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Pets Do Their Own Pest Control

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When we think of pest control, we often associate it with pesticides and chemicals being sprayed round. Or maybe the use of mouse traps and bait to get rid of the pest problem. Most pest control treatments involve the inspection, extermination and aftercare for the entire pest infestation.

But in our modern world more and more of us are turning to the more natural methods. The methods that don’t involve chemicals or even the killing of any pests.

This is where your pets could come in handy. They could do the dirty work for you. Think about your pets. Animals like cats, dogs and birds are instinctive predators, who will happily sniff out a rodent problem and can even be trained to detect insects too.

Having your pets doing your pest control won’t be a complete control method to a pest infestation. However if you are trying to do your own pest control in an area like Hornchurch that has a lot of rodents, your pets can definitely help you to keep the population of mice down.


Cats are superb at hunting, and can catch anything from rats and mice to pigeons and squirrels. They can really help you to control these pest populations.

Cats have a natural tendency to hunt. And it’s great if you want to get a cat, because you could save one from being put down. You can even adopt feral cats if you don’t want a cat that needs a lot of looking after, but is an excellent hunter. These cats are often used for pest control on farms.

More and more businesses in the UK are using cats for their pest control too. Even some prisons have created programmes where cats are used to keep the rodent problem down.


Dogs are slowly being trained to detect bed bugs. These dogs go through a dog training program that is very similar to police dog training, where they learn to sniff out bed bugs in different situations.

Dogs are being used by pest control companies because their skills are quicker and more accurate than ours at finding bed bugs and other pests in a property. They can actually save you a lot of money because they can literally sniff out every single bug.