Our Pest Control Services

We offer pest control services to domestic, commercial and agricultural users.  Kirkby Garden & Pest Control Services can use both toxic and non-toxic solutions (for rodent control) or totally non-toxic if required by the customer.  We control the following pest species:

 

  • Moles

  • Rabbits

  • Rats

  • Mice

  • Squirrels

  • Corvids

  • Feral Pigeons

  • Wasps


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We can remove all of these unwanted visitors from your house, garden, garage, shed or other out buildings. We carry out control measures as humanely as possible.

Kirkby Garden and Pest Control Services are members of the BASIS PROMPT Professional Pest Controllers' Register

Kirkby Garden and Pest Control Services fully support the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

MOLE CONTROL - Areas Covered

Stokesley area including but not limited to: Battersby, Carlton in Cleveland, Chop Gate, Easby, Faceby, Fangdale Beck, Grange, Great Ayton, Great Broughton, Great Busby, Ingleby Greenhow, Kirkby, Little Ayton, Newton under Roseberry, Seamer, Seave Green, Tanton, Urra

Yarm area including but not limited to: Crathorne, Enterpen, High Leven, Hilton, Hutton Rudby, Kirklevington, Low Worsall, Middleton-on-Leven, Picton, Rudby, Sexhow.

 

Guisborough area including but not limited to:  Dunsdale, Pinchinthorpe, Lingdale, Boosbeck

Northallerton area including but not limited to: Appleton Wiske, Brompton, Cleveland Tontine, Deighton, East Harlsey, East Rounton, Ellerbeck, Great Smeaton, High Entercommon, Hornby, Ingleby Arncliffe, Ingleby Cross, Kirby Sigston, Low Entercommon, Oaktree Hill, Osmotherley, Potto, Swainby, Thimbleby, Thornton-le-Beans, Welbury, West Rounton, Whorlton

Stockton & Middlesbrough area including but not limited to:  Maltby, Newby, Stainton, Thornton, Egglescliffe, Urlay Nook

Richmond area (large agricultural jobs only) including but not limited to:  Aldbrough St John, Barningham, Blades, Caldwell, Crackpot, Dalton, Downholme, East Layton, Eppleby, Feetham, Forcett, Fremington, Gayles, Grinton, Gunnerside, Healaugh, Hudswell, Hurst, Hutton Magna, Ivelet, Kearton, Keld, Kirby Hill, Langthwaite, Low Row, Marrick, Marske, Muker, Newsham, Ovington, Ravensworth, Reeth, Skelton, Stainton, Thwaite, Washfold, West Layton, West Stonesdale, Whashton, Whaw

Mole - Talpa Europaea

The Mole population has increased since Strychnine was made illegal on 31st August 2006.

 

A Mole will consume 45 to 50lbs of worms and insects per year. Surface tunnelling can be dug at a rate of about 18 feet per hour! A mole can travel through existing tunnels at about 80ft per minute.

 

Mole hills can appears very quickly and a single Mole can cover a large distance in a short period of time. Depending on mole numbers their terrirory can range from 400 to 1600 square metres but can overlap with other moles.

 

Moles do not hibernate but they are more active between October to April. A female Mole will have between 3-6 young annually which will leave the nest and start their own tunnel systems.

 

Trapping moles is the surest way to deal with your mole problem. Households usually try some DIY control first such as vibration and sound deterrents and soon find that they are not effective - When driving around main roads especially otside of towns you will see lots of mole hills on the verges so you see, moles quite happily live next to noisy main roads!

 

Kirkby Garden & Pest Control Services use traditional Mole catching methods - We do not use poisons, chemicals or gas! 

Rabbit - Oryctolagus Cuniculus

The wild rabbit is the major economic wildlife pest species in the UK. Rabbit damage is a major economic problem for British agriculture, costing the industry an estimated £100 million annually by destroying crops and grazing

 

Rabbits are mainly nocturnal animals and feed not only on grass pasture but just about any other plant they can reach including your vegetables and bedding plants. In winter time they will aslo chew the bark off trees and bushes.  Because they are nocturnal they can remain unnoticed for quite some time.  You may see your plants disappearing or dying, small dark green rabbit pellets on the lawn or borders, scratchings / scraping on your lawn.

 

We use a variety of control methods including ferreting, snaring, shooting or trapping in warrens, catch alive traps and even my own birds of prey.  The methods used will depend on individual landowners' circumstances which will take into account children, pets or other animals

Rats and Mice

Most of our rodents do not like living with humans but a few are very well adapted and will thrive in  and around man made environments.  These are known as commensal rodents as they live and benefit from us humans.  The commensal rodent species that are considered as pest in Britain are:

 

  • Rattus norvegicus - The Norway, Common, Sewer or Brown Rat

  • Rattus rattus - The Ship, Roof or Black Rat

  • Mus domesticus - The House Mouse

 

Unfortunately the fist evidence seen of these rodents is usually spilled, partially eaten or hoarded food, damaged to packaging or other materials and gnawing of electrical cables and other items.   This kind of damage is a frequent result of indoor rat and mouse infestations.

 

Rodents are both susceptible to and carry a wide range of diseases many of which are harmful to humans, pets and livestock - Plague, Typhus, Leptospirosis and other diseases still impact on humans today.  Rodent diseases are transmitted to humans in  four main ways:

 

  • through fleas and ticks

  • via contaminated rodent faeces and urine

  • via aerosol and environment dust contamination

  • through passive transmission ie by their fbodies fur and feet

 

We only use traps and do not use chemicals or poisons.  There are new regulations imminent that will mean that pest controllers will only use toxins when other control methods have failed - Least toxic first!.

Grey Squirrel - Sciurus Carolinensis

Most of our rodents do not like living with humans but a few are very well adapted and will thrive in  and around man made environments.  These are known as commensal rodents as they live and benefit from us humans.  The commensal rodent species that are considered as pest in Britain are

 

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