FAQs About Pest Control

Here you will find answers to some of the most common FAQs about pest control. If you still have questions, feel free to get in touch for more information.

Can you kill pigeons?

Licensing is required in order to kill pigeons, and should only be done if all other options have been tried unsuccessfully. Contact us directly if you have nuisance pigeons affecting your home or business.

Can you kill gulls?

No. There is legislation in place protecting gulls and governing how and if they can be removed. A license must be applied for if gulls, or their nesting habits, have become a serious problem, or pose a risk to public health.

Why are rats and mice a pest?

Rats and mice breed ferociously, urinate and defecate continuously, cause damage and knaw through property, and can carry harmful bacteria and parasites. Therefore, although they may be cute and fluffy to some, rodents are a pest and their numbers should not be left unmanaged.

How do fleas get into my home?

How fleas get into your home, particularly if you have no pets, can be a mystery. Common transport methods include clothing and belongings that have been in contact with an infestation. Fleas can also remain dormant in empty properties, and be stimulated into action when residency resumes.

Can you kill bees?

No. You shouldn’t and musn’t kill bees. Not only is killing bees potentially deadly due to swarm behaviours and allergic reaction, but bees are protected. As a crucial part of our food chain and eco-system alike, bees are protected and should be treated with great care. If the presence of bees has become a public health concern, then we are able to relocate them safely and humanely.

Why are squirrels classed as a pest?

As adorable as they can be, squirrels can cause serious damage to your property if they move in. They knaw through wood and insulation in roof spaces rapidly and with ease. In some cases, they have even drowned in water tanks, which is also a potential health risk.

Where do you operate?

We are based in Highnam in Gloucester but travel far and wide, covering:

Do you offer humane pest control?

Yes, wherever possible we will look to use trapping as a preference. However, this is not always viable. We will always discuss our recommeneded method, and reasons for it, with you ahead of treatment.

What is the BPCA?

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA). A professional association that acts on behalf of the pest management industry in the UK. They promote and advocate only the best level of expertise across the pest control sector. Therefore, our membership is a true testament to our safe and professional services.

What is the RSPH?

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). This is an independent charity that is dedicated to protecting the health of citizens in the United Kingdom and globally. As pest control is often a serious matter of public health, their influence in our industry is highly respected.

How much is pest control?

The price of services will vary depending on the treatment required, the duration, the level of infestation and the size of the property etc. However, our site assessments and quotes are free with no obligation, and we keep our rates fair and competitive.

Will I need to move out during treatment?

No. It is very rare that you will be required to move out of your property for prolonged periods during pest control treatment. However, you may need to vacate the property temporarily while we are administering insecticides and other chemicals.

Adam Lott Pest Control

If you have any other queries or require pest control services in your area, get in touch.

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