In the past, pest control has often not been properly regulated and unqualified pest controllers, as well as homeowners who have inadequate knowledge or training, have been able to purchase rodenticides and insecticides over the counter.
These poisons have then been used without any consideration of secondary poisoning of non target species, for example, a barn owl or a kestrel, who may accidentally consume the poisoned rat or mouse. This is now being seen regularly in various protected wildlife areas and has consequently brought about a new UK Rodenticide Stewardship regime.
All professional pest controllers must now consider environmental issues before simply putting out permanent bait stations and look at alternate means of control.
At Pest Takers, we take environmental issues very seriously and look at a complete Integrated Pest Management approach, meaning we take every possible factor into account before deciding on a control strategy.
Pest Takers covers the following areas: Blackfen, Belvedere, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Chelsfield, Chislehurst, Dartford, Darenth, Erith, Greenhithe, Hartford, Horton Kirby, Longfield, Orpington, Petts Wood, Sidcup, Wilmington, Welling, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Abbeywood, Blackheath, Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Lewisham, Mottingham, Plumstead, Woolwich, Westcombe Park and surrounding areas.