We offer our customers a wide range of Pest Control solutions to help you eliminate unwanted pests.
Small or large, your request will be met with expert advice, individual attention and innovative solutions. Contact us and discover all we have to offer. Our qualified staff look forward to serving you!
Please see below some of our most common services. Call us for a full range of our services.
House Fly - (Musca domestica)
The Common House Fly (Musca domestica), is 6 - 8mm long with a wing span of 13 - 15mm.
House flies are potential vectors of a wide range of diseases such as dysentery, gastroenteritis and tuberculosis. They can also transmit intestinal worms. They move from filth to food indiscriminately and may therefore move pathgens from dirt to clean areas. Fly spotting is produced when feeding and defecating.
Ants - (Lasius niger)
The most common ant, is the black or garden ant (Lasius Niger). They are black and around 2 - 5mm in length. The majority of ants are worker ants and sterile females which tend the young and forage for food.
Black or Garden ants usually nest outdoors, although occasionally nesting occurs under houses or extensions, or under paving, in gardens or around walls. They forage mainly for sugary substances, although they have a wide spectrum of accceptable foods.
Common Wasp - (Vespula vulgaris)
Wasps are social insects and form large colonies, or nests, which are socially structured and highly organised. Wasps are a widespread pest during the summer and cause fear and concern in many people because of their powerful stings.
The queen usually spends the winter in a warm protected site often located in lofts, attics, wall cavities or in the ground. The normal nest can contain between 3,000 - 5,000 wasps and be up to 30cm across in size.
House Mouse - (Mus domesticus)
The house mouse lives in close association with humans. They are brown to grey in colour with a lighter underside, and weigh between 10 - 25g. The house mouse can produce 5 - 8 litters per year with each litter producing 4 - 8 offspring.
The major health risks associated with house mice are salmonella contamination and leptospirosis.
House mice are good climbers, and can jump 12 inches high, and can jump down from up to 8 feet. They can easily squeeze through holes as small as the circumference of a pencil. Damage is a frequent consequence of rodent infestation.
Brown Rat/Common Rat - (Rattus Norvegicus)
The Brown Rat also lives in close association with humans. They are usually brown to grey in colour with a lighter underside, and weigh 400 - 550g. The brown rat can produce 3 - 6 litters per year with each litter producing 8 - 10 offspring.
The major health risks associated with rats are salmonella contamination and leptospirosis. Rats can easily enter buildings through a
gap as small as the circumference of a marker pen. Their climbing and jumping abilities enable them to range feely in most environments and to find safe harbourage.
Feral Pigeon - (Columba livia)
Birds such as pigeons can become a problem when they find their way into a building or loft space when looking for either food or just looking for somewhere to roost and shelter from the elements. Although seemingly normal to the birds themselves, this causes undesirable effects for humans visually and potentially can be detrimental to health due to the bacteria and insects associated with birds and their nests.
There are several major reasons for bird control, these are -
- Transmitting human diseases and bacteria causing a risk of infection - Salmonella, Listeria spp. and Campylobacteria spp. are all carried by Pigeons.
- Insect Infestations - Birds themselves and their nests support many insects and parasites such as fleas, lice, bed bugs, carpet beetle, biscuit beetle, mealworm beetle and many more.
- Danger to Human Safety - Bird droppings are not only unsightly but are also extremely slippery, this increases the risk of people slipping or falling on stairways, pavements etc... resulting in injury and potentially a claim for damages.
- Damage to buildings and property - Bird droppings not only make buildings and property look untidy, but the acidity of them can also cause damage and corrosion.
Scotcare has many years of experience in bird control and bird proofing. As well as commercial customers, we also provide solutions to domestic customers on a much smaller scale with birds nesting in the eves of their property.
We offer tried and tested bird control and bird proofing solutions that works at competitive rates and installed by a team of dedicated professionals. Bird Control techniques and bird proofing techniques employed include installation of bird netting to buildings and structures and, installation of bird spikes.
So if you've got problems with birds in the eves of your property, Pigeons roosting and fouling, then call us today!