Crawley Pest Control - Covering all RH Postcodes
Welcome to Pestforce Pest Control Crawley. My name’s Michael Pilla and I’m your local Pestforce technician in Crawley and the surrounding RH Postcodes.
My service is high quality and reasonably-priced. Highly trained and priding myself on the use of only the highest-quality equipment and treatments in the pest control industry, call me for a pest control service upon which you can rely. For more information, I also encourage you to click on the links below to access the some of the key information about my service you're seeking.
I'm only ever 45 minutes away from your emergency call out and whatever your pest issue, I'm keen to apply my expertise. Here are just a few of the pest control services I can provide...
- Rodents: rats & mice
- Insects: ants, wasps, bees, silverfish, cockroaches, beetles, flies, moths, spiders, earwigs, maggots and more
- Birds, pigeons, seagulls and more
- Squirrels, rabbits, foxes, moles
- Fleas & bedbugs
I hold a Full FAC Firearms Licence and Shotgun Licence.
What is a pest?
A pest is often defined as ‘a plant or animal that is detrimental to humans or our concerns, such as crops and livestock’. Pests can also cause nuisance and carry disease. All animals, birds, rodents and insects can become a pest when they become invasive, detrimental, troublesome and destructive or a nuisance. Many people use the term pest alongside the term vermin.
In some cases, some of these animals can be beneficial – for example, as part of the food chain – but in other situations and settings, they can be a nuisance, therefore a pest.
For example, on Christmas day an elderly lady called me because she was very concerned regarding a spider she had found on a bunch of bananas. She was concerned because she had heard of the deadly insects that have been found on imported fruit in the past. She was worried that this could be one of those as it was not a type of spider she had seen before.
As the lady sounded very distressed I assured her I would go straight round and resolve her problem. After arriving and investigating the situation I was able to confirm and reassure her that the spider was of no threat to her and removed it. I then left her to relax and enjoy the rest of her Christmas.
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Fleas are a small (2mm) wingless insect, flattened side to side and reddish-brown in colour.
The most common species in the UK is the Cat Flea which also bites humans.
All adult fleas are parasitic on warm-blooded animals. Larval stages live in the nest of the host and feed on blood.
When fully grown the larvae spin well camouflaged silken cocoons. When fully developed, the adult waits within this until it detects the vibrations caused by a potential host. Only then does it e...merge.
Their bites can cause intense irritation around a central bright red spot.
It’s best to treat infested pets with a special veterinary aerosol, powder, shampoo or flea medication.
Different people react differently to a bite, both in terms of degree of reaction and time taken to react –
Hence the need for FLEA PEST CONTROL.
Moles are not necessarily harmful, but the can leave ridged tunnels and ruin your landscaped garden.
Their average lifespan is around 4 years.They are about 15cm (6in) long, with dense blackish-brown fur and broad front paws that are adapted for digging.
Vacant tunnel systems may be taken over by another mole from nearby areas.
For the control of moles, I only use natural methods by using different types of traps. I do not use gas like a lot of other companies, which means it is safe for wildlife, pets and children.
THE RED FOX
It's an adaptable and opportunistic animal.
Although foxes are a welcome vision for some people around their homes, foxes can cause significant damage to people's gardens.
They rip open people's rubbish whilst looking for food and scatter it around....
They are also a large threat to the lives of pets, from disease and attack.
These animals are known to carry, Sarcoptic mange (Scabies), which is transferrable to humans and also Distemper virus which can be fatal for pets.
THE GREY SQUIRREL
These animals can cause endless damage to your home as they like to inhabit lofts and roof spaces. Similar to rodents they will chew through most things they find in these spaces, such as stored items, wires, plastic pipes etc.
They also carry fleas that can be passed to domestic pets and have a bite that could go straight through your finger, for example.
In the garden, they will chew through bird feeders to get to the nuts.
Damage trees by chewing off bark (which can kill small or young trees).
These animals are sweet to look at but can be a serious pest.
This is the time of year they love moving into people's homes.Nice and warm and lots of food. The main type of rat you will encounter is the common brown rat. (Rattus Norvegicus) These rats came to England in ships around the 18th century. They carry several diseases, such as salmonella, Weil's disease and toxoplasmosis. Rats can also cause serious damage to properties, such as gnawing into wires, pipes, timbers and anything they find in there way.
Even rats outside properties are a serious issue. they will infest sheds, garages and eventually find there way inside. Obvious signs of rats are:
droppings, 7-10mm long and rod shaped, Gnawing marks on items, Holes in walls or floors, Possible smear marks by oily fur, Little burrows outside in the ground or under sheds, edges of concrete etc.
MICE (Mus musculus)
Mice can cause extensive damage to property as a result of their gnawing. Mice that are outside are not a problem, unless they come inside or cause damage. They carry fleas and diseases such as Salmonella, Typhoid, Leptospirosis and Weil’s Disease. An adult mouse can give birth to a litter of up to 14 young every 21 DAYS. They like to make nests with soft warm materials they find. Mice do not need to drink if their food contains more than 15% moisture. A mouse can get through a hole the size of a 5p coin. Signs of mice include droppings the size of a grain of rice, holes, gnawed items, smear marks.
Call Michael today your local Emergency Pest Control Technician in Crawley on 01293 974 032 for advice, request a rapid response call out or to see how we can best help you.
Who I work with...
I work with all domestic customers in and around Crawley and RH postcodes, as well as all commercial premises including:
· Landlords, letting agents and estate agents
· Hostels, student accommodation, elderly accommodation and assisted living
· Hotels, B&Bs and all types of tourist accommodation
· Restaurants, pubs and all food preparation and outlets
· Retail units of all kinds
· Sporting complexes and clubs
· Tourist attractions
· Parks and open spaces, including car parks
· Schools, colleges and nurseries
· Local authority work
Think you have a pest problem or issue? Need help? Call me for a quick, responsive pest control service.
Call Michael on 01293 974 032