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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rats in Lofts

Rats in lofts are a common problem. Rats in lofts can cause fires by chewing through electrical wires, cause floods by chewing through water pipes, contaminate water tanks with urine, droppings and dead rat bodies, they carry disease and make a lot of noise.
Rats in Lofts
How do Rats in Lofts get there?

Rats are adaptable and clever, they can enter lofts by climbing up walls, creepers or inside drain pipes to enter the loft though the sofa board area of the roof but usually it is into the cavity wall either through an external hole or a sub terrain route from the sewer or other utility route into a house.
Rats in Lofts
How to deal with Rats in Lofts?

PEST UK are experts at this. On the first visit we try and see how the rats are getting into the building. This is not always possible if the route into the building is underground, via a sewer breach or the house/flat is a terraced or similar. On this visit we will also look to see if there is an external food source (such as bird feeding, hygiene issues or chickens or other animals being kept nearby) then after making any recommendations in regard to these matters (this may not be until the second visit) the pest control technician will lay poison baits. The pest control technician will return in 2-3 weeks to check the treatment has worked, pick up any bodies and the remaining bait.

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For more info on rats go to: Rats in Lofts

Price for this service in a ‘standard’ domestic premises is £100 + VAT for both visits.

If you have rats in lofts and would like to book a rat pest control treatment or for free advice then please call PEST UK on: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Rats BPCA Advice
PEST UK cover a wide area of Central Southern England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London

Squirrels in Lofts

As soon as it gets colder then squirrels in lofts is a common pest control problem. Squirrels will look for warmer places to rest and possibly breed. Lofts are ideal places for squirrels to rest and to breed. Squirrels have several dreys or nests within their territory. One male or family group will occupy a territory. The size of the squirrel’s territory will depend on the availability of food supply within the territory. Areas with a regular high protein food supply (say with several gardens that feed birds) will be smaller that territories with no artificial food supply. A family of squirrels will visit each drew in turn using a loft space ‘drey’ when it is colder or when ready to breed in the Spring. Other factors include the availability of food in the area nearest to the drey. Squirrels in Lofts will make a lot of noise. Squirrels in Lofts will damage insulation and can contaminate water tanks and insulation with droppings, urine and even dead bodies.
Squirrels in Lofts
How to get rid of Squirrels in a Loft

Squirrels are difficult to get rid of. First access holes into lofts should not be blocked until the family of squirrels has been killed. If the holes are blocked before this then they will do damage in an attempt to get into the loft. It is important that the holes are blocked up BUT ONLY AFTER THE SQUIRRELS HAVE BEEN GOT RID OFF.
Grey Squirrels in Lofts
PEST UK use a combination of traps and poison bait to get rid of squirrels. PEST UK is one of the only pest control companies that guarantee squirrel treatments. Many pest control companies will charge ‘per visit’ which initially makes the treatment program seem cheap but can (and usually does!) work out extremely expensive.
Grey Squirrel Feeding on spilt bird food
For more information go: Squirrels in Lofts

To book a squirrel treatment or free advice on squirrels then please call PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Squirrel-Control
PEST UK cover a wide area of Southern Central England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
Squirrels from the BPCA

Food Hygiene Ratings from 0-5 are awarded to businesses to reflect the standard of food hygiene on the premises.

We’ve all seen the headlines where a food establishment has received a score of 0. No matter how quickly the business addresses the issues raised (and in some cases they do appear to be minor, petty issues) the bad publicity and negative impact can affect a business for years.

Food Hygiene Ratings

The food hygiene ratings reflect only the standards of hygiene on the premises and are no reflection on the quality or taste of the food being sold. The internet has made it really quick and easy for shoppers to check the food hygiene ratings of most restaurants and food suppliers throughout the UK.

The food hygiene rating or inspection result given to a business reflects the standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection or visit by the local authority. The food hygiene rating is not a guide to food quality, but this may not be evident to consumers..

How are food hygiene ratings calculated?

Food Hygiene Ratings are calculated using 3 separate elements:

  • how hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe

All businesses should work towards achieving a rating of ‘5’.

The Food Standards Agency offer a Hygiene Standards search on their website where anyone can find out the ratings for a particular establishment. They have also produced a video called ‘Food hygiene ratings. What’s behind numbers?’

PestUK offer regular Pest Control contracts to ensure that your premises are pest free and your Food Hygiene Rating is not compromised. Give us a call on 0800 026 0308
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Rats in Sewers

Rats in sewers are a cause of quite a high percentage of rat problems in houses and businesses. A breach in a sewer may not always be picked up by a camera survey and in some cases the sewer will function as normal. Occasionally stones, earth and other debris may be seen in a sewer with a breach and sometimes a smell may be present. Rats will live and feed in sewers (usualy older systems, the newer sewer systems leave less or no resting places and are often plastic instead of clay or brick which is less likely to break or chip.), they will take the opportunity to leave the sewer via a breach and either just rest up before going back to the sewer or they may start breeding and feeding outside the sewer.
Rats in Sewers
What can be done about rats in sewers?

First a baiting program needs to be carried out to determine if it is a sewer problem and the extent of the problem. A breach can be located by using a camera Rats in Sewers or by a smoke test. Sewer Smoke TestIf a sewer breach has been detected then you will need a builder to dig up the sewer to repair it. This can be very expensive, there is another way, the fitting of a sewer non return valve.
Rats in Sewers
Non return Sewer Valve

This is a low cost (compared with a builder digging up the sewer) option that is very successful. Normally one valve per house is all that is needed but in the case of a terraced, semi detatched, block of flats or very old houses with multiple sewer outlets you may need more. Sewer Valve
The rat non return sewer valve not only prevents rats from going up the sewer but also prevents sewage backing up into the house should thither be a blockage. This device is used in Australia and the Southern USA to stop snakes entering houses via the sewer system.
Rat Sewer Valve
How does it Work?

The valve acts like a cat flap but only opens one way so letting the sewage flow one way and then closes preventing anything going up the system.
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Metal non return sewer valve
To book a rat treatment, to arrange a sewer valve fitting or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).

PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London

Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Bed Bugs: Treatment Options

There are three types of bed bug treatments: Insecticide only, Bed Bug Heat Treatment only and a combination of Insecticide and bed bug heat treatment.
Bed Bugs Heat Treatment

Insecticide only Treatment.

The insecticide only option is the most popular and most cost effective method of control for bed bugs. The main drawback of this type of treatment is the time it takes for the bed bug infestation to die out. This may take several weeks (between 2-6 weeks, depending on circumstances). During this period it is essential that the infested bedrooms are occupied. If they are not occupied then the bed bugs will not emerge from their hiding places. They will not come in contact with the insecticide and so the treatment will fail.
Bed Bugs Heat Treatment

Bed Bug Heat Treatment only

The Bed Bug Heat treatment is expensive but has the advantage of being instant. It is rarely fully successful on its own in moderate to heavy bed bug infestations. Rarely will any type of heat treatment penetrate deep enough into furniture, floors or ceilings to eliminate all bed bugs. If the infestation is caught early enough and is restricted to the bed then it may be 100% successful. Another advantage of course is the absence of insecticides. All the insecticides used by PEST UK are safe and biodegradable but of course some people don’t trust insecticides.
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Combination of Insecticide and Heat Treatment

This is the best of both worlds, you have in instant hit of a heat treatment plus the residually of an insecticide treatment.

For more information on bed bug treatment options then go:Bed Bugs Heat Treatments

To book a bed bug pest control treatment, (or any pest control treatment), free advice then please call PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).

Pest Control Prices

Pest Control Prices


PEST UK cover a wide area of Southern Central England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Ealing Council Pest Control Rip off!
Bed Bugs BPCA Advice

Hounslow Council

I run a pest control company called PEST UK. This is a mid sized pest control company. We have 12 pest control technicians covering the South Central areas of England. Our coverage area has been expanding in recent years and we now have pest control offices in Hounslow, Feltham, Harrow and Northwood. PEST UK has been trading under the same ownership for over 25 years. We know how much pest control operations cost and what to charge to make a profit. In a lot of the London areas it is plain to see that these councils are using pest control to generate a great deal of profit from the actual people they are meant to serve. Hounslow council charge double the price for some pests that PEST UK charge. The only time you will get good value from Hounslow Council pest control department is if you are on benefits, then the price is dramatically cut or free. If you do a search on Google for ‘pest control in Hounslow’ then the front page (including very expensive ‘pay per click’ spaces is taken up by Hounslow Council’s pest control department. Again at PEST UK we understand internet (& particularly Google) advertising and the costs it can take to get listed on the front page. To dominate the first page in Google the way they have must cost many tens of thousands of pounds.

Hounslow Pest control

Hounslow Pest control


Another issue is training and standards. PEST UK is a full member of the BPCA (The British Pest Control Association) and we are inspected for insurance, training, complaints procedures, annual refresher training and Criminal Record checks (CRB). Hounslow council are not members of the BPCA. PEST UK is also a member of the ‘Trading Standards Approved’ organisation.
Pest Control Prices

Pest Control Prices


The bottom line is that they (Hounslow Council) are providing an expensive poor quality service (they don’t work weekends, evenings, early mornings or Bank Holidays, they only answer the phone during the council’s ‘office hours’) to subsidise their income. They are also squeezing out private companies who most can offer a cheaper, higher quality pest control service.
Pest Control Food Premises and Restaurants
To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).

PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.

Go to the Hounslow PEST UK web site:PEST UK Hounslow
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See our Hounslow Pest Control Office web page: PESTUK Hounslow Web page

Hounslow Pest Control

PEST UK offer a comprehensive pest control service for Hounslow. Not only are PEST UK much cheaper than the pest control service offered by Hounslow Council’s pest control department but the service they provide is a high quality reasonable priced pest control service for domestic premises, commercial premises, schools and many other sites. Unlike many other pest control companies (including the Hounslow Council Pest Control Department) PEST UK operate a 7 day a week appointment service. At PEST UK we realise that our customers may lead busy lives and may not be able to have a pest control technician attend in ‘normal’ working hours. For this reason PEST UK offer early morning, evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments. Only Sunday and Bank Holidays have a supplement charge. When you phone PEST UK you will speak to a human (no ‘press 1,2 etc.) at ANY time, day, night, weekend or bank holiday. At PEST UK we don’t use trainees, all pest control technicians are fully qualified and undergo annual training and testing. Any trainees or apprentices are always accompanied until full qualified. When you choose PEST UK you know the technician will be honest and be capable of a first class job.

Hounslow Pest control

Hounslow Pest control


PEST UK is a full member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association) Hounslow Pest Control BPCAso you can be assured that all of our pest control technicians are fully insured, qualified and CRB checked. As well as being in the BPCA we are also ‘Trading Standards Approved’. Hounslow Pest Control Trading Standards
Pest Control Prices

Pest Control Prices


The PEST UK Hounslow office is at:

32 Kingsley Rd
Hounslow
TW3 1NS

Tel: 020 8945 3481 to book a pest control treatment or just for free advice.

See the PESTUK Hounslow office web page: PESTUK

Not only do PEST UK cover the Hounslow area but also cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
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Pest Control in the UK is supplied by private companies and some time by the local council. There is a great difference between private companies and local Authority in the way that the service is provided and the quality. In the past it was normally the fact that council would be cheaper than pest control supplied by a private company. This is no longer the case. Compered to PEST UK many councils charge more for some or all pest control services. These are mainly but not exclusively London based councils. Harrow, Hounslow, Feltham, Northwood, Hillingdon, Ealing, Kingston and Richmond areas are all much more expensive than PEST UK. The pest service these councils provide is also restrictive in variety (they won’t treat certain pests in some cases such as bee, squirrels or foxes) we have had reports of council workers refusing to go up ladders (they say they are not insured!) and rarely do that provide a weekend, early morning or evening service (PEST UK work 7 days a week 365 days per year!)

 Rats and Mice in cold wether feeding in a kitchen in Hounslow

Rats and Mice in cold wether feeding in a kitchen in Hounslow


Pest Control: Private Companies

There are many differences in this category. First the small one man band. These are usually cheap but it can be bit of a gamble to find a good one. Not many very small pest control companies are members of the BPCA (The British Pest Control Association) Pest Control BPCA which monitors and inspects member companies for insurance, standards, van suitability, complaints procedure, training (including ongoing training) and CRB checks. Next the mid range companies. PEST UK fall into this bracket. These usually provide a low risk service at reasonable prices. The large companies such as Rentokill and Ecolab are generally he most expensive and often use trainees in place of experienced pest control technicians. Often the first contact the public has with these companies is salesman who will try and sell the most expensive treatment to the customer as they are on a commission. Don’t get ripped off, call PEST UK.
Pest Control: Rats, Mice & Squirrels:  Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.  Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover  Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.  Unlike a lot of companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.  To book a treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).   PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Pest Control Cockroach
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.
Pest Control Wasps & Warm Winters

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First it is a fallacy that the local council charge less than private companies. Unless you are on some benefits most London Councils (and a lot of councils outside London) will charge well over the private company equivalent. In most cases in my experience they offer a vastly inferior service in comparison with service, timing, professionalism and care. An example of this is SDK. This is a private cleaning company based in Devon that branched out into pest control and specialises in sub contracting for local councils. Not always successfully. They had a contract with West Berkshire Council but lost this. This council now recommends that prospective customers go to the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) web site The BPCA Pest Control Prices where they are given a selection of BPCA member companies (these companies are inspected on a regally basis for insurance, qualification of pest control technicians, CRB checks, complaints procedure, safety etc) before being allowed to become a BPCA member. This in my opinion is the way forward for councils. Anyway the service provided for this company for Maidenhead, Windsor & Ascot council is pretty poor with appointment times, no evening or weekend working and quite high charges unless you are on benifits. The last time I spoke to them they didn’t carry out appointments until after 3pm. PEST UK offer a 7 day service, including bank holidays, evenings and early morning appointments. Only Sundays and Bank holidays are charged extra.

Pest Control Prices

Pest Control Prices


Pest control prices do vary from company to company. Prices will vary within companies themselves. Rentokill will often charge what the salesperson can get away with. This is because they are on a percentage commission. Smaller non BPCA members are often cheaper but this can be a gamble in service and availability and back up (staff may not be available 24 hours, 7 days a week as they are with a medium sized company like PEST UK.
Pest Control Prices

Pest Control Prices


To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Bed Bug
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London.

Rats, Mice & Squirrels:
Pest Control Food Premises and Restaurants
Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.
Rats, Mice & Squirrels:  Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.  Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover  Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.  Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.  To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).   PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover
Rats, Mice & Squirrels:  Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.  Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover  Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.  Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.  To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).   PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.
Rats, Mice & Squirrels:  Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.  Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover  Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.  Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.  To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).   PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.
Rats, Mice & Squirrels:  Now the warmest December ever has ended and January has started at last to get colder and this will at last bring an influx of Rats, mice & squirrels into buildings. PEST UK have many rural pest control contracts where we have static preventative bait points and this Winter these bait points have been showing record bait takes indicating that the rural rats, mice & squirrels population is extremely high. Once the cold weather comes and stays for a few weeks then a large percentage of thisl rat and mouse population will start to move to the shelter of buildings. Squirrels as well will start to look for warmer sleeping and nesting places within their territories which often leads them to invade loft spaces, causing havoc to the loft spaces they choose. Squirrels don’t hibernate but will rest up during cold snaps. Lofts are often favoured for this purpose. Nearer Spring time lofts are often selected for breeding sites.  Rats and mice origonaly came from Southern Asia so although can adapt to colder climates (they inhabit all of earth’s continent apart from Antarctica) they prefer the warmth and shelter of buildings. The food supply and vegetation cover also dwindles as frosts set in so areas in and around buildings and animals becomes attractive to rats for food as well as for cover  Whatever the rodent problem wether it be rats, mice or squirrels, PEST UK offer a pest control solution at a very reasonable price. Getting rid of rats and mice usually involves identifying the food source (& dealing with this) along with any proofing recommendations and then the laying of a suitable poison bait. This generally takes 2 visits. With squirrels the approach is slightly different with the proofing left until after the infestation has been eliminated. Treatment is often traps instead of poison, depending on circumstances.  Unlike a lot of pest control companies PEST UK guarantee their treatments.  To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).   PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
To book a pest control treatment or free advice then please call us at PEST UK: 0330 100 2811 (local rate) or 0800 026 0308 (free from land lines & some mobiles).
Rats – BPCA Advice
PEST UK cover a wide area of England including Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire & West London
Squirrels Advice BPCA
Mice by the BPCA

Businesses:
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