Park pest control can be the difference between having an attractive, communal space or an unruly and unkempt area. Pests have the ability to deter people from visiting and can lead to an uninhabitable park where anyone who does venture to it comes under siege when there. However, with our park pest control service, Direct Pest can remove all pests from the area and work towards preventing it being an ongoing issue.
If there are commercial outlets in the vicinity, pests within a communal area can have a knock-on effect on the turnover of these businesses, incurring monetary losses. This can then cause further reaching problems as, if those businesses were to have to shut, it can also contribute towards the decline of the park or communal area itself.
With our effective methods and as one of the countries only pest control companies with access to exceptional technology such as our thermographic FLIR cameras, Direct Pest are the best option for taming an outdoor communal area quickly and effectively to keep the pests away.
At Direct Pest, the most frequently encountered pests in parks and communal areas we have found are moles, squirrels, rodents and birds.
Parks are places to be able to celebrate the outdoors and plant life too, with many parks having neatly trimmed lawns and detailed, colourful flowerbeds. After all the hard work and care that has gone into arranging, planting and tending to these stunning displays, the last thing anyone wants is for them to become disrupted by unsightly molehills breaking through and creating rifts. Thankfully, our thermographic cameras make locating moles nice and easy as they can register their body heat, even while deep underground.
Squirrels are a prevalent pest that can be found around parks, communal areas or anywhere that has trees. In the UK, the red squirrel is a native species, whereas the grey squirrel is, in fact, an invasive species originating from North America and introduced to the UK in the 19th Century. We work to safely and humanely remove red squirrels and as a family for re-introduction in an area where they are not disruptive. When it comes to grey squirrels, UK pest control law dictates that we must destroy them. This is because they are an invasive species that are known to kill red squirrels making them more scarce.
Rodents will be found in most parks throughout the length and breadth of the UK, but it is how many of them there are and how much of a nuisance they become that makes them a veritable problem. Public bins will be located in most parks for visitors to discard of rubbish and uneaten food. These act as a shining beacon to rodents who will jump at the opportunity of a free meal and one that is easily accessed too. Rodents are capable of transmitting diseases so they can infect an area they have come into contact with that is then touched by humans as well.
Birds, especially pigeons, can also be an acute annoyance, leaving droppings everywhere and unrelenting in large numbers. At the seaside seagulls will pester you for your chips, and this is similar of pigeons, who are like the seagulls of the land and will attempt to gain any crumbs or scraps of food from you that they can. They leave droppings everywhere that have been known to cause illness and would incur to health issues for visitors subjected to it, that leads to damage of reputation for the area.
Our pest experts will utilize all tools and methods at their disposal to quickly remove any pests to be located within the park or communal area and with minimal disturbance to the public. Through the use of non-toxic treatments, it guarantees that anyone who would come into contact with any of these methods is safe and they won’t cause damage to the area itself either.
Once satisfied that the pests have been comprehensively removed and dealt with, we can then establish means of prevention to work towards it not being a continual pest problem, although this is harder to achieve as it is outdoors meaning there are a greater amount of options for re-entering the area.
A follow-up check will also be arranged to confirm that our park pest control service has been effective in achieving its goal.
- Non-toxic treatments
- Protection against illness transmission for visitors
- Comprehensive checks to all aspects for complete coverage