Pest Control

3103, 2015

Wrexham Council Becomes Latest Welsh Local Authority To Cancel Pest Control Services

March 31st, 2015|

Wrexham Council has joined 8 other local authorities in Wales that now charge for dealing with pest infestations.

1401, 2015

Why 76% of Brits Are Worried About the Invasion of Foreign Pests

January 14th, 2015|

According to a poll run by the Daily Mirror toward the end of 2014, 76% of UK readers now fear the invasion of foreign pests to our shores. Here we take a closer look at some foreign invaders and examine why the British public fear them.

1010, 2014

Japanese Hornets Attack Downton Abbey

October 10th, 2014|

An annual run hosted at the Highclere Castle Estate, the filming location of Downton Abbey, has been attacked by a swarm of hundreds of Japanese Hornets with 1 man hospitalised.

509, 2014

Welsh Council Cutbacks in Pest Control

September 5th, 2014|

Local Authority cutbacks drive pest control measures into commercial sector. Powys County Council has announced that it is scrapping its pest control services in bid to save up to £20m. Residents will now be unable to request treatments for mice, cockroach or rats and wasp removal services will end on 26th September.

505, 2014

Pest Control Services Axed By Local Councils in Newport and Monmouthshire

May 5th, 2014|

Pest control services in Newport and Monmouthshire are no longer available through local councils, as of 1 April 2014. These services, which were previously free to residents, are removed at a time when pest control problems are rife.

2110, 2013

South Wales Highlighted as UK Hotspot for Rats and Pests

October 21st, 2013|

Eight of the top 12 local authorities for callout rates for rats were in South Wales, according to the British Pest Control Associations 2013 National Survey.

2108, 2013

Don’t Risk Losing Trade Due To Lack of Score on the Door Resources

August 21st, 2013|

With current fears that hygiene inspectors will come under extra pressure to deliver the ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme, there are risks that businesses could lose trade as they wait to be re-rated.

2607, 2013

Who are you sharing your garden with?

July 26th, 2013|

As the dry weather is upon us, it is not just us humans who are enjoying the sunshine. Garden ants are in their element during this weather and Protectahome’s Pest Controllers are preparing for a large number of infestations.

2603, 2013

Licensees of rodent infested pub in Portsmouth fined £8,500

March 26th, 2013|

Following a tip off, environmental health officers from Portsmouth City Council found evidence of a mice infestation at the Dolphin pub in Portsmouth. Droppings were found in food and throughout the property.

1809, 2012

Giant Spanish Slugs invade UK

September 18th, 2012|

Giant Slugs that have been imported from Spain during the summer months are threatening to wipe out our local species.The olive green Slug is mating with native Slugs to reproduce powerful breeds that will potentially over run the UK.