Phone Number: 01283 500 930

Mobile Number: 07736 451 880

Why Is Pest Control Important?

If you have an infestation in your house, professional pest control specialists will enter your property to figure out why and how pests have gotten into your home or workplace. They will choose the correct treatment to ensure the pests stop invading your home and they also offer services to prevent you getting infestations in the first place. The reasons you could get pests are because of some of these reasons:

Rotting food in your bin

Easy Access to your home

Food containers with no seal

House not clean

Dark, damp and warm places

Leftover dirty dishes

Exposure to soil

Plants and crops

Why Are We Different To An Exterminator?

If you have a pest infestation and you're wondering whether to hire an exterminator or a pest control specialist, then you should consider two factors: Whether you want to just get rid of the pests. Whether you want to get rid of the pests and prevent them from coming back. Here is some information on both exterminators and pest control specialists:


An exterminator will basically enter your property and kill the pests using chemicals and pesticides. They won't give you any control methods, or use treatments to prevent you from getting infestations in the future. This means that any infestations you have may keep coming back.

Pest Control Specialist

A pest control specialist will obviously get rid of your pests but will also advise you with control methods to make sure you don't get the infestation again. They'll work out how and why you got the infestation and may use natural enemies of the pests and other solutions to prevent them coming back.

Why Is Pest Control Important?

Pest control is probably more essential than you think. Pest infestations come with a lot of health and safety risks that you need to take into consideration as it could affect your business, family and general hygiene.

Spread Diseases

Pests pose a potential risk to your health and safety as they carry harmful diseases and parasites and also leave droppings that could be picked up by children. Some species of pests can also be attracted to the smell of human food, and can, therefore, contaminate it. Many pests also enjoy rotten food from a bin, where they can pick up all kinds of diseases.

Legal Implications

Having a pest infestation can have legal implications, if there's one in your restaurant or hotel, due to hygiene regulations. They can contaminate food, or leave droppings on the floor, which if spotted by a customer, and you've not done anything about it, will be complained about, and could lead to your business being shut down.

Damage To Properties

Pests can cause damage to buildings, usually, woodworms mice and rats, as they gnaw through wood. Pests will also gnaw and scratch your furnishings, or other possessions within your house or business. Some species of pests can also gnaw through wiring and piping, causing floods or fires.

Garden Pests

Pests can also infest gardens, which can also cause health and safety risks. They can leave droppings which can spread diseases, and they can eat plants and crops, which will ruin the aesthetics of your garden. Garden moles also create holes in the garden, which can be dangerous if people don't notice and trip over.

What Are Classed As Pests?

If you see one of these pests listed below in your house or commercial property, it is more than likely that there will be more. Please get in touch if you believe you have an infestation, as it could lead to health risks caused by a spread of disease and bacteria. 

What can we do to help?

Here at Premier Pest Control, we like to go through the pest control process stage by stage to make sure every aspect is tackled. From finding the problem and stopping the problem, to preventing the problem from happening again, Premier Pest Control, Burton upon Trent are here to help! It's essential to get a professionals help when tackling these problems as we have expert knowledge and experience to back up our methods and judgements. Here are the stages of our pest control process:

Find The Problem

The first thing we have to do is find the route of the problem. For example, find out what pest is infesting your property, why they are infesting your property, and how they are infesting your property. This can be done by changing the environmental features of the area to work out which environment the pests are attracted to.

We will also use effective methods to decide what the pests like to feed on, which will help us identify which pest is infesting your home, and why.

Deal With The Problem

Once the route of the problem has been found, we will next figure out ways to get rid of the infestation, and also prevent it from happening again. This process will obviously depend on factors such as:

The species of pest, The severity of the infestation, The habitats the pests are attracted to, The conditions of the building.

These factors will help us come up with the most effective method to stop and control pests from entering your home. Often pests do re-enter homes, but we make sure they won't come back!

Taking Action

Once we've assessed the situation, found the species of pest, and found the best method to deal with the problem, we can start to take action. We will start by getting rid of the pests, using control methods, either biological or using chemical pesticides.

After we have gotten rid of the pests, we will next use methods to prevent the pests from coming back, either by changing the environment in your property, getting rid of items that the pest may be attracted to, and using physical or visual deterrents.

Some Methods We Use

Our company has been established since 2005 and offers professional and reliable services within the pest control, pest management and wildlife management industry. We also provide excellent customer service to give our customers peace of mind when using our company.  We offer a range of pest control methods, including:

Insect Heat Treatment

Insect heat treatment is a chemical-free control method, which basically raises the temperature of the room with the infestation in it, to kill the pests. The heat will kill the insects at any stage of their life, from larvae to adults. This process may sound easy, but should only ever be undertaken by a trained professional in the pest control industry.

Wildlife Management

Wildlife management uses biological control methods to identify, reduce and prevent pest infestations. Using biological control methods can help get to the bottom of the problem, as they will identify the pests habitats. Then you can change the environments to make the area less attractive to the pests, use traps, repellents or mix toxic solutions with food that the pest likes.

Bird Control

Bird control is using different methods to prevent birds from infesting your property by landing there, settling there or making nests there. These methods can be deterrents such as physical (trained predators of the bird species), visual (scarecrows), or sensory (smells or textures that the species of birds repel). Chemicals may also be used to prevent the birds from nesting in your property.

If you would like to find out more information about the services we offer, or you'd like a free estimate, please search through our website or call us or fill out our enquiry form today!