QK Pest Control – Ealing Ltd is a London-based pest control company that specialises in London’s pests, especially mice and rats. We specialize in getting rid of them for the long term using both poisons and proofing. Our proofing work can be guaranteed for 6-12 months and even beyond.
We have an excellent track record of success with getting rid of all pests, which is close to a 100% success rate.
Our guarantee means that if the pest comes back during the guarantee period, we’ll come back and sort it out free of charge.
Optionally, guarantee periods can also be extended even further if our customers request it.
MICE & RATS
By far London’s most frequent pest problem
We have a great deal of experience and success in getting rid of them and an almost perfect success rate. We provide both elimination and proofing services.
INSECTS & BUGS
There are thousands of types of insects out there.
Bedbugs and cockroaches are especially nasty and problematically very widespread in London.
Mice are by far the most frequent pest type we’ve experienced in London, since we started doing pest control years ago. Mice account for around 50% of all pest problems we’ve solved for our customers in London. The other pests combined account for the other 50% or so.
For a long time, London has had a big rodent problem due to the sewage system. Rodents can find a safe haven there with plenty of food. Often due to building works doorways are opened for rodents to access the building. Mice try to enter people’s homes where there is food, warmth, and shelter. This tends to happen more frequently during the winter. Mice can smell food from far away, are experts at finding entry points, can jump a good distance, and can easily climb up rough walls to gain access.
Mice often spread from neighboring buildings, so if your neighbors have them, your own home is at risk of infestation. If your neighbors can’t or won’t get rid of them, the only way to protect your home is through mice-proofing. Mice or rat-proofing is the best long-term solution for these rodents. Without access to food, rodents will be forced to go elsewhere.
Pest Control Services in Ealing
We deal with most of London’s pests types, and we still have great success eliminating insect pests. But our speciality is long-term solutions for mice and rats.
We have 2 service levels for mice and rats that have entered your property.
Level 1 is the elimination service. This is where we get rid of the mice or rat infestation inside your property, usually by using poisons. We give you unlimited treatment visits to achieve this (within a 3 month support period), although usually you’ll only need 1. To get this result, we only use UK-approved poisons, the best types we can get our hands on. In most cases our customers start noticing less mice or rat activity in around 1 week after the 1st visit, and become rodent free within 2 weeks. We recommend our customers start with this service, even if they want proofing, as it’s always better to eliminate an existing population before proofing. This is because it prevents the possibility that mice may try to make new holes into the property, or find a new way in. It also helps prevent your neighbours from getting an infestation.
Level 2 is our proofing service. This is for when a customer wants long-term protection. We seal up the mice and rat entry points into your property. It’s said that small mice can get through a gap as narrow as 6 mm. This means we have to seal up both the small and large holes in the areas of activity. We use strong metallic materials that force any rodents that might come back at some future point, to give up trying to get in, and go elsewhere.
In addition to one-off solutions, for we also provide maintenance contracts to keep premises pest-free. This is especially useful for food-related businesses as it satisfies legal requirements.
We are open 7 days a week usually almost every day of the year. Our customers can call us anytime 7am-8pm to ask any questions, get free advice, or to make a booking. Alternatively, they can use the contact form on our website.
What To Expect On The Day Of Your Pest Control Service
Are you gearing up for your pest control service and feeling a little unsure about what to expect? Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, it’s always helpful to know what the process entails so that you can be prepared. In this blog post, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about the day of your pest control service – from how to prepare beforehand to what happens during the treatment itself. So sit back, relax, and get ready to say goodbye to those pesky critters once and for all!
We have the skills and knowledge to deal with any pest problem you may have, big or small. We will always aim to resolve your issue as quickly as possible, using the most effective method for your particular situation.
Scheduling A Pest Control Service
When you schedule a pest control service, you can expect a technician to arrive at your home or office to assess the problem and determine the best course of action.
Once the inspection is complete, the technician will explain the treatment process to you, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with an estimate for the service (if different to what was quoted earlier). We take great pride in our transparency and will always provide you with a detailed breakdown of the costs involved so you know exactly what you are paying for.
If you agree to the estimate, the technician will begin the treatment process. Our technicians use the latest equipment and techniques to eradicate pests quickly and effectively. We only use products that are approved for use in the UK and are safe for you, your family, and your pets.
Scheduling A Pest Control Service
During the treatment process, the technician will take great care to ensure that your property is not damaged in any way. We also take great care to ensure that any chemicals used are only applied to the affected areas, minimizing the risk of exposure.
Aftercare services are also available, such as regular visits and inspections, which can help detect any early signs of pest activity.
Identifying Pest Infestation Areas
When our technician arrives for your service, they will start by doing a full inspection of the property to identify any and all areas that may be infested with pests. This includes looking for any telltale signs of pests, such as droppings, chewed-up food, or nesting materials. Our technician will also check for any entry points that pests could be using to get into your home or business. Once all potential pest infestation areas have been identified, our technician will develop a customized treatment plan to target those specific areas.
In addition to treating the current infestation, our technician can also provide preventive measures to help keep your property free from pests in the future. This may include sealing up any entry points that pests could be using, or other measures. Our technician will also advise you on how to better maintain your home or business so that it is less attractive to pests.
What to Prepare Before the Technician Arrives
It is important to prepare your home for a pest control service in order to ensure the best possible results. Here are some things you can do to prepare (although depending on what needs treating and where):
- Clear away any clutter around the perimeter of your home, such as lawn furniture, toys, or other items that may be blocking access to potential entry points for pests.
- Remove any food sources that may be attracting pests, such as unsecured garbage cans, pet food bowls, or open containers of food.
- Seal up any cracks or gaps around your home’s exterior, such as those around windows, doors, or pipes. This will help prevent pests from entering your home.
- Cover any exposed skin with clothing or mosquito repellent to avoid being bitten by insects during the treatment process.
- Identify any areas where you’ve seen pests activity. The technician will need to know where to focus their efforts.
- Keep pets out of the way. While most pest control products are safe for animals, it’s best to err on the side of caution and keep them out of the area during treatment.
Common Pest Control Treatments
Most pest control services will include an inspection of your home or business to identify the source and type of pests, as well as potential entry points. Once the inspection is complete, your pest control technician will develop a customized treatment plan based on the specific needs of your situation.
The most common treatments used in pest control are:
Insecticide: This is a common type of pest control treatment and is used to kill insects on contact. Insecticides are available in different forms.
Fumigation: Fumigation is a method of pest control that involves sealing off an area and filling it with poisonous gas. This gas kills pests on contact and prevents them from entering the treated area.
Mechanical Control: Mechanical control is a type of pest control that uses physical barriers such as screens or traps to prevent pests from entering an area. This method can be used to keep out rodents, insects, and other pests.
Baiting: Baiting is a type of pest control that uses food-based bait to attract and eliminate pests. This method can be used to target insects, rodents, and other pests.
Integrated Pest Management: Integrated pest management is an approach to pest control that combines different methods of pest control to create a comprehensive plan for eliminating pests. This method can include chemical, physical, and biological measures.
Baits and Insecticides: Baits and insecticides can be used together to target pests. Baits are used to attract pests, while the insecticides will kill them on contact.
Exclusion Techniques: Exclusion techniques are methods used to prevent pests from entering an area. These techniques can include caulking cracks and crevices, installing screens, and sealing entry points.
Our Pest Control Safety Measures
At QK Pest Control, the safety of our customers and employees is always our top priority. We have a comprehensive pest control safety program in place to ensure that all of our services are provided in a safe and effective manner.
All of our pest control technicians are certified and trained in the use of safe pest control methods and products. They are also required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when performing any type of pest control service.
Before starting any job, our technicians will thoroughly assess the situation to determine the best course of action. They will also provide you with a detailed plan of what they will be doing during the service so that you know what to expect.
During the service, our technicians will take all necessary precautions to avoid any potential hazards. They will also keep you updated on their progress and let you know if there are any changes that need to be made to the plan.
Here are some additional follow-up questions that you can ask:
- What are the possible causes of my pest problem?
- What are the most effective methods for treating my particular pest problem?
- How often do you recommend treatment?
- What can I do to prevent pests in the future?
- Are your products safe for children and pets?
- What are the potential side effects of your treatments?
- How much will your services cost me?
Follow Up and Maintenance After a Pest Control Service
After your pest control service, there are a few things you can do to help maintain the results. First, make sure to keep up with your regular housekeeping. This includes sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping on a regular basis. Doing this will help to remove any food or water sources that pests may be attracted to. Second, seal up any cracks or holes in your home that pests could use to get inside. This includes sealing up gaps around doors and windows and repairing any damaged screens. Continue to monitor your home for signs of pests, and contact QK pest control on the company number if you see anything out of the ordinary.
Finally, consider implementing preventative measures such as using traps and bait stations. Bait stations are a great way to help keep pests out of your home, as they will attract and trap them before they can get inside. If you have any questions about what steps you should take to maintain the results of your pest control service, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Knowing When to Expect Results
When it comes to pest control, results vary depending on the type of service being performed. For example, if you have a problem with mice in your home, you can expect results within a week of the initial treatment. However, if you’re dealing with a more difficult issue like bedbugs, it could take weeks to see results. Either way, your pest control provider should be able to give you an estimate of when to expect results from your specific situation.
The technician should be able to give you a more accurate timeline based on your specific situation. It’s important to be patient and follow the instructions given by your technician, as this will help ensure that you get the best results possible.
Aftercare Advice to Prevent Re-infestation
After your pest control service, there are a few things you can do to help prevent re-infestation. First, make sure to clean up any food or water sources that may be attracting pests. Be sure to vacuum all areas that were treated. This will remove any remaining pest particles and help to keep your home clean. Keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs, and wipe up spills immediately. Store food in sealed containers and dispose of rubbish regularly.
Second, seal any cracks or openings in your home that could provide entry for pests. Caulk cracks around windows and doors and repairs holes in screens. Third, remove any clutter from your home that could provide hiding places for pests. De-clutter storage areas and keep closets tidy.
Finally, practice regular pest control maintenance. Have your home inspected and treated periodically by a pest control professional to prevent infestations. Continue to practice good hygiene and cleanliness in your home. Keep food stored properly, and do not leave crumbs or rubbish lying around. Regular cleaning will go a long way in preventing pests from returning.
Taking these steps will help ensure that pests do not re-infest your home.
We Ensure A Safe Pest Control Service
When you call us to schedule a pest control service, we will work with you to choose a date and time that is convenient for you.
As you can see, it’s important to be prepared and know what to expect when your pest control service arrives. By understanding the process and having an idea of what will take place, you can ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Your technicians will do their best to make sure that you are comfortable and informed throughout the entire procedure, so don’t hesitate to ask questions or voice any concerns that may come up during the visit. With a bit of preparation and knowledge about how the process works, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is safe from pests in no time.