. This is how the rat has gained entry to the property. If you look in the drain channel you can see where it’s droppings have been washed out of the pipe. To control this rat baits have been suspended in the drain. This will protect them from water damage whilst the rat feeds on them. When the control treatment is over a rodent stop valve will be fitted to the drain.
Nice day for a bit of sightseeing! I’ve just come from a commercial job in Birkenhead. The mice chewed through my bromadiolone without it slowing them, they’ve crunched on brofidacoum blocks and now I’ve moved on to hitting them with Black Pearl (alphachlorolose). They maybe tough little mice but I will get them!!! Back over the water now for a job in West Derby.
Called out to an Indian Restaurant this afternoon. They have mice living in the walls in their store area. They require a riddance job to remove the mice but are also coming on to an annual service agreement to give them regular checks throughout the year to ensure they remain pest free.
After the rainy Monday, the windy Tuesday and the mental busy Wednesday today is the most perfect day for getting up the ladders and getting some bird spikes up. I can see on all the houses around that the birds (both pigeons and seagulls) are starting to nest.
Fly screen’s are very important in protecting food and food preparation areas from flying insects. Flies are a major pest and a huge concern in public health. When screen’s become old, dirty or as in the photo torn they should be replaced. MerseyPest – PestControlLiverpool.co.uk can provide a quote to get screens fixed and extra fly killers installed.
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A bag of dog food in a shop that has become the main source of food for hungry mice. This is only one of the bags which has been chewed, plenty more have been damaged. The mice in this shop are resistant to bromadiolone (a type of rodenticide) so alphachlorolose has been used to control them. There are more and more resistant mice out there.