This is the process I would go through with you when ridding your home of pests:
Identify the pest species and understand their behaviour, “think like a mouse, bed bug or clothes moth”.
Inspect the house to be able to do the following:
Exclude the pest. Work out how they get in and stop ingress e.g. fit a bristle strip to the bottom of a door to stop mice walking underneath.
Restriction. Make life uncomfortable for the pest, remove food sources and potential harbourages, and alter temperature and humidity. E.g. wipe food preparation counters as soon as they have been made dirty. Mice need very little food to survive.
Destruction. Remove or kill the target pest using methods appropriate to the pest species. E.g. anticoagulant rodenticides and break back traps. Wherever possible I use non-chemical methods first, then the lowest concentrations of rodenticide and insecticide to be effective.
Monitor any future pest activity so that an appropriate control strategy can be maintained. E.g. non-toxic monitoring baits for mice, bed bug detector for bed bugs or pheromone lures for moths.
Bed bugs: Vacuum bedroom, especially cracks and crevices, around skirting boards, between floorboards. Dispose of bag after use. Ask customer to launder bedding at 60C, spray pillows and mattress with products approved by the soil association. Spray the bed and the rest of the room with an insecticide approved for use against bed bugs. Leave monitors in place after treatment.
Clothes moths: Adults are usually seen after the larvae have done the damage to clothing and carpets. Remove clothes from cupboard, inspect for frasse and larvae and instruct customer to launder, dry clean or dispose of affected items. Vacuum rooms, especially cracks and crevices, around skirting boards and between floorboards. Dispose of bag after use. Spray with an insecticide and an insect growth regulator. Leave pheromone lures in place. It is very hard to obtain immediate control as all life stages, the egg, larvae, pupae and adults require different methods.
Pigeons: Various options are available. Methods and prices are determined by access.
Squirrels: Capture by trapping. Dispatch and disposal.
Foxes: Can be arranged. Please contact me to discuss.
Wasps: If the nest is accessible I will cut it off, drop it into a bag and spray in insecticide. Otherwise I will use an insecticidal dust and application gun. Traps can be
left in place to attract wasps.
Ants: Treatment of the nest if it can be found and along the ant trail with an insecticide.