Pest control holiday survival guide
Posted on 19th June 2019 at 17:50
We often see a rise in pest control callouts following the return of holiday makers, and when you consider that in 2017 there were over 72,000,000 overseas trips from the UK then it’s a common occurrence for travellers to come back with more than a tan and some dodgy looking souvenirs.
We have focused on the three main insect species that we think will give you the most trouble, a guide to simple steps that may prevent an pest infestation later on.
The guide covers mosquito’s – not really considered a UK pest but there are serious health issues when travelling abroad due to a virus carried by one of the commonest mosquito species. We obviously talk about bed bugs in the guide as these insects are worldwide and they are adapting at an alarming rate becoming the thing of nightmares. Finally cockroaches are covered on the guide as they will be encountered just about wherever you go but remember there are species of cockroach (even in the UK) that are not associated with dirt and filth
Bed bug eggs on a suitcase
On the subject of cats, if you have a pet that will be going into a commercial kennel or cattery treat the animal for fleas before it goes in. Its advisable to change the chemical formula on flea treatments form time to time as we saw a lot of resistance from fleas last year and with the wetter summer we’re having this year there will be more fleas about.
No matter where you go and when:
Happy holidays :-)
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