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Squirrels: pests or cute wildlife?

26 Aug

Keeping rodents under control is vitally important in any commercial or domestic premises. While we all appreciate the problems rats and mice can cause, many people are less aware that squirrels can cause significant damage and health problems if they get into buildings.

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Squirrels may enter buildings looking for food and shelter and when this happens they can cause a great amount of damage to products and to the fabric and structure of buildings. In rare cases, they can also pose a health hazard to humans. They particularly like loft areas in commercial and domestic buildings where they chew through wires, make a lot of noise, set off alarms and build nests out of the loft insulation.

It is important to call in the professionals to deal with any squirrel problems. It is against the law to release a Grey Squirrel into the wild so a professional approach is always advised. Red Squirrels are protected under the Wildlife and Conservation Act 1981 so it is important that managing wildlife such as squirrels should be left to the professionals. Not only can we ensure the current problem is eradicated meeting all legal guidelines and protections we can also ensure that all possible measures are taken to avoid a repeat of the problem occurring in the future.

Our team has been helping Cambridge County Council sort out a squirrel problem they have recently had in one of their care buildings. The squirrels had been nesting in the roof, using the loft insulation material and chewing through cables. We removed the nests, created and installed a bespoke metal mesh to fit onto all the guttering to prevent re-infestation.

We have a range of live cage traps, baits and proofing methods we can employ. Not only can we sort out the problem with the existing squirrels we can ensure your premises is effectively proofed against the pests returning and gaining access. We will check any traps on a daily basis and will check for entry points to ensure the squirrels are not able to get back into the premises.

Abate Pest Management is an ISO registered company which means we can meet the administrative demands of large businesses including an advanced service for food grade premises, packaging and pharmaceuticals that meet Soil Association, BRC and TFMS specifications.

If you would like help or advice with a squirrel problem in your home or business, contact the Abate team on 0800 9809797. We have a range of traps, baits and proofing measures we can use. Alternatively, visit our website.

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Drone technology for pest control

27 Jun

Proud to be one of only a few companies in the region to be using drone technology to service high rise buildings.

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Over the past few months we have seen a significant increase in the number of call outs to install bird proofing products on both domestic and commercial properties. In order to maintain our high level of service we decided it was time to invest in the latest technology. So far it has proved a huge success, enabling us to inspect properties more efficiently and identify if pests such as seagulls are nesting on your roof tops using thermal sensors. We can provide CCTV footage of rooftops through the use of our 60ft pole.

Rain gutters and downpipes are a particular problem area when it comes to birds. Over time the bird droppings and any nests that are made in these areas can create a blockage. This can result in rainwater overflowing causing wood to decay, structural damage and possibly causing significant damage to rendering. These are all quite expensive problems to fix, so we believe that with the use of our new drone we will be able to service a wider range of properties. It will increase our safety when working at a height and it offers time and cost efficiencies in the long run. All the data captured from our drone can be processed by a smartphone or tablet, reducing the need to send people to investigate.

The drones that we use have custom built professional systems allowing us to view high resolution footage of the problem areas. The potential is extremely exciting news for the agricultural industry. Farmers will be able to see what the drone is looking at in real time, meaning that they can track the pest’s movements, secure their location and prevent them from harming their crops or livestock.

There are a wide range of bird proofing systems on the market today and with our expertise we can recommend the best method to control your bird problems. From netting, post-and-wire systems, spikes or gel systems to the latest in bird proofing technology – the Avishock system.

If you have a bird pest problem and would like further information, please call us for free on 0800 980 9609. You’ll also find some useful information at www.abateltd.co.uk/interior/bird_control

Norwich Pest Control Firm enjoys double-digit growth whilst raising £900 for local good causes

26 Oct

Did you know that one pair of breeding rats can produce at least 2,000 offspring in just 12 months? Well, that’s one of the reasons why the pest control industry is always busy.

Abate Pest Management, based in Morley St Boltolph near Norwich, Norfolk, has seen its turnover increase by a massive 15.3% over the last 12 months, and just as its profits soar so has its dedication to helping local good causes.

Abate Pest Management have helped raise £900 for local charities and community clubs by working alongside specialist internet marketing company Traded Network who donate part of their fees – for getting Abate’s name all over Google and Social Media – to good causes closer to home.

Currently, Abate Pest Management operates with nine members of staff but is looking to increase this to twelve in the next 6-12 months. As all staff are fully qualified in every aspect of Pest Control the firm has gained three ISO quality standards, Safe Contractor status, CHAS accreditation and is a Gold Member of the National Pest Control Technicians Association, which means they are often called upon to undertake specialist pest control responsibilities.

One area of expertise in which Abate Pest Management excels is bird control. Over the past 12 months the firm has implemented the latest bird-proofing measures at a wide range of locations including the Sizewell A Nuclear Power Station, the former Norfolk and Norwich Hospital site and several Mock Tudor buildings in Ipswich. Proofing methods include netting, gels, pin and wire, and a complex electrical track system that can be installed on grade-listed buildings.

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Jon Blake, Managing Director of Abate Pest Management: “Bird control is important due to the health-related problems associated with their faeces, which can cause serious concerns. There has also been an increased number of bird attacks on people, especially by gulls.”

In addition to Bird Control, Abate Pest Management works with commercial and domestic clients for rodent and insect control, specialising in the treating of woodworm and death-watch beetle, offering free site surveys and advice, along with long-term 10, 12 or 20-year guarantees that can also be underwritten through the FSA.

If you need any support or advice on pest control for your business or residential property, please call Abate Pest Management on 0333 2020 830 or visit Pest Control Norwich.

Hawkfield House
20 Chapel Road
Morley St Botolph
Norwich
Norfolk
NR18 9TF

The Abate Team work to prevent and cure pest problems.

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Abate Pest Management were called into action at RAF Lakenheath

25 Apr

Abate Pest Management were called into action at RAF Lakenheath to install 168 fly screens within one building that will accommodate the base Police and Fire services.

Henry Brothers from Londonderry provides a range of construction related facilities to government departments, agencies and private investors. They were appointed as Main Contractor for the design and build project for the refurbishment of Building 946 in RAF Lakenheath, which is currently occupied by the United States Air Force.

Jon Blake said “ we were delighted to hear from Henry Brothers who found us through the Internet marketing platform Traded Network. They needed a Pest Control company who followed all the necessary health and safety and quality requirements to manage this part of the project and we ticked all the boxes.”

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To find out more about our Pest Control services please visit our website at www.abateltd.co.uk.

Timber Survey and Report for Wood Boring Insects

8 Jun

Following a Timber Survey and Report for Wood Boring Insects, we are currently carrying out a Woodworm treatment throughout a grade 2 listed building using pine oil paste and water based sprays with fungicide inhibitors to kill off all life cycles of wood boring pests.

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So what did we find?

On the initial survey we carried out an inspection of the timbers in the loft which gave evidence of woodworm emerging from several of the beams which shows recent activity in the last year or two. There was also evidence of old emergence / exit holes at several locations on the exposed beams and timbers. Activity was also found at a few locations on some of the exposed beams around the house.

The timbers in the loft were very dry and there were signs of needing some type of treatment. We did not see any immediate structural concern due to the density of the timbers and the age of the property but if the active areas were left untreated they would become weaker over several years. This would be subject to temperatures in the loft and the rooms, humidity etc, which will increase or decrease activity accordingly.

Adult woodworm will only live a few weeks and will emerge from new fresh holes and leave a powder deposit generally around May / September time. They will mate and lay eggs back into the emerged holes and the whole cycle / process starts again. They have at least a 2-year life cycle but usually no more than 5 years.

The purpose of any insecticide / wood preservative is to treat all exposed beams with either a paste and or water-based insecticide using a permethrin based active ingredient at 5% and 5.63% propiconazole.   This is a dual-purpose insecticide with fungicide inhibitors included. These are a couple of products which is used on the market by Abate.

As adults emerge they will come into contact with the insecticide eradicating them before they can breed. Should some adults emerge and not come into contact with the applied insecticide for any reason they will naturally die, not long after breeding has been complete. If the timber is treated the larvae will ingest whilst re-entering the timber through the flight holes and be eradicated that way.

When timbers are treated it is very likely you will still encounter adult beetles emerging the following season commonly called post treatment emergence as the treatments carried out will predominantly target the younger larvae in the earlier life cycles.

The whole dwelling would be guaranteed by us for 20 years and also underwritten by an insurance company via (CGS) The Construction Guarantee Service.

If you would like to have a Timber Survey and Report for Wood Boring Insects, please contact the Abate team on 01953 603390 or visit our Woodworm services website.

Abate Pest Management are 15 Today

19 Apr

Happy Birthday to Abate Pest Management who are 15 years old today.

 

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Abate Pest Management from Morley near Wymondham is celebrating 15 years in business and continues to grow year on year.

The company is not the only one seeing good continuous growth – the worldwide pest control industry is going from strength to strength. According to market research company IbisWorld, the sector in the UK alone is worth more than £367m and growing. In the US it’s worth more than $11bn (£7bn).

Jon Blake, Managing Director of Abate Pest Management said “Pest Control is now becoming more of a must have in certain environments. We work with many organisations across different industries to prevent and cure pest problems. One of the growth factors for Abate last year was a new Bird Free Optical Gel. Birds see ultraviolet light so Bird Free Gel appears to them as fire. We have installed this gel on many Grade listed buildings including the Granary at Wells Next the Sea. I like to put our success down to knowledge and understanding, providing customers with the right service and the right solution all delivered by experienced technicians. Without pest control customers can get some nasty shocks. Recently we had to service an office building where Rats had entered and chewed through fibre optic cables, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. With a pest control contract the rodent entry point would have been spotted and the company would have saved money, time and disruption.”

Abate Pest Management delivers Bird Control, Rodent Control and Insect Control throughout East Anglia and beyond. Abate has multi ISO accreditation for quality and health & safety management systems along with Gold Accreditation with NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association), which helps to assure customers that their work is of the highest standard. In addition they offer an advanced service for food grade premises, packaging, warehousing, pharmaceuticals which comply with Soil Association, Salsa, BRC and TFMS (Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard) specifications. More recently Abate was also awarded the CHAS accreditation, which shows how efficient and compliant Abate are with Health & Safety.

Please visit the website abateltd.co.uk

 

Abate Pest Management from Morley near Wymondham is celebrating 15 years in business and continues to grow year on year.

The company is not the only one seeing continuous growth – the worldwide pest control industry is going from strength to strength.  According to market research company IbisWorld, the sector in the UK alone is worth more than £367m and growing. In the US it’s worth more than $11bn (£7bn).

Jon Blake, Managing Director of Abate Pest Management said “Pest Control is now becoming more of a must have in certain environments. We work with many organisations across different industries to prevent and cure pest problems. One of the growth factors for Abate last year was a new Bird Free Optical Gel. Birds see ultraviolet light so Bird Free Gel appears to them as fire. We have installed this gel on many Grade listed buildings including the Granary at Wells Next the Sea.  I like to put our success down to knowledge and understanding, providing customers with the right service and the right solution all delivered by experienced technicians. Without pest control customers can get some nasty shocks. Recently we had to service an office building where Rats had entered and chewed through fibre optic cables, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. With a pest control contract the rodent entry point would have been spotted and the company would have saved money, time and disruption.”

Abate Pest Management delivers Bird Control, Rodent Control and Insect Control throughout East Anglia and beyond. Abate has multi ISO accreditation for quality and health & safety management systems along with Gold Accreditation with NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association), which helps to assure customers that their work is of the highest standard. In addition they offer an advanced service for food grade premises, packaging, warehousing, pharmaceuticals which comply with Soil Association, Salsa, BRC and TFMS (Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard) specifications.  More recently Abate was also awarded the CHAS accreditation, which shows how efficient and compliant Abate are with Health & Safety.

– See more at: http://www.abateltd.co.uk/news/news/_/15_years#sthash.xjMQpFgN.dpuf

Abate Pest Management from Morley near Wymondham is celebrating 15 years in business and continues to grow year on year.

The company is not the only one seeing continuous growth – the worldwide pest control industry is going from strength to strength.  According to market research company IbisWorld, the sector in the UK alone is worth more than £367m and growing. In the US it’s worth more than $11bn (£7bn).

Jon Blake, Managing Director of Abate Pest Management said “Pest Control is now becoming more of a must have in certain environments. We work with many organisations across different industries to prevent and cure pest problems. One of the growth factors for Abate last year was a new Bird Free Optical Gel. Birds see ultraviolet light so Bird Free Gel appears to them as fire. We have installed this gel on many Grade listed buildings including the Granary at Wells Next the Sea.  I like to put our success down to knowledge and understanding, providing customers with the right service and the right solution all delivered by experienced technicians. Without pest control customers can get some nasty shocks. Recently we had to service an office building where Rats had entered and chewed through fibre optic cables, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage. With a pest control contract the rodent entry point would have been spotted and the company would have saved money, time and disruption.”

Abate Pest Management delivers Bird Control, Rodent Control and Insect Control throughout East Anglia and beyond. Abate has multi ISO accreditation for quality and health & safety management systems along with Gold Accreditation with NPTA (National Pest Technicians Association), which helps to assure customers that their work is of the highest standard. In addition they offer an advanced service for food grade premises, packaging, warehousing, pharmaceuticals which comply with Soil Association, Salsa, BRC and TFMS (Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard) specifications.  More recently Abate was also awarded the CHAS accreditation, which shows how efficient and compliant Abate are with Health & Safety.

– See more at: http://www.abateltd.co.uk/news/news/_/15_years#sthash.xjMQpFgN.dpuf