How We Got Into Pest Control

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Often people are brought into the industry by a keen interest in wildlife and it's management, but my introduction is actually a love story that resulted in a change of career.

At the time, I was a full-time working mother to a six year old child and I was going through a divorce.  I was teaching for West Mercia Police and I remember telling my sister that the only way I would meet a chap would be if he turned up on my doorstep.

Quite a while later, I noticed the mice.  Now I'm a practical rural lass and I had a cat that was a fearsome predator, but I did start to be concerned when the cat killed 30 mice, indoors, within a week.  The final straw was when I opened my wardrobe and a mouse jumped out, landing on my cleavage.

I called the council, who referred me to their preferred contractor and that's when Mouse Man entered, stage left.

I instructed him to eradicate every single rodent in the property with the exception of my two pet rats.  That was in 2005.  We are now married and have a further two children.  I became a qualified pest control technician in 2013, we have our own CEPA certified pest control company and I no longer keep bird seed in the garage!

Bit of a giggle really, but God bless all those mice!