Procter Pest-Stop: Dealing with flies without using pesticides or poisons

In the warm summer months, a female housefly can lay more than 600 eggs during her 25 day lifespan. Unfortunately, a housefly's capacity for reproduction is also matched by an ability to carry all sorts of bacteria on their bodies.

In addition to the bacteria, because flies feet are sticky, they usually pick up small amounts of whatever they're standing in and take it to the next place they go to. That next place could be a house or a building where they can contaminate food or work surfaces.

Procter Pest-Stop provide a number of simple and highly effective products, giving you a range of options to trap or kill flies without having to use chemicals.

Window Fly Stickers exploit the attraction flies have to windows and light. Effective for up to three months, they feature an attractive floral design and can be placed discretely on windows. To use, simply remove the cover paper and apply to any window. The powerful adhesive on the sticker will hold even the largest houseflies or bluebottles.

Fly Papers are a traditional method of trapping flies. These sticky paper strips are hung from a ceiling in areas where flies congregate, trapping them on contact. Each flypaper is capable of catching up to 100 flies.

Fly Swats are another simple solution. Available in red or yellow, the Procter Pest-Stop plastic swatter features a long handle for extra reach and is formed from a strong single-piece moulding so that it lasts longer. It also features a series of spikes along the top of the swat for 'finishing off' stunned insects, and a set of tweezers for the safe and hygienic removal of dead flies/wasps etc.

Fly Trap Bags are outdoor products, ideal for use around patios and decking. They are simple to use and just need warm water to activate. Virtually odourless, each is capable of catching up to 20,000 flies

These products are stocked by many independent DIY and hardware stores and garden centres across the UK. You can also purchase them direct from a selection of online retailers listed on the Procter Pest-Stop website. Visit , navigate to Products, Insect Pest Control, then click the Buy Now tab to compare retailers’ offers for prices.

Procter Pest-Stop is one of the UK’s longest-established manufacturers and suppliers of pest control products for the home and garden. Its history dates back to 1740 and includes innovations such as the Little Nipper mouse and rat traps. Procter Pest-Stop also publishes extensive background and practical information about all aspects of pest control at its website – see the address above.


For more information contact:

Emma De Maio or Maria Bretti
Tel: 07921 160 134 or 07854 819 213
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Procter Pest-Stop is one of the UK’s longest-established designers, manufacturers and suppliers of pest control products.

With world-renowned products such as the ‘Little Nipper’ and ‘Trip-Trap’, Procter Pest-Stop have been manufacturing rodent traps for more than 100 years, with the parent company, Procter Brothers, being in existence since 1740.

Back in 2004, Procter Brothers brought all of its market-leading pest control products together under a single new brand name: Procter Pest-Stop, with the intention that the Procter Pest-Stop brand became the one-stop shop for all pest control requirements.

From its sites in Leeds and South Wales, Procter Pest-Stop is now the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality pest control products. Their comprehensive range includes products which use the latest ultrasonic and electromagnetic technologies.

As a measure of how good Procter Pest-Stop products are, they are widely used by pest control professionals internationally to trap or repel most pests.

The company offers an extensive range of electronic pest repellers, mouse traps, rat traps, mole traps, cage traps, rodenticides and humane traps. Products are continuously developed to meet the needs of both consumers and professionals, with its expertise in the market second to none.

With the half barrel mole trap (also known as a tunnel mole trap), first developed by John Newton Duffus in 1920, Procter Pest-Stop called in one of the UK’s leading expert mole catchers, Jeff Nicholls, to refine the design of the product. The updated trap is now even more effective than ever, and carries the Guild of British Molecatchers endorsement and is used for their training courses.

Procter Pest-Stop’s brand is built on reputation and continued success, delivering products which are easy to use and highly effective. A measure of that success is on-going and positive customer feedback, with a few examples as follows:

Success with the Cat Repeller: “These super, little brown sticks we have found to be very effective, clean and easy to use for keeping cats out of our garden!” Trevor W (via e-mail).

Procter Pest-Stop 2000 (Whole House Repeller), an effective solution: “I would like to congratulate you on a very good and effective product. I am sincerely impressed with the speed that it dealt with my pest problem. I had previously called in a private pest control firm at a cost of £200, but saw no improvement in the situation. After I bought the PS2000, within 24 hours I realised there were no noises. It was wonderfully quiet. They are the best thing that I have ever bought. I will certainly recommend them to other people.” Brenda R, (Spalding, Lincolnshire).

Mole repeller: “It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that has a no quibble after-sales service for its customers. I have installed the new mole repeller and it is working fine. I have recommended your product to friends of mine who suffer mole problems.” Trevor Ferris (via e-mail).

Winning the rat race: “I purchased one of your ‘Pest Clear Professional’ units yesterday as I live in a wooded area. Due to the cold weather, a large quantity of rats (10 or so!) moved into the house, under the floor, in the roof and wall spaces. I got home last night, plugged in the unit and stood back and watched them all run for their lives down the garden! Absolutely delighted with the unit. Never seen so many rats leave a house with such speed and determination.” Louise Raymond (via e-mail).

Procter Pest-Stop 2000 (Whole House Repeller): “I have to write to you to ask you to commend your staff on their service to customers. In the last two years, I have had occasion to contact the company on their performance of ‘Pest-Stop 2000’. Each time, I have received superlative service – full marks! If I had a gold star, I would award it to you. Keep up the good work.” Mrs G.P. Rayton (Lincoln).

Outdoor repeller: “I purchased an outdoor pest repeller in April 2006 as I have a problem with cats in the garden. I am pleased to report a great improvement and am extremely satisfied with the effectiveness of the product.”  N.W.R. Houlgate (via e-mail).

Mole deterrent: “Approximately 12 months ago we purchased a pest clear high power sonic mole repeller with a range of 9,000 square feet. After a short period of time, it had deterred moles with one re-appearance during the summer.” Troy S (via e-mail).

Vermin problems: “I would like to say a big thank you for the excellent service you have given us and how helpful your staff have been in resolving our vermin problems. You may well see reports in the national press of a mass exodus of vermin from Reepham, Lincolnshire.” C. Caldwell (Reepham, Lincolnshire).

Customer service: “I must let you know how much I appreciate your extremely swift and helpful response to our problem. We wish to congratulate your company upon the high standards of its after-sales service, from which others could learn a good lesson.” Colin G. White MBE (Wargrave-on-Thames, Berkshire).

It was back in 1897 that the Little Nipper mousetrap was first made by Procter Brothers. Since then, there has been fierce debate and much intrigue about how best to bait a mousetrap. One animal behaviourist from Manchester Metropolitan University, and supported by the Stilton Cheesemakers’ Association, suggested that mice were not interested in cheese.

Even the Government through Defra’s “Rural Development Technical Service Note 05 on House Mice” stated that cheese was not necessarily the ideal bait, while the 19thcentury seminal book, “How to Trap and Snare” by Moorman, claimed the locust beans, mixed with maize, were irresistible.

Procter Pest-Stop recommends both peanut butter and chocolate, and the ultimate is a Malteser!