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The Best Pest Control in Poole – Rated By Three Best Rated

TP Pest Control Services are ranked “Best Pest Control in Poole” by Three best rated!

The Director of TP Pest Control Services Mr Terry Walker, had the following to add:

” I am really pleased to be acknowledged for the 3rd year in a row by “” as being one of the top three best rated Pest controllers in Poole! “

As a result, TP Pest Control Services has been featured clearly on the “Best Pest Control In Poole” listings page now for 3 years in a row!

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The UK’s biggest rat was caught in Bournemouth

Max The Rat Catcher Strikes Again-TP-Pest-Control-Services Bournemouth

Picture of Max the Manchester Terrier from TP Pest Control Services of Dorset with the 21-inch Rat

The biggest Rat ever caught in the UK was a massive 21-Inches long!

“Max from TP Pest Services of Bournemouth has only gone and done it again!”

Terry Walker the owner of Bournemouth based Pest control company “TP Pest Control” said:

“I simply cannot believe it, this is by far the biggest rat I have ever seen in over 20 years of working as a pest control professional, I can’t take all the credit however as it was Max the terrier who played the vital part in catching the UK’s largest Rat, I have never seen anything quite like it!”

After going viral back in January of 2017 in all the UK newspapers and mainstream media for catching what was thought to have been at that time Britain’s Biggest Rat measuring a massive 19-inches. Max the Manchester Terrier has beaten his own record for catching Britain’s Biggest Rat all over again as you can see from the picture below, Britain’s largest rat is a 21-inch monster!
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The Life Cycle of a Wasp

Life Cycle of a Wasp

It is now officially spring and we can look forward to longer days and warmer weather. Spring time is the beginning of the wasp season, as the the queen wasps come out of hibernation and begin to build their nests. Inevitably wasps nests will be found on properties and can be potentially very dangerous, so it is important to understand and know how to deal with them. Read on for all you need to know about wasps, from their life cycle to locating a nest and getting them removed from your property. Continue reading

Britain’s Biggest Rat

Britain’s Biggest Rat

Britain's Biggest Rat

We have recently caught what is believed to be Britain’s biggest rat! Rats are becoming an increasing problem for homeowners and businesses across the UK, their numbers are increasing as they have become resistant to various traditional poisons that are commonly used to kill them. We are also seeing an increase in the size of many rats that we catch.
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Getting Rid of Bees

Getting Rid of Bees

Summer is here, time to learn about getting rid of bees! With this warmer weather, larger numbers of bees will soon be on us.

With a number of different species of bee living in the UK, knowing how to treat them can be difficult. This article will outline the key features to help you recognise the common species as well as information on getting rid of bees should they be a problem.

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Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

There is currently an epidemic of Bedbugs throughout the South Coast. Bedbugs are a brown/dark red insect with the adults growing to nearly 6mm almost the size of a Ladybird. The little blighters love nothing more than to suck the blood from their host’s neck, chest and arms as they are attracted by the carbon dioxide in your breath whilst you are sleeping. Continue reading

Summer is here!

Moving from Spring into Summer, we notice a large increase in calls relating to hornet, wasp, moth and ant infestations. There are a variety of reasons that lead to increased pest problems throughout the Spring and Summer. This blog article will highlight how to identify common spring and summer pests you may encounter. How to keep the pests at bay during the warmer months alongside natural pest control methods you can implement at home. And, signs that you should call in the professionals.

Pests you will find in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire

Most insects and small creatures hibernate in the winter months. This can cause problems if you find pests resting and hibernating in your loft, attic or cellar. However, as we move into spring and summer, the temperature gets warmer and as a result, leads to an increase in insect and animal activity. Did you know, Insects are cold blooded, and their metabolism is very greatly influenced by the temperature of their bodies, which temperature is almost entirely dependent on that of the surrounding environment. This is why wasps and hornets, also come out during Summer, causing damages and irritation if left untreated. TP Pest Control, offer hornet and wasp removal ( throughout the south coast.

This is why, you will find a whole array of insects in particular, causing more problems throughout the summer months. Due to Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire, being a county located near the coast, all the regions have a varied and diverse range of pests that can become a nuisance in the summer months. To find pest control services near you, click here. Or, if there is a specific service you require, simply search ‘hornet and wasp removal near me’ for example.

Some of the common summer pests in the South Coast include:

Wasps: These aggressive insects become more active in the summer and can be a serious nuisance to humans and animals alike. Their stings can be painful and can cause anaphylaxis in some people. You certainly don’t want a wasp infestation, which are common in lofts and attics alongside untouched corners of commercial properties

Ants: Ants are common across the whole country, during the summer months, particularly around homes and gardens. They can be a pain to deal with, as they are attracted to sweet and sugary substances.

Flies: Flies are another common summer pest, and they can be particularly problematic around areas where there is food waste or animal excrement but, on the whole, don’t cause many issues. They usually indicate poor sanitary conditions.

Moths: Moths can be a problem in the summer, especially if they find their way into homes or businesses. They can cause damage to fabrics and food.

 Hornets: Besides their extensive nests that cause damage to property – Hornets are more dangerous, with a more potent sting than bees or wasps. They are naturally more inclined to aggressive behaviour, and therefore can cause harm to people, children and pets. If you believe you have a hornet problem, you need to get in contact with a hornet and wasp removal service as soon as possible. 

Call in the professionals!

Covering all seasonal pests TP Pest Control Services provide free site surveys and recommendation on how we plan to treat and proof your premises. Working all year around, TP Pest Control guarantee consistent and continuous professional services, no matter the weather or time of year. For professional pest and vermin treatments give us a call for a friendly same day service.

We offer a whole array of services you can view here, from ant control, flea fumigation, fly control and more, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. When it comes to summer pests, DIY solutions can often be ineffective and only last for the short term. We provide full sanitising and cleansing treatments for any of your pest needs to ensure you have no pests for the rest of your Spring and Summer.

If you need pest control in Wiltshire, Hampshire or Dorset, head over to our directory page to see if we provide service in your area. Or, simply give us a call or an email and our team will get back to you asap. Providing 24/7 support, no matter the infestation