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The most common pests in Somerset that could affect your business

pests in somersetNo business wants to suffer from a pest infestation. It can be an expensive problem that can cause distress and a loss of earnings, customers and staff. Helliar Pest Control can help to protect your business against any pest infestation; but first you need to know your enemy. These are the most common pests in Somerset to watch out for:

Top business pests in Somerset


Rodents are by far the most common pests affecting businesses. Virtually every business from farms to healthcare can be affected by rats and mice. We always get an increase in calls as the weather gets colder, so read our blog on how to spot a rat infestation to help keep your business safe.  


Flies are particularly problematic for businesses selling food, but we also get calls about cluster flies from all kinds of business premises. If you own a restaurant, bar or cafe, make sure you take steps to keep flies away.


Moles cause most trouble for businesses such as golf courses, holiday parks, cricket pitches and hotels with grounds. They’re also a massive problem for farmers, as mole hills can ruin grazing grass and injure livestock if they fall down them.


As inland seagull populations grow, more and more businesses are calling us about seagulls. Seagulls are a particularly problematic pest to get rid of as they cannot legally be disturbed during nesting season. Here’s what to do if you have a seagull problem on your premises.


People are often shocked to hear that cockroaches are a common pest in the UK, but they definitely are! They are most commonly found indoors, especially in restaurants, pubs and hotels.

How to get rid of common pests for good

At Helliar Pest Control, we recommend investing in a proactive pest control contract. Our flexible programmes include routine visits to identify any early signs of pests. We’ll also do a site inspection to find any areas that pests could potentially gain access.

If you already have an infestation, don’t panic! Contact us today for fast and discreet removal – but don’t delay, pests can breed quickly.

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