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There are many advantages to living in a large city with a vibrant lifestyle and the luxury of ultimate convenience, however, city living can bring with it a significant disadvantage. Rats are renowned for residing in built up areas, so if you think you may have rats at your commercial or domestic property, you need to know exactly how to get rid of them. Take the first step to a rat-free future with PestBusters; we have the skill and experience to ensure the problem of rats Birmingham is eradicated efficiently.

From the moment you realise your property has rats, it is imperative you take the necessary measures to ridding the premises of the problem. Rats carry a host of diseases such as:

•    Salmonella (Attacks the stomach and intestines)

•    Weil’s Disease (Can cause a variety of symptoms including high temperature and a skin rash)

•    Trichinosis (A parasitic disease)

•    Hantavirus (This can cause renal syndrome and haemorrhagic fever)

In addition to the associated health problems rats can cause, their presence can also lead to significant damage to a property if left.

For this reason, call upon our trusted services as soon as the problem arises.

We are able to visit industrial, commercial and residential premises discreetly, assessing the problem and implementing fast and effective solutions to rectify the rodent problem and restore the property to a hygienic environment.

We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if you find a pest problem and need it dealing with immediately, we are the best people to call.

Our commitment to the industry is highlighted in our affiliations with CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) and the fact we are a National Pest Technicians and Investors in People accredited company, so you can rest assured from initial contact to final resolution, we are the best in the business.

Eradicate the problem of rats Birmingham with a little help from PestBusters. Our dedicated team work tirelessly to ensure your property is left rodent-free. For further information on our services, visit our website today.

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Garden-Training-1-300x225The tree team have recently attended a very interesting and informative week in the woods of Cannock Chase where they received NPTC training by BASE Instructor, Ian Morgan.

The idea behind this latest training course was to improve and update on current skills, as well as to learn some of the latest in tree care and tree removal methods. They were shown techniques that will not only improve on health & Safety but will also ensure that the highest possible standards are used when undertaking work. This in turn will assist in completing jobs in the most effective manner…….all good news for our clients.

Garden-Training-2-225x300Everyone involved enjoyed the course very much and are now looking forward to putting their newly gained skills into practice. The next training course for the tree team is booked in for May when they renew their first aid certificates on a three day course.

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Virgin-Active-NettingThe aim of the project was to prevent pigeons from gaining access to the plant area of the roof and also to prevent birds from roosting and nesting under the canopy.

The plant area was situated in a ‘well’ area on the roof. A series of brackets were made to support both the net and a wire, which was attached to the leading edge of the roof ‘well’. A further wire was also installed which ran through the brackets at a mid way point. Areas of 30×15 metres and 10×7 metres were covered in total, by the use of 10×15 metre sections of pigeon netting. Heavy duty net fixings were used as the net was going to be very exposed to the elements. The whole area was cleaned and a large amount of pigeon guano was removed from the roof and taken out through the building.

The canopy area ran on 3 sides of the building and pigeons had been roosting and nesting on the decorative steel work. The nets fitted at either end were 50 metres long and these were cut down into 3 sections for ease of installation. All of this work was carried out from a cherry picker, which reached out over various obstacles including a swimming pool.

The netting was completed over a 10 day period and pigeons had to be removed from under the net each morning whilst work was in progress. The netting at the front of the building was completed in the same way with the addition of anti-roosting spikes on the upright post to prevent roosting.

Pigeon clean and decontamination Manchester

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Picture-1-300x225In April this year we carried out work for a construction company in Manchester. The work required us to clean 5 derelict houses of pigeon droppings, where birds had been living for the past 20 years.

Picture-2-300x225Pigeons had gained access to the properties through holes in the roof and loft spaces. Top floor areas contained pigeon fouling up to 12″ deep, together with remains of birds and nesting materials.

The ceilings had to be pulled down and all debris removed followed by a disinfectant spray to make the area safe for contractors to carry out work. The work was completed over a 10 day period.

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It’s horrible to find that your family home has become invaded by a swarm of rodents, and for your safety and comfort, any infestation needs to be removed quickly and without fuss. Here at PestBusters, we are able to provide a comprehensive guide to rodent control Birmingham, and recognising the presence of rodents, enabling you to remain calm in the knowledge that any unwelcome pests will soon be out of your home for good.

Often, there will be obvious tell-tale signs which give away the presence of rodents; for example, the sound of scuttling in a loft or basement. However, it’s not always so easy to track them down. Below, you’ll find some classic indicators of a rodent infestation, so that you can quickly identify their presence in future.

Rub Marks and Smears

Smears on your floors or walls could be a strong sign that rats or mice are living at your property. If you notice any small, dark rub marks, you may want to keep your eyes peeled.

Footprints and Tail Drags

Although this is a certain sign that you have rats or mice in your home, sometimes these footprints can be subtle. Try checking dustier areas, as footprints and tail drags can be more visible in these areas.

Gnaw Marks

Rodents love to gnaw on anything they can get their teeth around, so try looking around your house for any signs of this. Try checking the bottom of your doors, and skirting boards, as these are at an ideal height for rodents to chew on.

Droppings & Urine

As unpleasant as it may be, finding small droppings and urine almost definitely points towards the infestation of some kind of rodent.


Rats and mice carry a strong, musky odour, so if you notice a new and odd smell lingering around your property, rodents might be the cause.

These signs are never nice to discover, so don’t let them get away with it! Call in PestBusters for professional rodent control Birmingham and to help free your home from rodents, and get rid of the unpleasant consequences of rat and mice infestations for good.

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To prune or not to prune? That is the question, get it right and pruning can greatly enhance the health and aesthetics of your tree, get it wrong and you could end up significantly damaging the tree and its potential. If you want to know how to properly care for your tree, our expert team here at GardenBusters are the people to call; we have the knowledge and experience to ensure your tree is always kept at its prime so it can be enjoyed for years to come. Read on as we take you through our top tips on tree pruning Warwick.

The following questions and answers aim to aid successful and safe tree pruning:

When is the best time to prune my tree?

It is best to wait until the later months of the year if your tree is deciduous. This is because during the spring time, your tree is likely to bleed sap if cut, by waiting until later in the year your tree will be inactive and much easier to prune. However, it is important to remember that some types of deciduous trees bleed sap for most of the year, so it is best to prune these in the summer after fresh growth has been given a chance to stabilise.

How do I prune a younger tree?

The first year is an important period of time for a young tree, and pruning is necessary to promote health and vitality. It is advised that during the first year, a third of the lowest growing branches are removed.

Can I prune the tree myself?

It is always best to leave extensive pruning and tree surgery up to the professionals, especially if pruning requires the use of a chainsaw or climbing up to get to higher branches.

With a committed and fully qualified team on hand to perform any level of tree pruning Warwick, we at GardenBusters are proud to offer a service that surpasses our competitors by miles. We offer regular service routines to maintain your site, ensuring all trees are healthy and flourishing. For further information on our extensive range of services, visit our website today.

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With so many different methods of bird control available, how do you know which one is the best? The most appropriate solution is different for everyone, and will be dependent upon your own situation. Join us as we explore the various effective methods of bird control London which our experienced team at here at Total Bird Control are able to carry out. Let’s first look at the benefits which each different method is able to provide.

Bird Spikes

Birds can often pose a pesky problem should they keep landing on your building. Bird spikes can prevent this from happening, by providing an unpleasant surface for them to land on, thus deterring them from visiting your property in future.

This method is ideal for buildings which don’t have an even surface, as they are versatile enough to work around the provided area, despite whether it is smooth or uneven.


Made up of nylon netting, which is fixed to a pre-tensioned wire rope, any visiting birds will find themselves unable to pass through and uncomfortable if they decide to land or attempt to perch on the netting.

If you have a balcony or alcove which is commonly plagued with birds, then netting may well be the best option for you, as other methods are often hard to implement in these hard to reach areas.

Post & Wire

This system consists of a series of wires, strung between stainless steel posts. These provide a barrier to prevent birds landing underneath, as well as an uncomfortable place to perch.

This is a simple, yet highly effective method which can be easily installed on your building, and is excellent for those looking for a durable option, as the shock absorbing springs remain resilient to damage.

Bird Trapping

In difficult circumstances, where other methods may have failed or proved ineffective, we are able to plan and carry out a bird removal program to professionally and humanely trap any problem birds.

This is beneficial if no other methods have worked, and there is only a small number of birds which you wish to free your property from.

The best method for you will depend on your own circumstance and requirements, but we hope our useful overview has helped you to find the right method for you. To take advantage of our excellent bird control London methods, contact us today.

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As we hit the back end of the winter months and spring is on the horizon, now is the time to start preparing your garden for what is to come. One important element of looking after your garden is to take proper care of all trees and as experts in tree surgery Birmingham, here at Garden Busters we can ensure that this happens.

This is the perfect time of year to plan the landscaping of your garden for the summer months and the welfare of your trees should not be forgotten. Trees play a vital role in many gardens whether through the appearance benefits they bring or via the increased levels of privacy they offer to your garden area. Whatever their main function, it is advisable to call in our professional team to make sure they are always in the best condition.

The heavy amount of snow we were faced with during the winter months has had an adverse effect on many trees. The weight of snow is likely to have caused a number of problems with the limbs, so from initially assessing the problem through to carrying out the relevant work, we at Garden Busters can be relied upon to put the most effective course of action in place for the best possible results.

Regular tree maintenance should also be carried out in preparation for spring. This often includes the felling or dismantling of damaged or overhanging branches, the pruning of trees to a desirable shape and the inoculation to protect against diseases.

With spring just around the corner, now is certainly the time to think about the preparation of your trees for the coming months. As we at Garden Busters are experienced in the field of tree surgery Birmingham, our talented surgeons will always work to the best of their ability to guarantee the trees in your garden are kept in the finest condition.

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Discovering rats within your property is never a pleasant experience. It’s easy to attempt to shoo them out and then forget they were ever there, but this is not a long term solution, and you’ll more than likely find them nesting within the comfort of your premises again. Here at PestBusters, we are able to provide effective lasting solutions to keep your property clear of any sign of rodents. Using specially developed rat control Birmingham techniques, you’ll be able to create and maintain a rat-free environment, keeping your property safe and hygienic.

The presence of rats can produce a number of negative consequences. Renowned for being disease-carrying rodents, they are capable of harbouring diseases such as Trichinosis, Hantavarus, Salmonella, Weil’s Disease and Rat Bite Fever. Given the health implications, it’s vital to deal with any rat infestation as soon as it is detected to minimise any adverse effects.

Our experts are able to quickly recognise any sign of rats, and begin advising you on the best methods to implement to rid the premises of all rodents. Using tried and tested techniques; we will eliminate all rats, whilst also putting further preventative measures in place to ensure they don’t return. This will potentially save you a great deal of time, money and stress in the long-term, as many quick-fix methods will not provide a lasting solution to the problem.

If you are unsure whether you have rats at your property or not, there are a few signs which you can look out for. These include a distinctive musky odour, footprints in dust and gnaw marks on any wood. If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to get them quickly inspected by an experienced team.

If you suspect you have rats at your property, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced and professional team. Rats not only present health risks, but may also damage the reputation of your business, or unsettle your home. Specialising in rat control Birmingham, PestBusters are here to make sure you can continue to enjoy a safe and rodent-free environment.

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In today’s society, we are hard pushed to find an area that isn’t populated by pigeons, seagulls and various other types of birds. As much as we may like to watch them from a distance in their natural environment, it can become tiresome when they decide to nest on a property and, if left untreated, their presence can lead to serious problems that could be costly to both your wallet and your health. For this reason, if you find birds are nesting at your property, get in touch with Total Bird Control as soon as the problem arises for cost effective and practical bird control London.

It is a common misconception that bird proofing costs the earth; with our extensive range of knowledge and practical solutions, this needn’t be the case, especially when you consider the damage that could be caused by leaving the birds as they are;

•  Considerable damage to the property due to the acidity in their droppings that could lead to costly renovation on your properties exterior in the years to come

•  Infestations within the property from bird associated insects, this could result in the expense of calling out a fumigator plus loss of business, as it could render you unable to stay in the building for a period of time

•  Problems with flooding due to the droppings and other debris from birds leading to blockages that could cause extensive damage to your property

•  Most importantly, is the cost a bird problem could have to your health. Pigeons are associated with the spread of diseases such as Salmonella, E.Coli and Ornithosis, which could prove fatal if not treated appropriately. For this reason alone, it is essential you call upon our services to rid your property of nesting birds.

With a host of solutions from spikes to netting, you can rest assured Total Bird Control will eradicate your bird problems in a cost effective and efficient manner every time. For the very best in bird control London contact us today or visit our website for further information.