Pronto Facts

Facts and information on pests and the best ways to keep them out of your home.

Cockroaches Fact Sheet

Cockroaches Fact Sheet Average read time: 6 minutes
Cockroach on wall

No, they won’t really survive a nuclear holocaust – but cockroaches are so notoriously difficult to get rid of, we can see how that old joke took hold. Read on for everything you need to know about preventing, recognising and treating a cockroach infestation before it gets out of control – with serious consequences for […]

DIY Pesticide: 9 Tips for Staying Safe

DIY Average read time: 3 minutes
Spraying pesticides

Pesticides must be used with care and attention in order to be safe, powerful and cost-effective. For this reason, it’s often best to call in a pest control professional with expertise and years of experience in the best way to use these chemicals. But it’s almost inevitable that you will sometimes need to use pesticides […]

Bees Fact Sheet

Bees Fact Sheet Average read time: 7 minutes
Bee in garden

Not The Bees! There are almost twenty thousand different named species of bee. These winged insects are close relatives of wasps and ants, and because of their role in pollination – they pollinate around a third of everything humans eat – they’re essential in keeping the Earth’s ecosystems and food chain running smoothly. That’s why […]

Six Tips to Keep Ants out of Your Kitchen

Ant Prevention Average read time: 4 minutes
Once a food source has been located, ants will leave a scent trail so the rest of their colony can find it.

Is there a worse thing to find in your kitchen than ants? Maybe one or two things – a shark in the sink or a cover band getting between you and the coffee-maker. And to be fair to ants, they do us a favor by eating the larvae of other, more harmful pests. But if […]

6 Pest Control Myths – Debunked

Pest Tips Average read time: 4 minutes
Not all felines are capable of handling your rodent problem

In most modern societies there persists a stigma about pests in the home, which can prevent people speaking openly about pest problems. Which is why it’s not surprising that rumors and inaccurate pest control advice are as ubiquitous as cockroaches, and even harder to kill (more on that later). In this post I’m going to […]