Pest Control Companies Woods Cross

Problem With Insects, Pests Or Bed Bugs?

You Need Woods Cross Pest Control

Everybody has pests insects or bugs in their home at one time or another in their lives. Some are easier to get rid of than others. Calling in a professional pest control company, generally means you are most likely to find a long lasting solution, rather than simply spraying a little insecticide yourself.

Bees And Wasps Control Services

Wasps nests can be handled easily if they are in the ground. It is simple enough to see where the wasps are entering into the soil. Then you just buy a puffer bottle of powder from the hardware shop, squirt it around the nest entrance and the wasps carry it in. What if the nest is up a tree, or under the roofing system of the house. Do you really wish to be up a ladder being stung by countless upset wasps?

Wasps are attracted to many types of food, they live on protein as well as sugars. Often people believe wasps eat just sweet food, such as fruit, sugary drinks, alcohol and sweets etc, although these foods are attractive to insect activity.

It is common to see them tucking into meat and pretty much anything they can get to. Therefore it is not just a case of removing the sweets from the picnic! The best thing to do if you are being overwhelmed in the garden is to watch them for a while and find where they are coming from, then call in a professional exterminator such as Local Pest Control Woods Cross who will safely and effectively remove the problem.

How To Prevent Ants?

Ants are a pain in many houses. Finding the nest and pouring boiling water onto it might be really satisfying, but it will not eliminate more than a few thousands of the countless ants in the nest.

If you’re worried that you might be at risk from an ant infestation you can put in place some simple ant repellant and ant deterrent measures. The checklist below will help you keep your home or business free from ants, or make sure your infestation doesn’t grow.

Most ants only come into your home to look for food. They are attracted to anything that’s sweet and sticky, which is why you find ants in kitchen cupboards or areas where food is kept.

With that in mind it’s important to not leave temptation in their path. To get rid of ants you must remember to:

  • Clear up – food and liquid spillages immediately. Even the tiniest of crumbs is enough to attract an army of ants to your home! Ants are mostly attracted to sugary treats, sugar granules and crumbs from biscuits, cakes etc.
  • Sweep up – any food crumbs from under your kitchen appliances and units. Ants are always scouting for food sources and it only takes a couple of crumbs for them to notify their friends to come and help!
  • Store your food – keep food in airtight containers or bags and store them away safely in cupboards or refrigerators – not openly. Even refrigerator seals are no problem for ants! Fruit bowls with fermenting fruit should be emptied regularly.
  • If you have a pet – clear up your pet’s left overs straight away. Pet foods are also a food source that will attracts ants to your home. Be sure to clean the bowls after use too.
  • Block off – the entry points for ants by sealing all cracks and crevices around your doors and window frames by the means of silicone or acrylic where necessary. Check for leaks from time to time; ants will do anything to get to that crumb!
  • In the garden – make sure all rubbish bins have tightly sealed lids; ants can easily detect the left overs in your rubbish bins and won’t hesitate to check it out!

Above all, cover any food in storage areas – you don’t know where ants have been walking before they march across your food.

If after going through our checklist you still continue to suffer from ant problems our bespoke ant extermination and control service is designed to combat your Ant infestation issues with the most appropriate and effective control methods.

So call today Local Pest Control Woods Cross to arrange an appointment.

Termite Inspection And Control Woods Cross

Finding termites can be hard, yet locating where they lie is absolutely necessary to choose the right termite eliminator program. The traditional method is to tap on the wood with the back of a screw driver, or to poke holes into the walls or even pull them apart.

Annual termite inspections are essential for early detection of termite activity on any property. It will prevent the potential for large scale damage and expensive repairs. Our termite inspections also assess the conditions that make a property more susceptible to timber pests and ways to minimise the risk of attack. A great majority of homes in Salt Lake City are at risk from termite attack.

We recommend a competent pest inspection at least on an annual basis and in some cases more frequent depending on your risk of termites.

A comprehensive annual termite inspection by Local Pest Control Woods Cross is the best protection against termites. It can detect termite activity and prevent long term damage to your property.

Most of our termite inspectors now have the use of up to the minute infrared termite detection system, which is fast, reliable and does not require any damage to your house.

Your local Pest control company is extremely discreet and can be contacted over the Internet, so your neighbours need not know that you have unwelcome visitors. After all, it’s not the type of thing anybody likes to promote.

For more info call our friendly Wasp Nest Removal Salt Lake City  team on 0808 123456


Ant Pest Control

Bed bugs: the untold horror story

Commercial squirrel repellents depend on scents and flavors repugnant to the pests. You can create your own homemade repellent using a similar method from nontoxic items in the home. Repellents do not prevent all squirrel problems, and some individual squirrels may still brave the area to feast on your flowers or chase off the birds from your feeder. Using the repellent with other tactics, such as exclusion and plant protections, can help minimize the squirrels in your yard.

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Identifying Bed Bugs And Keeping Them At Bay

Professional Pest Control

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are found around the globe wherever humans live. The best way to completely rid your home of bed bugs is to hire a reputable pest control company, but professional treatments can be quite expensive. Many homeowners wish to take care of the pests themselves. There are a few steps you can take to kill bed bugs, but many home remedies simply reduce bed bug numbers and stop the spread of infestation rather than wipe out the entire pest population. Combining various methods will typically give you the best results.

Heat Treatments

Heat treatments can work on small bed bug-infested items. Wash all bedding, pillows, clothing and other machine washable fabrics in hot water. The temperature of the water must reach at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit to work. Allow the items to wash for 30 minutes. Then dry them for 30 minutes on the hottest setting. Place laundered items in a sealed plastic container or bag, and leave them there until the bed bug infestation is under control.

Put things that cannot be cleaned in your washing machine in the dryer, set on the highest temperature setting, and let it run for 20 minutes.


  • Industrial dryers at laundromats reach higher temperatures than home dryers and can handle bulky or large items.

Put things that cannot be washed or tumble dried in black plastic garbage bags and place them in direct sunlight for at least one day.

Steam Treatments

Steam can effectively kill all stages of bed bugs if you use it properly. Rent a commercial steamer rather than use a carpet-cleaning machine, because the latter doesn't reach high enough temperatures to kill the bugs. The surface temperature of an item must fall between 160 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit right after treatment for the bugs to die. Anything lower, and the bed bugs may live. Anything higher, and you risk damaging your possessions. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and safety precautions on the steamer.


    • Choose a steam cleaner that comes with attachments so you can also clean drapes and upholstered furniture.   
    • Use an infrared thermometer to keep an eye on surface temperatures.

Cold Treatments

Placing infested items in a deep freezer might kill the bed bugs, but the temperature needs to remain below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and you must leave the items in the freezer for at least two weeks for the cold treatment to work.

You can freeze many different household items, including:

  • Electronics without LCD panels
  • Clothing and other fabric items
  • Shoes and accessories
  • Newer books
  • Non-electronic toys
  • Pictures
  • Suitcases.

Very cold temperatures can damage some items, however, so don't freeze:

  • Paintings
  • Antique books and old papers
  • Old glass
  • Moisture-sensitive items
  • Cracked wooden objects
  • Items containing liquids or with high moisture content
  • Electronics with LCD panels.

Placing things outside in freezing weather sometimes kills bed bugs, but temperature variations, sunshine and humidity levels affect the level of success.

Alcohol Spray

Treating infested areas with an alcohol-based spray can kill pests with which it makes direct contact. Simply pour undiluted isopropyl alcohol in a handheld spray bottle and apply it where you've spotted the pests.


  • Alcohol can stain or discolor upholstery, fabric and wood surfaces. Test the alcohol on a small, unnoticeable section of an item before treating the entire surface.


  • Spray luggage with alcohol after returning from a trip to kill any bed bugs hiding there.

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Commercial Pesticides

According to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, no pesticides available to homeowners are known to really eradicate bed bugs. However, commercial pesticides might help kill the little buggers if you manage to get the spray or dust into their hiding spots. Use EPA-registered insecticides only, and make sure bed bugs are listed on the manufacturer's label. As always, follow the instructions and safety precautions listed on the label.


    • Never treat your mattress or bedding with insecticides. 
    • Avoid using aerosol foggers, because the products can't penetrate into hiding spaces and they can harm people and pets if used incorrectly. 
    • Never spray or dust people or animals with pesticides.
    • Don't use pesticides labeled for use on other pest insects, such as fleas, because you could cause the pests to disperse and increase the area of infestation.


Vacuum all flooring and furniture, using the appropriate attachments. Place the contents or vacuum bag in a sealed baggie and throw it away outside. The pests can survive being sucked up, so you've got to get the contents out of your house immediately. Although vacuuming won't kill all of the bugs or get the eggs, it gets rid of some of them before you use other treatment methods. Thoroughly clean your vacuum after use.


Because it can be expensive and time-consuming to kill bed bugs, take preventative steps to head off infestations. In most cases, individuals inadvertently bring bed bugs into their homes in infested luggage, furniture or fabric items. Inspect hotel room beds, headboards and sheets before sleeping on them. Inspect your suitcases and travel bags before taking them inside after traveling. If you use them frequently, store luggage in the garage. Examine used household items carefully for signs of bed bugs, particularly secondhand beds and sofas, and take steps to protect your mattress.

A Few Final Words

Many home remedies abound, including those involving vinegar, disinfectants and various medicines and herbs, but those claims have no research to back them up. Unlike other parasitic insects, bed bugs don't actually live on the human body. There's no need to treat yourself with anything, and using insecticides or disinfectants on your skin will undoubtedly do you far more harm than good.

Bedbugs are a growing problem in hotels, apartments and even private homes. Many people assume that bedbugs, like most bugs, infest areas that are filthy, but bedbugs are attracted to skin cells and blood rather than dirt. It is possible for clean homes to have bedbugs. Bedbug bites are itchy and painful, and can trigger an allergic reaction and sickness in some individuals, so getting rid of the bugs should be a top priority. Bug bombs alone are not enough to kill bedbugs because the chemicals may only help for a short while or might not penetrate the areas where bedbugs are hiding, such as inside a mattress.

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