Frequently Asked Questions
Are the treatments you use safe around young children and pets?
We will determine the safest method of treatment when visiting your property, taking into consideration all household members. If it is deemed necessary for young children or pets to leave the property for a short period of time during the treatment period (this is usually no more than 4 or 5 hours at the most) we will advise you during our visit and prior to the treatment being completed.
What equipment or products does your company use?
All products used are fully certified and approved by the HSE for use within the UK. We use high quality products to ensure the treatments are time and cost-effective for our customers. Should we need to use a trapping method, for example when controlling rodent infestations, these will be safely installed to ensure young children and pets are not at risk of injury.
Do you offer pest control services for domestic and commercial premises?
Yes, we offer a full pest control service for homeowners, tenants, businesses and organisations. We provide single, one-time treatments (which treat the initial pest infestation) alongside an option to set up an on-going contract to ensure you have pest control in place throughout the year. We design our contracts in line with the individual needs of our clients, for more information please contact us direct for a quote.
What should i expect when you visit my property?
We will inspect your property, evaluate damage and determine the size of the infestation. Afterwards, we will treat the affected areas and provide you with advice to prevent future re-infestation. We can also offer proofing services which will prevent pests from re-entering the property.
Will you clean up after the treatment and ensure the area is safe for us to use again?
Yes. We will ensure the area is cleaned and clear of any mess caused during the work undertaken. We will also advise you regarding how long an area should be avoided, if applicable. If any equipment, such as traps, have been left at your property in order to deal with the pest problem or infestation we will advise you of the location of the equipment and any relevant safety measures you will need to take.
Do I have to leave the property when it is being treated?
This will be dependent on the type of treatment required and the location of the infestation within the property. Should clients need to vacate the property at any point they will be advised on this before the technician begins the treatment. We are happy to schedule treatments in line with the needs of our customers, to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
How can I prevent pest infestations?
Property maintenance: Most domestic pests such as ants, other crawling insects and rodents come indoors seeking food, water and shelter. It is a good idea to check the building for any entry points which could be used by invading pests. Things like cracks, holes in the walls, poorly sealed vents, loose skirting boards, or ill-fitting plumbing are typical entry points for pests. Doors and windows should fit snugly, otherwise insects could squeeze through the gaps.
Good housekeeping: Preventing access to a food source also helps keep pests at bay. Make sure you store food in airtight containers, tight-lidded tins, or glass jars with rubber sealed lids so no pests will be attracted to it. Make sure your fridge door fits tightly (this also saves energy) and keep the inside clean. More importantly, avoid leaving left-over food or drink laying around for any length of time and keep countertops and appliances clean and free of crumbs and spillages.
Clean rubbish bins: Although recycling is a commendable thing to do, ACD Pest Control has found that recycle bins can attract pests just as much as general rubbish bins if they are not kept clean and the contents washed before being put into the recycle bin.
Areas we cover
ACD Pest Control are a local company specialising in pest control.
We operate within a 30 mile radius of Stroud, Gloucestershire, including: Gloucester, Cheltenham, Malmesbury, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and Swindon.