Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How many mice/rats do I have?
The number of mice or rats present in any circumstance depends on many factors such as availability of food and shelter, presence of predators and the length of time the pests have been present. Our personnel are fully trained to assess all of these factors and devise a suitable pest control solution.
Q. How does your bait work?
Although we have various formulations of baits available to us, we most commonly use anticoagulant baits. Anticoagulant baits work by disrupting the ability of mammal blood to form clots and the animal dies from the effects of internal bleeding.
Q. Do you use baits that make the rats/mice so thirsty that they need to drink and once they do the bait makes them blow up
Q. Why do I have pests?
There can be many reasons why you have pests, but most usually pests are present because they are opportunists who look to take advantage of the warm and relatively safe environments humans can provide. Our personnel are fully trained to assess individual situations and to provide bespoke advice and treatment programmes tailored to your situation.
Q. I have found an old wasp’s nest on my property. Do I need to have it removed?
No. Wasp nests are only ever used once.
Q. Are your company discreet?
We have the option of using unmarked vehicles. Please make sure to request an unmarked vehicle when you call us.
Q. Do you take payment up front?
RED Pest Control operates a company policy of never asking any clients for any payments until they are completely satisfied that all work has been carried out to agreed standards set out before any work commences.
Q. Are my children and pets safe from your rodenticide/ insecticide?
All of the pest control products we use are licensed by the UK Government for use in domestic premises.
These products carry specific instruction labels relating to their use on their packaging to ensure the risks to children and pets are minimised.
At RED Pest Control we always carry out a full risk assessment ensuring all of these specific government guidelines are followed.
We are happy to discuss any specific issues our clients may have.
Q. Will I find a dead mouse or rat lying on my floor?
It is possible that this could happen, however in the vast majority of cases, rodents will die in their nests or burrows.
Q. Will there be a bad smell?
If a bad smell develops, we ask our clients to call us and we will attend the site at no extra cost to try to locate and remove any rodent bodies.
If the bodies cannot be located, we use absorbent materials which are designed to remove bad smells.
Q. What qualifications do you have?
All of our pest control technicians are fully trained and require to have achieved a pass in the Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management qualification from the Royal Society for Public Health, (RSPH), before they are allowed to attend our client’s premises.
RED Pest Control are members of the National Pest Technicians Association and are audited to ensure their membership standards are met.
Our Managing Director was employed by the UK’s largest pest control company for 12 years, 7 of which were spent in various senior management roles where he had responsibility for service provision and ensuring all field operatives were fully trained.
Q. How do I prevent pests from returning?
No matter how many precautions you take, pests can infest a property at any time.
We believe that prevention is always better than the cure
We recommend the installation of the RED Alert Pest Monitoring and Control system.
We design and install a bespoke system of baits and pest monitors throughout critical areas of client’s premises. The system is designed to identify, intercept and eradicate pests before they become established.