Skelmersdale Pest Control
Wasps’ Nests Destroyed £49.50
Wasps’ Nests, Bees, Bed Bugs, Fleas, Ants,
Skelmersdale Pest Control are a local Pest Control company covering the Skelmersdale area and surrounding towns.. Whichever infestation troubles you whether it be bed bugs, a wasps’ nest, rats or mice, pet cat caught the fleas or any other type of pests we can cope with the problem for you, promptly, inconspicuously and at a fee which is not going to break the bank.
If you have a wasps’ nest in Skelmersdale we have a flat fee of just £49.50 and we deal with wasps’ nests seven days per week, including Bank Holidays. At the time of writing West Lancashire Borough Council were charging £41.21 to deal with a wasps’ nest and therefore our fee represents a saving. Prices taken from West Lancashire Borough Council website on 25th Feb 2016.
Seasonal Update As Of 25th March 2017.
In the Skelmersdale area we now have a new and very belligerent bumble bee, the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum). Even though we attempt not to destroy bees, this variety is hazardous when nesting low down in a garden or on the body of your house. We do not usually like to destroy bees however this bee is risky when nesting in the area of persons, especially youngsters and pets. It is an very easy bee to distinguish with its orange thorax and white tail and if you believe that you might have got a nest of these bees we recommend calling us as soon as possible. In the interim keep away as this bee can and will sting. If you are unsure about identification then please visit our wasps and bees site.
If you are calling regarding a wasps’ nest in Skelmersdale between April – July please visit our Seasonal Chart Page to ensure that you actually do have a wasps’ nest, not harmless solitary bees. This may save you a callout charge.
We do all we can to support bees wherever possible and we ourselves now own a hive of honeybees and hope to be able to supply honey for sale in the the autumn months Please check out our Harrier Honey dedicated web page for further information.
For full details of any selected pest please select from the list in the header or the right sidebar or give us a ring on the telephone numbers on the right, we answer our telephones 9.00am – 8.00pm 7 days per week.
Many infestations are mis-identified by customers, if you have any uncertainty about the insect you are seeing, take a high-quality digital picture of it and email it to us. We will identify it for you completely free. Please be certain to put your contact number on the email so that we can telephone you without delay to talk about your solutions.
The menus of the various infestations will all show you pictures but please feel free to phone us if you are unsure, we do not charge for telephone advice.
We operate all throughout the the greater part of the region but there are one or two more far flung locations that we normally do not include so please use the postcode area checker on this webpage before ringing us. For wasps’ nests Skelmersdale Pest Control have got a preset fee of £49.50, for all other infestations please phone for a estimate.
We at Skelmersdale Pest Control believe in the responsible use of pesticides and will only make use of them when absolutely essential, specially out-of-doors, and they will always be the most relevant ones for the work.
Skelmersdale Pest Control will always notify you if any actions need to be undertaken to ensure the safety of all people concerned and we will always get the job done within the confines of regulations in effect at the time.
Our founder has been the regular pest control professional on Radio Lancashire’s John Gilmore show for several years now, you can find a link to one of his broadcasts in the right-hand side bar
Most common infestations
Our rate for the treatment of wasps’ nests is preset at £49.50 and we will never ask you for extra unless access equipment such as scaffolding or a cherry-picker is necessary to get to the nest. Please note that working at height legislation is very restrictive these days so please advise us if the nest is any taller than the gutters of a typical household home.
The only exception is in the case of a late season wasps’ nest, and this may require additional work to make things safe and secure for you. Please click the link for broad details.
On the majority of occasions we won’t even need to climb ladders as we use very long extension lances which are less hazardous for our operatives, your self and your household.
Also, and more importantly do NOT attempt to close or block the nest entrance with mastic or mortar etc., you’ll drive the wasps into the house and when we arrive we need the entrance to be open so as to perform the treatment.
If you call us out to a nest where you have sealed the entrance we will charge you extra for the additional time it takes us to deal with the nest. On occasions when an entrance has been sealed or where you have attempted to deal with the nest yourself we reserve the right to charge you a call out fee without carrying out the treatment or to attempt the work with no guarantee given.
Our contractor will arrive by scheduled appointment, inject a small amount of powder insecticide into the entry to the wasps’ nest and the returning wasps will bring it into the heart of the nest and within an hour all of the wasps will be dead.
Providing we can access where the nest is without passing through the house then you can pre-pay on the web and we’ll destroy it whilst you are out. Our specialist wasp control website offers a PayPal button for you to use. We will then eradicate the nest when you are out, but make sure you phone us to let us know that you have paid online and keep unlocked any gates we may need to go through.
If you know of any difficulties which you are aware about which could hinder the treatment such as the presence of bats then you should inform us of that over the telephone.
The vogue pest of the day is bed bugs, they are a world-wide pandemic and very easily transported to your home.
There is a good deal of misunderstanding between bed bugs and dust mites. Every bed has tiny, undetectable to the unaided eye dust mites, bed bugs are entirely a separate thing.
Bed bugs are approximately the size and shape of an apple pip and dine entirely on blood, your blood!
You can carry bed bugs to your property easily by staying in an infested hotel room or even by being seated next to the wrong person on the bus.
Once established in your home they will speedily spread out to any connected property and in a extreme infestation it is quite possible to sustain upwards of 500 bites a night.
Whatever you do PLEASE never try and deal with the infestation yourself, I promise that you will simply make matters worse. If you think that you may perhaps have a bed bug infestation then please contact us for assistance before you do anything at all.
Well before you take any steps at all, definitely do not invest in a new bed or bedding as it is going to be infested by bed bugs on the very first night.
People who have got an ant problem inside their properties will know just how horrific it can be, specifically when the flying ants emerge.
However, we are nowadays substantially better prepared to deal with ants than we were even a couple of years ago. We can now with confidence offer a 3 year warranty on ant jobs in the majority of cases.
The procedure is absolutely safe for young children and pets.
Why throw away cash and struggle for years with powders and remedies which fail to work when we can cure the problem and give you a warranty, renewable in 3 year periods.
Fleas infestations are on the increase again, even with people who routinely treat their cats and dogs.
This seems to be mainly because populations of cat fleas and dog fleas in the Skelmersdale Pest Control area of operation are starting to be resistant to the active ingredients in the flea control products readily available to the general public.
We are finding that dog fleas and cat fleas are especially troublesome in places with town foxes.
It is essential to deal with a cat flea or a dog flea problem as they can lead to significant problems, especially for youngsters as they can carry and transmit tapeworms.