Spiders are not actually insects but arachnids and most spiders found in Britain do not pose the slightest danger to ourselves or our pets.
However, there is one species of spider which is slowly getting a foothold in Britain, and needs to be treated with caution. It is, of course, the false widow.
A cousin of the black widow spider, it is not as dangerous, but nevertheless has been making its presence felt here in northern Europe.
Eradica Pest Control is at present dealing with this particular spider and offers surveys and treatments to deal with this emerging problem.
The number of false widow spiders is increasing in Britain, particularly after one of the warmest Septembers on record.
Britain`s most venomous spider has a rather nasty bite, and though no deaths have been recorded in the UK, its bite has been compared to a wasp sting, with possible allergic reactions in some people.
Also, secondary bacterial infections have been known to result following a bite, and the internet is awash with reports of people needing medical assistance , and in some cases hospitalisation.
Fear of getting bitten and its possible medical consequences is a genuine cause for concern, and a bite can be, at the very least, an extremely painful and upsetting experience.
It is therefore better to err on the side of caution and avoid getting too near or touching these spiders.
So how do I know that I have false widow spiders?
IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE FALSE WIDOW SPIDERS DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM YOURSELF! THEY DO BITE AND YOU ARE UNLIKELY TO KNOW HOW YOU ARE GOING TO REACT TO THE VENOM!
At Eradica Pest Control we want nothing more than to take your pest problem off your hands, so you can concentrate on running your home or your business, safe in the knowledge that your pest issues are being dealt with by professionals.
We offer a fast, efficient service for the treatment of false widow spiders and also cost effective surveys of possible problem areas to put your mind at rest.
We can usually respond the same day or at a convenient time to suit you. We use industry strength chemicals to kill off the spiders, and we will leave you a treatment report explaining what we have done, the chemicals used, and a safety sheet outlining what you should do to ensure you and your pets are safe from being bitten.
Here at Eradica Pest Control we have had a lot of experience dealing with business premises and we can help you keep your reputation intact and your food ratings up.
Bedbugs can be a big problem in business premises offering accomodation, such as hotels, guest houses and care homes.The constant traffic and changeover of people can introduce this pest into the premises, and is one of the most difficult to eradicate. Although the name suggests they may be found in bedding, they can also be transported in suitcases, belongings, furniture and almost anything that can give them a dark, hidden space to reside during the hours of daylight.
We can deliver effective solutions to your insect problems, as one-off treatments, or for peace of mind and on-going pest control, they can be incorporated into a pest control contract.
We offer three levels of service contract, tailored to suit your requirements, and we pride ourselves on our personal and professional level of service.
For flying insects, we can also supply, fit and service various types of electronic fly killing units according to your requirements and also fly screening to windows and doors.
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR BUSINESS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.
Click on the above photos or names of our most common pests for more information on what we can do for you. Don`t worry if you can`t identify your pest from the above. We deal with a wide range of pests, from the most common to the unusual, so contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to discuss your pest issue.
Biting insects are perhaps the most disliked of pest category as they include parasitic insects such as fleas and bedbugs, which have a direct effect upon us in the form of inflamed, irritating bites. The fact that we may not immediately see them only adds to the distaste and fear of these pests. Simple precautionary measures such as regular cleaning, flea treatments for pets, visually checking round accommodation for bedbugs when travelling, and thoroughly examining second-hand purchases, are all methods that can be employed to keep biting insects out of homes and businesses.
SPECIES WE DEAL WITH INCLUDE :
Owning a pet is one of life`s pleasures, but with it can come a few unwanted freeloaders that bring misery to pets and owners alike.
Fleas are parasites that feed on the blood of a wide variety of warm blooded vertebrates, ourselves included, resulting in irritable and painful spots, which can become inflamed and infected. They are also vectors of a number of viral and bacterial diseases.
Here at Eradica Pest Control we can treat your property to eradicate fleas in furnishings, carpets, and other floor surfaces, so that, together with recommended professional strength flea treatments for your pets, your flea problem can be controlled.
If you have a cat or dog they may well
be troubled with fleas. Tell-tale signs
include finding the parasites or their
black faecal dirt in your pet`s fur or
observing your pet furiously scratching.
Before our arrival, we will ask you to vacuum all the carpets in the house, then TAKE THE VACUUM CLEANER OUTSIDE & EMPTY IT. We will also require you to remove any light items from the floor.
We will ask you to treat your pet with a flea treatment, preferably veterinary approved and to wash the pet bedding.
We can then treat all the relevant areas of your house with a residual insecticide. You will notice the benefits of the treatment almost immediately, although it is likely to take a number of days for complete eradication as the chemicals used treat the adult fleas, not the eggs, so we have to allow time for the fleas to hatch out. Therefore, following the treatment, it is imperative that you DO NOT vacuum for AT LEAST TEN DAYS. There is no need to move furniture as fleas do not tend to congregate underneath.
YOUR BUSINESS REPUTATION CAN BE PROTECTED
The mere mention of Bedbugs is enough to cause a shudder in even the most hardened individual. Like fleas, they are a blood-feeding parasite, but unlike fleas, lack of pets does not protect you from encountering this problem. Hotels, schools, guest houses, cinemas, public transport and care homes are just a few places where bedbugs can be found, picked up and taken home, in fact anywhere where there is a turnover of people.
Nocturnal, they come out to feed at night, having hidden away during the day, usually close to where their host sleeps. This tends to be the bedroom, their hiding places being anywhere from the seams in mattresses, to skirting boards, crevices, in photo frames and clocks or other ornaments.
They are prolific breeders, notoriously difficult to eradicate and require the specialist knowledge and professional chemicals used by experienced pest controllers in order to deal with the problem.
What can begin as one female, can quickly escalate into a serious infestation in a matter of months.
Courtesy of Killgerm Chemicals
So how do I know that I have Bedbugs?
IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU HAVE BEDBUGS, DO NOT DELAY.
CALL US AND WE WILL ACT TO ERADICATE YOUR PROBLEM.
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If you are not sure whether we cover your location please contact us to see if we can help you.
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