What is pest control?
Pest control is a type of job in the services industry, which aims to control and get rid of any pests, that may have invaded a house, hotel, restaurant or establishment. Many people working in the pest control industry may be referred to as “pest technicians/pest experts/pest exterminators”, all of these are names also given to the staff of Technokill pest control.
What is Technokill pest control?
Technokill pest control is a group of trained and certified pest technicians that exterminate pests and provide some of the best pest control services and treat pests such as wasps, bees, bedbugs and many more. Our team works hard, quickly and efficiently to ensure that our customers are content with our services and are given advice, assistance and knowledge about becoming completely pest free. Whether pests have invaded a hotel or a restaurant, a mansion or a three bed room house, Technokill pest control are always ready to help get rid of your pest problems, and make our customers feel comfortable and relaxed in their homes. If you feel that you have a pest infestation, give us a call and we will inspect your house for pest related problems as well as answer any questions you may have about our work and pests.
Chances of a pest infestation
With more than seventy five different species of pests, it is safe to say that the possibility of a pest infestation is quite high. Especially, in a city like London, where the average temperature is relatively high and shops and homes are rich with large quantities of various types of food. Factors such as these create an ideal utopia for pests as these factors provide a good source of food and also a safe refuge for the pests to continue to stay alive. With so many different types of pest, a good source of food and shelter, chances of getting a pest infestation becomes relatively high, thus it is a wise decision to be aware of future clashes with pests. It is also wise to have a pest control company in the back of your mind, which you can call in case you encounter a pest problem.
Where, in the UK, does Technokill pest control operate?
Our pest control is mainly situated in Nottingham and London; however we also provide our pest control services for pest prevention in Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and some surrounding areas. No matter, where we are working, our team always give it our 100% to ensure safety of our customers. Sometimes it can be distressing to discover pests in your home, restaurant or hotel and then realise that there are no pest control services near you, however when working with us you do not have to worry, as we cover many parts of the UK. Furthermore, we do not work on an hourly basis, which means that when a technician comes to a pest infested area, he/she will make sure that the problem is thoroughly and effectively treated using the right equipment, no matter how long the process takes. It is our job to absolutely terminate every pest.
Rates and prices
Technokill pest control works to provide our customers with a good quality of work for a fair price. There are various types of pets, which means some pests will be easier to treat and others will be more difficult to treat. This means that some pests will take more time and others won’t, also different pests require different products to be treated with, thus meaning that the type of pest and the product used by a pest controller will be a factor in determining the overall price of the treatment. Moreover, the amount of rooms to be treated will also be a factor in determining the overall price of the treatment. This is because more room’s means that a pest technician will have to use more treatments and also put in allot of energy to deal with the pest infestation. Furthermore, the size of the infestation will also play a role in deciding the final price, due to more treatments being needed. Finally, the number of treatments used will also affect the final price of the entire process. in conclusion the factors affecting the final price are:
1) Number of rooms
2) Size of pest infestation
3) Number of rooms to be treated
4) Number of treatments used.
How does the entire pest control process work?
1) You discover a pest problem
If you recognize or feel that you have a pest infestation then you can contact us. When you contact us, a time and the location will be decided. This will be your appointment for your pest controller to meet you and sort out the pest problem.
2) A pest expert arrives at your house
When a Technokill pest controller reaches your house it should be made sure that pets are in their cages or in a room that is not to be treated. This is done to ensure the safety of your pets as the pest technician will use various types of treatments to make sure you are pest free. The pest technician will also ask you to fill out the first part of a form for the beginning of the process and also explain to you of any safety precautions.
3) The process of pest control begins
Next, the pest controller will ask you to leave the room and he/she will begin the treatment. Once the treatment is complete, the pest exterminator will ask you to fill out some forms regarding the treatment that was done.
Finally, the pest controller will take the payment and explain to you about the situation and any safety precautions about the treatment that has been done; the pest controller will also inform you of any second or third visits that may follow after the treatments, if necessary. When all is done you will be left feeling secure of pests.
However, if you feel that your premises needs to be treated on the day of contact with us , then that is possible as we also do emergency pest control. In such a scenario, you would decide a time on the day, of contact with us, for the pest controller to meet you.
Types of pests you may encounter
There are many types of pests in the world that spread disease, contaminate food and cause damage to furniture. Here are some types of pest you may encounter.
Pest control of Rodents
Rodents are from an order of mammals called the rodentia. These pests can be recognised by two continuously growing front teeth. The growth of the front two teeth of rodents never stop, thus rodents will gnaw on furniture and other objects to keep their teeth at a good size, and make sure their teeth don’t overgrow. Examples of Rodents include the black rat, the brown rat and the house mouse. Rodents are classed as pests as they can cause damage to wires, wooden furniture and also leave their droppings all over the place.
Pest control of Insects
Insect pests are from a class called the Insecta or Hexapoda. These pests can be distinguished by their segmented bodies. Insects have three major characteristics, which allow pest controllers to identify them. The three parts of the Insect are its head, thorax and its abdomen. The head of an insect contains the antennae, mouth parts and eyes. The thorax, which is the middle section of the insect’s body, has the legs and sometimes wings. The abdomen contains the digestive, reproductory, and excretory, systems. Some examples of insect pests are Bedbugs, Fleas, Aphids, Clothes moths and many more. Insects are classed as pests because many cause harm to pets and humans and have the ability to spread disease.
Pest control of Birds
Birds are from a class called the aves. These creatures lay hard-shelled eggs, have strong yet lightweight skeletons and contain features such as feathers, hard toothless beaks and a high metabolism rate. There are many examples of bird pests such as the Feral pigeon, Common myna, Red-billed quelea and the Hadadas ibis. It is not true that birds are harmless as they can cause many problems. Birds have acidic droppings and due to this their droppings can corrode the exterior of houses. Furthermore, it has also been reported that birds have used lit cigarettes to build their nests, naturally this poses a risk of a fire. These are only some types of pests that you may encounter, however in each sub group there can be thousands of pests.
Signs you have a pest infestation
Pest droppings are the normal giveaway of a pest infestation. If you spot any urine trails or droppings laying around in your house their maybe a chance you have a pest infestation. You can determine the droppings of pests like mice and rats quite quickly due to the size of their droppings. But it may be more difficult to spot the droppings of smaller pests such as bed bugs. We advise you to check for any signs of urine trails or droppings as it would allow you to realise of any pest that may be living in your establishment. In places of customer care such as hotels, restaurants and hospitals, it is highly advised that the staff carries out thorough checks of the establishment to ensure that their customers get the best service.
Different pests reside in different areas of the house. Some pests like to stay close to fabric materials such as bed bugs and others may be wood lovers such as woodworms, while some may be attracted to sugary foods.
Pests such as rodents usually make nests and areas of safe refuge using anything that they can find. For example, rodents may use shredded paper, plastic, grass clippings, twigs and leaves to construct their shelter. Rats and mice can normally be found in areas underneath flooring or in between walls and in cracks. On the other hand, pests such as bed bugs can be found close to a beds and cloth like surfaces.
It is important to carry out checks for nesting.
Dirt tracks and grease trails
Some pests may leave dirt tracks and marks wherever they go, due to dirt trapped in between their hairs or due to oil from their bodies. This is a fairly decent sign of a pest infestation. Some pests may leave grease and dirt marks, however, others may not.
For example, pest such as rats are known to run along walls, which leaves dark grease and dirt marks along that wall. If you spot any type of dark trails along walls then you may have a rodent infestation.
Any physical damage to structures
It is pretty clear that when pests are around then structures, such as furniture, wooden frames, decks, wires, clothes and fabrics, can be damaged and in many cases are usually damaged. Due to this, you should, along with checking for droppings, nesting and grease marks, lookout for any holes, gnaw marks, scratches, tears in fabrics, and damaged wires, as all of these points in the direction of a rodent infestation. It is also important that you check outside wooden decks and wooden furniture for any damage, that can’t be explained. This is important because damage to wooden property could hint at a termite pest infestation.
You may encounter damaged plants
You should also be on the lookout for any outdoor garden pests, which can cause damage to plants and crops. You can determine whether or not you have any garden pests by seeing if there are any trails of brown patches in your garden, uneven grass cuttings, holes in the soil, dead patches of twigs, and high numbers of damaged plant life can all signal towards pests being in your garden. Pests such as Voles, Moles, crickets and some more have the ability to cause damage to plants and plant life.
If you see any of these tell-tale signs of a pest infestation at your home or establishment, or even see a pest scurrying around in your home, you can feel free to give us a call. Technokill pest experts are always ready to make our customers feel secure in their homes and offices.