Pest Control Blog

How to deal with summer pests

There’s nothing nicer than enjoying the outside world and watching nature come to life on a balmy summer’s day. But the mood can quickly be…

How rodents can destroy a farm

A farm is a paradise for pests, particularly rodents. With plenty of open space, warm shelter, animal feed and crops, there’s not much more a…

How do I know if I have a rat problem?

If you suspect there might be rats on your premises, you’ll want to tackle them fast. Rats not only constantly urinate to mark their territory,…

How to keep pests away from an empty property

There are many reasons why business premises, holiday lets and rental properties may lie dormant from time to time; seasonality, a gap in tenancy -…

Wasps are great, why we should learn to love wasps..

It’s that time of year again, wasps and hornets are starting to fly around in sizable numbers, outside we will be spotting them all the…

Red Tractor – and how you can keep your paperwork in order

Running a farm is busy enough, without taking time out to do the paperwork, but that’s where Pest Purge comes in. Unlike the farmers, we…

Mozzies, the super pest

Did you know that worldwide 219 million people get malaria, 435,000 die from contracting it and 90% of those deaths are in Africa. Compared with…

Do our insects have emotions? Would a mosquito feel sad if it saw its brother die?

We should consider several schools of thought on this. Firstly, insects do not behave in a way that suggests any kind of emotional life resembling…

Bees v Hornets

When a hornet attacks, bees know what to do. A few hundred workers swarm around the predator, roasting it alive with their body heat. The…

Wood boring pests at large in the UK

Recently the Royal Academy of Art accidentally imported an Asian longhorned beetle into the UK in a sculpture called the Tree. Tell tale signs of…

Wasps, Hornets & Bees

Wasps, Hornets & Bees Control and Nest Removal Maidstone All three are seasonal insects, more common in the warm spring and summer months. Wasps, hornets…

Rats

Rat and Vermin Control Maidstone These are some of the most common pests that Pest Purge is equipped to deal with. The main problems associated…

Moles

Garden Mole Control Maidstone These small solitary creatures are a common garden and agricultural pest, popping up their mole hills as they tunnel around underground…

Squirrels

An agile pest that is often found invading loft spaces. A great climber, you may have seen them on your garden fence or on the…

Foxes

Fox Control Maidstone These rural and urban pests are common throughout the country. Everywhere you go you will encounter foxes somewhere nearby. Pest Purge has…

Rabbits

Pest purge are highly experienced in dealing with these rural pests, we can use a variety of traditional techniques, including, snaring, cage trapping, spring trapping,…

Beetles & Cockroaches

Beetles and cockroaches have been with us a long time, Spider Beetles and Dermestid beetles have been found by archaeologists to have been around in…

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs Control Maidstone This is an adaptable and evolving insect, one that has been around for thousands of years since mankind started colonising the…

Ants

Ant Control Maidstone There are many species of Ant living near to us. Mostly their nests will be in the garden. But as they forage…

A modern solution to rat problems

Pest control without poison is now achievable. In the US authorities have been trialling a new bait called ContraPest to tackle rat infestations in New…

Holidaying in the UK or abroad, how to avoid Bed bugs!

With spring well and truly sprung, and summer just around the corner, our thoughts turn to holidays and travelling. It is time to pack our…

Rat surprise in restaurant

The headlines from a popular daily newspaper jumped out at me “Waiter there’s a rat on my head” Pest drops on lady at top eaterie.…

Pest Control in Maidstone

Pest Purge offer pest control Maidstone Kent and pretty much all over Kent generally. If you are looking for specialist pest control then please call…

Asian hornet update, coming to the UK soon!

Over the last two years there have been many scaremongering articles written about this insect and its imminent arrival in the UK. Most of these…

The wasp and hornet season is almost upon us.

Once again we are starting to see wasps and hornets flying around, going about their business, nest making, pollinating and catching other insects. This is…

Wasps, love them or loathe them? – Pest Control

Pest Purge is getting calls on a daily basis to eradicate your wasps. Often you will see them dive-bombing and showing off with their aerial…

Ancient pest cures… probably best forgotten!

A fat, middle aged fox caught in the autumn was considered to have a wide range of healing powers. Time has long forgotten some of…

Bedbugs – How to get rid of Bedbugs

How about some space age technology to help fight the bedbugs. Pest Purge can use all the help it can get as the bedbugs are…

Bed Bugs are tough to treat… but they can be killed!

I am often asked if I will guarantee bed bug treatments, “No” is the answer. They are difficult to treat but can be eradicated as…

Pest control services in Kent

Did you know that we treat numerous infestations of rats and mice during the winter months to keep rodents at bay? In addition to these…

Sharks and bedbugs making the news

Well it has been reported that the pest problems in Australia seem slightly larger than ours in the UK. The main reason for this is…

2015 moles in abundance

Well the pest season is off to a flying start and moles seem to be the main problem. Pest Purge are a traditional pest control…

Bird Pests, seagulls like eating rubbish

Did you know that seagulls are starting to change their diets? Some seagulls that have been studied over many years have shifted their diet from…

Rabbits galore, rare “blood moon” makes shooting fantastic

I was out last night on one of my regular evening shooting contracts, a large private estate in Kent with a 25 acre garden. The…

Residential Pest Biodiversity – Meet The Lodgers

The German cockroach lives in buildings, cheek and jowl with us, outside it dies. African in origin it probably inhabited caves as many cockroach species…

Summertime hornets and wasps in abundance

The wasp and hornet season is getting underway. We are getting calls on a daily basis for the destruction of nuisance wasp and hornet nests.…

Rat free cities…is it possible?

Well if you happen to live in Alberta, Canada you will notice a distinct shortage of rats. They have all been evicted, deported to Maidstone…

Rat census, how many rats are there in the UK?

How many rats are there in Britain and is it true that we’re never more than six feet away from one? For a long time…

Wasp & Hornet Season Hotting Up

Once again we are starting to see wasps and hornets flying around, going about their business, nest making, pollinating and catching other insects. All fine…

What do wasps like to eat for breakfast?

Wasps like to eat other insects. One morning I watched a moth get eaten by a wasp. The moth had been attracted to the lights…

Honeybee trade threatens our wild pollinators!

Experts believe that honeybees have been busy spreading diseases to insects that pollinate crops. Apparently, imported honeybees are an important reservoir for viruses that kill…

The Lord works in mysterious ways !

Well, I have heard of pulling rabbits out of top hats but whether I could achieve the same thing with a pigeon and a chimney…

Crazy ants use acid as venom antidote

Just when you thought it was safe to sit on the grass along come some crazy ants! The xenomorphs that were so successful in Alien…

Seven steps to prevent unwanted pests

These are our top tips for keeping pests away. Do not attract pests to your premises. Maintain a clean environment, good housekeeping is the key.…

Ants in space

This week saw the first ants in orbit. They travelled on a commercial Cygnus craft and docked with the orbiting International Space Station. The ant…

Two winged trouble, flies can be a problem waiting to happen

Summertime seems a far distant cry, but have you noticed the odd fly is still bombing around, not keen to pack away their wings just…

False Widow Spider alert shuts a school down…do they pose a risk?

Sightings of Steatoda nobilis the false widow spider are on the rise. Should we be concerned….not really! Experts say they are not usually aggressive towards…

Killer hybrid bee to help save UK native bees

There are moves afoot to consider crossing honeybees with their more aggressive African cousins to produce a “killer” hybrid which is hardier and more resistant…

Deadly Rat disease found on a British farm

Huntavirus has been confirmed by scientists, after a man was diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, he survived to brag about it to his mates.…

Bed Bug Control Raises Health Concerns

Bed bugs are becoming a really serious health issue and there is real concern for public safety. One of the reasons is the poor level…

Rat and Mice infestation

Rats and Mice this year are getting in everywhere, eating and chewing their way through everything that they can get their teeth into. Rats and…

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are very small but extremely clever keeping us very busy. Bed bugs can hide almost anywhere and can lay undetected for a very…

Rats and mice

Rats and mice are causing havoc in lofts everywhere keeping us very busy. This have been due to the very wet weather where the rats…

Pest Experience

A couple of months ago i was informed by my School that I have to complete two weeks of work experience, as i sat in…

Every cloud has a silver lining…

They may have brought damp and dreary weather but the clouds that have given us such a dreadful start to the summer have a silver…

The flying insect season is upon us

Have you noticed that suddenly your gardens and your air space are starting to get crowded? Full of flying summer insects, wasps, moths, flies, bees,…

Bed Bugs – The UK’s #1 Pest….well almost!

Cimex lectularius is going places, this little fellow is poised to steal the lime light. Hannibal Lecter more like it! Already America’s #1 pest and…

Urban myths dispelled – rats on the rampage

Has anyone ever told you that you are never more than six feet away from a rat? If so, do not believe them. This scare…

Wasps and bats – unlikely bedfellows

Quite often we visit old buildings, at the owners request to sort out a wasp nest or two. Once we get into a loft space…

Winter Wasps Waking Buzz Buzz Buzz

Last weekend saw some very warm weather for this time of year, Feb 25th 2012, my client had been watching some wasps coming and going…

Grey Squirrel Leaping

There I was in a loft pondering the nesting material that a squirrel had arranged in a flower pot lying on its side close to…

Rats on Rooftops

My client, relaxing in her lounge, looked out and watched a rat run along the guttering and shuffle off across the flat roof next to…

NIGHT SIGHT FOR VERMIN CONTROL

We recently added to our vermin control equipment an infrared night sight which has been superb for clearing rabbit and fox numbers. As we do…

Squirrels damage loft space.

We were recently called out to a house where the owner had been hearing a lot of noise in the ceiling void above their lounge.…

Good, any hole’s a goal, you should think about that as your companies strap line. A client’s recent free marketing advice to us.

Clients are often reassuringly amusing; at Pest Purge we like people who are spontaneous with a sense of humour. Even more we like free marketing…

Last wasp nest of the season? Or is it?!

It’s always noteworthy to remember the first and last nest of the season. After all the rain and cold weather we have had I thought…

Kent pest controllers foiled by bats? Wasps remain at home!

We were called out to inspect the loft space of a large traditional square oast-house near Maidstone. We were excited to find that whist we…

Maidstone pest control success

Local company called Pest Purge, to the rescue! We were called in to treat bed bugs, wasps, moles and foxes with four new customers. As…

Lone hornet seeks revenge!

Last night we were out hunting for foxes on a local pheasant shoot for the gamekeeper. Around 11pm we were getting ready to continue the…

Mole Catcher

Moles are keeping us very busy, destroying lawns everywhere, from managed Cricket pitches to your average well kept Garden. Moles can destroy beautiful Lawns and…

Wasp nest removal

We removed a wasp nest from a loft – it was huge about twice the size of a football. When we first treated the wasp…

WASPS

Wasps have now stung the builder. Pest purge were called and arrived within two hours. There were five wasp nests found around the property in…

Pestpurge Launches New Website!

The new site includes high definition pictures of all your common pests along with a light hearted explanation about them. As the wasp season is…