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What is Smart Pest Control?

What is Smart Pest Control?

Commercial pest control has historically relied on using poisons and inspecting traps to rid premises of pests, but in some industries like food manufacturing, the use of poisons is either not allowed or is highly restricted. Not to mention that checking traps every...

Is Paying More for Pest Control a Good Option?

Is Paying More for Pest Control a Good Option?

If you have a pest problem in your home, a few things will probably cross your mind. Can I deal with this myself? If not, what will professional pest control cost me, and does a more expensive service mean it’s better? This blog looks at what impacts on the cost of...

Urban Myth: Clean Houses are Pest-Free Houses

Urban Myth: Clean Houses are Pest-Free Houses

Your clean, comfortable home is your pride and joy and there’s no way you could ever have a pest problem because pests are only attracted to dirty houses, right? Wrong. Most pests are looking for food, water, shelter, and nesting sites, so it doesn’t matter to them...

What is Bird Alert?

Pest birds on your site are more than a nuisance, they can cause damage to buildings and vehicles, they’re noisy, and their droppings and aggressive behaviour puts people’s health and safety at risk. So before pest birds do serious damage to your business, you might...

How to Get Rid Of Wasps From My Home

How to Get Rid Of Wasps From My Home

Warmer days are on the way and while there’s a lot about the Summer to love, wasps are definitely not on the list. If you spend your summer days in the garden swatting wasps away from your family picnic or barbecue, you’ll know how much of an annoyance they can be....

Sustainability In Pest Control

Sustainability In Pest Control

So, it’s springtime. Birds are tweeting, Bees are starting to buzz and everything is a little more…well, alive! After a year of Covid-19, Lockdowns, SAGE, Boris, Scientists and the pubs being shut we are looking for a little renewal of normality. Now is the time,...

Urban Myth: Essential Oils Can Get Rid of Pests

Urban Myth: Essential Oils Can Get Rid of Pests

Do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find many claims about essential oils. From getting rid of a headache to fighting infections, it seems like there’s nothing that a few drops of the right oil can’t do. But can they get rid of pests? There are plenty of...

How to Choose a Pest Control Company?

How to Choose a Pest Control Company?

If you’ve found pests on your premises, or you’re looking to prevent them from getting in, choosing the right pest control company for the job is an important decision. Having a pest infestation on your site is not only an inconvenience, it can seriously damage your...

Does the Council Do Pest Control?

Does the Council Do Pest Control?

Whether it’s rodents, bed bugs, or cockroaches, the last thing you want is to have pests in your home, causing damage and putting your family’s health at risk. You need the problem dealt with fast, but do you really have to pay for pest control out of your own pocket?...

Should My Landlord Sort My Pest Control?

Should My Landlord Sort My Pest Control?

If you’re a commercial tenant, you’ll know how important it is to properly understand the terms of your lease, especially when it comes to what your responsibilities are. One of the things that is important to know is who is responsible for pest control on the...

5 Signs You Have Rats on Your Premises

5 Signs You Have Rats on Your Premises

Rats, like many other pests are constantly on the look out for food, water, and shelter, and they are not at all fussy about where they set up home. They can get into your business premises through the slightest crack in a wall or a hole in your pipework and once...

Urban Myth: If You Want to Trap Mice, Use Cheese

Urban Myth: If You Want to Trap Mice, Use Cheese

How many films or cartoons have you watched where a sneaky mouse has been tempted by a delicious bit of cheese? Hands up if you’ve ever encountered a mouse in your home and stuck a piece of cheese in a mouse trap only to find that all that happens is that the cheese...

I am unsure about the type of pest I have?

If you are struggling to identify which pesky pest is in or around your home, use our Pest ID guides for useful information on how to spot, identify and treat specific pests. Click here to check it out – https://contegohomeshield.com/know-how/ and select the pest guides.

What do rodents eat?

A: Mice and rats are not fussy eaters. In the wild, they will typically eat seed, grains and fruit, but if the rodents are in your home, they will gnaw away at almost anything they can find. Dry foods like cereals are easy targets, but both rats and mice will be indiscriminate when it comes to sustenance. Don’t be surprised to see evidence of rodents around bins and waste food – this is a common factor in the initial attraction of mice and rats to your home in the first place.

How long do mice live for?

Mice have a life expectancy of 18 months to two years.

Are your products pet safe?

We recommend keeping all products out of reach from pets and children

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After hearing rats scratch around in the loft for the last couple of weeks I decided to call a pest control company. I found Contego Home Pest on Google and used their website to pay for a 2 part treatment to get rid of the rats. After making the payment on the website, I was called back within the next hour by a lovely lady called Gillian, who was able to help me make sure I had requested the correct treatment for my problem and she booked in a technician to see me the very next day. Shane the tech arrived on time and was lovely, inspected the loft and the rest of the house and I was horrified to find they had also been in my kitchen the little buggers. Anyway, Shane laid traps and treated the house and said he would be back at the end of the week, which he was and took away the rats. Happy to report that rats are now gone and I am no longer waking up to scratching on the ceiling of my bedroom. 

- Tom Richardson


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My Rotti Henry discovered a wasp nest at the bottom of the garden and unfortunately was stung by one of the wasps, but luckily after a trip to the vets he was ok and just a little sore. Contacted Contego Home Pest after finding their website online, and got through to a lovely girl called Ellie who quickly arranged for my wasp nest to be removed the following day. The tech that came round was lovely and removed the wasp very quickly and also checked for any any other nest in the garden. Henry is now happy playing back in the garden minus the wasps. 

- Abby Stephenson


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Found a family of rats having an all you could eat buffet in my kitchen. Called Contego after finding them online, a tech came round, 2 days later and laid some rat traps down. He came back a week later and Rats have now all gone. 

- Steven Smith


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After having a few pest control companies out for a bedbug problem and getting nowhere I was recommended to contact Contego with a friend who had used them for his B&B. After several failed attempts, I wasn’t hopeful, but Michael was very knowledgeable and help me understand the problem I was having. As it had been left so long due the failed attempts of the other pest companies Michael did have to come back multiple times rather than the initial 2 appointments, but the additional appointments were a very reasonable cost and Michael always showed me what he was doing on each visit. I felt I was in safe hands all the time and happy to report that 6 months after Michael’s last visit I am still bedbug free but do miss my chats with Michael.

- Mary Arden 


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We had seagulls nesting on our roof for the last couple of years, but this year they became very aggressive and were swooping down on us at any chance they got. I also had a baby this year and the constant squawking would wake my baby up. I contacted Contego after having used them for my business before and they came out a few days later and removed the gulls and nests and bird proofed my roof. Happy to report that the seagulls didn’t come back and I now get a little extra sleep in the morning.

- Claire Rooke


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Job done and rats are gone.

Quick and a reasonable price. 

- Jordan Cook


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Saw a mice run across the living room and the following night he had a friend. Found Contego Home Pest online and contacted the team. A tech was sent over the following week at a convenient time for me and my house was inspected and traps laid down safely as I have 3 dogs and a cat. A week later they came back to remove the dead mice and happy to report 2 weeks later I haven’t seen anymore mice. 

- Sally White 


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Found a wasp next in the loft. Ran council and was told there was a 2 month wait. Contacted Contego, they came out the following week as requested and removed the nest quickly and were even cheaper than the council. Definitely recommend. 

- Richard Mason

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