Pest Proofing

Pest Proofing is sealing points of ingress (entry points) where a pest may make its way into a property.

Pest Proofing is an environmentally friendly way to control pests within an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach and often follows a complete pest control treatment.

What can a property owner do to help prevent a pest infestation…

  • Block entry points.
  • Pests need food and water; denying easy access to these will deter any pests from visiting.
  • Always clear away food waste, including pet food.
  • Ensure all food is stored in glass or metal containers with a secure lid.
  • Lids on bins should fit securely and keep them clean of food waste.
  • Store firewood away from the house.
  • If using bird feeders – position them as far away from the property as possible.
  • Keep bordering foliage around the property to a minimum.
  • Keep your property and garden tidy and in good repair.

If you would like further help or advice, please give us a call.

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How do pests get in to your house...

All properties are susceptible to a pest infestation, no matter how clean or new the property may be. These infestations must be handled professionally as they can risk your family, employees, or customers’ health – potentially exposing them to parasites and disease.

Rodents can be very persistent in their attempts to access a property. Mice can fit through a gap just 1 cm big, and rats are experts at gnawing through a range of materials, making regular access points for themselves and their progeny. Drain networks are particularly vulnerable, with rats exploiting weaknesses in the manholes and pipework even occasionally appearing out of toilets when given the opportunity!

Birds enjoy the shelter of solar panels and actively seek out weaknesses in the structure of a building, particularly during the nesting season. Roosts and surrounding areas can become heavily fouled with guano, cause secondary pest infestations and be noisy. Nesting birds are also implicated in pest infestations, including the notorious biting bird mites. Please be aware nesting birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

To ensure your property is protected from pest intruders, employ a fully trained pest control company such as Landguard Pest Control. We will thoroughly inspect your property, and where ingress points are found, our qualified pest control technician will use the most up-to-date pest-proof materials to help make your home or business a pest-free environment.

Landguard Ltd will…

  • Prevent contamination and disease.
  • Protect investments.
  • Help you meet your legal requirements.
  • Safeguard your reputation.
  • Provide child and pet-friendly solutions
  • Book an appointment time to suit you
  • Employ fully insured and qualified technicians
  • Utilize professional products

Property Management

Landguard offers a range of services to help manage pests in commercial and residential properties.

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