are inundated with calls from concerned residents.
For a number of years, the City of Leeds has been facing an
unprecedented rise in requests for pest management assistance related to
not just the influx of rats and mice, but flying insects too, including
calling on pest control for nest removal services to get rid of ants,
hornets, and over the summer, wasp nests.
at the time when Leeds was facing a rat epidemic in March of 2020,
lockdown shut the sector down. After lobbying by trade industry bodies.
Westminster finally U-turned their decision to give pest control
services the green light to help fight the initial epidemic. And called
for pest control services to help fight the battle plaguing Leeds and
the wider West Yorkshire district for at least the past 3-years!
The Yorkshire Evening Post published statistics for Leeds City Council pest control requests in 2019, showing they'd received 8,322 pest control calls
in the past two years, so going back to 2017. The fight remains ongoing
for pest control: Leeds residents need immediate assistance to control
Leeds' huge pest problems. This is reflected in the 2020 government
decision to U-turn on the key worker status, and get pest control
professionals back into the field.
Apex Pest Control Leeds is providing much-needed pest control services in Leeds, assisting
homeowners and tenants across the social and private tenant sector to
control rat and mice infestations.
The most affected
regions in need of professional pest control services in Leeds is the
Gipton and Harehills Ward. In these locations, there has been a
heightened increase in rat activity - most prominently, the Rattus
The rat is identifiable as a brown
rat, weighing around 0.5 kg, which burrows their way into properties
where they take up residence in the walls, under the floorboards, and in
Pest control specialists are needed to bring any rat
infestation under control as these rodents urinate consistently, breed
like wildfire, and pose a real risk to public health from diseases
including salmonella, and although more rarely, leptospirosis (Weil's Disease).
you suspect a rat problem in or around your property, don't hesitate to
call in our pest control technicians. For years, our service has
provided results-driven pest control. Leeds residents and business
owners have come to rely on our services.
We are available 7 days
a week to provide advice, inspections, pest control treatments and
integrated pest management solutions to homeowners, tenants, landlords
and business owners.
Get in touch with Apex Pest Control Leeds by calling 0113 390 4270
professional pest management services can provide a thorough assessment
of your property, identify whether rats or mice are present, and
provide assistance to either encourage rats or mice out of your property
or eliminate the threat completely!
Other Pests Plaguing Leeds Residents...In
the same period as the rats population was increasing, in another part
of Leeds, pest control services have been called in for just as sinister
pest problems with airborne insects.
Bees, fleas, ants, wasps,
and moths saw at least 2,180 requests to bring an end to flying insect
invasions. The most afflicted areas of Leeds for these were in Alwoodley, Hunslet, and Riverside, Leeds.
Pest control for flying insects is required whether there's a risk of
biting or not as they can easily spread pathogens around the home and on
the food preparation surfaces they crawl along.
For assistance with any type of pest problems, call us on 0113 390 4270
Other Types of Pests that Require a Professional Service from Pest Control Specialists
Wasp Nest Removal: Leeds Pest Control
tend to build their nests in the Spring but by the time you realise
there is a wasp nest, disturbing it in any way, needs to be done by a
professional service because the wasps will be swarming. It's only after
there's a swarm of wasps visible that it's evident there's a nest near
your premises. It can be difficult to tell the difference between
different types of bees, wasps, and hornets.
However, not every nest
needs removing, and some can be left alone. Britain has 250+ kinds of
bees. All bees are endangered, but none of them has protected status! Despite
this, responsible pest control services work with local beekeeping
communities who can relocate swarms, mainly the European Honeybee.
Leeds Beekeepers Association help control Leeds Honeybee population
offering a swarm relocation service.If you suspect a wasp
problem, it's advisable to have a knowledgeable pest control service
conduct an inspection to identify the species, conduct a risk assessment
and then decide on the most appropriate treatment method.
wasps nest removal, Leeds residents aren't necessarily at any risk.
There will be if the nest is within a close distance to properties where
it's likely to be disturbed.
Wasps nests can be left until
after the summer when they're more easily removed. This is because all
wasps die off. When they're noticeable and causing a nuisance, it is
advisable to have a pest control service assess the area because they
will remain active for the entire summer season. For those with
allergies, pets, and families, care should be taken around wasp nests
because if they are present, they will defend the queen and, unlike
bees, wasps can sting multiple times.
No DIY method for getting rid of a
wasp nest is safe. Some are downright irresponsible and pose a larger risk to public health and safety than leaving the nest alone would be.
responsible pest control, Leeds residents can rest assured that when we
identify a wasp colony, we will intervene to destroy the nest when required.
When it comes to pest control in Leeds to get rid of wasps, it needs to
be done by a certified pest control service that has access to
commercial-grade insecticides - inaccessible to the public.
placed responsibly near the nest where it's accessible for wasps but
inaccessible for pets and younger children. The wasps carry the
insecticides into the nest, which quickly and efficiently starts killing
them off.Within just a couple of days, the activity will reduce
to near-zero, then afterwards, and the nest will get destroyed.
don't return, and once there's no more wasp activity, the nest can
safely get removed if you want. Anyone can remove nests once the wasps
are gone, but you will need a pest control service to eradicate wasps
before the end of the summer season. If you don't call in professional
service, the nest will remain active until the end of the summer.
For all types of pest control: Leeds residents can call us on 0113 390 4270.
We are open 7 days a week!
Pest Control in Leeds for Bed Bugs Bed
bugs are irritating, but they are rarely dangerous. Nevertheless, they
do bite, and that can cause red marks, lumps and rashes, requiring the
assistance of pest control.
Leeds residents can take solace in the fact
that our pest control service is done diligently and discreetly,
offering professional advice, and technical assistance to eradicate bed
bugs from properties. Our pest control procedures ensure our
technicians conduct a thorough assessment of your property and use the
most appropriate treatment method for your particular situation.
Depending on the level of activity, repeat treatments may be required,
and as with all pest problems, our Leeds pest control technicians work
with customers pre and post-treatment to ensure the best possible
Many treatments are available to eliminate bed bugs for
all contaminated areas. Despite their commonly used name being bed bugs,
they are part of the Cimicidae family of insects. They can be found
foraging in any number of confined spaces throughout properties,
including under carpets, behind skirting boards, within wooden
furniture, on headboards, in sideboards, on clothing and other fabrics.
sure-fire way to tell if you need pest control for this problem is to
turn your mattress upside down and inspect it for clusters of tiny black
dots like someone's dabbed a black Biro pen on the mattress.
activity is often seen around the buttons on mattresses. Other
signs of an infestation are visible skin redness from bites, which tend
to be in rows and tiny blood speckles on bedding and on the headboard.
These insects can live for up to a year without feeding though, so even
nymphs can be harbouring in furniture before hatching when new furniture
is introduced to your property. It's also possible for these to travel
on luggage, and clothing so if you've been at a property that has an
active presence of Cimicidae insects, they can (and likely will) travel, introducing a second pest problem on another property.
this poses a serious pest control problem is in properties with
multiple occupancies. This includes hotels, hostels, guest houses, and
blocks of flats. When one room gets infested, they will infest
For pest control,
Leeds residents can get in touch with us on 0113 390 4270 for advice on
the best way to deal with this pest problem.
For garments in a room with a bed bug pest problem, it's advisable to wash everything at a 60oC cycle. A professional technician best treats all other furnishings, including the mattress with suitable equipment.A sudden increase in the room temperature to over 27oC
will cause nymphs to hatch.
At that point, a pest control company can
use a high powered vacuum with a disposable and sealable dust bag to
treat affected surfaces, effectively removing the pest problem.
crevices on hard surfaces can get treated with powder insecticides. In combination with intense dry heat treatment (94oC at 5% humidity applied at high-pressure) and suitable insecticides to ensure all nymphs that hatch as a result of the sudden increase in temperature are unable to survive. They die rapidly at sustained temperatures of 45oC. Trying
DIY this pest control procedure is often ineffective as it needs to
get done suddenly, efficiently and with no chance of re-emergence.For any type of pest control in Leeds, call your local Leeds Specialist on 0113 390 4270Pest regions covered.
- Belle Isle
- Cross Gates
- Morley, West Yorkshire
LS1, LS2, LS5, LS6, LS7, LS8, LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS13, LS14, LS15, LS16, LS17, LS26, LS27.