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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
Clusterflies – “never heard of them”

As we move into winter and the temperatures drop we start to put our central heating on and make our homes warm and cosy. Unfortunately sometimes rodents and insects decide they want to move into our homes to take advantage of this.
Rats, mice and squirrels are well known for invading our homes but a lesser known pest can cause a nuisance for many householders particularly in more rural areas.

The Cluster Fly is a member of the blowfly family like bluebottles and we have 8 species in this country. Most people have never hear…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
We are delighted to have received the award for Trades Business of the Year at the Royal Sutton Coldfield Business and Community Awards.

The prestigious event held at the Belfry featured both large and small businesses along with community groups based in the Sutton Coldfield area and celebrated the best of our local community.

Sam Sharpe who collected the Award on behalf of Environmental Pest Control said ” I am proud to collect this award and I would like to thank all our customers for their support. We have grown our business on exceptional customer service and the r…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
“I have some wasps or bees flying around the corner of my house up near the gutters” is the subject of many of our calls at the moment.

At this time of year (June) it is usually bees that are the culprit. Wasps are still in the early stages of building up their nests and most wasp nests will only be the size of an egg or tennis ball.

“What can I do about it”

Firstly don't panic. Although the bees are capable of stinging they will only usually do so if provoked or threatened. They are more interested in their nest than you or your family.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
So the clocks go forward this weekend (Sunday 27th March 2016) and Spring is now with us. We can begin to look forward to longer warmer days. Unfortunately for some of us that means the annual battle with ants. We have already had our first ant call outs of the year.

Why do ants come into my premises
Ants usually enter a premises in search of food. An infestation may start with a single “scout” ant that finds crumbs on the floor or uncovered food. By using pheromone trails ants leave a message for other members of their colony to follow them to the food source and within ho…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018,  - Written by EPC
Until now we have worked to a number of different standards, guidelines, laws, regulations and codes of practice and we will continue to abide by these but now we have a new Europe wide standard which involves an independent audit to ensure compliance. EN16636 is not compulsory but Environmental Pest Control is committed to the highest standards and to demonstrate our commitment to our customers we are working towards this standard

So what does this mean to you the customer ?

Compliance with the standard will demonstrate that the company:

Has the competence to …
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