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Fencing Services in Norwich

13 Sep

Just finished another project with our affiliate company installing fencing at the Norwich research park. We also do rabbit fencing, post and rail systems.  Contact us on telephone : 01953 603390

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Pest control Bury st Edmunds

9 May

If you need Pest control in Bury st Edmunds please remember Abate Pest Management. We have skilled and insured technicians in the area working on a number of contract customers with Bird control, Insect control and Rodent control for rats and mice.

Please take a look at our website to see how we can help you now or in the future.

Bird Proofing

Abate names Star Throwers as our Charity of the Year – Can you help?

29 Apr

Star Throwers

We are delighted to name Star Throwers as our charity of the year. Star Throwers is a cancer support charity based in Wymondham, which provides advice and support to people affected by cancer.

Can you help me kick off our fundraising?

You may know that Abate is on the online business directory that raises money for charities. It really helps my business and I love it as 50% of my subscription is given to the charity that I choose to support.

So this is how you can help me.

Any business can join the directory for just £30 plus vat for a full year. For every business that joins the directory in support of Star Throwers, they will receive £15 and the business will get a great online directory listing and marketing platform. A simple way to promote your business and improve your search engine rankings.

Just 20 businesses would raise £300 for Star Throwers.

Follow this link to get started and just click SUPPORT THIS CHARITY.

If you have any questions or need any help please let me know.

I really appreciate your support in helping me on my fundraising journey.

Abate Pest Management all pass RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

27 Apr




We are delighted to inform you that all six of the Abate Pest Management team has recently passed the RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

The qualification is designed to provide an understanding of public health pests and their management. It fulfils the legal requirement relating to the training of pest control technicians as set out in the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
The syllabus covers the management of rodents, non-rodent mammals, birds and invertebrates, health and safety and accident prevention, legislation and customer care. Both theoretical and practical aspects of pest management are covered in this qualification, which includes two units devoted to pest management techniques.

If you would like a free site survey and quotation for pest control in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire, please contact us on 01953 603390.


Breaking News….and the winner is……‘Mr Morpheus’

23 Apr

Following the arrival of our new Abate mascot the other week, we ran a competition to give him a name. We had an incredible 387 names! Many of these came from the Norwich Spring Fling that was attended by 5300 people, but other names came from Facebook and local schools.

Meet ‘Mr Morpheus’ which was the name chosen by Adam Clarke from Norwich who won an Argos voucher. We picked Mr Morpheus, not because he was the God of Dreams, maybe because he had a thousand brothers, but mainly because Morpheus, from the Matrix film was known to be a truly inspirational leader and influential teacher to many people, and we hope that our Mr Morpheus will help many people in years to come. Well done Adam your voucher is in the post.

abate rat

Also at the Spring Fling we had a draw to win a Blackberry phone, this was won by Rebecca Ludman who lives near Dereham.

If you would like to ask Mr Morpheus a question about Pest Control, then please send it to

Please visit our pest control website by clicking here.

Ian Parkinson celebrates 10 years of service with Abate Pest Management

11 Apr

Congratulations to Ian Parkinson our Service Manager who tomorrow  celebrates 10 years service with Abate Pest Management.

Tomorrow Ian Parkinson our service manager will have worked for Abate Pest Management for 10 years. Ian started out as a technician and has helped develop and grow Abate to where it is today.

He is not only the Service Manager but also helps out with the day-to-day office operations, to help sustain the smoothness of our business.

Ian helps train new members of staff and also helps out on field survey inspections, new client set ups and bird proofing installations and hopefully Ian  will help to continue grow Abate to become a regionally and eventually nationally recognised pest control company.

Well done Ian!


Ian in Kings Lynn Ian in Wells Next the Sea Ian in Wells Next the Sea house clearance Ian Parkinson



Come and see us on Wednesday 9th April at the Spring Fling Norfolk Showground, Norwich.

6 Apr

Come and see us on Wednesday 9th April at the Spring Fling Norfolk Showground, Norwich.


We will be at the Spring Fling, Norfolk Showground in Norwich next Wednesday. We are going to have a magical display of pest control!

Meet our lifesize rat mascot where we will be looking to give him his permanent name, so everyone can take part in a fun competition.

Get your face painted, take pictures of you being a pest!!!, look under the microscope of the insect world and of course our magical surprise.

Visit this website for tickets.


Come and see us at the Spring Fling in Norwich 9th April

16 Feb

Spring Fling Norfolk Showground Wednesday 9th April 2014

Visit the Spring Fling for a fun filled, educational day out in the Easter Holidays to learn more about food, farming and the countryside.

We will have a magical display of pest control. Meet our life size rat mascot where we will be looking to give him his permanent name. Get your face painted, take pictures of you being a pest!!!, look under the microscope of the insect world and of course our magical surprise.

abate rat

There will be lots to see and do, with over 70 interactive stands and a variety of animals including cows, goats, owls, ponies and of course the dancing sheep in The Sheep Show! Take a journey around the Showground on our tractor rides and visit the Countryside Area to watch sheep dog demonstrations, sit on a vintage tractor and see birds of prey.

You can book your tickets in advance at



Happy New Year

1 Jan

Happy New Year

An English Country Garden

26 Jun

How many insects come and go
In a English country garden?
We’ll tell you now of some that I know
Those we miss you’ll surely pardon
Fireflies, moths, gnats and bees
Spiders climbing in the trees
Butterflies drift in the gentle breeze
There are snake, ants that sting
And other creepy things
In an English country garden.

We’ll tell you now…. there are some nasty things lurking in your garden.

Black fly and Greenfly

Black flies and Greenflies are sap-feeding insects, about 1-7mm long, who infest plants, especially on the shoot tips, flower buds and the underside of younger leaves. Aphid damage can result in stunted growth with curled or distorted leaves. Some aphids can transmit plant virus diseases when they move from one plant to another. Whitefly look similar to aphids but these small moths tend to fly when disturbed.
Aphids have many natural enemies, including ladybirds, hoverfly larvae, lacewing larvae and several parasitic wasps. Some of these are available for biological control on aphids in glasshouses.

Carrot fly

The carrot fly is a pest of gardens and farms, and mainly affects the crop of carrots, but can also attack parsnips, parsley, celeriac and celery. It is a member of the family Psilidae.

There are also similar flies which affect brassicas and onions. This causes rusty brown scars in the roots of carrots, making them unpalatable, and prone to secondary rot?
Slender creamy yellow maggots up to 9mm long can be found in tunnels, when the roots are cut through. The maggots are the larvae of the carrot fly.

Slugs & Snails

Slugs and snail target a wide range of vegetables; this will often damage seedlings and soft growths. Slugs are active throughout the year, unlike snails, which remain dormant during autumn and winter. Reproduction occurs mainly in autumn and spring, when clusters of round, yellowish-white eggs can be found under logs, stones and pots.
Slugs are so numerous in gardens that some damage is to be expected.

Potato slug damage

Holes in potato tubers and other root vegetables are caused by several pests but the worst of these is the slug. They make round holes in the skin, but much more extensive cavities inside the tubers.


Vine weevil larvae are plump, white, legless grubs up to 10mm long with pale brown heads.
They feed on roots and also bore into tubers and succulent stem bases. Firstly causing wilting, this is then followed by the death of the plant. In a vegetable garden they are more than likely to attack plants such as: strawberries or plants growing in pots.
The adult beetles feed only on the foliage so causing less damage.

Tend to leave holes of different sizes on the outer leaves of your plants. They tend to target common brassicases such as cabbages and radishes.

There are some main candidates’ for this:
· Large cabbage white butterfly (Pieris brassicae) yellow and black caterpillars.
· Small cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae ) velvety green caterpillars with a pale yellow stripe.
· Cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae – large caterpillars with colouring ranging from green to brown.

Even the ‘Tomato’ doesn’t escape from pests.

Tomatoes are very proned to attack by variety of insect pests from the time plants first emerge in the seed bed until harvest.
Aphids, flea beetles, leafminers, and spider mites threaten young plant-bed tomatoes. In the field, flea beetles, aphids, leafminers, stink bugs, and fruitworms cause minimal damage to the foliage. However, severe damage may result either from their feeding on the fruit or by spreading certain diseases.

Tomatoes in greenhouses have many of the same pests as field tomatoes. Tiny pests such as aphids, whiteflies, leafminers, and spider mites are more likely to infest greenhouse crops than beetles, grubs, or caterpillars. Occasionally moths enter through holes in screens or fans and lay eggs in the greenhouse. Even in screened greenhouses, armyworms, fruitworms, and loopers may be brought into the greenhouses on plants.


Pests that mine leaves or bore into fruits and/or buds

Tomato fruitworm – Early instars: cream colored or yellowish-green with few markings; later instars: green, reddish, or brown with pale stripes and scattered black spots; moderately hairy; up to 44 mm long; 3 pairs of legs, 5 pairs of prolegs; holes are chewed in fruits and buds

Tobacco budworm – This caterpillar is similar to the tomato fruitworm except mature worms are somewhat smaller and slightly more slender than tomato fruitworms; in addition, the microscopic spines on the skin of tobacco budworms are more slender, longer, and occur closer to the setae (hairs)

Tomato pinworm – Young yellowish-gray larva only a few millimeters long, making blotch mines in leaves; older yellow, green, or gray, purple-spotted larva up to 8 mm long, folding leaves and webbing them together, or boring into stems, buds, and fruit; fruits with pinholes and discolored blotches

Vegetable leafminer – Colorless to bright yellow maggot, up to 3 mm long, with pointed head; makes serpentine mines in leaves; each mine slightly enlarged at one end



Black Fly

Black Fly

Carrot Fly

Carrot Fly



Spider Mite






Firethorn Leaf Miner

Firethorn Leaf Miner