Pest Control – Rodents and Small Mammals

When many people think of pests, the first thing to come to mind is rodents such as mice and rats. At Combat Pest Solutions, we have a range of options (including humane pest control services) to deal with infestations of these rodents and other small mammals.

How to Recognise a Rodent Problem

Often, rodents aren’t actually seen, but there are many signs of a problem which should be acted on quickly before the issue spirals.

scratching – often in wall cavities or lofts. Another common warning sign is the presence of droppings, or urine – which can have a distinctive smell. In the case of rats or mice, it’s common to hear sounds such as  Left unchecked, mice and rats can cause surprising amounts of damage to a property – a favourite habit is gnawing through electrical cabling!


 They are also associated with the spread of a range of diseases which can affect both humans and pets.

Squirrels tend to be less shy than many small pests, and will often be quite visible, as well as highly-destructive. Moles, on the other hand, are hardly ever seen, but their presence is well advertised by the distinctive ‘mole hills’ they create in gardens and lawns!

If you have (or suspect you have) a problem, it’s important to act quickly. Rodents and small mammals typically have very short gestation periods – meaning that they can multiply quickly, and a single pair can fast become a major infestation.

At Combat Pest Solutions we can detect the location of small pests using technology such as thermal imaging cameras, then use traps, rodenticide, or humane removal techniques to solve the problem.

Call us today on 0118 3801544 / 07972189648, email, or use our contact form to book a call-out, or simply to ask us any questions you may have.

Pest Control – Flying Insects

Flying insects, including wasps, bees, flies, and moths, are among the most common pests faced by home or business owners. At Combat Pest Solutions we provide our clients with professional pest control services aimed at tackling these airborne menaces!

How to Recognize a Flying Insect Problem

Flying insects are typically quite visible, and are most active during daylight hours (with the exception of moths). Wasps are the most common flying insect to necessitate a pest control call-out service, owing to their painful sting, and potentially aggressive natures – particularly when defending a nest.

Bees are more reluctant to sting than wasps (since they typically die after stinging), but can also become aggressive if disturbed. Children or pets may be especially susceptible to being stung – particularly if they disturb a nest. Bee stings are often more severe than wasp stings and may provoke a serious allergic response.

Flies are another highly-visible pest – and can transmit a disturbing range of diseases. Unfortunately, flies are not fussy about where they land, and will often move from settling on rubbish, or even animal faeces, to landing on food or food prep surfaces. Effective pest control for flies is vital – especially for businesses such as food shops and restaurants, where these bugs can be a deeply off-putting presence for customers!

Moths are a more discreet variety of pest – but the damage they cause is often obvious. The clothes moth can feed on fabrics such as clothing, curtains, and upholstery, potentially causing significant harm if left unchecked.

Our trained, professional pest control technicians can resolve your wasp, bee, fly, or moth problem – and we also deal with all varieties of crawling insects!

Call us today on 0118 3801544 / 07972189648, email, or use our contact form to book a call-out, or simply to ask us any questions you may have.

Pest Control – Insects

At Combat Pest Solutions we help clients throughout Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and the north of Hampshire to rid their properties of invasive crawling insects. We also tackle flying insect problems.

How to Recognize an Insect Problem

There are many forms of insects that can cause issues in either residential homes or commercial premises…

There are several varieties of ants – which are often visible moving along set foraging routes, and which also create raised nests which can be damaging to lawns. Ants have a painful bite and can also spread germs if they find their way into a kitchen or food storage area.

Cockroaches are often encountered by our professional pest control technicians. These are relatively large insect pests and are easily spotted when in the open. They are voracious eaters and will consume just about anything – often causing significant damage to valued contents such as stored paperwork and books!


Parasitic pests are particularly unpleasant – bed bugs and fleas being two of the most common types. Fleas are typically too small to be easily visible, but bed bugs are somewhat larger. Both insects will bite humans, and the irritation this can cause can be the first clue that there’s a problem.

One of the most damaging pests is also one you’re least likely to ever see – the woodworm. Woodworms are notorious for causing significant damage to properties by eating their way through structural timbers. The small holes and fine dust they create are tell-tale signs!

Fortunately, our team of licensed pest control technicians can eradicate woodworm as well as many more insect pests – including all of those listed here, and more!

\Call us today on 0118 3801544 / 07972189648, email, or use our contact form to book a call-out, or simply to ask us any questions you may have.


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