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Falcon – The Pest Detectives

Here at Falcon, we like to think of ourselves as more than just pest controllers. We are in fact, pest detectives. Our work is not always as easy as just walking into a property and scooping up a mouse or rat and removing it. These creatures are extremely clever, with the ability to sneak into the smallest of spaces undetected for quite some time. We explain the steps we take to locate the source of a pest problem and the steps that we will take to deal with it.

Locating the Source of the Problem

For some people that report a pest problem, the only evidence of a potential issue are noises in the night which may include scratching sounds from within the walls or overhead. The noises may sound like they are coming from the same room and leave you scratching your head as to where they are hiding.

That’s when you need the help of a good pest detective that can locate the unwanted guests before taking steps to remove them. To ensure that we identify the issue as soon as possible, we adopt the following process:

Interview the Property Owner

This is the first and most important step for our team of pest detectives as we need to know your experience of the problem. What makes you think you have a rat for example? Are you hearing noises from a certain room, have you found droppings or did you discover some chewed wires or other signs of rodent activity?

Survey the Exterior of the Property

How did the offending creature get in? Are there gaps in the walls, holes where mice, rats or squirrels could get in? We will survey the exterior of the property to check for even the smallest gaps that need to be filled to stop a repeat intrusion.

Investigate the Areas of Activity

If you have found droppings or evidence of chewed wires, we will carry out a thorough inspection of the area. This will give us more of an idea of the activity of the pests and help us identify where they are and how many there might be.

Use Tracking Gel

As part of our investigative work, we will also place a tracking gel. Don’t worry, this is only visible with UV light. It helps us to establish the habits of rodents and identify their possible entry or exit points. These areas will later be proofed to prevent re-entry.

Survey Other Areas

One area which can often be a hive of activity is the loft. There are many creatures that will make use of loft space for a number of reasons

  • It’s dark which means there are lots of places to hide and remain undetected
  • A warm space – heat rises so it’s the warmest place in the house
  • High up away from humans – a safe place to shelter
  • Easily accessible to rats, squirrels, wasps etc.

It’s not just the loft that we inspect. It may be adjoining rooms to those where activity has been detected, outside buildings, garages etc where rodents can make their homes, largely undisturbed.

Additional Steps to Detect Rodent Activity

We will also use a motion sensor camera to monitor nocturnal activity if the above steps don’t uncover the problem as well as taking additional steps to locate the source, find the intruders and then remove them from the property.

Once we have located and removed the pests, we will then proof the home. This involves blocking entry and exit points to ensure that there are no future invasions and that you can live pest free, enjoying a good night’s sleep without the worry of what might be creeping around.

If you believe you have a pest problem, don’t delay. Call in our team of pest detectives who will solve the case and help you live pest free. Call us on 01752 929292 to arrange your survey.


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ken miller
ken miller
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
daniel m
daniel m
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

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