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Custodia Pest Control Services

Custodia Pest Control offers a wide range of flexible agreements, suitable for all premises and covering all types of pest infestations.

All site surveys are carried out free of charge and all quotations will be based on the specific needs of the customer, depending on the scale of the infestation and characteristics of the premises.

A monitoring/detection contract is the most common service we provide, however all types of service agreements can be offered best suited to dealing with your specific problems.

Services Included

Written reports of all pest related problems
Site surveys
Method statements and risks assessments (all site specific)
Emergency calls outs / follow up visits to deal with infestations
A wide range of treatments and installations to deal with all types of pests, including those listed below.  



Common Rats are large rodents which can measure up to 40cm in length including the tail. Fur colour can vary, but is generally dull grey. They take 2-3 months to reach sexual maturity and can have up to 7 litters a year. The average litter size is 8. Rats carry a number of diseases, the most publicised of which is Weil's disease, which can be fatal to humans.

Rats are distinguished from mice by their size; rats generally have bodies longer than 12 cm (5 in).



A mouse is a small rodent. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. Mice indoors are considered harmful pests, damaging and eating furnishings and spreading diseases through their parasites and faeces.

The original motivation for the domestication of cats is thought to have been for their predation of mice and their relatives, the rats.



Wasps are medium sized insects (10 mm-25 mm), and are readily distinguished by the bands of black and yellow or white on their abdomens. Wasps can deliver a painful sting, while their larger cousins hornets can cause serious injury to humans. Their nest building activities can cause considerable damage.



Cockroaches may become pests in homes, schools, restaurants, hospitals, warehouses, offices, and in virtually any structure that has food preparation or storage areas. They contaminate food and eating utensils, destroy fabric and paper products, and impart stains and unpleasant odors to surfaces they contact.

People are repulsed when they find cockroaches in their homes and kitchens. Cockroaches may carry bacteria that cause food poisoning.

Bed bugs

Bed Bugs

A bed bug is a small nocturnal insect that feeds on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded hosts. They inject saliva, which can cause itching, swelling or burning sensations. They hide in cracks and crevices in the bed, mattress and elsewhere in the room.



Ants are social insects: they build nests which can cause considerable damage in buildings. Ants are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive slender waist. They are attracted to sugary foodstuffs and can cause food contamination.


Feral Pigeons

Feral pigeons are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild. The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild Rock Pigeon, which naturally inhabits sea-cliffs and mountains. Feral pigeons find the ledges of buildings a perfect substitute for sea cliffs, and have become adapted to life and are abundant in towns and cities all over the world.

Bird droppings look unsightly, will damage buildings through direct chemical action and can block gutters and drains leading to water damage. Feral pigeons can also transmit human diseases such as ornithosis, allergic alveolitus and cryptoccosis. Their droppings are extremely slippery, which lead to problems in public areas. Pigeon nests can also block chimneys and flues causing a build up of dangerous and poisonous gases. The birds also cause distress through their noise and unpleasant smell.


Dust Mite


Mites and their larger cousins ticks are among the most diverse and successful of all the invertebrate groups. There are a large number of types of mite, living in extremely varied habitats and because of their small size (most are microscopic) most go totally unnoticed.

The household Dust Mite in particular can be a cause of asthma and other allergies.



Common house flies lay their eggs in decaying material, such as food refuse. The eggs hatch into maggots, which feed on the decaying matter and then develop into the adult flies. The entire life cycle can be completed in two weeks. Flies on food and food preparation areas can cause contamination leading to food poisoning.

Cluster Flies do not present a health hazard because they do not lay eggs in human food. However, the flies are a nuisance because when the adults emerge in the late summer or autumn they enter houses to hibernate, often in large numbers. They are difficult to eradicate because they favour inaccessible spaces such as roof and wall cavities. They are often seen on windows of little-used rooms. They are also sometimes known as attic flies.



Fleas are external parasites, living by sucking the blood of mammals and birds. They are flightless, but can jump considerable distances. Premises can become infested with fleas, which are usually brought in by human or animal hosts such as household pets.

Fleas can transmit a variety of diseases, including in extreme cases typhus and bubonic plague. Any flea infestation should therefore be taken seriously and promptly dealt with.



Moles are small mammmals which live in burrows underground. They extend their burrow network in search of food - their main diet is earthworms. When they burrow under cultivated areas they are often considered a pest.

Their burrowing activities under lawns, sports pitches and grassed areas raise molehills and kill the grass. Their burrows can undermine plant roots, indirectly causing damage or death to the plant. The burrows are also sometimes used by mice to gain access to edible plant roots, causing further damage.


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