Atherton Pest Issues

I’m often called out to Atherton and the surrounding area’s to deal with many different types of pest problems. Although Atherton is within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, it has historically been part of Lancashire. With a population of around 20,000 people, Atherton is of course going to suffer from its own pest problems, many pest problems arise in areas where there is a lot of waste food usually around fast food outlets and overflowing bins. I have dealt with all kinds of different pest control issues in Atherton, some of the services that I have provided in Atherton i have listed below:

  • Atherton Pest ControlWasps nests
  • Bee Swarms
  • Ant problems in Domestic and Business locations
  • Feral pidgeon control in warehouses and stores
  • Loft noises and bad smells
  • Bird proofing
  • Rats and Mice control
  • General bird proofing

Mice in Atherton

This year, 2012/2013 seems for some reason or another to have been a good breeding year for rodents, especially mice (or a bad year if they are within your house!) and Atherton, along with nearby Leigh seems to be affected by these rodent problems more than other areas within the Northwest. I cannot attribute it to any particular reason, but at times I have found myself visiting more and more domestic properties in the Atherton and Leigh areas to solve their pest problem and advise on proofing homes against future pest infestations. In one home in Atherton I caught 27 mice within a single week. I offer pest control solutions on a call out basis, or on a yearly or monthly rolling contract for business to keep your premises pest free and
For all your Pest Control in Atherton needs, from pest removal, future proofing or just some pest control advise please call Ian on 07821 318954
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Take a look at some of the common pests and the problems that they cause that I have been contracted to control throughout Atherton in the past.

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Moles can be an expensive pest to deal with in the agricultural environment, I pride myself on my ability to tackle mole control over large areas. My methods combined with my experience, enable me to deal with mole problems in such an efficient way that I am one of the cheapest traditional mole catchers operating in Lancashire and the North West.

Throughout history wherever and whenever man has made his home he has also very quickly found himself to have unwelcome lodgers in the form of rodents, mainly rats and mice. The reasons for controlling rodents generally fall into 2 categories-

Protection of health and the prevention of disease.

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