Taylor Pest Control 0151 637 1652

 Services offered

The company provides a wide range of pest control services to customers across the Wirral.  In the section of our website we outline our main pest control services.  If you require more information on any of our services, please get in touch with us using the details on our Contact Us page.

  • Bees                    Domestic Pests             Cockroaches                 
  • Wasps                 Fleas                             Booklice
  • Ants                    Insect control                 Beetles
  • Carpet Beetles     Bed Bugs                 
  • Rats                    Cluster Flies             
  • Mice                    Silverfish                  
  • many many more
  •  Garden Ants Where they live:-  The black or garden ant is the commonest British ant to enter houses and is found in almost all parts of the country.  The worker is very dark brown, almost black, and about 5mm long.  The queen which is rarely seen except for certain months in the summer, is about 15mm long and mid-brown in colour. The queen makes the nest in the soil, in grassed areas beneath paving and patios although sometimes they may be found in the walls and foundations of a house.

    What they eat:- The foraging workers follow well-defined trails to their feeding grounds, which may be many metres from the nest.  They enter buildings, often through very narrow crevices, and if one finds food, there will soon be many more.  Ants foraging for food in houses may cause considerable nuisance to the householder.

    Pest Status:-  Worker ants will frequently enter dwelling foraging for food, particularly sweet substances.  While not a risk to human health, they can be present in sufficient numbers to cause a nuisance.  The emergence of numerous winged ants (usually on a hot day in summer) can cause alarm to some people, particularly if these 'flying ants' are emerging inside a house.  The flying ants may be a nuisance, but they are harmless and nothing can be done to stop them swarming.

    Treatment:-  We treat ants/flying ants using a liquid insecticide as dust treatments are not advisable inside the home.

    WASPS -     All the Wasps found in the UK, with the exception of the Hornet, are very similar with black and yellow bands on their body and two pairs of wings. In the Spring, the queen leaves her hibernating quarters to seek nesting sites.  These could be holes in the ground, trees, sheds or loft spaces etc.  The queen starts to build her nest with a papery material that she makes by chewing wood mixed with saliva: this is known as wasp paper.  She will raise the first few workers who will then enlarge the nest and care for the immature wasps to follow.  The nest construction starts in Spring and will reach a maximum size in September, when up to 10,000 workers may be present.  An old nest is never reused.

    What they eat :-  Wasps usually eat insects, which are mainly garden or household pests.  They also feed on dustbin waste and animal carcasses.

    Pest status:-    Wasps, unlike a bee, can sting many times.  Although the wasp sting is not normally serious, it can be very painful, and in certain cases can cause a severe reaction, Wasps nests can be killed off without removing parts of your property

    Treatment:-  We treat Wasps nests with an insecticide dust,  we advise that once treated you stay away from the treated area, as wasps get very angry.

    Rats-  Where they live:-  The common rat typically has brownish fur on its back and grey underneath but colour can vary from white through to black. Adult body length is 2/3 cm plus a tail length of 1/2 cm. Common rats live in any situation that provides food, water and shelter. In homes they will live in loft spaces, wall cavities, cellars or under floorboards. In gardens, they will burrow into compost heaps and grassy banks or under sheds. They are commonly found living in sewer systems

    What they eat:-  Their favourite foods are cereal products, although they will eat almost anything that humans eat.  Most of the damage they do is by gnawing and ripping open packets. They also foul food with urine and droppings.

    Pest Status:-  Rats can transmit many diseases to humans, including Salmonellosis (food poisoning) and Weils disease. Rats will eat or contaminate food intended for humans.  Damage to buildings and other structures due to rat gnawing and burrowing

    Treatment:-   Remove potential nesting sites by keeping yards and gardens clean and tidy, and by cutting back overgrown areas.   Do not feed wild birds or other animals to excess - you may be feeding rats as well.  Keep your home in good repair so that rats cannot gain access to it. Ensure that the drain inspection covers are in place and are in good repair.  Do not leave household waste where rats can get at it.   Rats are adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly. This combination makes rat control a difficult task for the untrained individual. tWe place poison bait in the most appropriate locations. Follow up visits will be made to ensure the success of the treatment.

    Mice- Where they live:-  The common mouse found in buildings is the house mouse. The fur colour varies between light brown and grey. Body length varies between 60 - 90mm and the tail can add an additional 100mm. Often, the droppings found are black, rod-shaped and 3 - 6mm long.  Mice live in nests, which are often built inside houses, especially during the winter. Nests are built wherever there is access to a good source of food. Spaces under floors and lofts are favoured places for nests, which are built out of cloth, wool and paper. Mice are mainly active at night and can be heard running about as they search for food.  Mice can squeeze through cracks as small as 5mm.

    What they eat:-  Their favourite foods are cereal products, although they will eat almost anything. Most of the damage they do is by gnawing and ripping open packets. They also foul food with urine and droppings. Mice will gnaw their way through wood to get to sources of food

    Pest Status:-  It is important to get rid of mice quickly, before they damage pipe cables and insulation 

    Treatment:-  Set traps - Break-back traps may be used and these should be placed next to walls where mice tend to travel. The trap should be baited with chocolate, biscuit or cereal.  Use several traps and examine them daily, removing dead mice as soon as they are discovered.
    All traps should be handled with care. We always select the most suitable type. We put the poison in a safe and secure place to ensure children and pets cannot get to it and eat it.

    Fleas- Where they live:-  Adults fleas are normally 1 - 4mm long, brownish in colour, without wings but with powerful legs adapted for jumping. Female fleas can live up to two years, during which time they can lay up to 1000 eggs each.  Adult fleas live exclusively as parasites of warm-blooded animals. The females lay their eggs close to or on the infested animal. Wall-to-wall carpeting and soft furnishings also provide a relatively undisturbed environment for fleas to develop. They can also live in cracks and crevices in bare floors.

    What they eat:-  Larvae feed on debris and adult flea droppings. Adult fleas feed solely on blood.

    Pest Status:-  Disease transmission - Fleas are not thought to transmit any serious illnesses to humans.  Flea bites - Although not all people are affected by flea-bites, they can cause severe irritation.

    Treatment:-  Hygiene - Regular cleaning, particularly with a vacuum cleaner, will help prevent the build-up of infestation by removing eggs and larvae from floors, furniture and where pets sleep.  In order to achieve effective control, pets MUST also be treated with a product approved for veterinary use.  Chemical - The standard treatment for infested premises is the application of a residual insecticide, as a  liquid spray.  The insecticide is applied to all floor surfaces, and these areas must not be vacuum or washed for at least 5 days after the treatment, or longer if possible.