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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
Choosing a pest control company to sort out your pest issue can be stressful in itself. It needn't be. Just follow our guide and you won't go far wrong

Make sure you are choosing a company based locally – Beware of companies claiming to be local that are in fact merely a call centre based somewhere else in the country. These companies generally take an advance payment over the phone (Usually a very large payment) and then contact a local company to do the work. The local company will than be paid less than a third of the fee you have pre paid.

These companies spend larg…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
Experts warn huge RAT invasion imminent if bins strike continues
(Birmingham Mail 25/7/17)

The recent industrial action by binmen in Birmingham has focused attention on the cities rat population.

It is well known that Birmingham already has one of the worst problems in the UK when it come to rodents and the strike is certainly not going to help.

So what can you do to try and prevent rats feasting on your rubbish?

We appreciate that not every has access to a car to take their rubbish to the local tip and even if you have do you really want to put…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
We are noticing an increase in the number of flies around at the moment. The recent spell of warm weather has boosted activity so we thought it would be a good time to talk about fly control in your business premises.

Why Control Flies

If a cockroach walked across your dinner plate you would be disgusted and outraged, quite rightly so. Cockroaches carry a large number of potentially life threatening micro organisms. Now if a fly landed on your plate you would probably swat it away and carry on eating. The truth is the fly carries the same micro organisms and presents the …
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
You draw back the curtains one morning to find your lawn has been ripped up. Probably sounds familiar if you arrived at this page via a google search.

We get lots of calls about lawn damage at this time of year with people blaming birds, cats, squirrels or moles. The actual culprit is likely to be foxes or in some areas badgers (or a combination of both) lawn damged by fox looking for chafer beetle larvae

The foxes are looking for the larvae of the Chafer Beetle which is a tasty source of protein (so I am informed – I haven't actually tried them myself). At this time of…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
Recent local newspaper headlines and social media reports in the West Midlands have highlighted the dangers of ignoring pest control in your business. With rodent activity in our area being rated as the highest in the UK it is perhaps not surprising that Environmental Health are finding increasing number of infestations in local businesses resulting in closure notices being served.

Court appearances and fines amounting to hundreds of thousands of pounds will damage any business but the adverse publicity can easily finish off an otherwise thriving concern.

That's lots of …
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