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Summer may be commonly perceived as the prime time for pests, but as we head towards the colder temperatures of winter, rats and mice tend to seek the warm cover of indoors. When the weather turns cold, centrally heated homes and the odd scraps of food beckons. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list of rodent control tips for you to follow to help keep your home free from any unwanted lodgers.

We should stress immediately that dealing with rodents, once they’re in your home, is not to be taken lightly. If you’re in any way unsure of what to do, or whether or not you should consult the professionals, we advise you to contact Enviropest. You can call us on 0121 693 6616, or fill out an online contact form.

Do you have a rodent problem?

Firstly, it’s important to know what the signs of a rodent infestation are. Our rodent control page contains a list of tell-tale signs, but we’ll run through some of the clearest giveaways here too:
Teeth marks on recently gnawed wood etc
Scratching noises
Food damage
A specific rodent smell

You can read more about our services on our rodent control page, but we’re more than happy to offer a professional opinion if you’re in any doubt. Again, we would strongly advise you to consult us if you think there may be a chance you’ve got a problem.


Most of our rodent control tips are focused on prevention. For the domestic user there is a limited choice of rodenticides and methods which can be purchased for rodent control due to the potential health and safety risks involved. We therefore recommend professional control in controlling rodent activity, however here are some preventative measures you may wish to consider.

Keep all of your food in a secure, sealed place. Rodents will naturally be drawn to crumbs or exposed foods, so ensure that all of your storage units are completely secure. Remember, even the narrowest of access points is a potential opening for a small rodent (such as any hole or gap the size of your little finger). Grainy foods and fruits are the most attractive of food types for the pests, so pay particular attention to these.

As well as keeping your food secure, you should also ensure that there are no leaks. Rats in particular are drawn to water sources. Be sure to keep your rubbish contained, too, and ensure there isn’t any food waste or litter lying close to your property.

Look at the base of exterior doors; if there are gaps at the bottom of the door, fit some draught excluder strips or metal strips of bristle strip.

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As we’ve said, if you’re in any doubt about whether you have a rodent infestation, we advise that you get in touch with us. Simply browsing our rodent control tips isn’t enough if you have an infestation. Not only will we deal with your current situation, we’ll also put measures in place to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

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Some bird species can cause varying degrees of problems when either roosting or nesting on your property. Their droppings can spread disease and cause damage to a number of surfaces, whilst some species of birds can be extremely disruptive in a number of ways. For example, their loud, noisy calls, their tendency to steal food, and in the case of gulls, their occasional aggressive behaviour towards people all lead to people seeking pest removal solutions.
If for some reason bird spikes, netting, and other forms of bird proofing are not suitable solutions, then consider using birds of prey. Here, Enviropest Control Services Ltd takes a look at how and why the method can be effective.



Birds of prey have put years of evolution to good use, making the most of their speed and flexibility to provide them with exceptional levels of manoeuvrability. These attributes allow birds such as the Harris Hawk to thrive in urban areas, where alternative bird proofing methods might not be viable. They also mean that birds of prey can work effectively indoors, making them a perfect bird deterrent in locations such as plane hangars.


Natural instinct

Just as our birds of prey have built up years of natural instinct, so have the birds you’re seeking to keep away. As a result, the presence of a bird of prey is almost certain to be enough to keep the animals out of a desired area. Once the birds have become aware of a predator’s presence, they will find alternative locations to roost or nest. By introducing the birds of prey through a series of “visits” to an area, the pest birds’ habits will change.


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We have many years of experience in providing areas throughout Birmingham with effective solutions to nuisance birds. Introducing birds of prey to an area has been proven to be an effective bird deterrent, and we understand which kinds of situations that require this method.
If you think our services might be able to help, get in touch by calling the team on 0121 693 6616, or by filling out one of our online contact forms. We look forward to hearing from you.

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With the ongoing bin strike, which may continue for some time, it is apparent not only from the increase in enquiries we are receiving but also from local news items that there is an increase in the numbers of vermin in the proximity of refuse.

There is likely to be even more pest activity, particularly rats as the bags of rubbish increase. What can you do to help alleviate the problem?

It may sound obvious but try to reduce the amount of food waste (rats and flies will readily breed and feed in decaying matter) If you have surplus food from meals freeze it for another day. If there is no alternative to discarding waste food, do not discard loose, pour bleach on the waste food and double bag the waste.

Only buy or cook food that you really need, any unwanted food product (not cooked) take to a food bank or charity organisation.

If rodents have gnawed through your plastic bags, clear up any waste that has spilled out of the bags and double bag the rubbish again.

Inspect the perimeter of your house and any out buildings and ensure it is proofed against rat ingress (wire mesh is best for blocking holes)

Don’t be tempted to buy rat poison and use in a unsafe manner externally, all non targeted species must be protected against rodenticide poisoning.

If you require any advice or help please contact us on 0121 693 6616

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Radio WM contacted us to say they were doing a morning item on the increase of rat activity in Birmingham and the Black Country and wished to go out with one of our technicians. Who best to go out with them than our own Andrew Kirby who never stops talking.

Andrew was able to show them an area where rat activity was particularly heavy in a large shrub area, and right on cue during the interview two rats came out to play in front of the reporter, needless to say he didn’t want to hang about.

We received some positive feedback from the show, well done Andy.



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Spring is officially here! It’s warming up (largely), everything’s turning green, and the evenings are lighter. Great news … unless there’s a wasp nest in your house. Unfortunately, July, August, and September are the most common times for homes to become infested with wasps, bees, and hornets. Thankfully, though, Enviropest are here to offer you expert advice regarding wasp-proofing your home and, if it gets to it, wasp removal options.

Prevention is better than intervention

The first rule of any pest control service is that preventative steps are more effective and long-lasting than responsive ones. Wasp control won’t be necessary if you plan properly, and put in place some simple and easy anti-wasp measures. Frequently emptying your bins and, where possible, covering up any exposed foods are effective ways of reducing the risk of wasp infestations. By keeping your picnics or cakes covered, you minimize the risk of a wasp sending signals to the rest of its hive. Wasp pots can also be very effective ways of keeping the number of wasps around your property as low as possible.

Calling in the experts

Here at Enviropest, we recommend that you seek professional help for your wasp removal services. Doing so keeps you safe, and makes it much more likely that you’ll succeed. Professionals are the experts, after all, and will have performed similar operations time and time again. Don’t leave it to chance.

Why Enviropest?

Now that you’ve decided to seek expert, professional help, you need to know what to look for in a wasp removal or pest control company. Firstly, check out the company’s reviews. If they’re good, then contact them and explain the problem. A good pest control company will be communicative, clear, and helpful when discussing your requirements with you. They should have plenty of experience, and willing to work around your personal needs. Here at Enviropest, we understand the need to prevent your wasps from returning. With that in mind, we implement the necessary preventative steps after we’ve dealt with your initial problem. We have also been dealing with wasp removals since our inception in 1995. Thus, we have experience of servicing a range of clients, from local homeowners to multinational companies.
If you have a problem with wasp infestations, and live near Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, or the surrounding area, then please contact Enviropest on 0121 693 6616. We would be more than happy to discuss your problem with you, and will offer you some initial advice after your first consultation. You can also fill out one of our online contact forms. A member of our expert team will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to hearing from you!

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So, you’ve acquired a new commercial property and it has been left in an unforgiving and even hazardous state. Do you take a deep breath and try and deal with this yourself, or do you bring in professional help? The answer each and every time is to always consult with a professional house clearances company. Below, Enviropest Control Services Ltd considers why customers across Solihull, Birmingham, and Coventry should turn to the experts when it comes to house clearances.

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Due to an increase in the expansion of business, we are looking for a temporary member of staff to help out in pest control duties. This position could lead to a permanent role.

Experience in pest control is essential, a company vehicle is provided with company uniform and PPE. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

Contact Paul Bodfish for further details or send CV to

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From cockroaches to rats, mice, moths, and more, your warm and food-filled house is an inviting prospect to a broad variety of unwelcome visitors. If you are concerned about potential pests and decide to ignore the problem or try to deal with it yourself, the long term consequences could be very costly. Most insurers won’t offer protection against damage from vermin or pests, therefore, the sooner that you pick up on signs of a pest infestation and accordingly consult a professional exterminator, the better chance you have to minimise lasting damage. Below, Enviropest Control Ltd have shared four warnings which indicate that you should be contacting a pest control expert:

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We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year and look forward to a continued excellent working relationship with everyone.

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Pests are a serious problem; from birds to insects, to rodents, pest infestations are common occurrences in both residential homes and commercial properties but are often overlooked in food safety planning procedures. Establishing an effective process for pest control is key, not only to ensure that your business isn’t penalised or even shut down by the Food Standards Agency, but also to look after the health of your family, friends, and customers. In today’s blog, Enviropest reviews the necessity for pest control and prevention as a means of optimum food safety:

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