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Don’t let rats plague you


Scientists now agree that rats weren’t to blame for spreading the plague between the 1300s and the 1800s. Unfortunately, it was us humans spreading the disease through fleas and ticks which people used to carry on their bodies and clothes due to poor hygiene.However, rats do still carry diseases like Listeria and Salmonella which can [...]

Mice on the Move


Mice are a common problem for our clients in the colder months as they seek shelter from dropping temperatures and look for food to keep them going. You’ll often hear them scrabbling around at night or find signs that they’ve been in your property rather than seeing them as they are very nervous. This video [...]

Merry Christmas from Team ProAct


Merry Christmas from all the team at ProAct Pest Control! Thank you for your support this year, its been a fantastic first year of business and from our family to yours we wish you all a very Merry, pest free Christmas and a brilliant New Year!  From pest prevention programmes to infestation emergencies we've worked with [...]

Christmas Trees and their Bugs


Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? On National Christmas Tree Day we’re talking about Christmas trees and the bugs that you might be bringing into your home without realising if you’re a fan of live Christmas trees. Scientists say that Christmas trees can hold up to 25,000 bugs from mites to moths, spiders [...]

Cluster Flies – an Unwanted Christmas Present


Its getting to the time of year when you take that annual expedition into the loft to get down the Christmas decorations. You might come across unexpected pests in the process and we’re talking about how and why cluster flies are hiding in your loft. In the warmer spring and summer months cluster flies [...]

ProAct Approved as Buy with Confidence Company


ProAct Pest Control is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Buy with Confidence scheme and is a Trading Standards approved provider of pest control services. This means: You can be confident when you work with us that we have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards. Our staff are qualified [...]

Don’t make mountains out of mole hills


Mole hills in your garden lawn can be frustrating at best and dangerous at worst and there’s very little you can do to stop them without professional help.Annoyingly, if you’ve had a visit from moles in the past it’s likely that they’ll find their way into your garden again as new moles will use the [...]

Halloween Creepy Crawlies


With Halloween approaching we’re looking at the creepiest, spookiest pests you might come across in your home or when you’re out and about. Cockroaches are cannibals, eating one another if they need to, when food is scarce. Cockroaches have been known to make their way onto UK soil via container ships. Cluster flies which you'll [...]

Proofing your home this autumn


As you turn on the heating and hunker down for autumn, don’t forget that pests like to keep warm too. Be on the look out for rats, mice and grey squirrels who will be searching for a cosy home. Here are our top proofing tips to stop your home becoming a pest hotel:   [...]

Wasps this autumn- what to look out for


With the cool weather we’ve had this summer wasps have been spending time building nests rather than foraging for food. But now their nests are built wasps are likely to emerge in the next few weeks to feed, feeding on fallen fruit, food in bins, and the last of your outdoor picnics. Wasps can easily [...]