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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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Kay Soppet
Kay Soppet
2024-01-25
I was extremely pleased with Falcon Environmental Services. They were efficient, reliable, friendly and professional. I was happy that I found a local company to help with the problem of pests in my attic. They were always available to talk to explaining the situation to me and how they were going to deal with it. I really felt that they went over, above and beyond what I expected. Nothing was too much trouble, my calls and enquiries always returned with a friendly voice, care and consideration. I would honestly recommend them and use their company again if the need arises. It’s very comforting to find good, reliable professional people you can rely on. Thank you to everyone at FALCON.
Steven Newton
Steven Newton
2024-01-21
I would definitely use this company again very professional.
Marta Hawkins
Marta Hawkins
2024-01-19
Great service, super professional with a nice friendly touch. Always responsive and ready to adjust and accommodate extra needs. Highly recommend
Steve HOPPER
Steve HOPPER
2024-01-18
Fast friendly and knowledgeable, Matthew understands your problems and discusses and explains what can be done to sort the problem, uses various ways to solve or remove whatever is causing the problem, from rats, wasps, bee's, feral pigeons, you name, it Falconry Environment will work hard to find a solution for you...
Sarah Wilkinson
Sarah Wilkinson
2024-01-18
Great service, competitive pricing and friendly staff. Highly recommended
Shane
Shane
2024-01-18
Falcon is the best. Matt is and always such a professional approachable man. We have had the pleasure of using Falcon for a few reasons that they have alway had expert advice and responses.
John Adaway
John Adaway
2024-01-18
I have had the pleasure of working with Matthew and his team and would highly recommend Falcon Environmental Services their friendly and professional approach to the work they do.
Marc Payne
Marc Payne
2024-01-18
An excellent, professional and reliable service as always.
Aaron Brian
Aaron Brian
2024-01-18
Very professional service from every member of the team that I’ve dealt with. The team are extremely knowledgeable and always to willing to help when they can. Highly recommended company. Thanks Matt and the team.
Tracy Phillips
Tracy Phillips
2024-01-18
Very happy with service that we received. High level professional advice and follow-up work was provided by the company. Communication with the office was quick and responsive and colleagues who attended were prompt, helpful and skilled. Would fully recommend the service if and when required.

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