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What To Expect When You Book A Mouse Treatment With Pro Pest?

Site Survey

To ascertain exactly what we are dealing with, we need to do a Site Survey. This will take around 45 minutes to an hour. Our technician will survey internally & externally including lofts and roof spaces. Kitchen base units are a favourite place for a Mouse to hide so plinths, ( kick boards ), need to be removed.


How Much Does A Site Survey Cost?

A Site Survey costs £40.00 no vat. This initial cost will be deducted from your treatment cost


What Are We Looking For?

Our highly trained technician will be searching for evidence inside & outside of your property for Mice. This may be droppings, urine,  this can lead the technician to entry points. Your roof space, airing cupboard & garages are areas our techs will asses. Our techs carry ladders & lights on board their vans to access lofts, but, will always ask if your loft space has a ladder & light.


Mice In Roof Spaces? How Did They Get There?

 Mice will take full advantage of holes in drain pipes, brick work etc & use the holes to gain access into your property, finding a gap under foundations or holes in brick work & entering the wall cavities. Once inside the wall cavities Mice are great climbers, they will climb up through the cavity until it gets up to your loft space then find or make a hole to enter your loft. Once inside they will very quickly make themselves heard, some people report a 'rolling' noise, while others report thuds & bangs. Visual signs you have the unwanted visitors are black spots all over the top of your loft insulation. These are Mice droppings, around 1-2mm in length & small sometimes round in shape. Dark Urine stains will also be present, be careful not to touch anything you find as Mice can transmit fatal disease,

( Wells Disease ).


Its Confirmed, We Have Rats, What Happens Next?

No need to panic, Mice will enter any property if they have the opportunity. Your tech will take the time to advise you of treatment options & start treating immediately after you have chosen your preferred payment method.


How Do I pay?

Pro Pest Oxford Ltd have several options:

-Credit/Debit Card (All techs carry a card machine )

-Bacs Online Payment

-Invoice ( Commercial Only )

-Cash ( techs will provide you with a written receipt )


Great, what do I/We Do Now?

Contact us to arrange your Site Survey

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Bed Bug Education

Habits

So, where do bed bugs come from? Bed bugs are excellent at traveling well hidden. They will latch onto suitcases, boxes, shoes and other items and travel on the objects to a new home. Once introduced into a new environment, they will spread throughout their new surroundings, whether it be a large building or a single-family home. Bed bugs can take up residence in many places besides just a bed, such as the cracks and crevices in walls or wood. They also like to hide behind baseboards, around mattress buttons, within bedding and inside box springs. In some instances, bed bugs can come from inside electrical switch plates, picture frames, and wallpaper. These elusive pests can be found nearly anywhere inside a home, car, bus, or other shelter. In hotels, the most common place to find bed bugs is within the backside of headboards that are mounted on walls.

The National Pest Management Association’s 2018 Bugs Without Borders Research uncovered that bed bugs can be found just about anywhere. The three most common structures bed bugs were discovered were single-family homes (91 percent), apartments/condominiums (89 percent) and hotels/motels (68 percent),however they were also found in places one might not expect, including nursing homes (59 percent), schools and daycare centers (47 percent), office buildings (46 percent), college dorms (45 percent), hospitals (36 percent) and public transportation (19 percent). It is important to know how to identify the tell-tale signs of bed bugs whenever spending time in a populated area.

Bed bugs usually come out at night to eat. However, they are opportunistic feeders and will take a blood meal during the day, especially in heavily-infested areas. Bed bugs usually require 5-10 minutes to engorge with blood. After feeding, they move to secluded places and congregate for several days until they are ready to feed again. During this time in the bed bug life cycle, they digest their meal, mate, and lay eggs. It is possible for adult bed bugs to go several months without a blood meal. They also can withstand temperatures from nearly freezing up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, allowing them to survive in harsh conditions.

Threats

Although bed bugs can dine on many warm-blooded animals, they primarily feed on humans. Because their bites are nearly painless, humans usually don’t notice or wake up when bitten. Bed bugs do not transmit disease, but their bites can cause red, itchy welts. These bites do not need professional treatment, and people who experience severe itching usually can find relief with topical steroid creams.

Perhaps the most alarming feature of bed bugs is their fast-reproductive nature. Females lay 1-5 eggs per day, reaching up to 541 eggs in their lifetime. It only takes about 21 days for these nymphs to become adult bed bugs. If a bed bug population goes undetected, these bugs can quickly infest an entire household or building. Once established, an infestation can be extremely difficult to get rid of.

Bed Bug Bite Symptoms

Humans are the preferred host for bed bugs, and they will latch onto skin that is exposed while the host is sleeping. Although the bite is painless at the time of the attack, most people develop an allergic reaction to the saliva that is transmitted during the bite. This is what causes bites to become red, itchy and swollen. Bites tend to be found in a pattern or in small clusters. This can be an indication that the bites are from bed bugs and not a different pest.

However, some humans never have a reaction to bites, making a bed bug infestation hard to identify. After times of extended exposure, it is possible for humans to reach a point where they no longer have a reaction or their reaction may become more severe.