Based on recent government advice and guidelines, here at ClearFirst we are taking all the relevant precautions to ensure our employees and customers are kept safe at all times. All staff members are to self-isolate for 14 days if they begin to display symptoms and statutory pay will be given from the first day to […]

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Are Bed Bugs Only Found in Dirty Beds?

Bed bugs are creatures of nightmares for many people, but, unfortunately, you may find yourself waking up with bites and seeing small black marks on your sheets. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that are reddish-brown in colour, attracted to areas where blood and heat are plentiful. Unfortunately, that makes our beds the perfect home for […]

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Do Bees Die After Stinging?

do bees die after stinging?

Anyone who has been stung by a bee in the past knows how painful it can be. Although, many people fiercely avoid a bee sting, under the belief that the bee will die after they sting you. The importance of bees in the ecosystem has recently been stressed in mainstream media, as their demise would […]

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The Many Different Types of Pest [Glossary]

types of pest glossary - flea

Finding pests or witnessing signs that you’re not living alone can be very alarming – so to ensure you recognise what type of pest you might be facing and to understand what you should be looking out for, read on for our types of pest glossary. ClearFirst are here to help customers understand the immediate […]

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How to Use Beer to Get Rid of Pests

Although there is a wide range of chemical-based pesticides to choose from in your local DIY store, applied too heavily these will damage your home and garden, or even pose a risk to surrounding wildlife. Applying pesticides too sparsely won’t have the desired effect, so it’s best to leave pesticide use to the professionals, who […]

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Do Cats Keep Mice Away? – Pest Myths

Do Cats Keep Mice Away?

Inside the home, your family cat may be a cute and cuddly pet, but outdoors your cat’s natural instincts are likely to take over, allowing their tiger-like tendencies to shine through. Pet cats that are allowed to roam outside will be inclined to satisfy their inner predator – especially throughout their prime years – through […]

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Do All Moths Eat Clothing?

As a society, we hold a long-standing grudge against moths for their tendency to chew holes in our favourite clothes. You pack your thick knitted winter jumper away in the spring, but by next Christmas when you pull it back out for that familiar cosy comfort, it’s peppered with not-so-subtle signs of regular feasts. But […]

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All About Bird Free

When it comes to preventing birds from settling around a property, an effective solution needs to be long-lasting, easy to install and humane. Bird Free is a bird control product which ticks all of these boxes, and at ClearFirst Pest Control, we can install Bird Free gel to systematically deter birds from your building. But […]

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Do Fleas Die Without a Host?

  Having fleas infest your home can be a constant source of frustration. Your pet might be the one who’s suffering, but, unfortunately, as the responsible ones, we’ve got to deal with them when they do find their way inside. A flea will select a host and feed off it by consuming their blood – […]

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Can Cockroaches Survive a Nuclear Blast?

Can cockroaches survive a nuclear blast

Not only are cockroaches known for their nightmarish, scuttling demeanour and ugly appearance, they’re also one of the most resilient pests you can find. Even if you’ve never seen a cockroach up close before, you’ve probably heard the famous myth that they’re the only creature that can survive a nuclear blast. While this has done […]

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