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Get Rid of Cockroaches

Seen Cockroaches in your home? We provide expert control and prevention to Swindon, Oxford, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Unacceptable pests of homes, restaurants, commercial and industrial premises, often introduced into buildings through the transportation of goods and equipment – even next door neighbours. If you are a commercial business and subject to inspections from your local Environmental Health Team, the discovery of Cockroaches can lead to immediate closure of your business and huge consequential damage to reputation and finances.

These pests are known to carry numerous diseases injurious to man, and if left untreated by a professional can reach epidemic proportions in very short periods of time. Under optimum conditions cockroaches can produce two million offspring in one year, and fossil remains have been found dating back over 200 million years which makes this pest a true survivor!

If you have seen the signs of Bedbugs in your home or business, contact your local Thames West Prokill expert for a FREE Prokill Pest Control Audit.

For fast and effective Cockroach Control & Prevention, call us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Bed Bugs

We provide expert control and prevention of Bed Bugs to Swindon, Oxford, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Let us take care of Bedbug infestations in your home or business.

Bed Bugs can be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to erradication. Achieving a lasting remedy requires a forensic approach to the treatment and is not likely to be resolved by a “quick spray” from bargain basement operators. All our control programs begin with a full site survey that is free. Only by undertaking this survey can we fully appraise you of the works and timescales likely to be required to deliver a guaranteed outcome. Call Prokill now to take your first steps to a permanent solution.

The common bedbug (Cimex lectularius) is the best adapted to human environments. It is now found throughout the world and lives off the blood of humans. Adult bedbugs are a reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless. A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye. Adults grow to 4-5 mm in length and do not move quickly enough to escape your notice. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide, the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes. With one tube it injects its saliva, which contains anticoagulants and anesthetics, while with the other it withdraws the blood of its host.

Get Rid of Bedbugs in your home or business, call us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Fleas

Fast, effective Flea control from Local Experts around the Thames West area! Call us on 01793 744610.

Let us take care of Flea infestations in your home or business.

Fleas are a particularly irritating pest species and are often first noticed when moving into a new property or soon after the passing of a pet. Assessing the scale of the infestation is important to ensure an appropriate treatment program is proposed and to this end Prokill provide either the tenant, Landlord or Lettings Company a free of charge survey. Call Prokill to organise your survey now.

Fleas parasite a wide variety of animals including dogs, cats, humans, chickens, rabbits, squirrels, rats, ferrets, and mice. Fleas are not just a nuisance to their hosts, but can also cause acute irritation, infection and transfer of other parasites, such as, tapeworms. The flea bite causes an itching sensation which in turn may result in the host attempting to remove the pest by biting, pecking, scratching etc the vicinity of the parasite. Some people and animals suffer allergic reactions to flea saliva resulting in rashes. Flea bites generally result in the formation of a slightly-raised swollen itching spot with a single puncture point at the centre.

If you have seen the signs of Fleas in your home or business, contact your local Thames West Prokill expert for a FREE Prokill Pest Control Audit.

Itching and Scratching? We can help get rid of Fleas, call us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Moths

Get Rid of Moths in your homes from a local expert in Swindon, Oxford, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Seen the signs? We can help solve a Moth problem.

Holes in valuable woolen clothing and expensive carpets is often attributable to moths. The sight of small tan coloured moth should give rise for concern and on seeing them you are best advised to look a little closer. They are often found in dark undisturbed places, under sofas and chairs, in drawers, under furniture, beneath carpets and underlay, between floorboards, skirting boards, birds and wasp nests – the list is almost endless. However, it is not the moth that destroys your clothes and carpeting it is the grub, recently hatched from a small egg. As this grub grows it stedilly consumes woolen products in order to extract Keratin, a protein necessary for their development.

Moths do not represent a health hazard, however they cause severe damage to clothes, fabrics, furs, leather and carpets.In all species, the moth’s larva is the most detrimental stage. These pests cause extensive and costly damage to carpets and household furnishings. Moths can lay as many as 200-300 eggs which in turn can hatch in a very short space of time (7-10 days) causing widespread destruction to many household items over a short period of time.

If you have seen the signs of Bedbugs in your home or business, contact your local Thames West Prokill expert for a FREE Prokill Pest Control Audit.

Holes in your clothes and carpets? Lets help you get rid of those Moths! Call us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Flies

Flies Control throughout Thames West including Swindon, Oxford and Gloucester and the surrounding towns.

Swarms of Flies in your home or business? Get rid of them!

Fly control is an important aspect of everyday life for all of us, never more so for many commercial and industrial businesses, as it is a requirement of law. A huge variety of dangerous diseases are carried by these pest insects and environmental health agencies are quick to enforce the terms of the Food Safety Act 1955 and 1976 for individuals and businesses selling or dealing with food in unhygienic conditions.

When a fly lands on food, it will soften it by vomiting over it. The vomit is stamped upon until liquid, usually introducing germs for good measure. Having achieved sufficient viscosity they suck the resultant mix back again. With the inevitable mix of excrement introduced at the same time, the resulting residue is left for you to ingest with your food.

The identification of the specific fly species is an important factor in controlling the problem, as all flies have different habits, life cycles, and originate from different sources. Pest Control in almost all instances of fly infestation is achieved by locating and treating the breeding sites where the larvae exist, combined with a surface treatment of alighting surfaces. In many instances this may be a requirement of the Environmental Health Office in compliance with The Food Safety Act. One of the exceptions to the above is the Cluster fly, where treatment of the larvae is not possible as they spend this stage of their life cycle inside an earth worm.

Flies becoming a problem? Get rid of them by calling us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Wasps and Bees

Make sure you don’t get stung! Expert Wasp and Bee control in Swindon, Oxford and Gloucester and the surrounding towns.

Wasp & Bee Control for Commercial and Residential Clients

Prokill in Thames West offer a prompt same day service for Wasp and Bee control. Most two storey properties can be treated safely from ground based applicators and where required from inside the loft spaces. If your problem is related to Bees we would ask you to consider the following in light of the prevailing challenges faced by this beneficial insect:

  1. Are the bees creating an unacceptable problem or is it possible to leave them.
  2. If it is a swarm that concerns you it is highly probable that within 24hrs the swarm will leave.
  3. Are they “Bumble Bees”, bumble bee nests self terminate in late summer as do wasp nests.
    If you are able to “co-exist” with the Bees it will assist in supporting their struggle for survival as a whole.

If not, Prokill will survey your problem and offer our best advise as to how we can proceed to satisfy your needs. In many cases with swarms or accessible nest sites we have been able to re-home the colony in local hives by working in co-operation with local bee keepers.

Wherever possible, Prokill will extract and re-home bees giving them a fresh start in the hands of a bee keeping professional.

Protect your family or staff from painful stings by calling us on 01793 744610.

Get Rid of Ants

Ants in your home? Our experts in Swindon, Oxford and Gloucester can help get rid of them.

Comprehensive Ant Control for Commercial and Residential Clients

All ants belong to the order of insects known as Hymenoptera, which include some of the most highly evolved insects known to man. They are social insects that build and develop intricate nests with a complex hierarchy of male and females. Nest building and nursing of young, together with foraging for food is undertaken by the workers (sterile females). Reproduction is performed by fertile females (Queens) and the males are responsible for the fertilisation of the queens.

Most common of all in the UK, and the easiest to treat is the Black / Garden Ant (Lasius niger), and for commercial and domestic premises alike, are pests that present numerous difficulties during the summer months. Rogers Ant (Hypoponera punctatissima), are sub-tropical and are not confined to heated premises, preferring damp locations in the cracks and crevices and drainage runs. The Pharaoh’s Ant (Monomorium pharantis), however, is of tropical origin and is at home in heated buildings.

Treatment of this pest, if undertaken incorrectly will dramatically compound the infestation, by fragmenting the nests and doubling / quadrupling the problem making further treatments lengthy and costly.