A J Pest Control offers Hitchin exemplary and tailored pest control services for commercial, domestic and agricultural pest problems. Our pest control technicians have years of senior technician experience, certified by the National Pest Technician Association, perfectly adept at tackling bed bugs, wasp nest removal, bird control, fumigation, extermination and provide in-depth knowledge on how to get rid of mice and rats. We wholly understand the need for the discrete treatment of pest problems, so our services for pest control in Hitchin offer a professional, efficient and low profile service to domestic and commercial customers in Hitchin.
Here at A J pest control, we pride ourselves on being able to remove and prevent the return of all sorts of pests in and around Hitchin.
Bed bugs can infest your Hitchin homes and workplaces and the embarrassment of having an infestation of either can be very traumatic. As for rats and mice, although domestic ones can be kept as pets, wild mice can carry ticks and fleas; and wild rats carry diseases and infections that can be passed to humans. Wasp nest removal and bee pest control is a common pest control service that we offer in Hitchin as is bird control. Although having birds in your garden is often enjoyable, there are some birds that can become pests primarily due to the damage they can cause to property and their droppings they leave behind. A J Pest Control's treatment of woodworm also helps prevent structural issues in your Hitchin property.
Honey bee swarms occur in both towns and the Hitchin countryside when bees are looking for a home new due to overcrowding, persistent disturbance by humans or animals or lack of food or water. Bee swarms do not always need bee removal and are not aggressive. However, bee swarms can be a health risk to those with allergies. Whilst they normally establish hives in shrubs or tree cavities, bee swarms can also set up their new home within voids in buildings such as chimneys and can risk damage to Hitchin properties. This is when professional bee removal or bee pest control is required.
Honey bees and their bee swarms are critical for pollinating approximately 90% of our global crops and therefore crucial to our survival. AJ Pest Control are very mindful when it comes to dealing with bee swarms and bee pest control in Hitchin. There are legal requirements and rigorous procedures to follow when treating bees and bee swarms. AJ Pest Control work very closely with professional Hitchin beekeepers and consider all options before any bee removal or treatment is carried out.
Wasps create their nests in sheltered spots in the Hitchin countryside such as hollow trees, disused mouse holes, garages or sheds. Detecting wasp nests in your Hitchin property can be difficult as they can build their home in inaccessible wall cavities or loft eaves. Swarming wasps too near your home can be unsettling for you and your family. Wasps near your Hitchin business can be unattractive to customers and are a potential public safety hazard. You have a duty to protect your customers and staff and so wasp nest removal may be the answer. Disturbed nests can be aggressive and wasp nest removal should only be carried out by an experienced professional.
Although they can be a nuisance, wasps can be beneficial as they feed their young with caterpillars and other insects that may be pests in Hitchin gardens. Wasp treatment and wasp nest removal should only be carried out if they pose a risk to public health and safety. Dealing with a wasp nest removal can be an unsettling or distressing experience but AJ Pest Control is fully equipped and experienced to handle the situation across Hitchin. We will ensure that your wasp nest removal, or nests, are dealt with efficiently and effectively.
Bird proofing solar panels, windows, roofs and other areas of your property is a way to deter birds and an effective preventative measure for bird control in Hitchin. Birds can become a serious nuisance and AJ Pest & Bird Control in HItchin carry out a lot of bird proofing to homes and business premises including bird proofing solar panels, roofs, gutters, ledges and windows. Our technicians inspect your property and provide a plan to clean, sanitise and proof the area leaving it clean, safe and reducing the risk of the spread of disease as well as physical damage to your Hitchin property.
When dealing with pest birds, bird control legislation and UK law must be followed and The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states that all wild birds, their nests and eggs are protected. AJ Pest & Bird Control Hitchin will inspect these situations for you and are authorised to carry out bird control measures when necessary. Certified by the National Pest Technician Association (NPTA), our Hitchin technicians use their expertise to install systems such as nets, bird spikes or wire systems to prevent birds from perching, fouling and nesting on windows, ledges, gutters, roofs of your Hitchin property and as an effective means of bird proofing solar panels.
Wood boring beetles tunnel into timbers, floorboards, joists, furniture, wooden tools and woodwork, laying their eggs in cracks and crevices and can require woodworm treatment. Their larvae hatch and burrow into the woodwork of your Hitchin property which results in the need for woodworm treatment. This is because the tunnels and holes in the timber result in cosmetic damage and weaken structural load-bearing wood that could give way and cause injuries.
Our experienced surveyors carry out a detailed inspection of your Hitchin home or property to determine the degree of woodworm and recommend the most suitable course of woodworm treatment. No people or pets should be in the rooms of the Hitchin property during treatment and for a few hours after, but the woodworm treatment is odourless when dry and only one course of treatment is required. Our woodworm treatment is highly effective and carries a thirty year guarantee. The woodworm treatment remains in the layers of the wood and holes to prevent further infestations of your Hitchin property, any eggs and emerging adult beetles will die, breaking the woodworm life cycle.
Having no trouble finding a nesting spot in Hitchin properties, pest control for ants can require a professional. Ants prefer humid, dark places to build their nests such as cracks in walls, under floors and under foundations, they build complicated nests, usually outdoors, where they store food and ant larvae develop. However, these nests can be built inside and can require pest control for ants in Hitchin. Attracted to open food sources, ants typically look for sugar, starches, meats, fats and pet food. They don't go after sealed goods, they eat left out or spilt food or carcasses of other insects.
Ants can damage electric cables or wires of appliances, which on occasion can result in phone and computer networks damage, powercuts or cause fire but professional pest control for ants in Hitchin can eliminate these risks. Numerous occurrences of ant infestations in your Hitchin property requires professional pest control for ants. If ants continue to return, even after multiple home treatments, get in touch with AJ Pest Control. As licensed professionals, we can investigate the issue and recommend the best form of treatment for pest control for ants in Hitchin. We will also provide advice for preventing ant infestations and the need for professional pest control for ants in the future.
Mice have been known to spread diseases, such as salmonella and listeria, to humans through their droppings, urine and bedding and an infestation can require mice pest control in Hitchin to prevent these health hazards. Proofing Hitchin properties from mice can be difficult as they gain access through gaps as small as 1cm where they look for food and somewhere to build their nests. Without adequate mice pest control, they can then go on to gnaw packaging, woodwork, electric cables, water and gas pipes put your Hitchin property at risk of structural damage, electrical fires and floods. However, regular maintenance of properties and bringing in professional mice pest control in Hitchin when required can keep them at bay.
Mice pose health risks to customers and staff of Hitchin businesses. Not only transmitting foodborne illness such as salmonella but also risk triggering allergies of workers and clients and incase of infestation, professional mice pest control is required. Hitchin business owners who don’t have adequate mice pest control management procedures in place may be issued enforcement notices by Environmental Health Officers or General Enforcement Officers. If not adhered to, this can lead to fines and even a criminal record. Therefore, mice pest control, prevention and rapid removal in case of an infestation is always key.
Rats can create health risks as they carry many diseases that can spread to humans and damage Hitchin homes and businesses as they are capable of chewing through concrete, brick and even ½-inch thick sheet metal. This can cause damage to properties, including structural damage, floods from gnawed pipes and electrical fires from chewed wires. Business owners also have a legal obligation under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep their premises free from rodents; a rat problem can significantly impact a Hitchin company's reputation, is not good for business and professional rat pest control in Hitchin will be required.
Prevent the need for rat pest control in Hitchin by keeping outdoor areas tidy (to prevent nesting sites), cover any food sources such as compost heaps and bins, and seal any gaps to your property such as those under sheds or around pipes. Taking on rat pest control yourself can be a real struggle for anyone untrained. Rat pest control in Hitchin is ideally carried out by a professional like AJ Pest Control as we are fully trained to identify the type of pests as well as prevent future infestations and issues. Fully qualified by the NPTA (the National Pest Technicians Association) Our technicians are trained, qualified and hold all the correct insurances to carry out any rat pest control in your Hitchin home or business.
Gnawing squirrels risk damage to your Hitchin property, become aggressive if you try to remove them and require professional squirrel pest control. Squirrel pest control professionals can provide the best advice for discouraging squirrels from your Hitchin home or business, but their are few things you can consider. Reduce access, such as trimming back any tree branches that hang near your Hitchin property and moving other forms of bridges such as washing lines or cables if possible. Seal or fill any gaps into your Hitchin property, since squirrels are able to fit through holes as small as just 2 inches wide.
You can also deter them and prevent the need for squirrel pest control by replacing accessible food around your Hitchin property such as bird seeds with squirrel proof bird feeders, or even devices such as motion-activated lights, noise or ultrasonic sound. Bear in mind that these methods may affect your pets, so discuss your options with squirrel pest control professionals in this case.
Before trying to deal with squirrel pest control yourself, get in touch with a professional since there are laws surrounding their treatment. Red squirrels are a protected species and it is illegal to destroy or damage their shelter, which may reside in your Hitchin property. Grey squirrels can be trapped if required, but it's illegal to release them back into the wild and will need to be humanely destroyed.
Once fleas have taken hold of your pets and household soft furnishings, it’s very difficult to get rid of them and their eggs without specialist flea pest control treatment since they're able to live for months in Hitchin homes and business premises without food. Even though a Hitchin home or business that isn’t cleaned or vacuumed might be more likely to provide a better environment for fleas to thrive, it can be a common misconception that fleas are associated with dirty environments. Clean environments can also require professional flea pest control in Hitchin as they'll search for a warm-blooded host anywhere.
Although fleas don't necessarily pose a direct health risk, flea bites may cause intense itching and to both humans and pets, discomfort, skin complaints, allergic reactions, can give your cat or dog tapeworms and other diseases and in rare cases cause anemia in your pets. One of the first signs that you need flea pest control could be that pets are constantly scratching, biting or licking themselves or spotting flea droppings in their coat. Bites on members of your household, usually around legs and ankles, on your arms and spotting them jumping on soft furnishings will also be a sign of needing flea pest control in Hitchin.
A female flea can produce more than 25 eggs a day once on a host, these eggs can develop into an adult flea in only 14 days, allowing them to spread quickly and the need for professional flea pest control in Hitchin more likely. In the UK, fleas are more common during summer time as their optimum temperatures are between 21-29⁰C. However, prevention is better than cure, treat your pets for fleas regularly and only give your pet treatments that have been recommended for them by your vet in Hitchin.
On both domestic and agricultural Hitchin land, rabbits can cause damage to erosion-prone soil, compete with native fauna for food and habitat and livestock for pasture, as well as decimate acres of crops such as maize, barley and wheat due to their substantial breeding rate. As part of Section One of the Pests Act 1954, every Hitchin land owner is responsible for controlling wild rabbits on their land either by themselves, by hiring rabbit pest control professionals or have an ongoing obligation for taking steps to prevent rabbits from causing damage to nearby crops by putting up fencing for example. Some wildlife habitats and species can depend on rabbit grazing, so wildlife interests should also be considered when deciding on the type of fencing used in order to carry out rabbit pest control in Hitchin.
Other ways to prevent the need for rabbit pest control include making your land or garden in Hitchin less inviting, managing areas that provide cover from predators such as tall grasses, low-growing shrubs, in brush piles as well as blocking access points under sheds and porches. On your land in Hitchin, collars around the trunk of young trees to can also help prevent damage from rabbits as does adding a fence around any vegetable gardens. Other options include the use of scare tactics to prevent rabbits coming onto your Hitchin land and the eventual need for rabbit pest control, including scarecrows, owls and snakes, aluminium pie pans as well as ultrasonic devices - although these tactics and their effectiveness as a rabbit pest control prevention will wear off at some point as rabbits get used to them.
Cockroaches look for food and water, moving from drains and sewers into Hitchin homes and buildings where they contaminate anything they come into contact with including food, utensils, and preparation surfaces, leaving faeces along the way and can cause food poisoning posing a direct health risk to humans. Even though all Hitchin businesses are in danger from cockroaches, companies that are highly regulated and handle food and drink might face an increased risk from exposure to cockroaches. Hitchin businesses found to have a cockroach pest control problem could also face fines, with repeat issues at risk of facing legal action. Environmental Health Officers can issue enforcement notices to company owners for businesses in Hitchin that don't have sufficient cockroach pest control management procedures in place.
Cockroaches will be usually be found in inaccessible, dark and sheltered spaces, close to water and food, they cannot survive for more than a few days without water but can survive for several months without food and feed on almost anything, including faecal matter, rubbish and even other cockroaches particularly in kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms of Hitchin properties. Cockroaches are nocturnal so it's unlikely you'll see them during the day, however, other signs of their presence include droppings, egg cases, shed skins, damage to food and packaging and an unpleasant smell in your Hitchin property.
Infestations will usually require professional cockroach pest control because they are hard-wired to survive since they're adaptable, highly mobile, breed quickly and can become resistant to pesticides making cockroach pest control a difficult task for an untrained property owner in Hitchin. However, preventing the need for professional cockroach pest control can help through keeping all food preparation areas clean and tidy, not leaving liquids in such as sinks or buckets of water and repairing leaks or sealing gaps where cockroaches could enter into your Hitchin home or business.
Our pest control services utilise a range of environmentally green solutions using traditional methods of trapping for moles as well as ferreting for rabbits. With offices only a stone’s throw away from Hitchin, our pest control services have years of experience in providing quality pest control treatment. Whatever your pest control problem, you can rely on A J Pest Control to offer a professional and environmentally conscious service to suit our customer needs in Hitchin.
A J Pest Control offers leading domestic services for pest control in Hitchin, supplying pest fumigation services, ensuring every part of your premises is covered. Based on their knowledge os pest behaviour, breeding patterns and infestiation return rates, A J Pest Control employ impeccable pest control treatments and prevention plans, ensuring all of your domestic pest problems in Hitchin are dealt with safely and efficiently.
We fully understand the importance of acting discreetly to ensure your pest problems are mitigated in commercial Hitchin buildings, particularly with businesses which are subject to tight Health and Safety regulation, such as food production facilities and commercial kitchens, and businesses in public view such as office premises and the retail sector. Any commercial premises is prone to pest problems, but rest assured that whatever the nature of your business, A J Pest Control will ensure that your commercial pest control problems will be dealt with professional and discreetly.
Whether your Hitchin business premises are restaurants, butchers, meat whole salers, farms, shops, schools, hospitals, airports, horse yards or stables, A J Pest Control can offer services such as bird control (including netting, deterrants, proofing, clean up or removal), bird control for solar panels as well as rodent prevention programs.
As well as working towards the BRC standard and accreditations ISO 9001-2015, ISO 9001-2004 and ISO 22716-2007, A J Pest Control also support the CRRU, working along side field biologists and entomologists to provide in depth assessments and solutions. Inspections, proofing and cleaning can also be provided to make sure we are giving you the best possible commercial service for pest control in Hitchin.
A J Pest Control also provides Hitchin with proofing against a wide range of agricultural pests, such as mice, rats, grain store pests, flies and birds. From one off treatments to annual contracts, we provide rodent monitoring in and around Hitchin farm buildings, carrying out routine pest inspections and treatments to provide Hitchin agricultural establishments with the assurance that pest problems are controlled quickly whilst working towards the BRC standard.
A J Pest Control also offers Preventative Pest Control measures designed to adequately prevent pest infestations such as fleas, ants, bed bugs, mice, rats and bird control. We mitigate pest and disease risks to reduce the risk of contamination and damage to Hitchin buildings.
With a Research team coupled with unmatched technical expertise, A J Pest Control provides services bestowed with extensive knowledge of high-end pest control competencies. We deliver unrivalled Hitchin pest control services, perfectly created to offer an efficient and low profile solution to pest control problems
Our Service Technicians work within Health and Safety regulations to carry out procedures for pest control in Hitchin to the highest standard, continually aiming to enhance our Health and Safety track record. We are committed to ensure our pest control service provides Hitchin with the leading service for your pest problems, from bed bugs to mousetraps, from extermination to fumigation, from bird control to ant killer and from insecticide to woodworm treatment.
A J Pest Control are committed to continuing the fight against the coronavirus, providing deep cleaning services and decontamination to the highest level and efficiency. Delivering a professional and fast response, to your property in Hitchin, our experienced operatives are fully compliant with coronavirus cleaning protocol.
We are experts in making your Hitchin home, business or public environment safe for returning families, colleagues and the public and are committed to coronavirus prevention procedures whilst carrying out our deep cleaning services. Whether your environment is required to be decontaminated following suspected coronavirus cases or for peace of mind of visitors, our fully trained technicians arrive at your Hitchin premises wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your benefit as well as their own, all to avoid cross contamination. Our service experts work to above and beyond HS Direct Health & Safety standards and regulations in order to provide the best standard of deep cleaning. They assess your situation, employ prevention and treatment plans to fully assist with coronavirus prevention, containment and control.
Our deep cleaning services and coronavirus prevention techniques highlight areas, objects and especially key touch point areas in your property, such as door handles, light switches and kitchen surfaces. They are professionally and meticulously disinfected in order to avoid cross contamination and reduce the risk of the virus spreading further.
Using our disinfectant and effective techniques during our deep cleaning services, our high level cleaning agent efficiently eradicates viruses, bacteria and spores on surfaces up to 99.9999%. Its non-corrosive properties allow us to use it without damaging sensitive surfaces. Our disinfectant has a non-residual organoleptic effect on food and low toxicity so its suited for use in Hitchin homes, shops, schools, gyms, restaurants and all other workplaces where there is a risk of cross contamination. Our cleaner maintains efficacy in heavy organic soiling, blood and proteins and is effective in the soft and hard water areas of Hitchin. Our cleaning agent has no reported resistance and once applied, our disinfectant also creates a reactive barrier to provide protection between and after cleans, and helps in coronavirus prevention through cross contamination.