Why Regular Pests Inspections are Essential for Verwood Homeowners

Ways in which you can prevent, protect and deter pests and rats, local to the Verwood area.

Why pest inspections are vital to control pests.

Rats, mice, insects and vermin will always pose health risks to family members and pets. If you detect any potential signs of pests near your home, then treating the pest problem is essential in order to minimize the damage and risks associated with infestations. This is where pest inspections come into play. Prevention is the best form of rat control for homeowners in Verwood.

Pest inspections are an important part of home maintenance that can help homeowners identify potential pest problems before they become major issues. During a pest inspection, a trained professional will thoroughly inspect your home for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, nests, and damage to your property. They will also check for areas of your home that are vulnerable to pest infestations, such as cracks in your walls or gaps in your doors and windows. In Dorset, homeowners are vulnerable to mice, rats and even hornets – these infestations can cause serious long-term damage to your property. At TP Pest Control, we run a residential pest control service throughout the region of Dorset and Verwood, to help identify the signs that you may be missing.

Regular pest inspections can help to prevent pest problems before they start. By identifying potential issues early, you can take steps to seal off entry points, remove food sources, and take other measures to prevent pests from entering your home. This can save you money in the long run by preventing damage to your property and avoiding the need for costly pest treatments.

TP Pest Control Verwood’s Top Tips to perform your own inspection

Performing a pest inspection at home can be a great way to identify potential pest problems before they become major issues. The last thing you want to be doing, is calling for a rat catcher in Verwood.

Here are 7 tips to help you perform your own pest inspection at home:

  1. Start with the exterior: Walk around the outside of your home and look for any cracks, gaps, or holes that rats and mice could use to gain entry. Pay special attention to areas where pipes, wires, or cables enter your home.

2. Inspect doors and windows: Check the seals around your doors and windows for any gaps or damage. Review any gaps where a pest could enter from. The best form of rat control for those in the Verwood area is, once again, prevention.

3. Have a look for signs of moisture: Most pests and vermin are attracted to damp environments, so it is important to check for any areas of your home that are prone to moisture build-up. Look for leaks, water, or areas of high humidity. Rats in particular, like temperatures ranging from 18-26 degrees. Unfortunately for home owners in the Verwood area, those temperatures are only available inside during the winter.

4. Check your roof! Pests, like rodents and birds, can enter your home through gaps in your roof or attic. Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or holes that could allow pests to enter. TP Pest Removal have a loft clearance service, which is essential for pest control.

5. Search for signs of pest activity: Look for droppings, nests, or damage to property that could indicate a pest problem. Check your basement, loft, and other areas of your home where pests may be hiding. If you see any of these signs, you may require a professional rat removal service.

6. Inspect your garden and lawn. Look for any signs of pest activity in your garden, such as ant mounds, wasp nests, or rodent burrows. Keep your garden free of rubbish and ensure your grass is cut to easily identify potential mounds.

7. The final, and most important, step to ensure maximum safety is to schedule regular pest inspections from a specialist.  Even if you perform your own pest inspection, it’s important to have a professional pest control company complete regular inspections to identify problems you may have missed and provide treatments as needed.

By following these tips, you can perform your own pest inspection at home and take steps to prevent pest infestations before they become major issues.

Where To Find Pest & Rat Control in Verwood?

If you are in need of an inspection or control, it’s important to find a reputable pest control company near you. By searching for “pest control near me,” or “rat control Verwood”, you can quickly find local pest control professionals who can perform a thorough inspection of your home and provide effective treatments to prevent pest infestations. TP Pest Control, is a pest control company who operate in Dorset, with reputable ratcatchers in Verwood.

The professionals will have knowledge of the types of pests that are common in the Verwood region and can provide solutions to meet your specific needs. Additionally, a local company will be able to respond quickly to any pest problems that arise, minimising the damage and risks associated. When it comes to pest and rat control, you want to be sure that the company you use is competent and follows industry standard guidelines, we recommend using TSA (Trading Standards Approved) businesses.

TP Pest control is a TSA approved business, that offer a variety of pest control services in Verwood.

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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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Wasp and hornet removal services

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Find out what others are saying about TP Pest Control Services on the Trading Standards website. 

“Very quick and efficient service to rid us of a wasp nest that unfortunately had got aggressive.
Came out on late Sunday evening which was very much appreciated.”

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

“Due to last years infestation of Wasps and Hornets we were five times busier than we normally would be with callouts across Poole and Bournemouth! 

On any normal day, we would have been called out to deal with two to three wasp nests and or hornets nests, however in summer of 2018 we were dealing with up to 5 times as many wasp removal services every single day”, Terry Walker, the director at TP Pest Control services went on to say that “according to Google Trends, the search term “Wasp” was searched more than it ever has been before within the last 5 years in the month of August” 2018.  Google Trends. Continue reading


Rat Catcher bags The UK’s Biggest Rat.

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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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


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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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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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