Here you can find out all sorts of information related to various types of problem pests that are rodents or other forms of wildlife.
Common Rat – (Rattus norvegicus) Rats are a very common pest in both urban and rural areas, posing a significant health risk to humans and pets. Rats and all rodents carry common diseases including Salmonella, Weil’s disease, E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis and Tuberculosis. They also carry fleas, mites and ticks, which can cause acute allergic reactions. Rats [...]
House Mouse – (Mus domesticus) Common in all areas throughout Great Britain, mice mainly live indoors and can cause extensive damage to your property. Mice are a very common pest in both urban and rural areas, posing a significant health risk, particularly in kitchens. Mice and all rodents carry common diseases including Salmonella, Weil’s disease, [...]
Mole – (Talpa europaea) Moles are widespread throughout Great Britain, especially in grassland and woodland but can be found in private gardens, playing fields, parks, golf courses, cemeteries and roadside verges. Moles cause significant damage with their tunnels that result in molehills, or mole ‘ridges.’ Moles are noted for their ability to dig underground tunnels [...]
Grey Squirrel – (Sciurius carolinensis) The Grey Squirrel is a common rodent with constantly growing teeth (incisors). Squirrels cause damage to tree bark, particularly beech and sycamore. Squirrels are very adaptable, being able to survive in urban areas by feeding on bird feeders – surplus food is often buried for retrieval later. Squirrel nests (dreys) [...]
Rabbit – (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Rabbits are not rodents, but are a major pest to gardens and crops, with damage estimated at £100 million per annum. Rabbits live communally in burrows, known as warrens, causing damage to banks etc. In gardens they can live under sheds, under rubble piles or in the roots of dead trees. [...]
Fox – (Vulpes vulpes) The fox is a member of the dog family, with the male (dog) fox being larger than the female (vixen). Found throughout Great Britain in both rural and urban areas, foxes are mainly active at night but are becoming more common during daylight hours. Urban foxes have a short lifespan of [...]